When a Book Deal Feels Like Winning the Lottery

From a New York Times story by Elizabeth A. Harris headlined “When a Book Deal Feels Like ‘Winning the Middle-Age Lottery'”:

For a few hours every morning, Dann McDorman sits on his windowed front porch in Brooklyn, a steaming cup of coffee by his side, a computer on his lap and maybe a space heater by his feet if it’s cold. There he sits, for an hour or two, writing novels.

And then he goes to work at Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, where he is the executive producer of one of MSNBC’s most successful news shows, “The Beat With Ari Melber.”