I Am a Loser in a Bad Jam. I Like Reading About Losers in Bad Jams. Here Are 14 Stories About Losers in Bad Jams.

The more I contemplate my own desperate circumstances, the more I crack open crime fiction full of desperate characters in desperate circumstances. here's some of my favorites. What are some of yours?

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Why do authors (and editors, for that matter) find it so hard to talk about how much money they make—or don’t make?

In this Slate article, Laura Miller unpacks some of more compelling anecdotes from the authors who contributed to a new book, Scratch: Writers, Money and the Art of Making A Living. Probably the most jaw-dropping story belongs to Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild, the voice behind the popular “Dear Sugar” advice column, and someone I suspect we’d all agree is probably a literary one-percenter.

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Anne Clermont