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9 Famous Authors With Day Jobs
November 2, 2015

Attention doctors, bankers and insurance brokers—don’t give up on your literary dreams. These nine writers published some of their best stuff while holding down day jobs. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About “The Wizard of Oz”
May 26, 2015

Explore the story of this literary classic and its author, L. Frank Baum, whose jobs ranged from chicken breeder to frontier storekeeper before he struck literary gold in 1900. Read More

7 Late Life Success Stories
April 20, 2015

From an enigmatic painter to the woman who penned the “Little House on the Prairie” series in her 60s, learn the stories behind seven of history’s most famous late bloomers. Read More

A Library of 8 Lost Literary Works
April 7, 2015

It’s tempting to think that literary greatness affords a form of immortality, but the sad truth is that even great works fall by the wayside. Read More

8 Works of Literature Written From Prison
February 17, 2015

From Martin Luther King’s immortal jailhouse letter to a classic of philosophy completed on death row, get the facts on eight of the most influential and incendiary works written from behind bars. Read More

8 Historical Figures with Unusual Work Habits
January 20, 2015

From Charles Dickens’ obsession with order to a Greek politician’s bizarre trick for avoiding procrastination, learn more about eight historical figures that had unorthodox methods for getting things done. Read More

7 Amazing Rags to Riches Stories
July 9, 2013

Get the facts on seven people who defied the odds to establish themselves among the richest and most powerful figures of their time. Read More