One hates to look back, especially given the title of this book and the DVD that accompanies it (or really, the other way around), Don't Look Back, filmed and written by D.A. Pennebaker.
Don't Look Back is a documentary of Bob Dylan's UK tour of 1965 and opens with the famous black-and-white video of Dylan performing "Subterranean Homesick Blues". In the background there is, in case you didn’t know – and I say this because I was surprised that a good friend who knows a lot about Dylan did not know - Allen Ginsberg and Bob Neuwirth. Ginsberg is dressed sort of like a rabbi here, and Neuwirth is carrying a walking stick that keeps popping in and out of the front or left side of the frame. It’s not a big deal, but it's an interesting bit of trivia if you’ve seen the video and wondered who it is in the background talking.
The book, which is the script for Don’t Look Back, is useful, especially for those who have actually seen the film (and I recommend you do, otherwise the book really cannot mean as much as it would – it lacks a certain potential), for it gives us the detail that we may be missing such as names. For instance Alan Price of the Animals who makes an appearance is one name we miss in the documentary; the book identifies him and therefore adds some value to the viewing. Then there is the famous (or infamous) interview with a "science student" who comes as a "sort of" journalist to interview Dylan.
Dylan, known for not particularly liking interviews and often being cantankerous or conversely sometimes overly shy, in this case can afford to be whoever he wants to be because he alone with the science student/journalist. It's an interesting exchange between Dylan and the student and a fast one. Dylan keeps egging the student/journalist on, picking on the young man in some way – questioning his every question such that we wonder who is questioning whom.