How Ray Bradbury Got His Start

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Today, Ray Bradbury would be 93 years-old. In the video below, Bradbury, the celebrated author of Fahrenheit 451, discusses his early years of rejection and above all persistence.

“I wasn’t writing exterior stuff. I wasn’t writing for the right or the left or the in between. I was writing for me.”

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