The Beat Handbook: 100 Days of Kerouactions

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Createspace Independent Pub, Sep 13, 2008 - Philosophy - 222 pages
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The Beat Handbook: 100 Days of Kerouactions, by Rick Dale, brings the wit and wisdom of the beat generation, and its titular head, Jack Kerouac, into contemporary application through one hundred daily suggestions on how to deal with everything from sex to parking your car. In the tradition of the What Would Jesus Do? books, Rick Dale reinterprets the question and applies the unique spin of beat philosophy to modern living, following the premise that in order to be a beat, one need only take one's lead from the words of the acknowledged “King of the Beats”: Jack Kerouac. Inspired by Kerouac's On The Road and The Dharma Bums, Dale's The Beat Handbook: 100 Days of Kerouactions uses humor and whimsy to bring an old perspective on living and loving life into a fresh context. Told by a true beat aficionado, The Beat Handbook: 100 Days of Kerouactions makes what was old new again, while dispensing more than a little fun, philosophy, and Kerouacian guidance along the way.

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About the author (2008)

Rick Dale has a D.Ed. in Educational Administration from Pennsylvania State University, and is a professor in the Special Education Department at a state university in Maine. He is a Jack Kerouac enthusiast who plays bluegrass music semi-professionally and enjoys a multitude of outdoor sports. Rick lives with his partner and her two sons-and two cats-on a lake in Maine. This is his first book.

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