About Jim Levy
Jim Levy was born in Chicago in 1940 and raised in Los Angeles, where his father practiced as a Freudian psychoanalyst. As a boy, he spent five summers in Taos, NM, which had a lasting impact on his life. He boarded for four years at The Thacher School in Ojai, California, earned nine varsity letters in track, basketball and soccer, then spent two years at Pomona College playing basketball. Influenced by the Beats, he rode freight trains up and down California and hitch hiked in Mexico and the Southwest. After a year in Europe, Levy enrolled at U.C. Berkeley and earned his B.A. in English and History and a certificate in secondary teaching.