Patrick Marren

August 10, 2002

Post #1519 – 20020810

Daniel P:

I made the very great mistake of lending your memoir (I believe it was called “Fish Whistle”) to a friend about a decade ago, and I am bereft of Pinkwateriana now. I realize I deserve whatever I get after such a boner, but I (and America) wonder: might a similar adjunct or annex memoir be forthcoming from yourself?

I write as a Chicago boy from Ashland and Montrose, and major fan, who has seen the Hudson River Valley and well understands the appeal of its topography to one subjected to the lack thereof that this area is notable for. (And as Winston Churchill said: A preposition is a terrible thing to end a sentence with. And as my brother Daniel now reminds me, “No: ‘a preposition is a terrible thing to end a sentence with, A*****e.'”)


Patrick Marren

Crystal Lake, IL

Daniel replies:

Whistle and its sort of sequel, Chicago Days and Hoboken Nights are now available in one volume: Hoboken Fish and Chicago Whistle, (or is it the other way around?) from xlibris. Try or to order in hard or soft cover.