Abbey's Ex-Wife Reviews His Biography

november 9, 2001  10:52 am
Renee Downing, the next to the last of Ed Abbey’s five ex-wives, reviews the new biography of Abbey, author of Desert Solitaire and other novels. “Women who slept with Ed Abbey constitute a sizable, although aging, female sub-population in the Southwestern United States, and [James] Cahalan, a tireless researcher, seems to have talked with most of them,” Downing writes. Cahalan didn’t talk to her, though, for his Edward Abbey: A Life. This is her first word on the subject, published in Tucson Weekly.