When asked to choose one book to be placed in my local school district?s public library my decision was easy. Over the course of my life I have read many books but there has always been one that stuck out in my mind. One that I could relate to and use as advice in my journey through life. On the Road, written by an ingenious free-spirit of the 50?s and 60?s, Jack Kerouac.
In the time of the 50?s and 60?s when the average American was drinking Coca Cola, enjoying TV dinners, and watching I love Lucy on their black and white television there was Jack Kerouac, behind the scenes. A man completely ahead of his time, at the right time in America. At a time when the country was wide open with society and government keeping there distance, all you simply had to do for change was stick out your thumb.
Kerouac was a writer from Massachusetts. He graduated from Columbia University and in the late 1940?s became a member of what was soon to be called, ?the Beat Generation?. He wrote the book On the Road in three weeks although it
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