On the Road: The Original Scroll

Jack Kerouac (1922–1969)
On the Road: The Original Scroll
New York: Viking, 2007

I’m not reading it now, and it’s not a travel book, but I read it when I was a young teen, loved it, and immediately lobbied my family about a summer cross-country road trip. We took that trip in 1958. Seeing the U.S. before interstates, SUVs, Comfort Inns etc. was learning about a country foreign to a girl from Brooklyn. It changed my life—and thus, so did Kerouac.

Grace Lichtenstein (member)
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