Monday, February 22, 2010

Famous Literary Drunks & Addicts

Click here for a Life magazine piece that lets you scroll through 44 different literary figures and a brief statement about their favorite intoxicant. Burroughs is represented, as is our hero Jack. Even our friend Ayn Rand (who I think, as my regular readers already know, had an affair with Kerouac) is represented. Did you know old Ayn was a speed freak?

Bring on the booze and get writing!


martine frampton said...

thanks for that link. interesting to put faces to names, and spent an interesting while browsing other pictures. just loved the description of Norman Mailer.
thanks for sharing

Crystal said...

Wow! The affair has gone from speculation to fact. I'll drink to that

Anaphylaxxya said...

That's great! :)
It brought me ideas for a post in my blog.

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

Glad it was a worthwhile post - thanks for the feedback. Good point, Crystal - my grammar was a bit off!