Monday, November 10, 2014

Rolling Stone asks Stephen King how he spends his money

You've made a fortune over the years. A lot of people would be living it up, buying houses in Hawaii and the South of France and filling them with Picassos. That's obviously not your thing, so what does your money do for you?

I like to have money to buy books and go to movies and buy music and stuff. To me, the greatest thing in the world is downloading TV shows on iTunes because there are no commercials, and yet if I were a working stiff, I could never afford to do this. But I don't even think about money. I have two amazing things in my life: I'm pain-free and I'm debt-free. Money means I can support my family and still do what I love. Not very many people can say that in this world, and not many writers can say that. I'm not a clothes person. I'm not a boat person. We do have a house in Florida. But we live in Maine, for Christ's sake. It's not like a trendy community or anything. We have the houses and stuff. My wife likes all that. But I'm not very interested in stuff. I like cars, because I grew up in the country and a car was important. So we've got more cars than we need, but that's our biggest extravagance.
From Rolling Stone. Interview by Andy Greene


Mike said...

Thanks for posting. It's an educational and moving interview. You have to admire King's honesty and courage in discussing his alcohol and cocaine addictions.