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Author: Adam Morgan
Adam Morgan is the editor-in-chief of the Chicago Review of Books who writes about place, books, and the arts for The Paris Review, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, and elsewhere. He now lives in Charlotte, NC.
In 2010, The Art of Fielding author Chad Harbach wrote a divisive essay in n + 1 magazine called “MFA vs. NYC,” about two ostensibly opposing forces in contemporary American writing: university MFA programs and the publishing industrial complex in New York.
When she was young, in summer, when other kids would hang out at the pool, Mary Beth had wished for rain. She liked to stay indoors and watch the puddles form in the backyard, where the drainage was poor.
Perhaps its natural to equate creative success with happiness. Surely all those beautiful, clever, funny people we see on TV (and YouTube) are brimming with self-confidence and a sense of purpose, right?