The principle reasons for me, as far as being a writer were: you were your own...– Writer Donald Ray Pollack tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross why he left his job at a papermill when he was 45 and started to write fiction. (via nprfreshair) (Pssst. It’s Pollock. And we’re so glad he made the leap.)
Confessions of a Moon Rock Thief. What happens when an intern steals moon rocks from an impregnable NASA vault and then does what no one has ever dared do before? (Ahem…make the title of Ben Mezrich’s new book, Sex on the Moon, a reality?) Check out Ben (the author whose book The Accidental Billionaires inspired The Social Network) and the heist-master himself, Thad Roberts, on...
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.– Tyrion Lannister in A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin