07/24/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Taxi Driver Driven To Write Chicago Mystery Novel

Let's just tell it like it is: Jack Clark started out as a hack writer who was better at driving a cab than meeting deadlines for the Chicago Reader.

"I was on staff for like three months," Clark says, "It was too much pressure for me."

Thank goodness for that.

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