Mark Twain told a lot of stories in his day, but has anyone ever told his story? While profoundly intoxicated, we mean. In the clip below, Derrick Beckles almost-coherently explains how an unknown wannabe writer by the name of Samuel Clemens adopted the pseudonym Mark Twain, wrote a bunch of cool articles, and eventually became “this sloe gin…porch…storytelling…patriarch.” Also, did you know that Mark Twain wrote his first important work, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, on a MacBook Pro? The best minds are always ahead of their time.
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