His Books Are His Monument


Skimming through Mike Cox’s biography of Fred Gipson, author of Old Yeller, (a novel I’ve never read; although of course saw the movie) I happened upon the photo of Gipson’s tombstone, which ends Cox’s book. The tombstone reads: “His Books Are His Monument.”

Simple yet poignant. The whole meaning of a writer’s life. It’s what I hope people will know me for–books. I’ve yet to publish one.

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