You'll Be Okay
My Life with Jack Kerouac
By Edie Kerouac-Parker
(City Lights Publishers, Paperback, 9780872864641, 200pp.)
Publication Date: September 2007
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Jack Kerouac's first wife gives an insider's view of the nascent Beat Generation.
Edie Parker was the first wife of Jack Kerouac. A writer and painter who lived with Kerouac for four years, her role in the community was crucial to the development of the early Beat Generation. She introduced Kerouac to Lucien Carr, who was quickly followed by Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs.