Warhol, Hendrix, Astronaut Overcame The Fear Of Rejection

For anyone who’s received a rejection letter in the mail, it’s good to know that plenty of famously successful people have had the same experience. In the new book Other People’s Rejection Letters: Relationship Enders, Career Killers, and 150 Other Letters You’ll Be Glad You Didn’t Receive, author Bill Shapiro includes copies of the Museum of Modern Art’s rejection of Andy Warhol’s entries and the U.S. Army discharge letter sent to Jimi Hendrix because he was unable to “carry on an intelligent conversation,” among many others. Shapiro discusses the upside of rejection with ABC News’ John Berman:

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