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J.K. Rowling Talks About When She Was On “Welfare”

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 8:18 am

J.K. Rowling said that she would never have been able to write Harry Potter if she hadn’t suffered through such extreme poverty. She was so poor, she was on “benefits,” which is the UK version of welfare. Now that she is vastly wealthy, she has remained in the UK because she feels a sense of loyalty to them for helping her.

JK Rowling Feels That She Owes the UK

She said,

I pay a lot of tax. One of the reasons I stay and pay, why I’m not based in Monaco, is I feel I owe them, I truly do.

To see the complete video: The Daily Show: J.K. Rowling

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The Casual Vacancy at Amazon.comJ.K. Rowling just came out with a new book for adults. The ebook price is pretty high at $15 right now, so I thought I’d wait until it fell under ten bucks. After seeing this, I immediately bought her book, just because she’s so damn awesome!

The next time I see a politician balking at the cost of welfare, I’m going to remember J.K. Rowling and how she was an investment that truly paid off.

Via: Sand & Glass


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