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August 28, 2019
Lessons Learned

I just came across these rejection letters I got when my book agent, Byrd Leavell and I originally shopped the manuscript for I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell (the tentative title at the time was "Belligerence and Debauchery"). Enjoy:

Just something to think about:

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell has about 2 million copies in print. It has been on the NY Times Best Seller list every year since it came out, 2006-2012, and it has been credited with defining a new genre of literature, fratire. Yet these editors--and many others, these were just the funniest rejection letters I could find--were very confident that my writing sucked. Funny.

Tucker Max

Tucker Max is the co-founder of Scribe Media, a company that helps you write, publish, and market your book.  

He's written four New York Times Best Sellers (three hit #1), which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. He's credited with being the originator of the literary genre, “fratire,” and is only the fourth writer (including Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis and Brene Brown) to ever have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time. He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009.

He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Veronica and three children.


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