Door Wide Open
|Author||Jack Kerouac & Joyce Johnson|
|Cover artist||Wendy Lai|
|June 1, 2002|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|813/.54 B 21|
|LC Class||PS3521.E735 Z485 2000|
The letters depict the rather detached and absurd romance of the two writers, and they are supplemented greatly by Johnson's own narration and related letters between Joyce and her friends and relatives. Johnson is referred to in Kerouac's novel Desolation Angels as Alyce Newman, and she has written several introductions for his works.
The relationship between the two took place during a very pivotal time period in Kerouac's life, when his fame was exploding after the release of On the Road.
Door Wide Open spans events from the couple's first meeting until after the romance had faded into friendship.