A Wrye Life Book
In 1993 Zimmerman began work on an autobiography. The book, which he titled, A Wrye Life, grew to over 1,300 pages before its completion and in addition to his art covers his life and his interest in all things mechanical including power and painting tools. Hound dogs, Mozart, custon built automobiles and hundreds of Wrye aphorisms are detailed and illustrated. The book was supposedly written and edited by close friend, Jean Phillipe Le-Seigleur. Zimmerman attests that fictional author Le-Seigleur, whose background was in engineering, became interested in the “Apple Art” during its development and set out to produce a book that would serve as a biography, philosophy, gallery and comprehensive archive chronicling Zimmerman’s life. Though mostly accurate in its account of Zimmerman’s artistic career, the book does take certain liberties with the truth, acting as a creative reconstruction of this artist’s very wry life.