Item #111 in my Kerouac bookshelf curation project is this paperback 2012 Viva Editions first edition first printing of One and Only: The Untold Story of On The Road & Lu Anne Henderson, the Woman Who Started Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady on Their Journey by Gerald Nicosia and Anne Marie Santos. 256 pages, it measures about 5-3/8" x8-1/8" and is in very good condition. The provenance is that I got it directly from the co-author, Gerald Nicosia, who inscribed and signed the title page.
Since we curated the hardback edition of this book yesterday (click here), there is not much else to be said. This edition does have a new preface in which Nicosia gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of On The Road, the movie. We published an interview with Nicosia about this very topic here on The Daily Beat (with exclusive pictures) back in May of 2012.
Whether hardcover or paperback, this book definitely belongs on the bookshelf of any dedicated Kerouac fan or scholar.
Below is a picture of Shelf #4 of my Kerouac bookshelf showing the placement of this book (5th from the left) on the day I started curating my collection. Next up: Ring of Bone: Collected Poems by Lew Welch.
|Shelf #4 of my Kerouac bookshelf|