Joyce Johnson’s eight books include the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award winner <em>Minor Characters</em>, the recent memoir <em>Missing Men</em>, the novel <em>In the Night Café</em>, and <em>Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957–1958 </em>(with Jack Kerouac). She has written for <em>Vanity Fair</em> and <em>The New Yorker </em>and lives in New York City.

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