I’m nearing the completion of my first nonfiction book

It’s a project I started in 2010 under the working title “All These Serious Faces Will Only Drive You Mad.” That’s a slightly modified quote from the Jack Kerouac novel Desolation Angels. I found that a schism in Jack Kerouac’s life and work symbolizes the whole divide between mainstream and counter-culture.

The book combines a critical study of Jack Kerouac, a psychological exploration of Western culture, a new framework to explain human perception, and a memoir describing my own formative experiences. I’m hoping to illustrate that writing – especially of the philosophical and psychological variety – says at least as much about its author as about the subject matter.

Stay tuned for updates on this project. I’ll tag related posts with the word “book.” You can also subscribe to my email newsletter on the contact page to stay informed the easiest way.