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Jack Kerouac
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    (March 12, 1922-October 21, 1969)
    Birth Name is Jean-Louis Kerouac
    Wrote 'On The Road,' 'The Dharma Bums,' 'Subterraneans,' 'Desolation Angels,' 'Mexico City Blues' and 'Doctor Sax'
    One of the 'Beat Generation' icons along with Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady and Alan Watts
    He dropped out of Columbia University.
    He tried and failed to enlist in with the military in World War II.
    He was a bum.
    He had a severe drinking problem.
    He suffered from depression.
    He lived with his mother on and off in to his forties.
    He supported the Vietnam War.
    Both of his marriages to Edie Parker and Joan Haverty ended within months.
    He was a follower of Buddha.
    He was a follower of Jesus Christ.
    Lots of beatnik chicks and hippie chicks love his novels.
    He refers to sex as 'yabyum' in his novels.
    He was friends with William F. Buckley.
    He won a football scholarship to Columbia University.
    He spoke an obscure dialect of French called Joual.
    He grew up during the great depression.
    He was a merchant marine.
    Kerouac suffered seven years of rejection before 'On The Road' was published.
    His novels are classics.

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