Hello, I’m Louis Feinberg and welcome to Disasterpiece Theater. Our story this week is written by a little known, and even less cared about American author whose autobiography, “Dreams of Mediocrity” has become the poster-child for rejected short story manuscripts.
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His mother in-law declared, “He’s a chip off the old block.”
“A nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, but this one is certain to roll further down hill,” remarked a well-known New York art critic.
“If he’s striving for mediocrity, he needs to lower his expectations,” wrote another.
Negative reviews fanned the fire of determination. “With God as my witness, I will be average,” he declared.
Despite half-hearted efforts to improve, his work remained far below the norm.
Then, for no apparent reason, he was commissioned to sculpt the bust of a hypocritical politician.
Overnight, he became a sensation.