Friends in the World: The Education of a Writer

A memoir by Aram Saroyan

January 1, 1992 • 5.5 x 8.5 • 148 pages • 978-0-918273-97-0

Coming of age during the sixties gave Aram Saroyan a heightened sense of being a witness. Family and friends help Saroyan on a journey at once personal and historical, as he tells of becoming a writer during an extraordinary time.


“What Malcolm Cowley did for the expatriates in the twenties, Aram Saroyan does now for the sixties. From Charlie Mingus to Mike Nichols to Ted Berrigan; from a macrobiotic diet to a natural childbirth without even a midwife(!), Saroyan reminds us: ‘the sixties were about happiness,’ and reprises that gentle emotion for us exquisitely.” —Caroyln See

“Intimate, poignant, entertaining.” —Anne Waldman