How the Interviewer Pays the Bills While He Writes the Book

“I work nights as a paramedic, days as a writer. The job brings me into thousands of apartments most people never see.”

Illustration: Lorenzo Gritti

Whenever an author mentioned they’d been at work on a book for six years, I wanted to know how they managed to cover those 72 months of rent and expenses.

Reader. Writer. Paramedic.

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