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Saturday, June 19, 2010

On Steinbeck, Mandino and Other College Dropouts

"John Steinbeck had once said when a friend of his, upon reading a just completed chapter of The Grapes of Wrath, told John that his punctuation was terrible and his spelling was worse. Steinbeck smiled and nodded and said he didn't worry very much about either of those skills. He knew his publisher had a roomful of college kids who got paid (1936) forty dollars a week to correct spelling and punctuation but he doubted if any of them could have written Of Mice and Men." - Og Mandino

Steinbeck didn't finish a college degree, neither did Mandino. And a battalion successful others.

I wonder why all the fuss about building classrooms when we can learn more outside of them.

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