Fred Fisher

January 1, 1997

Post #662 – 19970101

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

Being a former resident of the Hudson Valley, I enjoy your pieces on NPR. In the future, if you have childrens books to give away, try the New Paltz school system. They may be more receptive and they certainly could use new books. Most of their stuff was published in the 50’s and 60’s.


Fred Fisher

Daniel replies:

I do accumulate enough review copies of children's books, from time to time, to donate to a local school library. New Paltz, while in my neighborhood, isn't local enough. I plan to give books to all the schools in my own town--other towns, get your own local book reviewer to hand them over, instead of schlepping them to NYC and selling them for money. Nor do I claim them as a charitable deduction. Am I a cool guy, or what?