Valerie Solanas: The Defiant Life of the Woman Who Wrote SCUM (and Shot Andy Warhol) (Feminist Press), by Breanne Fahs
It was Solanas’ obsession to get her play Up Your Ass produced that ultimately brought her to Warhol. But he was uninterested in the weird socio-political script. And that apathy ultimately set her off. Solanas always saw herself as a writer but her material was so singular, so radical, it could never find an accepting audience. Of course, post-shooting, the media exploitation machine immediately kicked into high gear and finally SCUM Manifesto got the recognition (read: notoriety) she so actively sought.
A series of harrowing institutionalizations followed her arrest and a frightening descent into a worsening mental condition eventually led to her death in San Francisco.