May 14, 2000

Post #1122 – 20000514

Dear Mr. Pinkwater

Well, how do you start a letter to someone who changed your life? I have absolutely no idea, so please bear with me while I stumble through this.

I’m not sure how old I was when I first read “Allen Mendholson”, somewhere around nine or ten, but I know I read it at least 20 times. I was a fat unpopular kid, and I found solace in the book, like I could relate to the characters. I think i tried to make everything levitate using a metal ruler for a year after reading the book. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve heard all of this before, so I’ll move on. I couldn’t remember your name, and had trouble finding your books anywhere, until I found you online.

Thank you very much for making my childhood a better experience.

a fan,


p.s. I still wonder what peanut butter flavored beer tastes like.

Daniel replies:

Hi! Try reading some of my other stuff, and see if it does anything for your adulthood.