Did Football Damage Kerouac?, The New Yorker Asks

The New Yorker magazine’s online site has posted a thoughtful article by Ian Sheffler in which the writer examines the possibility that head injuries from his football days may explain some of the health and emotional disorders that plagued author Jack Kerouac as an adult. Read the article here.


Jack Kerouac on the move in the Lowell-Lawrence football game, 1938.