Carolyn wrote two books, “Heart Beat: My Life With Jack and Neal” in 76 , and “Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg” in 1990. These sought to dispel misconceptions about these men’s lives. …definitely not carefree and easy.
Neal , who died in ’68, may have been an intoxicating literary protagonist, but he was a terrible husband. Early on, Carolyn found him in bed with his first wife and Ginsberg; and later, she acceded to his request to sleep with Kerouac.
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