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Tom Copeland <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:36:57 -0400
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Kent - I loved your book. It reveals more of Twain's impact on the world. I loved the details about the people who wrote him, famous and not so famous. It illustrates both the good and bad sides of adoring fans. It was fun to read while giving us more information about Twain and his recognition of his own fame. Keep writing!


Tom Copeland 

> Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:27:57 -0700
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Dear Mark Twain
> To: [log in to unmask]
> On Sunday, September 22, I'll be speaking about Dear Mark Twain: Letters =
> from His Readers at Vroman's bookstore in Pasadena, Calif. My talk will =
> begin shortly after 4:00 pm. Vroman's is located at 695 E. Colorado =
> Boulevard, very near the well-known Pasadena Playhouse. For further =
> information, see
> It would be wonderful to see some of you there, but at the moment, I =
> can't think of a single Forum member who lives near Pasadena. I live 50 =
> miles from there myself. I didn't even want to drive to Pasadena to see =
> Val Kilmer perform his "Citizen Twain" show. On the plus side, my show =
> won't charge admission.
> Incidentally, I'd love to hear from people who have read Dear Mark =
> Twain. The book has been out for nearly six months now, and I get the =
> impression that it is misperceived as little more than a collection of =
> frivolous fan letters. This, despite the fact that the first page of its =
> introduction states, "This volume is not a collection of `fan mail,' but =
> rather a broadly representative cross section of the wide range of =
> opinions, feelings, and subjects expressed in all the letters Clemens =
> received from readers." Oh, well ... I'm sure I'm not the first author =
> who feels his books are misunderstood.
> Kent