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