A friend of mine told me this story, which may actually be true. A few years ago, a spy novelist had just published his first novel – it wasn't terribly successful, but the whole idea of writing and publishing a novel is so improbable, such a long shot, that he nevertheless considered himself a serious big shot, despite having only about $16 in the bank...
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