Jann PC Annie Leibovitz

Jann PC Annie Leibovitz

Jann Wenner didn’t necessarily start out to make history. The Marin County–raised UC Berkeley dropout’s early career included stints as an NBC stringer covering the Free Speech Movement from the steps of Sproul Hall and Barry Goldwater’s 1964 nomination at the Cow Palace.

In his new memoir, Like a Rolling Stone — featuring a cover shot by Annie Leibovitz, whose career he famously helped launch — he recalls freelancing an early piece to San Francisco magazine on reefer madness among the bright young things of the City’s smart set, which earned him a rebuke from San Francisco Chronicle society writer Frances Moffat.

Like A Rolling Stone

The pioneering magazine founder's new memoir from Little, Brown and Company published in September.