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.