Heart Beat: My Life with Jack and Neal
Place Published: Berkeley
Publisher: Creative Arts Book Company
Date Published: 1976
Edition: Limited edition
Book Id: 47010
SIGNED. Octavo (23cm); 1/4 magenta cloth with white paper covered boards and pink metallic stamped titles. Soft bump to top corner of the front board, else Near Fine in original glassine dust jacket, also Near Fine. Signed and numbered by the author on the limitation page. Limited to 150 copies, this is copy #45.
Carolyn Cassady started a Theater Arts department for the Denver Art Museum.When she was in Denver, she met Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. She was living in a residence hotel, and Ginsberg stayed with her for two weeks before finding his own place. Kerouac accompanied her to rehearsals at the University and rode the streetcars back and forth. He, Neal and Carolyn went to dance and music clubs together. Carolyn and Jack were attracted to each other at the time, but Jack told her, "Too bad, Neal saw you first."