Though this writing gig is pretty wicked, it definitely resembles school a little too much for my tastes. Pay attention, kids: If you want to abandon the world of perpetual homework, deadlines and returned essays covered in red ink after you finish high school and college, journalism might not be the path for you. And when I'm invited to book clubs, I can't help but be immediately repulsed by the prospect of even more school-like effort. Required reading and group discussion? I'd rather go smoke in the alley with that kid... More >>>