Kansas City Star Schooled Hemingway

A fun fact that's always cited by local codgers . . . Sadly, books written by dead white dudes are now out of favor as diverse video clips now define the discourse.

Nevertheless . . . Thanks to a few cultured TKC readers who sent this local point of pride our way . . .

"Ernest Hemingway worked at the Kansas City Star for less than seven months-between graduating from high school in 1917 and driving a World War I ambulance in 1918 . . ."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Opinion | A Newspaper Taught Hemingway to Write

Driving a World War I ambulance in 1918-but the job launched him as a professional writer, and he knew how much he owed to the newspaper's style guide.