“Westley Heine is one who kept pushing on until he found his path and his voice. Who took the punches doled out by a sick society (and his own demons) and carved out a place for himself in the world of letters. Steeped in the intellectual traditions of Algren, Bukowski, and Ginsberg; his Chicago years were a wild carnival ride through the city’s underbelly.
His journey was by turns amusing, frightening, maddening, and inspiring. This slim volume chronicles the major events of that odyssey. I encourage you to go along on it.” (Michael Corcoran)