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Friday Find: Rejection Letters Received by Dan Menaker

If you don’t know who Dan Menaker is, here’s a bit of background, from the bio on his website:

At The New Yorker, Daniel Menaker was the first editor to publish such newcomers as Michael Cunningham, David Foster Wallace, Susan Minot, George Saunders, Ann Packer, Michael Chabon, and Allegra Goodman, and he also worked with well-recognized authors such as Max Frisch, Stanislaw Lem, Alice Munro, Elmore Leonard, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Pauline Kael. In 1995, he moved to Random House as Senior Editor, and in 2001 he became Executive Editor at Harper Collins, returning to Random House as Executive Editor–in-Chief in 2003 and working with such authors as Billy Collins, Elizabeth Strout, Gary Shteyngart, Curtis Sittenfeld, Nassim Taleb, Benjamin Kunkel, Reza Aslan, Colum McCann, and Sister Helen Prejean. He left Random House in 2007.

Menaker is the author of two books of short stories (two of which won O. Henry Awards) and a novel, The Treatment….

Which really does make the set of (redacted) rejection letters that he received for his memoir all the more intriguing.

Enjoy the find, have a good weekend, and see you back here on Monday.

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