So I guess reports of the death of these stories have been greatly exaggerated.
Maybe the stories are from the time he was working for the Morning Glory & Johnson County Warwhoop as associate editor.
Clemens chose wisely…
“It’s really a crisis time for him,” Hirst said. “He’s going to be 30 on 30 November 1865, and for someone not to have chosen a career by that time in this period was quite unusual.”
Twain had been resisting becoming a humorist, according to Hirst, because at the time humor was considered a lower order of writing. He was in debt and drinking heavily, and even wrote to his brother that he was contemplating suicide, saying: “If I do not get out of debt in three months – pistols or poison for one – exit me.”
Some things never change.
HAY!! when I headline the next Tyler Perry movie you’ll be whistling a different tune there, buddy!
(Said in the voice of Jim Gaffigan)
Oh my gods I think I legitimately got the vapours.
Holy shit! This is epic news!
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