That sinking feeling
Whether it's our professional life or our personal life, we've all had to deal with rejection. We should be able to take some encouragement from The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in the New Yorker. Cartoonist Matthew Diffee collects a handful of rejected cartoons from 30 cartoonists, and prints them alongside the cartoonists' answers to a questionnaire. The questionnaires give you some insight into the cartoonists' backgrounds, but they're really just an opportunity for them to make jokes. Some are funnier than others. Same for the cartoons. Some are very funny. Some aren't. Lots are at least a little blue. If you've had a recent rejection, or if you just want a laugh, this book can help you remember you'll have the chance to fight another day.