Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Missing Book

So I was going to re-read (seems like I'm doing a lot of re-reading these days) one of my favorite books, "Nobody's Wife" by Joan Haverty Kerouac...

and I CAN'T FIND IT!!!

I'm pretty sure that it made it in the move to Portland from LA. I organized my books when we unpacked and I know I would've noticed a Void between Jack's books and Jan's books (I like to keep my Beat families together :-)

So I was wondering...did I let any of you borrow it?

Maybe I just forgot.

Not many people (these days) get that deep into the Beats, so I think I would have remembered talking to the person that even cared about Joan's life as the short-term wife of Jack and mother of Jan Kerouac enough to borrow it.

I usually remember who has what.

Kimberly has Nacho Libre...

Krissy and Katie have "No Woman, No Cry" by Rita Marley...

BENNETT: Do you have it? You're the only other Beat fanatic I know that might be interested. But I don't think you do because I shook you down for my "The First Third" by Neal Cassady before we left LA and I would've gotten it then.

So, I'm not quite sure what happened to Joan?

It's weird how a missing book is like a missing child. I can't stop looking at the bookshelf where she is suppose to be and wondering when she will be back.

I know I can always get another one, but I make lots of notes in books and underline stuff when I read them, so I'd like to have my original one back, if possible.

If anyone has a clue, let me know.

Joan, I miss you! Come home soon.

PS: Tomorrow, April 2, is Clancy's 10th birthday! I can't believe my little-big-head is growing up. It seems like only yesterday that he came into my life and changed it forever.

So stop by his blog at and say happy birthday to our bestest buddy and unconditional lover, Clancy.

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