I can tell you that they grow here in Santa Barbara USDA zone 10a. So, they would also probably grow where you live. We thought ours were dead here, but then read that they are deciduous. Most sources mention that fruit production does not start until the seedling plant is 2-3 years old.
I can't comment on how reliable the information is in the Perennial vegetables book. For one thing, they recommend growing air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera), which I believe is extremely invasive in your area, and probably only marginally edible after a very involved preparation process. That plant did not work out here on the west coast, that's for sure.
I got my goji seeds from tradewindsfruit. They say Lycium chinense on the packet, but in general there seems to be much confusion over proper taxonomy, and there really isn't much growing info out there on either L. chinense, or L. barbarum. One source mentioned they are highly adaptable and grow between areas of 300mm and 2000mm rainfall. Apparently they take the same shape as a big raspberrry bush.
Anyway, we'll be testing this species a lot more here. Hopefully we can confirm full drought tolerance for our climate along with decent fruit production.