Three Stories About Book Folk
By Daniel Koehler
Published: August 8, 2010.
Once we learn to read for pleasure, we become "book folk." These three tales point out the humor and the pitfalls of pursuing the literary life.
A bookstore coffee klatsch turns into a battle of the sexes, two screenwriters retaliate after a snooty producer high hats them, and D.D.T. Mumford escapes the slush pile at his white shoe New York publishing firm by dumpster diving for a best-seller.