Peter Ames Carlin has been a culture reporter at The Oregonian in Portland for more than a decade. Before that he was employed by People magazine. He has recently announced that he quit his job at The Oregonian in order to write a biography of Bruce Springsteen. Here is a taste of his blog post:
Did I make mistakes at the newspaper? Of course. Did I contribute to the bad vibes? Indeed I did. Did I just slit my own economic throat? Quite possibly. But screw it. I’m going to take this other path for a stretch. I’m going all-in on the Bruce Springsteen biography I’m currently writing, and then charge after whatever looms on the other side. At some point you either have faith in yourself or you don’t. And while I know full well that my auto-adoration may be a symptom of some psychiatric misfunction, it’s too late to stop now.
Let’s hope he doesn’t “slit his economic throat.” If he does, he could end up as a character in a Springsteen song!
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