Comic Think about this: Stephen King has been releasing one, sometimes two books a year pretty much every year since his first novel, Carrie, was published in He began submitting short stories to horror and sci-fi magazines at age 12 and would use a nail hammered into the wall above his typewriter to hold all his rejection letters. By the time he was 16, King was still getting rejection letters, although at least now there were hand-written notes of encouragement from editors scribbled on them.
He was born in Princeton, the son of the Princeton University athletic department's physician, Dr.
He was educated at Princeton High Schoolthen spent a postgraduate year at Deerfield Academybefore graduating from Princeton University in and spending a year at Magdalene CollegeUniversity of Cambridge. Many of his twenty-nine books include material originally written for that magazine. Unlike Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompsonwho helped kick-start the " new journalism " in the s, McPhee produced a gentler, more literary style of journalism that more thoroughly incorporated techniques from fiction.
McPhee avoided the streams of consciousness of Wolfe and Thompson, but detailed description of characters and appetite for details make his writing lively and personal, even when it focuses on obscure or difficult topics. He is highly regarded by fellow writers for the quality, quantity, and diversity of his literary output.
He has written pieces on lifting body development The Deltoid Pumpkin Seedthe psyche and experience of a nuclear engineer The Curve of Binding Energythe United States Merchant Marine Looking for a Shipfarmers' markets Giving Good Weightthe movement of coal across America "Coal Train" in Uncommon Carriersthe shifting flow of the Mississippi River "Atchafalaya" in The Control of Naturegeology in several booksas well as a short book entirely on the subject of oranges.
One of his most widely read books, Coming into the Countryis about the Alaskan wilderness. McPhee has profiled a number of famous people, including conservationist David Brower in Encounters with the Archdruid and the young Bill Bradleywhom McPhee followed closely during Bradley's four-year basketball career at Princeton University.
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