Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Review: Other People's Rejection Letters

Feel someone else's pain: here are 150 rejection letters - some serious, some humorous, and some tragic. There are some everyday letters, some relationship letters, some professional rejections and some historical rejections.

My two favorite historical letters involved Walt Disney company declining to a woman for her art work and Eleanor Roosevelt writing to decline her membership in the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) due to their refusing to allow singer Marian Anderson on stage. These letters spoke of the times - and exceedingly interesting views towards women.

There were historical letters about people I couldn't place, but at the end of the book, there's a section on explaining those letters and their significance.

My Thoughts: I liked how historical blended with today's letters. Plus there was just the right amount of humor and serious tone to the letters.

The Cover: Amusing - right tone for the book

Source: ILL from another library.

1 comment:

LM Preston said...

The poor soul that keeps the letters around. I learned to throw mine away. The funny things about letters is - you can read them over and over again. That's why mine go to the trashfile so they are not able to bring me down of the clouds of my dreams.