Richard Pike Bissell (Dubuque, Iowa, June 27, 1913 – May 4, 1977) was an American author of short stories and novels. One of which, 7½ Cents, was turned into the Broadway musical The Pajama Game. This won him (along with co-author George Abbott) the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical. He wrote a book about the experience called Say, Darling, which chronicled the ins and outs of a broadway musical ... more »
''According to Father's lexicon people who started on a job and didn't stay at it for 50 years were "quitters." If you stayed 20 years and then shifted to more congenial work you were a "drifter."''Richard Bissell (1913-1977), U.S. writer, humorist. My Life on the Mississippi, or Why I Am Not Mark Twain, Chapter 13, Little, Brown (1973).