Monday, November 30, 2009

Candy Spelling’s Sweet First Job

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Long before becoming a famous Hollywood socialite, Candy Spelling was slanging actual candy.

Spelling – who’s written Stories From Candy-Land: Confections From On Of Hollywood’s Most Famous Wives And Mothers (St. Martin’s Press) – says her first job was at a See’s Candy store at age 13.

She worked with her best friend writing up the little greeting cards people sent to their loved ones on chocolate boxes around Christmas.

Spelling says that’s when the author bug bit her, and she’d enjoy making up stories about the people on the other side of the cards.

The following year Spelling got a seasonal job at a liquor store where she learned to make bows for gift wrapping, which became a lifelong hobby.

Though her wealthy parents never wanted Spelling to work, she enjoyed having random jobs growing up.

She says it taught her work ethic and not to have a sense of entitlement, unlike her own kids who just “expect things.”

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