Jill Slaughter

January 8, 2012

Post #2778 – 20120108

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

My children, now ages 17,19 and 22 have been delighted fans of yours for years.

My 17 year old just submitted her college essay to Oberlin, inspired by the message of The Big Orange Splot. She is an iconoclastic, brilliant, loving young woman.

She doesn’t know I’ve contacted you, and I’m sure would say “Mommmm, why did you do that? I know it would mean the world to her if you could acknowledge her effort. She would love to send the piece to you.

Thanks for your consideration.
Jill Slaughter

Daniel replies:

Oberlin is a great choice. Anyway, it was when I almost went there. I went to Bard instead, which was along the same lines...then. Not now. Tell your daughter she applied to the right one.