Apprenticed to Venus: My Secret Life with Anaïs Nin by Tristine Rainer

In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to Anaïs Nin’s West Village apartment. The chance meeting would change the course of her life and begin her years as Anaïs’s accomplice. An intimate look at the intricacies―and risks―of the female mentor-protégé relationship, Tristine Rainer’s Apprenticed to Venus stories her deep friendship with a pivotal historical figure.