When I Was Cool: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School

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When I Was Cool: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School

by Sam Kashner

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | January 20, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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First student of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Sam Kashner tells with humor and grace his life with the Beats. But the best story is Kashner himself -- the coming-of-age of a young man in the chaotic world of the very idols he hoped to emulate.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.87 in

Published: January 20, 2005

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006000567X

ISBN - 13: 9780060005672

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When I Was Cool: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School

by Sam Kashner

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.87 in

Published: January 20, 2005

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006000567X

ISBN - 13: 9780060005672

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First student of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Sam Kashner tells with humor and grace his life with the Beats. But the best story is Kashner himself -- the coming-of-age of a young man in the chaotic world of the very idols he hoped to emulate.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

About the Author

First student of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Sam Kashner tells with humor and grace his life with the Beats. But the best story is Kashner himself -- the coming-of-age of a young man in the chaotic world of the very idols he hoped to emulate.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Editorial Reviews

“I love this book. In looking back at his years as the first official Beat student, Kashner could easily have poked fun at the aging romantic rebels who became his professors. Instead he gives us a remarkably clear-eyed portrait of some very flawed human beings living in the aftermath of legend, and does it with a decency and sweetness that does credit both to him and to his teachers. Everyone who ever loved On The Road or Howl should read this book.” (John H. Richardson, author of The Vipers' Club and In The Little World)
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