March 3, 2000
Post #1053 – 20000303
Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
How come all your books are out of print? Your publishers have terrible taste. A friend of mine and I acted just like the Dada Ducks when we were teenagers. I sent her a bunch of your books (the ones in print), and she was cheered enormously. She reminds me of Rat. She has a (second) brain tumor, and I’ve got to find a copy of Young Adults for her so that she can read about the Dada boys getting into Zen and going to Collitch. She can’t just die without having read it. And I’m going to either commit a crime or have an aneurism if I can’t get my hands on a copy of The SnarkOut Boys and the Baconburg Horror. You write the best Dada poetry.
Is there any way that we could have a list of your books broken down into picture books and novels? Sometimes, it’s hard to tell what is what. Not that I have anything against the Hoboken Chicken Emergency, mind.
Also, how difficult is it to find tapes of your radio commentary? My giant dog ate the one I had with the story of your father and his parrot. Tell NPR that I said they must compile the stuff and sell it online. I’m interested to hear about these radio readings. I never knew you did that. I’ll have to look into it.
Sorry to rant and rave. I just got the Worms of Kukumlima for my birthday (another book I seriously considered stealing from the library). I grew up in Los Angeles, and I can assure you that there really isn’t any such place.
It's not just _my_ publishers that have terrible taste. I'd better tell you the following right away:
5 NOVELS, (Farrar, Straus and Gruesome) $10 and change at Amazon:
The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death; Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars; The Last Guru; Slaves of Spiegel; Young Adult Novel
4 FANTASTIC NOVELS (to be published this summer by Simon and Schuster) $10.00!: The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror; Borgel; Yoborgle, Mystery Monster of Lake Ontario; The Worms of Kukumlima.
Somewhere around this site you will find URLs for Alibris, and Cattermole 20th century Children's books.
Tell your friend not to die at all. I will write more books.