At some point every struggling author finds themselves hungry like the wolf.
#5. Neil Gaiman’s First Book Was a Biography of Duran Duran
Early in his career, when Gaiman was just trying to get published to put ramen in the cupboard, he was given the opportunity to write a book about rock music. How cool is that? Of course Gaiman said he’d love to write about some hip, sexy rock band — maybe the Velvet Underground? The publishers laughed and laughed. Apparently the sarcastic air quotes around “rock music” didn’t come across over the phone. He was given a choice between writing his “rock book” about Barry Manilow, Def Leppard, or Duran Duran. He opted for the last one, because he had to live with himself afterward.
These spectacular photographs reveal the amazingly tiny details of the life of snails. Using a macro approach, Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko gets up close and personal to capture a variety of miniature landscapes as the little creatures go about their daily lives. With great patience and a steady hand, the artist obtains crisp, sharp details that seem unbelievable when viewers consider how small the scenes really are in comparison to our everyday surroundings.