The Pro Files
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The Pro Files


Honest Work

My brief, unhappy career as a caricaturist

Writers seldom excel at life. They rarely even excel at writing. But the profession of writing — and writing alone — suits them, whether they’re competent or not. Alas.

Writing time is a precious commodity. To afford it, most writers engage in an activity for which they’re constitutionally unsuited: honest work.



Interviews, essays, articles & stories about life as a writer. No tips, hacks or how-tos. And through it all, a river of books.

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Author/cartoonist. Words/drawings for New York Times, Playboy, Wall Street Journal, Saturday Evening Post, Reader’s Digest.