New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1990. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's carnation cloth over black paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver, blue endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.
First edition of American writer and Beat generation chronicler Carolyn Cassady’s unique and unadulterated portrait of the Beat zeitgeist. Candidly recounting her times as the queen of the bad-boy beatniks, Cassady divulges intimate memories of her dedicated and at times volatile relationship with husband Neal Cassady, exploits with one-time lover Jack Kerouac (who immortalized Cassady as Dean Moriarty in On the Road), and friendship-cum-rivalry (for her husband's affections) with Allen Ginsberg. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white photos, many personal and previously unpublished; with an index. Clipping of Cassady’s 2013 New York Times obituary laid in. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #2895