Robert M. Pirsig’s “Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” was rejected so many times that it won a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The book was rejected 121 times, which is more rejections than any other bestseller.
Not only did Pirsig face and overcome overwhelming rejection to his book, but the philosophical novel took him four years to write. He worked during the day as as a writer of computer manuals, and then would work on his own writing from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. before starting his day job.
Pirsig’s is an incredible story of dedication and perseverance.