Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.
Neal Gabler is a visiting professor in the MFA Creative Writing and Literature Program at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author of a forthcoming biography of Edward Kennedy and five other books.
Ever since my undergraduate days I’ve dreamed of being a writer. Not only do I love to write but I have to write. I write almost every day. I just don’t get paid to write. Having just read Neal Gabler’s article I feel the decision to pursue a different line of work and become a non-writer was a good decision. I just never thought that 40 years later I would be doing what I did for a living as a 22 year old kid fresh out of college.