Sunday, April 28, 2013

Kerouac: Model for teen drivers?

A recent Huffington Post article bemoans the trend wherein less teenagers are getting a driver's license (click here). Fine. But then it invokes Jack Kerouac:
When Jack Kerouac finished his iconic book On the Road in 1951, the United States was surging with post-war optimism, and the automobile was its symbol for youthful independence, exploration and possibility. Acquiring a driver's license -- earning the right to drive -- became an important rite of passage for American teens, a way for them to launch off on their own toward a bright, if unknown, future.
Someone should break it to author Peter Weddle that Jack never got a driver's license.

1 comment:

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