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October 30, 2001
Had coffee today with a former 15 minutes-of-fame. He said so himself. Those glory days are twenty years behind him. Now, he’s stuck polishing his letters of inquiry. He actually looked at his last (failed) job as a learning experience-- “something new to put on the resume”.

I sense his bitterness towards having to work.

Somehow it’s incredibly unfair. Others with sudden fame amassed great fortunes. That money lets them loaf for the remainder of their so-called careers. He’s left searching for the next gig. But all during our coffee, he strained his neck looking around for the next Mrs.