Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Day 37 Kerouaction: On Pick-Up Lines

The below passage from On The Road contains the quintessential beat pick-up line: "What do you want out of life?" Jack even uses it again later in the novel (a gold star if a Daily Beat reader can identify the passage).

In The Beat Handbook: 100 Days of Kerouactions, I describe the two purposes behind this question. You'll have to buy, borrow, or steal my book to see what I think they are.

Tomorrow: On Courting.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

I think the earlier part of that paragraph says so much more about the value of pick up lines.