Letter to the Editor

After nearly a year and a half of publication, and commonly getting about 300 emails per day from readers, I finally actually publish a few letters to the editor.

They’re from the first buyers of the first This is True book, and the “reviews” are great!

“My wife was very chuffed … and so was I.”
I didn’t even publish the reader’s name with his note! Sheesh. It was from David in Australia.

“I’ve got the book today. It’s great!” –from Ljubljana, Slovenia (!!)

“I feel it is my duty to order this book as I have been enjoying your free e-subscription for some time now. I guess it is your way of responding to ‘How could I ever repay you.’ What a cheap ploy for those of us who are Catholic.” –Texas

“I’d like to order 5 copies. Christmas shopping made easy!” –Colorado

So, yes: I do see — and appreciate — the notes put in with the orders, and the follow-up emails and notes. Thank you!

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It hasn’t occurred to me at this point that people find the letters — feedback from readers like them — interesting in their own right, so I don’t run very many even after this. It’s not until I get huge criticism for a story in 1999 and start publishing “pro” and “con” replies that I have that forehead-slapping moment.

3 Comments on “Letter to the Editor

  1. I think this is about the date I subscribed to This is True. It’s pretty hard to believe the idiot letters took more than a year to really start flowing in. 🙂 Thanks for all the great intertainment.

  2. One of my favorite parts of True is the feedback letters. One of the reasons I stay on as a free member (I’m a Premium subscriber) is to get a “sneak peak” at the letters. There are many times that I wished you had more space in the email editions to post more of the letters and your replies.

  3. The “homophobic” accusations are examples of a prevalent symptom of liberal activists. They do not recognize or acknowledge satire, jokes, humor or hypocrisy. Their issues are much too important to be subjected to ridicule or misinterpretation because the fate of the entire universe hinges on everyone agreeing with them. This has been going on for a long time — even longer than exemplified by the joke: How many liberated women does it take to change a light bulb? THAT’S NOT FUNNY!!!!

    Thanks and keep up the good work.

    All that is true — as long as you realize that the same is true for ultra-right-wingers; “you’re either with us or you’re against us” (aka, terrorists bent on the destruction of The American Way Of Life and/or Constitution). I see little difference between the two, except for which way they lean when they take a stand. And yes, I skewer them both. -rc

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