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How Famous Authors Made Ends Meet Before They Made It Big

We’re all about inspiration here at MJD so we really dig the fact that the inner author in all of us can truly make it big.

And so what if you’re scraping by right now? You’re definitely not alone.

Several famous authors proved they never gave up their craft while sucking it up doing menial jobs to pay the bills. Stephen King was a high school janitor after graduating from the University of Maine! In fact, according to Business Insider, his first book, Carrie, was inspired by his time spent cleaning girls’ locker rooms. Read more

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New Book Reveals the Inside Scoop of Working at ‘New Yorker’

Want to know what it’s like working at The New Yorker back in the day? Janet Groth, a former receptionist at the magazine, worked there for 21 years and outlined the comings and goings, triumphs and tribulations of the 18th floor.

In her new book, The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker, Groth (now a college professor), dishes the inside scoop during her tenure from 1957 until 1978.

Groth told The New York Times her receptionist’s chair near the elevator provided her with “a bird’s-eye view of everything and a hot plate, which I brought.” Read more