Ben Fountain is just a typical guy who quit his big-firm associate gig to become a stay-at-home dad and write a critically acclaimed short-story collection. It's a decision that has paid off, but not until nearly 20 years elapsed between quitting his day job and publishing his first book in 2006. During his best year financially as a writer, he says he made nearly half the salary of a first-year associate at a big law firm. But Fountain, who didn't like the large-firm life, doesn't regret his choice.
Efforts Pay Off for Lawyer Who Quit to Be Stay-at-Home Dad/Writer
May 20, 2008