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On the Road by Jack Kerouac
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May 05, 2010

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Social psychologist Shazia Omar has chosen to discuss On the Road by Jack Kerouac on FiveBooks as one of the top five on her subject - Drug Addiction, saying that:

"...It explores drug use in America at a time when things were changing. The youth in America could have become either alienated or empowered, and as it turned out they became empowered. I enjoyed this book because it explores how drugs, youth and culture are interrelated.

I also identified with the main character’s passion for roaming around and exploring the world. I wanted my character Deen, who is named after Kerouac’s Dean Moriarty, to have those same characteristics.

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