I'm not sure why the UK's Daily Mail features my letter THIRD behind a letter from some fella name Gandhi to Hitler (I rate behind Hitler?), or a letter from an 8-year-old boy to President Nixon urging him to eat his vegetables (wait, I rate behind Nixon too?), but I do like the accolades underneath THE LETTER..
This letter from Hollywood star Steve Martin was sent to 17-year-old fan Jerry Carlson in 1979 and in just a few lines shows why he's such a popular comedy actor.
I'm blushing! For a publication as reputable as the Daily Mail to call me "a popular comedy actor"... REALLY? Ya think? I mean, I do try very hard on this blog to entertain and amuse... Thank you for those kind words. You're almost forgiven for placing me third.That Martin fella is pretty good too.
Per the Letters of Note website, the book by the same name has been completed and the promotional tour across the pond is apparently responsible for the explosion of recent links and stories.
the US edition will not be published until May 6th, 2014, but you can pre-order here.
I'm just hoping that my Personal Letter From "a teenage boy named Jerry" to Steve Martin is added to the list of prominent historical letters in time for the U.S. edition.