Smiling leslie zurla in her home office with her large sleepy cat looking over her shoulder.


Humorist and illustrator Leslie Zurla recounts her youthful adventures in the Big City of her imagination.

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My Brilliant Career –The Beginnings

— an excerpt from my Steady Ender essays — The summer after college graduation, I was faced with getting a job. I had turned down a high school teaching assignment in a New Jersey farm area. That NYC skyline called out to me ever since I could remember, and I had to go for it. “It” was the unknown. My resume was verbal. If there was any opportunity at all, my approach was, “What are you looking for?” I had … Read More