JACK KEROUAC: SELF-PORTRAIT || the ultimate collection of previously unpublished writings

JACK KEROUAC: SELF-PORTRAIT || the ultimate collection of previously unpublished writings

Limited Edition Estate-Signed Preorders Available Now
by Jack Kerouac
Scheduled US Release In Stores: July 16th, 2024
Early Estate-Signed Preorder Ship Date: June 30th, 2024
Edited by Paul Maher Jr. and Charles Shuttleworth
Foreword by Jonathan Evison
Exclusive early access to Estate-Signed Preorders now available for customers who purchased Desolation Peak or Truth and Beautiful Meaningful Lies. Follow the link here to order limited-edition copies.

Estate-signed preorders will include an official Jack Kerouac Estate stamp and hand-numbering on the book's title page, as well as an official estate-signed certificate of authenticity signed by Jim Sampas, Literary Executor of The Jack Kerouac Estate. Lowell, Massachusetts.




Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922, the youngest of three children in a Franco-American family. He attended local Catholic and public schools and won a scholarship to Columbia University in New York City, where he first met Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs. His first novel, The Town and the City, appeared in 1950, but it was On the Road, published in 1957 and memorializing his adventures with Neal Cassady, that epitomized to the world what became known as the “Beat generation” and made Kerouac one of the most best-known writers of his time. Publication of many other books followed, among them The Dharma Bums, The Subterraneans, and Big Sur. Kerouac considered all of his autobiographical fiction to be part of “one vast book,” The Duluoz Legend. He died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969, at the age of forty-seven.

Paul Maher Jr. is a freelance writer and editor. He is also author/editor of Kerouac: His Life and Work; and editor of Tom Waits On Tom Waits: Interviews & Encounters with Tom Waits; Miles On Miles: Interviews & Encounters with Miles Davis; One Big Soul: An Oral History of the Films of Terrence Malick; and Isolated Wanderer: A Maxwell Bodenheim Reader. He lives in Lubec, Maine with his wife, Caitlin.

Charles Shuttleworth has been studying the work of Jack Kerouac since the late 1980s and first taught a senior elective course on Kerouac and the Beat Generation at the Horace Mann School in New York City in 1994. That year he researched Kerouac’s experience at Horace Mann by interviewing three dozen of Kerouac’s former classmates (then in their ’70s) and presenting his findings at the NYU Conference that Spring. He currently teaches Kerouac and the Beats at the Harker School in San Jose, CA. His ongoing research has been published in Beat Scene (Issues 93, 97, 98, 99), and he was the Parker lecturer for the 2020 Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival.

Jonathan Evison is the New York Times–bestselling author of seven novels, including All About Lulu, West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Lawn Boy, Legends of the North Cascades, and Small World. As a teen, Evison was the founding member of the punk band March of Crimes, which included future members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. He lives with his wife and family in Washington State.
Rare Bird is a Los Angeles–based publishing company founded by Tyson Cornell, former Marketing and Publicity Director of Book Soup, a legendary independent bookstore on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. Rare Bird is known for high quality literary and entertainment books by notable authors such as Chuck Palahniuk, Bella Thorne, William T. Vollmann, Sean Penn, Ashley Blue, Jerry Stahl, “Miss” Mercy Fontenot, Frank Capra, Karmen Karma, J. G. Ballard, Malia James, and many others.
Sal Paradise Press is part of the content development arm of the Jack Kerouac Estate. Its goal is to keep Jack’s spirit alive for future generations. The Los Angeles Times has called Sal Paradise Press co-founder Jim Sampas “the thinking person's producer [who has a] reputation for sticking out of the pack.” He has produced numerous projects receiving critical acclaim in such major news outlets as People, Newsweek, CNN, The New York Times, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and NPR. Jim is the Literary Executor of the Jack Kerouac Estate. Sal Paradise Press co-founder Sylvia Cunha
is a music industry professional with over twenty years of experience in marketing and event creation. She has worked with many well-known musicians, promoters, festivals, and venues and her work has received coverage in Billboard, Pollstar, Deadline Hollywood, The Boston Globe, and many other publications. Her main focus has always been to connect fans with artists, authors, personalities, and brands through unique experiences. Sylvia handles all aspects of marketing and business development for the Jack Kerouac Estate.

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