03/08/2013 10:35 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

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.


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.