Claudia S

March 30, 2012

Post #2803 – 20120330

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I am a 23 year old college student, and i still read and recommend to my friends any and all of your books. Growing up, your stories taught me the value of knowing a city and how to keep my eyes open for the strange and wonderful things it has to offer. It taught me that Kansas City isn’t so bad after all, something my dad was always trying to show me and i of course didn’t pay attention to. So thanks for that.
This week though i am visiting a girlfriend in Chicago, and while i wander around waiting for her to get off work each evening i find myself wondering where all the wonders of your books are hidden. Basically, i am requesting a Pinkwater tour; are there any sites or smells in this city you would recommend to a life-long reader?

Daniel replies:

I have always sort of wanted to go to Kansas City, possibly the one in Kansas, but I'd check out Mo too. I have not lived in Chicago in forever, and can't reliably direct you anywhere, but you can do what I would do and just follow your toes. If you are _willing_ to encounter fantastic things, you probably will.