Dear Mike Cormany,

You changed my life when you turned my eye towards​ Vonnegut some fifty years ago.

​Our Aurora Kaufman dress factory lunches of Old Style quarts in my car are still resonating with me. 

You had earlier awakened me to literature in a way my teachers could not with your strong​ admiration and appreciation for Fitzgerald.

I woke up to writing through Vonnegut as you had through Raymond Chandler.

Nowadays, Chandler is a TV character. You led me to Philip Marlowe.​


Sincerely, Jeff Collins