"The Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac -- The Adventure of the Boulder '82 On The Road Conference -- Finding Kerouac, Kesey and The Grateful Dead Alive & Rockin in the Rockies" a literary nonfiction adventure book by Oakville author Brian Hassett.
Featuring firsthand accounts of spending time with many of the legendary Beat writers including Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, John Clellon Holmes, Herbert Huncke, Michael McClure, Ferlinghetti, Carolyn Cassady, Edie Kerouac, Robert Frank -- as well as their literary progeny like Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary and Abbie Hoffman.
Besides the real-life Adventure tale -- there's chapters of background on how the Beats influenced The Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison and so much of the music that followed.
Plus the reader is taken to a Grateful Dead show circa 1982 at Red Rocks in Colorado. ;-)
Now in its 6th printing, and including over 60 photos across its 400+ pages, this book has been performed live in New York, San Francisco, Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Mass., among many other places, and praised by Carolyn Cassady, Sterling Lord, David Amram, Beat Scene Magazine, The Beat Museum, and pretty much every Beat person and entity out there.
Available for customized and colorful inscriptions from the author.
You can read an excerpt here about first meeting Ginsberg, Corso, Holmes, Burroughs & Huncke — http://brianhassett.com/2013/04/meeting-your-heroes-101/
Or multiple reviews of the book are here -- http://brianhassett.com/2015/07/hitchhiker-reactions/
and here -- http://brianhassett.com/2015/12/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-jack-kerouac-reviews-and-reactions/
email -- email@example.com
or call Brian -- 905-825-0911 -- in the Bronte section of Oakville