In about 1998, I found a used paperback that I liked, but gave the book away and can no longer remember the author's name. The book was remarkable in that it used only lowercase letters throughout. The one story I remember clearly is that she would find abandoned, broken-down cars on the side of the road (maybe fix them or something?) and drive them away. The stories were generally about her hobo/nomadic adventures - it was probably inspired a lot by 'On The Road'. The author's tone was not trying to be insightful, highbrow or shocking, just documenting a fascinating fun life.
I vaguely remember the cover being a warmer color, maybe orange, and the marketing blurbs mentioning the beat generation, which is why I bought the book in the first place.
I've looked all over at reviews and summaries of female beatnik authors - I don't believe it is one of these:
- Elise Cowen
- Anne Waldman
- Hedwig Gorski
- Edie Parker
- Diane di Prima
- Carolyn Cassady
- Hettie Jones
- Harriet Zwerling
- Joanne Kyger
These two seem possible, but none of their books seem like it:
- Janine Pommy Vega (inspired by 'On The Road')
- Ruth Weiss (because of lowercase fetish, but style/content seems off)
I gave up looking for this long ago, but then thought maybe the internet can help. If you know the book or author, or where to look, please reply. Thanks