My Mistake by Daniel Menaker
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Oops! Daniel Menaker’s ‘My Mistake’ Chronicles a Life in Publishing

My Mistake by Daniel MenakerIn May 2011, Daniel Menaker posted eight of the rejection letters he received for his memoir, My Mistake, on the Huffington Post.

“If you’re curious about this kind of thing—what goes on inside the submission process of publishing—there follow, a few paragraphs down, eight edited examples of the rejection notes I got, through my agent, for 25,000 words of a memoir,” wrote the former editor for The New Yorker and editor in chief of Random House.

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