What makes this story even more inspiring is the fact that when he completed the manuscript, he sent it to New York publishers and received the usual round of rejections. Did Mr. Bernstein give up? No. He simply sent the story to the London office of Random House where, after a year's time, it was picked up. The rest, as they say, is history.
Kudos to Mr. Bernstein and to all the hopefuls who don't let age, education, or the usual round of rejections keep them from pursuing their dream!