Press Play to start audio

April 28, 2009

Lauren's $40,000 Tip

Lauren Swedlow took a job as a waitress at the Marriott in downtown Chicago to help support her life as an artist. She struggled with splitting her time between her passion and her reality until something extraordinary happened. A customer at the restaurant left Lauren a tip that was so substantial, she could quit her job for a year and do what she loved.

Tagged with
, and

You might also like…

More from Paul Guest's Body of Poetry [4.28.2009]

Daily Story Update

Get daily updates and special announcements about The Story.

Produced by

WUNC North Carolina Public Radio 91.5 logo