Other People's Rejection Letters

by Devin Mainville

16 December 2010


Everybody is rejected at some point or another and when it happens to you it sucks. But as Other People’s Rejection Letters proves, when it happens to someone else, it’s often pretty funny, in that Schadenfreude kind of way. The book is a compilation of real rejection letters, emails, notes and even post-its rejecting everything from job applications, to paternity, to even love. There is a combination of letters to average joes as well as to future celebrities like Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix and Gertrude Stein.

So yes, rejection is awful, but if seeing a letter to Andy Warhol, rejecting his contribution to the Modern Museum of Art doesn’t make you feel a little better about your failed artistic attempts, than I don’t know what will.

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