El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo
supergee

That'll never sell

Five best sellers that were repeatedly rejected. T.S. Eliot, of all people, turned down Animal Farm because it was unkind to our Soviet allies, but the people who thought that a title like Chicken Soup for the Soul wouldn't go over must have been unfamiliar with Mencken's Observation.*

*No one in this world, so far as I know--and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me--has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.

Thanx to andrewducker
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