For all fellow scribes who ever suffered an (occasional) negative review, Publishers' Weekly offers consolation in this collection of classic-book authors who underwent Critical Chain-Whipping.
Enjoy, fellow masochists!
((UPDATE: In an e-mail regarding this Writer Alert, Faithful Reader Morgan asks: "Isn't there a site full of rejection letters like this?"
EM REPLY: "In my lower desk drawer, I believe. Tho some writers I know --Joe Konrath, to name one-- paper their bathrooms with theirs."))
-- Earl Merkel