With Jack's Book, Gifford and Lee launched the oral biography (there's be no Please Kill Me without it) as a valid form, and arguably created what remains its gold standard. Here you have a portrait in the round of the central figure of "the beat generation" (who hated that label) provided by all the other players who were in his circle during the two decades of his writing career. William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Carolyn Cassady, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Felinghetti, Gary Snyder and many more herein provide thoughtful, forthright recollections of Kerouac, his scene and the times in which they mixed. Gifford and Lee weave them together into a brilliant pattern and in the process provide an indelible portrait.
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