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6 famous people who have received brutal rejection letters

Friday,November 8th,2013

What's the most difficult thing every successful person has to deal with? Rejection. Dr Harold Levinson goes further, adding, "Success is most often overcoming rejection or adversity." Alice Munro, the first Canadian woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature, made headlines when an archive of her rejection letters were found. In response to Munro's now Prize book "Dance of the Happy Shades," Knopf publishing editor Judith Jones in 1968 says there is "nothing particularly new and exciting" about the short stories and calls Munro "not that young." Adding insult to injury, she adds, her work is "easily overlooked" and "forgotten." Monroe is not alone? C.S. Lewis received 800 rejections before he sold his first piece of writing, and Mary Higgins Clark spent six years trying to get her first novel published, which she sold for $100. Forty years after that first novel, Clark accepted a $64 million book deal with Simon Schuster in the 1990s. Based on Dr Harold Levinson's clinical and scientific experiences, especially with dyslexia and ADHD, he adds, "Success is most often overcoming rejection or adversity. This applies not only to patents with dyslexia and related ADHD and phobias. It is equally applicable to the struggle of pioneering clinicians and scientists overcoming the old established status quo, and it's equally defensive and offensive resistance." Dr Levinson discusses these factors in his many books, especially: A Scientific Watergate-- Dyslexia.

About Harold Levinson, M.D.

Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Great Neck, New York. He is a well known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. His "highly original" research into the cerebellar-vestibular (inner-ear) origins and treatment of dyslexia and related learning, attention-deficit/hyperactivity and anxiety or phobic disorders has evolved over the past four decades. Levinson's concepts encompass the collective insights derived from the examinations, follow-up and successful treatment of over 35,000 children, adults and even seniors and have led to new methods of screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. His expanded theories appear capable of encompassing and/or explaining all reported symptoms as well as most other concepts and experimental data, thus resulting in a truly holistic perspective.

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