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I believe the author's primary complaint is that it's disingenuous of the exemplified 'success story' authors to pin their successes on 'hard work,' 'remaining childless,' or any other such glib reasoning. In fact their successes are often supported in finance and by community; to claim otherwise provides a false model of success to other would-be [inexperienced] authors who could then make some non-productive and possibly very bad life choices based on that advice. It takes talent to be a successful author, absolutely, but some people have their wheels greased and roads paved while the rest of us creak and bump through.