Re: Did You Have an After School Job?

02/10/08 - posted by Frank Dunnigan

JB--Please send this piece to the Editor of the Chronicle and see if the paper will bring you on board as a replacement for the late, great Herb Caen. In terms of SF nostalgia, this was one of your best, right up there with the Thanksgiving and the Christmas pieces, touching on several different parts of a native's collective memory.

Talk about jobs...Remember that Dear Abby got her start by marching into the Chronicle building over 50 years ago, and telling the editor that she could write a better column than the one that was currently running. He gave her a stack of letters, and she returned later that day with her own snappy responses, and the rest is journalism history.

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