Wright Words: Bestselling author shares theory — and his cellphone number

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  • netmaster Farmington, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 10:30 p.m.

    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.

  • rogerdpack2 Orem, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 1:53 p.m.

    wow this guy has guts.

  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 8:23 a.m.

    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 personal level.

    Feb. 19, 2013 7:52 a.m.

    Thank you, Mr. Wright!