Chet is a 30-something professional actor from British Columbia.
Mortgage + car payment + bar loan + credit cards + daycare costs for two children = American Dream.
Laura, 28, works at an entertainment company in the booking division in a job she describes as "essentially an administrative assistant." She is paid by the hour and earns roughly $30,500 a year before taxes.
She’s also the personal assistant for, among other clients, a Very Famous Literary Personage. Personal assistants of Amy's experience make $80-$125K annually, plus health, retirement and bonuses, but those positions are hard to come by.
Why buy a bookstore in small town Ontario?
Adam, 30, earns $170,000 (not including bonuses) working in an actuary-type role. "Have you seen Along Came Polly? I basically have Ben Stiller's job."
Tracy Moore accidentally got pregnant and wrote a book about how she dealt with it.
Nicholas Burgess is a 24-year-old artist and activist living in Queens, NY.
Anne, 33, lives in Boston and is a supply planning lead for a consumer products company, where she earns $100,000 a year.
Alice: I am 20. I'm a creative writer (copywriter) for two medium-market radio stations owned by the same company.
MM: Words After War is an emerging non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality literary programming for veterans, their families and civilian supporters. We currently run one workshop out of Mellow Pages Library in Brooklyn, led by Matt Gallagher, a veteran and the author of the Iraq war memoir Kaboom.