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Sam Lipsyte, Author of The Fun Parts, on Rejection, Depression and (Eventual) Vindication

03/08/2013 10:35 am ET | Updated May 08, 2013

Other People with Brad Listi is a free, twice-weekly podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading authors. The show focuses on the writers themselves -- their lives, their struggles, their successes, and how they approach their work.

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Here's an excerpt from Episode 154, a terrific conversation with Sam Lipsyte, one of our finest -- and funniest -- writers. His new story collection, The Fun Parts, is now available from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

In this segment, Lipsyte talks about his early struggles, the deep disappointment he felt when his novel Home Land was rejected--and how it eventually went on to be published to great acclaim.

You can listen to the full, hour-long conversation by clicking here.

Thanks for listening, everybody. Enjoy.

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