May 24, 1999

Post #856 – 19990524

My dearest Mr Pinkwater

In my many listenings to Chinwag Theatre, I have fallen madly in love with your books. I have attempted to purchase the ones that I have been unable to hear the ending to ( specifically Wingman and The Hoboken Chicken Emergency) only to find that they are no longer in print. What a sad day I have had today. I was wondering if you knew of where I might be able to purchase these books, or if maybe I could purchase them directly from you? I know that you are a busy man, and I don’t expect an imediate answer. 5 mins from now will be quick enough ( just kidding). I would really appreciate your help.

Thank you and Much love to you


Daniel replies:

THE HOBOKEN CHICKEN EMERGENCY is supposed to be in print! You can contact the office of Ellen Krieger, Aladdin Books, Simon and Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the America, New York, NY 10020. Ask them to help with this. There is also a newly-designed and illustrated edition scheduled for later this year or next year. WINGMAN is out of print, but copies can be found in used book stores, through internet booksellers, and offered for sale on ebay.com . The price can range from less than original retail to something ridiculous. I am going to try to get it back in print--a process that takes a long time. Publishers are slow, in every sense of the word. If you like Chinwag Theater, please, please, tell the radio station on which you hear it. Thanks for your kind words.