Improvement Era, Vol. 32: July, 1929 (Classic Reprint) by Herber J. GrantImprovement Era, Vol. 32: July, 1929 (Classic Reprint) by Herber J. Grant

Improvement Era, Vol. 32: July, 1929 (Classic Reprint)

byHerber J. Grant

Paperback | August 8, 2018

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Excerpt from Improvement Era, Vol. 32: July, 1929

O save my newspaper creditors from loss, I went to Hollywood and labored among the Flesh Pots. I made a score of motion. Pictures, most of them ?ops because I had a most uncanny facility for roiling the very persons whom I should have made my friends. I wrote a couple of books which my publishers refused. I fought with them in consequence, still taking life by strong-arm methods. I wrote many stories that editors rejected. I fought with them, too. When an editor wouldn't buy a certain story I sat down to my typewriter and contrived to tell him that I thought him an ass. I even told _the editor of The American Magazine that he was an ass - inspite of which he showed his caliber by taking my Opinion as painlessly as possible and going right along buying and publishing my better submissions. That hurt worse than if he had fought with me. 'you see, I had the unfortunate complex that the attainment Of success meant a knock-down-and-drag-out scrap. It made me a lone wolf at life, getting the least bit mangy as I reached my forties.

Time after time I tried sincerely to correct my psychology and get back certain religious (not theological) cues I felt I had lost with the passing of boyhood. I plunged deeper than ever into eleven-pound volumes on all sorts of race traits and behaviorism. It was a walking exposition of how a man may reach middle life and be the worst internal mess that ever got into Who's Who.

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Title:Improvement Era, Vol. 32: July, 1929 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.21 inPublished:August 8, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0259378399

ISBN - 13:9780259378396