““Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. “”

Margaret Mitchell 1900-1949
"Imagine, anyone as silly as Peggy writing a book!" was a friend’s response to Margaret Mitchell being a legitimate writer. It is said Margaret only began writing her epic novel as a result of being bedridden with a broken ankle and was reluctant to have it published; reportedly asking for the immediate return of her manuscript. While she was one of the first female journalists and wrote a weekly column for the Atlantic Journal, Gone with the Wind, would be her only major publication. But her tour de force sold over 30 million copies and won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1937. The film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards (a record at the time) and became highest grossing movie of all time.