These 7 Writers Started With Very Different Careers

These 7 Writers Started With Very Different Careers

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Some of the greatest books ever written were written by accountants. Or lawyers, or construction works. The decisions you make as a little tyke don’t necessarily have to dictate who you’ll always be. Here are some of our favorite writers who did not always think they’d end up as writers, including debut novelists Isabelle Ronin and Leah Weiss!    1. Kurt Vonnegut owned a car dealership   Image Via Digital Dealer   Before his groundbreaking novel Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut had a tough time supporting his family. He worked as a journalist for Sports Illustrated, and a PR exec for General Electric. Probably most …

Forget Oprah, You Can Now Join the Lisa Simpson Book Club!

Forget Oprah, You Can Now Join the Lisa Simpson Book Club!

No really, forget Oprah. Now you can join the Lisa Simpson Book Club! Lisa has been caught reading several well-loved books on the show. The 8-year-old character reads at a 78th-grade level, according to the show, which includes classics like “The Bell Jar” to books on string theory like “The Elegant Universe.”   Image courtesy of Tumblr.   Many authors have guest starred on the show as voice actors like Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, J. K. Rowling, and Thomas Pynchon. In a tweet from show writer Matt Selman, Pynchon revised the script saying he couldn’t be mean to Homer because “Homer is …

8 Famous Authors Who Were Also Spies

8 Famous Authors Who Were Also Spies

British author Frederick Forsyth made big news recently when he admitted that he had worked as a secret agent for the MI6, the British foreign intelligence agency. But the author of The Day of the Jackal isn’t the only writer who once worked as a spy. Check out this list of forger secret agents turned writers. You might be surprised to see who shows up!   Roald Dahl Roald Dahl flew fighter planes in World War II, and afterwards went to work in the British embassy in Washington, DC. There, allegedly, he worked with British and Candian agents to investigate the political leanings …