Jack London вЂњвЂ¦first millionaire writer in historyвЂ¦вЂќ Publishing History пЃ® пЃ® Published fifty books from 1900-1916 Only twenty-one are still in print. 1903 Motto пЃ® вЂњLive life to the fullest!вЂќ пЃ® ExplainвЂ¦ пЃ± вЂњfirsthand experience was the only basis for art.вЂќ His Many Hats пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® Sailor Laborer Oyster pirate Fish and game warden Tramp Gold prospector пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® Soapbox orator War correspondent Rancher Bohemian More! His Times пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® Post-Victorian Pre-Modernist Between the Spanish-American War and World War I LondonвЂ™s Literary Beginnings пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® With help of local librarian, he began to readвЂ¦ = a Great Discovery! He found his mindвЂ¦literally! LondonвЂ™s Literary BeginningsвЂ¦continued пЃ® пЃ® Jack London in the Klondike 1897 ~ joined the gold rush to Klondike Determined to tell others what he had seen, heard, and lived. Image of Jack London's cabin as moved, and reconstructed, in Dawson City, Yukon (2001) LondonвЂ™s Family LondonвЂ™s Family London and daughter Joan ~ 1902 Daughters Becky and Joan ~ 1913 LondonвЂ™s Family I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them, I shall use my time." вЂ“ Jack London 1876-1916 пЃ® http://london.sonoma.edu/ References пЃ® The Collected Jack London. 1992. Barnes and Noble Books.