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A Letter from Roald Dahl

A Letter from Roald Dahl

Did you guys read Roald Dahl when you were kids? I sure did. Matilda was my favorite book, and somehow, I managed not to end up terrified of every teacher I ever had, even after reading it. Now, elementary-school-me didn’t really know that much about the author of my favorite book, but frankly, I didn’t really care. It was only when I got older that I found out that Roald Dahl was REALLY, REALLY WEIRD. I suppose the types of stories he wrote should have been an early indication of his weirdness, but much is lost on the young. Anyway, I’m probably lucky that by the time I started reading his books, he was dead, which meant that I couldn’t try to send him letters. These kids weren’t so lucky. More »

Why You Suck, by Hunter S. Thompson

Why You Suck, by Hunter S. Thompson

Getting rejected is tough. It’s even tougher if you’re getting rejected by the late, great Hunter S. Thompson. As much as we love Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, this letter, sent to some poor schmuck who had the gall to submit something sub-par to Rolling Stone during Thompson’s tenure there, is something we would go very, very far out of our way to avoid. Fair warning: Strong language ahead. More »