Marc Follit

May 2, 2000

Post #1115 – 20000502

Dear Mr. Pinkwater, I am writing to you because I am doing a report on you.

Why did you become an author? I need to know about why you smoke a cigar. I am going to read Frankenbagel Monster. Why did you write about bagels? You have written so many books. Where do you get your ideas for them? Will you please email me soon? Thank you.

Daniel replies:

I became an author because people liked what I wrote, and gave me money--so I said, ""Hey! This is easy!"" I quit smoking cigars a couple years ago--they were expensive, and made my breath smell like camel breath, (which is disgusting). I like to write about bagels because they are beautiful.