Cultural Writing. Autobiography. Essay. In this book of previously uncollected writings, Jack Kerouac gives us another helping of his unique autobiographical storytelling and idiosyncratic takes on life. In these musings and stories we see Kerouac as he hitches a ride to San Francisco with a blonde, goes on the road with photographer Robert Frank, rides a bus through the Northwest and Montana, reflects on the Beats and jazz and bop and provides "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose," throws in a comparison of Shakespeare and James Joyce for good measure, and generally responds throughout the book to the prompt "What Am I Thinking About?" Kerouac's science fiction vision of the future, "cityCityCITY," has been added to this newly revised edition.