Joe and Dara

November 7, 1998

Post #766 – 19981107

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I once heard a reading of “Devil in the Drain” on NPR and have been looking for it ever since. My understanding is that this book was banned by many school districts and is probably hard to get published for this reason. I think it would be great if it were published on line so that one could download it and print it out. You wouldn’t be losing any money, and it would be a wonderfully subversive way of getting this book out. What do you think?

Daniel replies:

I wouldn't be losing any money, but I wouldn't be making any money either. I wish people understood that I don't really own my own halvah mine, (although I have claimed that I do). Besides, only a couple of places banned it. It will be around.