John Steinbeck’s birthday today — a life snuffed out too young


Today, Google is celebrating John Steinbeck’s birthday with a special doodle.

Steinbeck was one of my favourite writers when I was younger. He only lived to be 66. He died of heart disease still a relatively young man, and still with much to give the world. John was reportedly a chain smoker, three packs a day minimum. Google John Steinbeck images and you will find plenty of images of him smoking.

Only 66, so many stories left to tell, snuffed out too quickly by a terrible habit.

google doodle
Google Doodle

2 thoughts on “John Steinbeck’s birthday today — a life snuffed out too young”

  1. Posted yesterday in realm about John Steinbeck…

    On of my favorite compassionate writer always for the underdogs,Of Mice and Men about two traveling ranch workers, George and Lennie, trying to work up enough money to buy their own farm/ranch. They both needed each other for sustenance ultimately their story ended up in tragedy.

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