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How Stephen King’s Wife Saved “Carrie” and Launched His Career

How Stephen King’s Wife Saved “Carrie” and Launched His Career

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How Stephen King’s Wife Saved “Carrie” and Launched His Career

by Writing Workshops Staff

5 months ago


How Stephen King’s Wife Saved “Carrie” and Launched His Career

It was 1973, and Stephen King’s pockets were empty. He lived in a doublewide trailer and drove a rust-bucket Buick held together with baling wire and duct tape. King’s wife, Tabby, worked second-shift at Dunkin’ Donuts while he taught English at Hampden Academy, a private high school in eastern Maine. To scrape by, King worked summers at an industrial laundry and moonlighted as a janitor and gas pump attendant. With a toddler and a newborn to feed, money—and time to write fiction—were hard to come by.

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