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The Resilient Writer
Tales of Rejection and Triumph from 23 Top Authors
Catherine Wald (editor)


Every author, from unpublished to bestselling, experiences rejection from agents, editors, publishers, critics, even loved ones. It comes with the turf. But rejection can stop a writer dead in his tracks unless he learns how to persevere.
In these conversations successful authors recount their personal struggles, offer strategies for coping, and inspire us with their stories of ultimate triumph. rewrote eight hundred pages and went from an agent’s thumbs-down to the bestseller list.
Dramatic, surprising, funny, practical, and wise, this is a must-read for bibliophiles and scriveners alike.
Writers included are Frederick Busch, Bret Easton Ellis, Janet Fitch, Arthur Golden, E. Lynn Harris, Kathryn Harrison, Wally Lamb, Elinor Lipman, Esmeralda Santiago, Amy Tan, Edmund White, and more.

“Unusually frank, often startling and illuminating.”
—Joyce Carol Oates

Catherine Wald is a freelance writer whose work had appeared in The New York TimesChicago Tribune, Woman’s DayReader’s DigestWriter’s DigestPoets & Writers, and elsewhere.

Paperback / $14.95 (Can $21.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-307-5 / 236 pages / Writing / Literature