Author Topic: William McPherson, Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Pauper  (Read 1117 times)

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William McPherson, Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Pauper
« on: March 30, 2017, 07:19:13 AM »
Book critic and author William McPherson just died, and his NYT obituary https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/books/william-mcpherson-dead-novelist-critic.html linked to his 2014 write-up of how he fell into poverty due to poor investment choices, available here: http://www.iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2014_Fall_McPherson.php.

At first I felt it belonged more on the Antimustachian Wall of Sad Sack Sob Stories, but the author's shame at his predicament clearly appears in the article.  It could use some comedy, though.