It’s the last week for our Spring of Success feature, and we’re wrapping things up by checking out Jennifer Weiner’s first published story, “Tour of Duty,” which originally appeared in a 1992 issue of Seventeen Magazine. The story isn’t available online, though it was collected in Weiner’s The Guy Not Taken.
Here’s a photo of the author, enjoying the sort of red-carpet treatment that comes (sometimes) with literary success.
We talk about Weiner’s path to success, and her 10-point advice to prospective novelists. We also talk about her much-publicized beef with Jonathan Franzen, and also the time Mike met her agent in a South Philly coffee shop.
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