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Betterism

In 1919, He Only Earned $879.

One year later, he made 20 times that.

Courtesy of F. Scott Fitzgerald Archives

“No decent career was ever founded on a public.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

It’s hard to imagine the author of “The Great Gatsby” being so poor in 1919, Zelda, his prospective bride, thought of marrying someone else. Then imagine him — like his stories — turning the whole plot around, earning a whopping $17,687 the following year…

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Robert Cormack

Robert Cormack

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.