Andy Kaufman did not let his contempt for jokes get in the way of being America's funniest performance artist in the late '70s. He did not let his lack of wrestling ability get in the way of wrestling Jerry "The King" Lawler in front of a packed Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis in April 1982. And he's not letting his untimely 1984 death at the age of 35 get in the way of a new tour in 2016.
“It was a terrible moment in my writing life,” wrote E L Doctorow about his breakthrough novel. “I literally threw the pages across the room. And then I sat down at the typewriter… and I found that what I was typing was the first page of The Book of Daniel.”