Jack Kerouac is arguably one of the most important figures from the Beat Generation.
One of his good pals was Neal Cassady, another major player in the Beat Generation and counterculture movement of the 1960s.
Back in the day, Cassady wrote his pal Kerouac a 40-page letter that went on to be part of the inspiration for On the Road's writing style. Now, the nearly 13,000 word letter, which had been lost for a time, is being auctioned off at Christie's Auction House.
It was written on December 17, 1950, and definitely contains some hilarious phrases.
Not to mention, a LOT of insight into these beatniks' lives.
In addition to the original letter being typed on a typewriter, there are even handwritten notes in the margins.