Our favorite author's most famous work (not his best) was published on this date in 1957. The NY Times review of On The Road (click here) launched Jack Kerouac's literary career and, some would say, marked the beginning of his early death at 47 (12 years after publication of On The Road). Simply put, fame and all the bullshit accompanying it got the better of Ti Jean.
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