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Essential!10/11/11| Lauren GibaldiThis small book is beautifully (and simply) bound. The beginning section (his Belief's and Techniques) is full of excellent and appropriate black and white photographs of Kerouac and his friends doing what they do best - living. The typography is great - fast, bold and lively, just like them. The second half of the book (his Essentials), is simpler, with a basic courier new typewriter font. It's more descriptive, and less spur of the moment. Essentially, it's perfect for what he's saying.
I can't say enough how much I like Kerouac's style. It's crazy and utterly confusing at times, but it's him and I appreciate that. The book is inspiring for any writer, and an essential for any beat fan.