Nothing can do what a book can do. Lifts you out of your life... to a whole new world, whole new perspective. A book is like a dream you're borrowing from a friend.
The English language was carefully, carefully cobbled together by three blind dudes and a German dictionary.
Remove every barrier you can to fandom. A fan will be an evangelist for your work.
School is learning things you don't want to know, surrounded by people you wish you didn't know, while working toward a future you don't know will ever come.
You can't choose what you're famous for in life.