I used to work for a national magazine and had a measure of fame because I was
well-known among those whose hobbies or jobs were connected with the topic that
my magazine covered. I tried to remain accessible and never regretted it. Some
of the people who contacted me because I had knowledge they desired or simply
because they were enamored by a celebrity in their eyes became and have remained
close friends. And they are true friends because I'm no longer famous (and
don't wish to be) and yet they are there for me when I need somebody to
lend me an ear or a hand. Early in my career I once told a man that I did not
want to sign an autograph on an article that I had written, but my father-in-law
told me that such a small gesture would be appreciated, even if I didn't
consider my autograph worthwhile or my work particularly special or worthy of
praise. From that time on I never refused to spend a few minutes with anybody
who requested my time. And the rewards have been ample. Aloof celebrities are
missing out on those rewards.
wow this guy has guts.
I think sharing your cell is above and beyond the call of duty, but I think
that's awesome you're willing to connect to your fans on such a
Thank you, Mr. Wright!