You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike
Year: 2021 - published 15/07/21 - available for pre-order
Over the course of her life, Nico increasingly took on the status of an ever-evolving myth, an enigma that escaped definition. Though she is remembered for contributions to The Velvet Underground & Nico, her independent artistry and influence are often overlooked, whilst fellow Velvets Lou Reed and John Cale are hailed as icons. Defying the simplistic casting of Nico's life as the tragedy of a beautiful woman losing her looks, youth and fame, You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone cements her legacy as one of the most vital artists of her time, inspiring a generation of luminaries including Henry Rollins, Bjork, Morrissey and Iggy Pop.