Career Coach: Marching On
Despite initial rejection, Dr. Seuss persisted in his dream of writing and drawing. After 27 rejections, And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was published in 1937. Theodor Seuss Geisel published over 60 children’s books. His work has been translated into 20 different languages which sold over 220 million copies around the world. Dr. Seuss' honors include two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the Pulitzer Prize. The most recent adaptation of his work is the CG animated film The Lorax, released on Geisel’s birthday (March 2), which scored the best opening of the year so far.
Resource: Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geisel: A Biography by Judith and Neil Morgan, published by Random House
©2012 Pamela Kleibrink Thompson
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson is a career coach and recruiter and is a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. One of her most cherished possessions is a copy of Oh, the Places You’ll Go signed and augmented by artists she worked with on The Simpsons. She also owns a copy of Boners, the first book illustrated by Dr. Seuss, which she found at a garage sale in Beverly Hills. You can reach Pamela for personal career coaching, speaking, or recruiting at PamRecruit@q.com. She would love to hear any tales or stories about persistence.