Picks and Pans Review: Dear Sir, Drop Dead!
updated 07/23/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/23/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Letters written in malice can be very funny—if you're not on the receiving end. Many of the most outrageous epistles here are too scatological to quote, but a few samples will suffice. To William F. Buckley Jr.: "You make me sick! I've never heard a person I'd like to shut up as much as I would you...You are really a perfect example of a spoiled creature of the rich and inbred." To columnist Erma Bombeck: "I was married to a shrew like you once for three days." And from a Rolling Stone form rejection letter (by Hunter Thompson) to would-be contributors: "Don't ever send this kind of brain-damaged swill around here again! If I had time, I'd come out there and drive a———- wooden stake through your skull!" For those who seek instruction in the art of being truly nasty, this anthology will be helpful. (Collier Books, $4.95)