“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” – J.D. Salinger

Raise high the roof beam, carpenters. Like Ares comes the bridegroom, taller far than a tall man.

A good writer has managed to edit himself. A good writer also knows when he is done writing. Here is a letter I planned on sending before his death. I revised and rewrote it several times over the past two years.

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