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Writing for Love and Frank D. Gilroy

Writing for Love and

Frank D. Gilroy

Published October 30th 2007
ISBN : 9781575255712
Hardcover
198 pages
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At fourteen, a boy in the Bronx, addicted to gambling (craps, horses, ball games, cards), moved by forces unknown to him, writes a one-page story that his aunt, who works on The World Telegram, asks a reporter to assess. The reporter sends it backMoreAt fourteen, a boy in the Bronx, addicted to gambling (craps, horses, ball games, cards), moved by forces unknown to him, writes a one-page story that his aunt, who works on The World Telegram, asks a reporter to assess. The reporter sends it back with the notation: The boy has narrative ability. Tell him to stay away from journalism.Twenty–six years later the reporter (Ed Wallace) interviews the boy when he wins a Pulitzer prize for playwriting.What happened to the boy in those intervening years (including World War II, Dartmouth College, Mexico, and Hollywood) is the stuff dreams, and occasional nightmares, are made of.