Nothing says “changing the system” like working a PR job at General Electric.
6 Famous Authors Who Were Nothing Like You Expect

#5. Kurt Vonnegut Manufactured His Counterculture Image
For half of his life, Vonnegut was clean shaven, sophisticated and well fed. However, this was the ’60s, and Vonnegut knew he’d be eaten alive by counter-cultural literary circles he hoped to reach with his book if he looked like Darren from Bewitched. He obsessed over his author photo and ended up completely revamping his demeanor so he could look like a crazy writer: He lost weight, grew out his hair, neglected showers, and, of course, grew a mustache that would give Tom Selleck a run for his money.

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Nothing says “changing the system” like working a PR job at General Electric.

6 Famous Authors Who Were Nothing Like You Expect

#5. Kurt Vonnegut Manufactured His Counterculture Image

For half of his life, Vonnegut was clean shaven, sophisticated and well fed. However, this was the ’60s, and Vonnegut knew he’d be eaten alive by counter-cultural literary circles he hoped to reach with his book if he looked like Darren from Bewitched. He obsessed over his author photo and ended up completely revamping his demeanor so he could look like a crazy writer: He lost weight, grew out his hair, neglected showers, and, of course, grew a mustache that would give Tom Selleck a run for his money.

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    This amuses me, because nearly every college dude in the dating pool listed Vonnegut as one of their favorite authors...
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    The ultimate proof that authors are not their stories.