Louis C.K.: It’s good to feel bad

Today is my birthday. It’s also the first time in three weeks that I haven’t spent every free moment reading and applying for every job posting that I could possibly be qualified for that doesn’t involve turquoise visors and head mics. Because today, in honor of the anniversary of my arrival in this life, I […]

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Dear loser: the joy of the rejection letter

When I was sixteen and selling my face to Japanese marketers, my agent told me not to take rejection personally.  “It’s just a business” she said, “don’t get down if some clients don’t like your look.”  It didn’t work then, either. I received my first proper rejection from a literary agent about a year ago—and […]

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