This book is truly exquisite as well as exquisitely produced. The photographs span a rather long period - from the mid-70s to the mid-80s - and document Nan Goldin's group of friends and lovers. The photographs are divided topically: one section containing, for example, all portraits of women, another, scenes of strife. The photographs are subtle and gorgeous and repay repeated viewing to catch the many wonderful details. The forward and afterword are both movingly and wonderfully written. Thanks to those who revived this project and put it into such wonderful book form. Anyone interested in photography of the last thirty years will certainly want to own a copy.