Pauline Butcher worked as Frank Zappa's secretary from 1968 until
She wrote a book about it entitled "Freak Out! My Life With Frank
Zappa", released by Plexus Publishing in the UK in 2011.
Pauline Butcher says:
"The book, Freak Out: My Life with Frank Zappa, tells my story when
I worked for Frank from 1968 to 1972. I lived at the log cabin for four
months with his wife, Gail, Moon, and the entourage that Frank gathered
around him. After that, I moved along Woodrow Wilson Drive, half a mile
from Frank and Gail, and worked nocturnally in line with Frank's hours.
Although it was forty years ago, I not only kept a diary but wrote
frequent 20-page typed letters to my mother. These are the basis from
which I've woven the chapters. I could not have done it without them.
Some people may not agree with my view of Frank, but I hope I have been
fair and balanced."
Here's a nice interview with Pauline:
and here's more data, from Avo's wonderful site:
Bobby Marquis did an interview with Pauline for CKCUFM radio. It got
broadcast on 2011/12/07 (part one) and 2011/12/14 (part two).