A Letter From Charles Bukowski to John Martin, read by RM.
In 1969, a publisher named John Martin offered Charles Bukowski $100 each and every month for the rest of his life, on one condition: that he quit his job at the post office and become a writer. The 49-year-old Bukowski did just that, and in 1971, his first novel, ‘Post Office,’ was published by Martin’s Black Sparrow Press.
15 years later, Bukowski wrote the following letter to Martin and spoke of how wonderful it was to escape full time employment and make his way through life as a writer.
Give it a listen: