Nobody's wife: the smart aleck and the king of the beats
It was 1950. Strikingly beautiful, 20-year-old Joan Haverty had arrived in New York and was working as a seamstress. During a deteriorating attempt to reconcile with her lover, fate intervened when Joan heard a stranger's voice calling up to her loft from the street below -- It was Jack Kerouac, needing directions to a party Thus began Joan's stormy romance with and brief marriage to the leather-jacketed archangel of the Beat Generation. She bore his tirades, his passion, his troubled poetic genius, and also bore his child while Kerouac was writing his great signature novel, On the Road.
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Review: Nobody's Wife: The Smart Aleck and the King of the BeatsUser Review - Jeff Tucker - Goodreads
Joan is not a great writer but if you're interested in the beat generation, as I am, then this book is a must read. Joan Haverty was Jack Kerouac's wife. He was living in her apartment in New York ... Read full review
Review: Nobody's Wife: The Smart Aleck and the King of the BeatsUser Review - Lisa - Goodreads
Her writing is better than Parker's (Kerouac's first wife and author of her own memoirs), but having read daughter Jan Kerouac's books, I would have liked to read more about Joan's life AFTER Kerouac. However, I guess that would not have been as marketable. Read full review