Two things you may or may not know:
1. Today is the anniversary of the day when Jack Kerouac’s immeasurably culture-changing novel “On The Road” was released; one of the most influential American novels in the history of American letters.
2. Some years ago, courtesy of a wonderful literary grant I received, I was given the opportunity to live and write in the very same house Jack Kerouac was living in when “On the Road” was released.
So it is with special pleasure that I celebrate this special anniversary.
And I wish to share with you a great quote –a great WINE quote– from this incomparably strange, challenging, exhilarating, maddening, delightful, beautifully flawed and magical book: