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Lessons in Chemistry: Author Bonnie Garmus Interview

Bonnie Garmus, the author of the best-selling debut novel and soon-to-be AppleTV+ series Lessons in Chemistry, was rejected 98 times!

Bonnie Garmus was a determined copywriter who refused to give up on her dream. Now, she’s the author of one of the most popular books of 2023 – the best-selling novel Lessons in Chemistry.¬†After facing rejection 98 times, she is now a New York Times best-selling author. Garmus’s success is a testament to the power of determination and the importance of believing in yourself.

Exciting news for fans of the best-selling book! The highly anticipated adaptation of Lessons in Chemistry is coming this fall. The series stars the talented Brie Larson in the lead role of Elizabeth Zott on Apple TV+.

After a decades-long career as a copywriter, Bonnie Garmus tried to sell her first novel; it was rejected 98 times. But her dogged determination paid off; her first published novel, “Lessons in Chemistry,” has spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into 40 languages. Garmus talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about Elizabeth Zott, her “subversive” heroine created in honor of her own mother.