James Cain is the author of books I like to read. I found a compilation of his editorials, and since, I am a fan of the witty editorial, I bought this bio.
I found out the author of Mildred Pierce spent over 7 years writing editorials, to the count of over 1300, before he even got the nerve to write a novel.
This from Dec. 28,1930 The World daily newspaper.
"...this stuff about New Year's resolutions may be all hooey, but one thing is certain, and that is he's (the writer) not saving enough money. God knows he's making plenty. Not as much as last year, but still plenty. Fact of the matter, if anybody had told him ten years ago that he'd be making as much as he's making now, he'd have thought they were kidding him. And where is it? It isn't anywhere. It isn't anywhere. Well, cut out the fancy talk and say what you mean. It ain't nowhere. That's where it is, it ain't nowhere."
Quote from Hoopes, Roy. Sixty Years of Journalism by James M. Cain. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1985.
Besides all the witty editorials Mr. Hoopes gives enduring facts about my favorite author.
In my estimation Mr. Cain could hardly do wrong and I was very much intrigued with this biography, One fact stands out at this moment, He invited other persons of interest in Los Angeles to his home on Saturday night for singing and spaghetti.