Subject: Annoying fan mail
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 13:05:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Darryl Lee" <lee [at]>

Get any recently?

i have to admit that i haven't read any of your most recent work, but
of course i loved the Hitchhiker's trilogy, as well as the Dirk Gently

Found your address when i went looking for information on ye olde
Neiman-Marcus cookie urban legend.  A more recent urban legend posits
that the rumor was started by Neiman-Marcus itself, in an effort to
build name-recognition.

You'd think that they didn't need any more of that.  At any rate, the
rumor (the more recent one) was started by Joey Skaggs, infamous

What does this have to do with you?  Nothing.  A search at turned up your name in conjunction with cookies,
specifically the infamous "Stolen Cookies at the Train Station" story.

i remember reading this in the first Gently book, and then hearing you
retell it on the Tonight Show.  Too funny that from there (perhaps)
it made it to the annals of the Internet.

Loved your response to the query, as well.  If they read your work,
they'd know it was you.  (Or a reasonable fascimile thereof.)

Just a fan...

Darryl Lee <lee [at]> | "That Systems Guy" | <>