A Note from a High School Friend
One of my high school friends who attended last summer's fortieth anniversary has since read my first novella, The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, and wants to re-read it:
Your book was entertaining the first time I read it. I want to re-read it and catch all the details and nuances I missed by having read through it quickly the first time. I am truly impressed by all your talents and your intelligence. You are an amazing man.This friend has also promised to review the book on Amazon. Grateful for the promise, but embarrassed by such praise, I responded:
I'm not really so amazing or intelligent. As I tell my friends, I'm second rate, but if I apply myself well, I can do some first-rate work. That's my secret. My only point of genius is that I can write well . . . and I've had lots of practice.And that's the truth, as Lily Tomlin used to say . . .