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This author struggled to write a novel that publishing companies would call something other than “pure rubbish” several times—27 to be exact. The man just wouldn’t quit, though.
One fateful night, he ran into an old friend who had recently taken over as a children’s literature editor. The friend agreed to publish Giesel’s work. Better known today as Dr. Seuss, Giesel was never again called a failure after his first book struck it big.