Ken Kesey’s Long Lasting Effect

I still vividly remember getting my copy of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”. I was a kid living with my parents in San Francisco’s Sunset District. Back then I did all of my reading at the library. But I knew there was one bookstore with big glass windows on Irving Street. I could see the books inside but I had never bought one.

My father– who had always wanted to be a writer– subscribed to Newsweek and read a review of Ken Kesey’s blockbuster. Without telling me ordered a copy from the bookstore on Irving Street. Can you believe it? This great book had to be ordered in those days!

That was back in the early 1960s and all these years I have kept my copy of Kesey’s book.