October 19, 1998
Post #760 – 19981019
Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I just wanted to tell you something. Several months ago a boy named David whom I had recently met wrote to you asking for advice. An excerpt: …let me just say that a girl I know told me of her undying love for you and your work. And, needless to say, I wish to impress this girl by reading at least one of your books. So I just want to know which book you recommend, and if you think I am foolish to try to woo someone by so obviously and deliberately attempting to find a common bond…
And you replied:
David — Well, it’s clear your education has been woefully neglected, and you can only hope that the young woman, who is obviously too good for you, will be willing to associate with you on the basis of having read only one book of mine.
I am that girl, of course, and when I found out about his question I was quite happy. I’d just like to tell you that I have now proclaimed him my one and only, and I got him to get a copy of 5 Novels, too. 🙂
You are a great woman, and you are doing a great thing by loving and educating an unlettered lout. Do not weaken. There are many more books by me, and he must read them. You don't want him to remain sane when you turn into a demented drooling idiot.