Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Other People’s Rejection Letters" by Bill Shapiro

192 pages

The title pretty much says it all. This is a collection of letters that killed the hopes and dreams of celebrities (Jimi Hendrix, Andy Warhol as well as regular people. There are handwritten notes from former lovers, nasty e-mails from potential bosses, and passive-aggressive texts. Many of these rejection letters are hilarious, but they are also inspiring, as odd as that sounds. They remind us that everyone has been rejected at some point, even people who went on to become successful later one. In fact, make that especially those who became successful. This collection reminds us that persistence pays off and that we have to face some rejection in order to eventually get what we want.

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