Slate Voice: “The Self-Made Man” Listen to Slate’s John Swansburg read his story on the myth of the self-made man.
Behind the Scenes
They Can’t Buy BackboneFathers, sons, and the lesson of Herman Blume in my Slate essay about self-made men.
“It Wasn’t Just Character. It Was Circumstances.”John Swansburg and his editor Jessica Winter talk about how his history of the self-made man came to life.