|Born||Amy Deborah Wallace
July 3, 1955
Los Angeles, United States
|Died||August 10, 2013
Los Angeles, United States
|Relative(s)||David Wallechinsky, brother|
Amy Wallace (July 3, 1955 – August 10, 2013) was an American writer.
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Wallace was to write books of lists that included topics from the rare, curious and unusual to crime and horror. In 1977, she was living in Berkeley on her brother's commune during school breaks, working with him and their father on what was to become a #1 bestseller, The Book of Lists. The book ran to three editions compiled with her father and brother. One included her mother.
Wallace used the lists format in two further books not written with her family. In 2007, she compiled The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists with Handsome Dick Manitoba and the following year she co-wrote The Book of Lists: Horror with Del Howison and her boyfriend Scott Bradley.
In 1990 she also wrote an erotic novel, Desire.
Wallace had a relationship with Carlos Castaneda which she wrote about in her memoir, Sorcerer's Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda published in 2003. The book, published after the death of Castaneda and the death of another follower Patricia Partin, was the first to reveal life with the reclusive anthropologist, with details of his hitherto mysterious "inner circle" who lived with him on a closed compound.
She died, aged 58, from a heart condition in August 2013.
|This article lacks ISBNs for the books listed in it. (August 2013)|
- The Book of Lists. William Morrow, 1977. (with Irving Wallace and David Wallechinsky)
- The Two: The Story of the Original Siamese Twins. Simon & Schuster, 1978. (with Irving Wallace)
- The Psychic Healing Book. Delacorte Press, 1978. (with Bill Henkin)
- The Book of Lists #2. William Morrow, 1980. (with Irving Wallace, David Wallechinsky and Sylvia Wallace)
- The Book of Predictions. William Morrow, 1980. (with David Wallechinsky and Irving Wallace)
- The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People. Delacorte, 1981. (with Irving Wallace, David Wallechinsky and Sylvia Wallace)
- The Book of Lists #3. William Morrow, 1983. (with David Wallechinsky and Irving Wallace)
- Significa. Dutton, 1983. (with Irving Wallace and David Wallechinsky)
- The Prodigy: A Biography of William James Sidis, America's Greatest Child Prodigy. Dutton, 1986.
- Desire. Houghton Mifflin, 1990. ISBN 0395519519
- The Book of Lists: The '90s Edition. Little, Brown, 1993. (with David Wallechinsky)
- Sorcerer's Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda. North Atlantic Books, 2003. ISBN 978-1583940761.
- The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists. Backbeat Books, 2007. ISBN 978-0879309190. (with Handsome Dick Manitoba)
- The Book of Lists: Horror. Harper, 2008. (with Del Howison and Scott Bradley)
- "Amy Deborah Wallace, Born 07/03/1955 in California". CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. July 3, 1955. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists,[page needed]
- Crew, Adrienne (August 16, 2013). "Amy Wallace, RIP – Native Intelligence". Laobserved.com. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- August 19, 2013, 11:09 p.m. (August 19, 2013). "PASSINGS: Lee Thompson Young, Amy Wallace, Cedar Walton". latimes.com. Retrieved August 28, 2013.