Dmitry Wild, immigrated to USA at the age of 14 and grew up in Kew Gardens, NY. Having an existential outlook on life he started writing songs and poetry back in the early teens. Attending Forest Hills High School and later on graduating from SUNY at Stony Brook majoring in something that had nothing to do with writing only fueled his passion for writing. He struggled to fit into the roles society has prepared for him so he rebelled. Armed with a keyboard, fresh observation and a plethora of inspiration from such Russian writers as Mikhail Bulgakov, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, and later on resonating with such American greats as Henry Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson he went to attack the American dream with his first book, "Why Be Normal?"
The book is about a road trip from New York to Los Angeles, California. The Road, a familiar metaphor of constant change and motion, which inspired Jack Kerouac, also called Dmitry Wild on a journey led by another Russian-American lunatic, Roman. Together they transformed the scenery and their own states of mind.
Dmitry Wild is working on the next 2 books. One is a complete book of poetry and another one, a story of Vikings and modern witchcraft where the plot takes place 1000 years ago.
Why Be Normal?: Armed with two skirts and endless joints, two immigrants with an American experience set out to reach Los Angeles with three hundred dollars.
Armed with two skirts and endless joints, two immigrants with an american experience set out to reach Los Angeles with three hundred dollars. Between finding compassion in a Florida trailer park, defending the honor of wearing european swim trunks, having a romantic debauchery in New Orleans, and picking up a retired Mexican coke dealer walking along the highway, these two "Droogs" manage to find the meaning of life with the guidance of a blurry speedometer.
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