Day Jobs of Famous Writers: Librarians, Postmasters, and Oyster Pirates

As someone still searching for that mystical post-grad school day job, this post really got me grinning.

The Bewildered 20-Something Writer


Did you know that Kurt Vonnegut was the manager at the first Saab dealership in the United States? Or that Stephen King was a high school janitor and it was there that he came up with the idea for the opening girls’ locker room scene in Carrie? True story. In honor of Labor Day, it seems apt that I supplement last Friday’s Day Jobs of Poets post with a longer piece on some of the kooky day jobs of famous and successful writers, including a few that they never stopped working at even after they made it big!

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