Margaret Eifert

January 1, 1997

Post #554 – 19970101

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I’ve been listening to you on All Things Considered for a long time and always love your commentaries. Have you done a compilation of your NPR talks? I’d really like to have copies of the ones you’ve done about animals – Jill and the wolf, the raccoons on your porch, etc. I would especially like the ones from 1988 about your dog that died and Jill finding the new dog at the pound. I had to have my 17-year-old cat, Gretel, put to sleep shortly before those pieces and they really hit home, (I still cry). My cat, Ishtar, (she’s a Somali – looks like a tiny mountain lion with a fox tail and she’s definitely a goddess), was born a month before Gretel died but she managed to get Gretel’s soul somehow* Your stories are always worth listening to – Thank you!

Daniel replies:

Thanks! Fish Whistle, (which contains the dog stories), and Chicago Days, Hoboken Nights are mostly collected NPR pieces. I regret they are rare books already, and you have to hunt for them...or you can purchase one from me, through this website, for a ridiculously high price--but not as riduclous as some booksellers charge. I have based my prices on how few I have, and how impossible to get more--but that doesn't mean a copy isn't sitting in some shop for five bucks.