I Am San Francisco:Dennis McNally
As a historian, Dennis McNally has written not only the second biography of Jack Kerouac but also the official biography of the Grateful Dead.
When San Francisco celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, no one was more qualified than Dennis to ensure that the moment was accurately portrayed.
It was an eccentric and unequivocally brilliant college friend of Dennis McNally who pointed him down the path of a counter-culture historian. He may have been leaning in that direction. Still, it was this friend who asked him, “Why don’t you do a book about Jack Kerouac?” and later connected him with friends in the Bronx who would give him easy access to Kerouac’s papers at Columbia University.