May 13, 2010 8:51 AM
Rejection's a bitch - that is unless it's happening to someone else. Other People's Rejection Letters: Relationship Enders, Career Killers, and 150 Other Letters You'll Be Glad You Didn't Receive ($16) is the rejection letter hall of fame. Read about the hopes and dreams of Jimi Hendrix, Andy Warhol and regular Joe's being crushed through some not so subtle correspondence. From former lovers to would-be bosses, heated texts and crayon scribbles, Bill Shapiro has unearthed and compiled these letters to make us feel a bit better about our own rejections - and ultimately our ability to persevere.