Truman Capote Struggles In Life

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Since literacy has been around, there has always been an author that could grab an audience’s attention. From Stephen King to Nora Roberts to Michael Crichton, they have all been able to get the audience’s attention. Truman Capote was an amazing author, yet had struggles in life. He was able to overcome some, but not all. Truman Streckfus Persons was born in New Orleans. He was born on September 30, 1924. His parents were Lillie Mae Faulk and Archulus (Arch) Persons (“Truman Capote.” Biography.com). He died on August 24, 1984 of liver cancer and drug complications (“Truman Capote.” www.famousauthors.org). He was 59, and he had less than a month before his 60th birthday (Krebs, “Truman Capote Biography). He was neglected as a child, so…show more content…
He learned to read at the age of four (“Truman Capote.” www.famousauthors.org). From 1933 to 1936, he attended a boy’s private school. He had few friends. His best friend was Harper Lee. Harper and Truman were next door neighbors. Harper was a tomboy. He was also good friends with Phoebe Pierce (“Truman Capote.” Biography.com). Even though he had few friends, he was very intelligent. He had the IQ level of a genius (“Truman Capote Biography. www.noteablebiographies.com). He would excel in classes he tried in, but failed in the classes he gave little effort too. One of his best classes was English. Capote could tell stories with ease. He loved to entertain people by telling stories. His mother decided to send him to military camp to bulk him up. In 1939, his mother decided to move him to Greenwich, Connecticut. There, he attended high school. He auditioned for a musical, and he made it. He seemed to enjoy high school. He dropped out of high school before he could finish it. He began to work to work at the New Yorker Magazine. This sparked his career in writing. He decided to not attend college (“Truman Capote.”…show more content…
He began writing at a young age. His first short story was written at the age of ten (“Truman Capote.” www.famousauthors.org). He obviously had a talent for writing. He got his start at the “New Yorker Magazine.” He was a copy boy there. Being a copy boy was his very first job. He was very young when he started working there. He had not even finished high school yet. His story “Mademoiselle” caught the attention of many. Yet, the one who got to get Capote was a fiction editor, Mary Louise Aswell. This caused him to gain much recognition in the 1940’s (“Truman Capote.” Biography.com). After the 1940’s, his popularity sky rocketed. It seemed everyone was dying to have one of his books. Truman said “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” This all became worse when he published his book “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” This was about a young woman who moves to New York, and begins to live in the same apartment building as an older man. The older man is married to a very wealthy women, but he wants to leave her and become a writer. Yet, he will not be able to support himself financially. He finally meets the young woman and figures out she is an escort. She is a very wealthy escort. He ends up leaving his wife for the young woman and he becomes a writer. This book was a romantic comedy. Capote wrote in many different genres. His other book that people loved was “In Cold Blood.” This book was about a family of four that lived in

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