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Ann Coulter Mini Biography Article

I enjoyed this mini biography article about Ann Coulter. Read it! I even updated my Fear of Future Employers post with a quote from it.

There was one really bad part that stood out to me. Coulter's father used ~$200,000 as a bludgeon to sabotage her writing career. Sighhhhhhhhh :((((((
After Cornell, Coulter wanted to postpone law school to try to become a conservative writer, but knowing the reality of making a living being as controversial as a lion killer, her father said, "That's fine, but I'm not paying for it if you put it off." So off she went to law school.
Parents are so controlling and awful.

After this, Coulter could easily have never become a writer. She could have easily gotten stuck in law jobs she didn't like. Her wonderful career was put in jeopardy, by her own parent, to protect her employability in a profession she didn't really want to be in.

Elliot Temple on November 22, 2015

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a super common response is this:

> but if Ann's father didn't pressure Ann to go to law school, she may not have, and then she wouldn't have learned the law stuff, and maybe that stuff she needed to become the great writer she is today.

what's your crit of this?

i know DD wrote an essay about this (about ignorance being a good thing or something like that), but i want a concise answer.

Anonymous at 10:06 AM on November 26, 2015 | #4505 | reply | quote

maybe if she learned something else instead of law, she'd be an even better writer now.

way better if she judges which things will help her writing (by e.g. start writing and look at gaps in knowledge to do projects she wants to do) than just pick one thing that's sorta potentially related or useful and force it.

Anonymous at 10:08 AM on November 26, 2015 | #4506 | reply | quote

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