Limited Time Offer: 10% Off the Paperback of Burning Furiously Beautiful

10 Oct


Exciting news!

Pop the champagne! The paperback edition of Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” is now on sale.

Limited-time offer

We’re giving you an extra 10% off now through the end of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac. (Unfortunately, the books won’t arrive in time for us to sell physical copies at the festival, but at least you’ll get a discount!)

What’s the book about, you ask?

Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” is the most up-to-date and accurate account of the development of American writer Jack Kerouac’s groundbreaking 1957 novel, On the Road. Using archival resources as the foundation of this book, Kerouac scholars Paul Maher Jr. and Stephanie Nikolopoulos have fashioned a gripping account of the internal and external experiences of Kerouac’s literary development.
Fueled by coffee and pea soup, Jack Kerouac speed-typed On the Road in just three weeks in April 1951. He’d been traveling America for the past ten years and now, at last, the energy of his experiences flowed through his fingertips in a mad rush, pealing forth on a makeshift scroll that he laboriously taped together. The On the Road scroll became literary legend, and now Burning Furiously Beautiful sets the record straight, uncovering the true story behind one of America’s greatest novels.
Burning Furiously Beautiful explores the real lives of the key characters of the novel—Sal Paradise, Dean Moriarty, Carlo Marx, Old Bull Hubbard, Camille, Marylou, and others. Ride along on the real-life adventures through 1940s America that inspired On the Road. By tracing the evolution of Kerouac’s literary development, this book explains how it took years—not weeks—to write the seemingly sporadic 1957 novel. Through new research and exclusive interviews, this revised and expanded edition of Jack Kerouac’s American Journey (2007) takes a closer look at the rise of Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation, giving insight into Kerouac’s family roots, his time at sea, the shocking murder that landed Kerouac in jail, his romances, and his startlingly original writing style.
Who is my coauthor?

Paul Maher Jr. is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Kerouac: His Life and Work and Empty Phantoms: Interviews and Encounters with Jack Kerouac
Check out my exclusive interview with Paul here.
You can judge our book by its cover
We’ve gotten a lot of compliments on our cover. Credit goes to Igor Satanovsky. He’s an award-winning cover designer that I’ve worked with for many years now on various publishing projects. Igor also is a poet (buy his book here!) and studied with Allen Ginsberg.

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Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” is now available as an ebook and paperback!


4 Responses to “Limited Time Offer: 10% Off the Paperback of Burning Furiously Beautiful”

  1. david amram October 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    Dear Stephanie (with a c.c. to Paul)

    MAZELTOV and YASSOO for a stunning achievement, spreading the light and following your path and YOUR Road =of=lief-and literature journey and now having a book that we can all read and learn from.

    Working until 4 a.m. every night/morning on my newest composition, (so that every note will be a winner and hopefully touch the hearts of the musicians who play it) I know that sometimes…IT AIN’T EASY…but our gig is to dpo the best work possible and there are no shortcuts!!

    I am on the way to Lowell (typing on my computer, like an organized crime capo, as a friend drives me)

    I will BUY a copy of your book whenever it is available, and try to let people know about it.

    I am sending the photo again of my grandson since i haven’t been in touch with him in a while except through ESP and also whenever I am reading his work.

    Oliver Wild Amram-Muller, now 6 days old, his mother Adira Amram and grandfather David Amram all celebrate Oliver’s first Saturday night in New York City.

    Oliver Wild Amram-Muller and his grandfather David Amram having our first conversation

    i remember when Pauls two gals were born!!!

    And Paul met Adira when she was a teen-ager!

    i will tell all at Lowell to get the book!!!

    hugs and cheers from that endless road

    David home 845.528.4305 mobile 914.299.3497 928 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley NY 10579

    Best YouTube selections

    URL for trailer of the film “David Amram: The First 80 Years”

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos October 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

      Thank you, David! And a big congrats to you and Adira on little baby Oliver!! What exciting and special news!

      I’ll see you on the road!

  2. George Koumantzelis October 14, 2013 at 12:59 am #

    Good Luck, koukla !! : )

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