Playwright's friend Patti Smith helped edit and arrange book's final manuscript
"He liked getting a role that would take him somewhere he really didn't want to be, but where he could wind up taking in its strangeness"
Rolling Stone's film critic on getting to know the Pulitzer-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor: "It was always about the work"
From Merle Haggard's music to his 'Steel Magnolias' co-star Dolly Parton, the late Sam Shepard was a friend to country music
Best known for capturing darker side of American family life, Sam Shepard worked with Julia Roberts, Jessica Lange, John Malkovich, Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek and more
Pulitizer Prize for Drama winner dies after battle with ALS
Known for such groundbreaking plays as 'Buried Child,' for which he won a Pulitzer, playwright and actor has helped shape American aesthetic