Joyce Johnson’s New Portrait of Jack Kerouac, with Journalist John Leland

Joyce Johnson’s New Portrait of Jack Kerouac, with Journalist John Leland

September 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Spend the evening listening to Joyce Johnson discuss the life of Jack Kerouac with New York Times journalist John Leland. Johnson is known for her classic memoir Door Wide Open where she candidly discusses her intimate relationship with Kerouac. In her new book, The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac, Johnson delves more deeply into Kerouac’s background, his childhood and his rise to fame.

Joyce Johnson has written eight books including the most recent, The Voice Is All. She’s also written for countless magazines including Harper’s, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and The New York Times Magazine.

John Leland is a journalist and writer. He has written three books including Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of On the Road (They’re Not What You Think). Leland has been with The New York Times since 2000.

Buy the featured book or a $10 Strand gift card at the registers or the door in order to attend this event. Both options admit one person. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

Additional copies of the book (and previous books by the author, when applicable) will be available for purchase at the event.