Len told us,
"You can't get THERE without pointing out the unacceptability of HERE. This annoys comfortable people."
Yes! Now, what he's talking about regarding entrepreneurship, I'm sure I don't know - I've never felt remotely entrepreneur-ish But what I do know is that's what we writers are called to, if we are to do as Skeeter did and write about what matters to us.
I was challenged and inspired by Skeeter's tenacity, by Aibeleen's courage, by Minnie's sass ... and I was especially moved by Skeeter's mother. It took reading about life in a well written book for her eyes to be opened to her own reality.
Their book created a different future. And that's pretty damn inspiring for a writer who dreams of a new world.
"Believe in the future by creating it first. Action trumps everything."~Len Schlesinger
"Change begins with a whisper." ~The Help