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"Diane Arbus's unsettling photographs of dwarves & twins, transvestites & giants, both polarized & inspired, & her work had already become legendary when she committed suicide in 1971. This groundbreaking biography examines the private life behind Arbus's controversial art. The book deals with Arbus's pampered Manhattan childhood, her passionate marriage to Allan Arbus, their work together as fashion photographers, the emotional upheaval surrounding the end of their marriage, & the radical, liberating, & ultimately tragic turn Arbus's art took during the 1960s when she was so richly productive."