18. A Confederacy Of Dunces
Are you an aspiring writer? If so, it’s a good bet you’ve had your share of rejection letters. Take heart! John Kennedy Toole’s book was published 11 years after his suicide and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1980. The book is a joy to read and with Toole’s struggles in the back of your mind, you realize that anything is possible. We can only imagine what works would have sprung from his nimble mind had he not taken his own life.