Mark Twain’s Stuck Moment as an Idle Achiever

| October 18, 2011

His stuck moment: His investments in new inventions, and his own publishing house, left his finances in ruin.

He commits to his belief: Twain filed for bankruptcy, which absolved him of much of his debt. But, he was determined to make good by embarking on a world lecture tour to pay his creditors in full. 

Unstuck result: In the six years that he toured and lectured, he also wrote “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” and “Tom Sawyer Abroad, by Huck Finn.”

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