William McKeen



Hello. I’m William McKeen. 
I teach at Boston University and write books and articles about American history and popular culture.
To learn more about my books, click on the ‘books’ button in the menu up top. Follow the link to learn about and purchase the books. (I have seven children and we’d like to go back to three-meals-a-day, so we appreciate your support.)
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I post course outlines for students at the ‘courses’ tab.
Please poke around the site, especially the pages for my books. I’ve planted excerpts or background essays there, and even a couple of short stories.
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Take care.





Contact information:
Boston University College of Communication
640 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
T 617-353-3484  F 617-353-1086
Email: wmckeen@bu.eduhttp://www.amazon.com/Pilgrim-Land-Alligators-Stories-Florida/dp/0813032083/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1294682918&sr=1-1mailto:wmckeen@bu.edushapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1

ENTIRE CONTENTS © 2014  WILLIAM McKEEN

 

WRITER, TEACHER, FATHER OF SEVEN AND ALL-AROUND SWELL GUY

“Admirable and haunting.”

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
The Times (London)


“[McKeen] gets it all in: the boozing and drugging, the violence, but also the intelli- gence, the loyalty, the inherent decency.”

JONATHAN YARDLEY
The Washington Post


“The best record to date of [his] life.”

NEW YORK OBSERVER


“A rock solid, fully dimensional and rollicking portrait.”

BOOKLIST starred review

“A romp . . . deft storytelling.”
WALL STREET JOURNAL 

"Mile Marker Zero is a wonderful zinger of a book.  Every page sings a story worth a Jimmy Buffett song."
DOUGLAS BRINKLEY

Winner
GOLD MEDAL 
for NONFICTION
Florida Book Awards

“Brings back a world in which kids played outside unsupervised  and when a mother spent Sunday morning immersed in the Miami Herald but felt it her duty to have grace said at the dinner table.
JOY WALLACE DICKINSON

“A superb book.”
SLATE


"McKeen has assembled an impressive and diverse array of [writers] to present life-altering memories."
THE MIAMI HERALD

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ROCK AND ROLL
IS HERE TO STAY 
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“William McKeen proves how much fun you can have in this life with a full tank of gas, some beer money and love of American music.” 
RICK BRAGG

"McKeen doesn’t know how to be uninteresting, least of all on Highway 61."
TOM WOLFE

“McKeen knows his rock’n’roll.”           
USA TODAY

"A trip as rich as the musical roots they explore en route."

CURTIS WILKIE

“The incomparable Bill McKeen’s Rock and Roll is Here to Stay is a rock classic in its own right.”

TOM WOLFE

“If rock’n’roll is your religion, this just might be your bible.”

MAXIM

“You'll love this raunchy, rollicking anthology.”

CARL HIAASEN


“Succeeds in gathering some of the best pop-music writing that's ever appeared in print.”

THE DALLAS
MORNING NEWS

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OUTLAW
JOURNALIST 
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MILE MARKER
ZERO 
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HOMEGROWN
IN FLORIDA 
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HIGHWAY
61 
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