Joyce Johnson


Born
in New York, The United States
January 01, 1935

Genre


Born Joyce Glassman to a Jewish family in Queens, New York, Joyce was raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, just around the corner from the apartment of William S. Burroughs and Joan Vollmer Burroughs. Allen Ginsberg and Kerouac were frequent visitors to Burroughs' apartment.

At the age of 13, Joyce rebelled against her controlling parents and began hanging out in Washington Square. She matriculated at Barnard College at 16, failing her graduation by one class. It was at Barnard that she became friends with Elise Cowen (briefly Allen Ginsberg's lover) who introduced her to the Beat circle. Ginsberg arranged for Glassman and Kerouac to meet on a blind date.

Joyce was married briefly to abstract painter James Johnson, who was killed in a
...more

Average rating: 3.93 · 12,657 ratings · 556 reviews · 75 distinct worksSimilar authors
Minor Characters: A Beat Me...

by
4.02 avg rating — 1,793 ratings — published 1983 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Voice is All: The Lonel...

3.99 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
What Lisa Knew: The Truth a...

3.73 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In the Night Cafe

3.68 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 1989 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Missing Men: A Memoir

3.65 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Come and Join the Dance

4.06 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1961 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bad Connections

3.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1978 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Maternal-Newborn Nursing De...

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pediatric Nursing Demystifi...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
I Am Rock Steady: Fighting ...

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Joyce Johnson…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“I became intent on saving him through showing him that he was loved.”
Joyce Johnson, Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958

“I'd learned myself by the age of sixteen that just as girls guarded their virginity, boys guarded something less tangible which they called Themselves.”
Joyce Johnson, Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir

“If time were like a passage of music, you could keep going back to it until you got it right.”
Joyce Johnson

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
College Students! : Fall 2011 16 28 Aug 02, 2011 06:22AM  
The Rory Gilmore ...: Book Game 1546 1886 Dec 11, 2014 11:13AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Joyce to Goodreads.