“The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris” author David McCullough was the main attraction at Tuesday morning’s “Books for Breakfast” event benefiting 826 Boston, a local writing center for kids. McCullough not only pledged $1,000 to help fund the organization’s many programs, but also gave a mid-speech shoutout to Cambridge Typewriter owner Tom Furrier, who had just worked on McCullough’s own machine. Furrier told us that McCullough writes all of his books on a 1946 Royal KMM typewriter that he bought in the 1960s. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner McCullough told the audience that, yes, it would be faster to write on a word processor, but he doesn’t mind being slow. Whatever he’s doing, it seems to be working well for him. The breakfast was held at WilmerHale on State Street.
David McCullough, his typewriter, and 826 Boston
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