Dorothy Parker: Being a writer on a great nationally known magazine is like . . .

In the early days of The New Yorker, the offices were so small and sparsely furnished that Dorothy Parker preferred to spend her days at a nearby coffee shop. One day, the editor found her sitting there.

“Why aren’t you upstairs, working?” demanded Harold Ross.

“Someone was using the pencil,” Dorothy explained.

Writers keep writing, no matter what. And publishers keep publishing, no matter what.



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