Did you know…
Jack Kerouac was addicted to licking stamps.
Cormac McCarthy dresses up as “sexy Betsy Ross” on Halloween every year.
The above rumors were found on Vice.com‘s list of one hundred literary rumors. While reading them, I, of course, laughed, but I also wondered how these rumors began and whether or not there was any truth to them, because for the life of me, I can’t get the image of Kerouac, hair a mess and eyes blood shot, writing On The Road on a stamp-induced high out of my mind. Below are some more interesting, literary rumors from Vice’s list:
Gertrude Stein was on the payroll of the New York Mets.
Virginia Woolf passed the bar exam in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Maine.
J. K. Rowling lost all the money she earned from the first four books of Harry Potter due to slot-machine addiction.