October 1, 2004
Post #1757 – 20041001
I have been a fan of your work since fourth grade (I am recently in eighth grade) when I read your book of four novels (I forget what it was called!). In sixth grade, I found your ‘Five Fantastic Novels’ book and I did a book report on Borgel. In seventh grade, I did a report on The Worms of Kukumlima. Now, I have to write a non-fiction piece, and it seemed obvious that I should pick you. Is there anything interesting that I could include in my report? Thanks…
Well, I am fat. I mean, quite fat. There is a lot of interest in obesity, lots of reports in the news. You could quote from a couple of those. And if you look around you can find interviews (I think there's a link to one on pinkwater.com) in which people ask me questions about being fat. And many of my books have fat characters. You can call your paper ""How to be Fat, a Discussion of Fat Issues in the Work and Thought of Fat Author, Daniel Pinkwater."" Ought to get an ""A.""