This is the book that restarted the James Dean cult by celebrating him as the cool, defiant visionary of pop culture who made
adolescence seem heroic instead of awkward and who defined the style of rock 'n' roll's politics of delinquency. The only
book to fully show how deliberately and carefully Dean crafted his own image and performances, and the product of still unequalled
research, vivid writing, intimate photographs, and profound meditation, James Dean: The Mutant King has become almost as
legendary as its subject.