Marcus Harwell

January 1, 1997

Post #584 – 19970101

Mr. Pinkwater,

I had no choice. I had to write and tell you what a terrific time I’ve had with your work over the years. Were I to ignore this opportunity to convey my fond good wishes (the electronic equivalent of a smile and a “thumbs up”), my conscience would smack me right in the frontal lobe.

_Alan Mendelsohn_ is my favorite. When I found, to my amazement, that my partner hadn’t even HEARD of it, I stopped what I was doing, yanked the book off the shelf, and subjected him to a forced reading. After all, the book helped shape (warp, some say) my already lopsided view of the world and its otherworldly denizens. It wouldn’t have been the same kidhood without it, and I might have grown up to be an accountant (urk!) or a senator (gack!), instead of the goofy artist I became.

Yours, with much affection,

Marcus Harwell

Daniel replies:

Hey! Now you can _give_ your partner a copy of Alan Mendelsohn, along with 4 other nifty books....arrgh. I am starting to nauseate myself plugging that book. Just everybody please buy a copy, so the publisher will agree to doing another collection. I will quit mentioning it now.