From the Publisher: Apr 23 1990

I get lots of memos, and I throw away lots of memos. But I thought I would share with you this wry note that I recently received from Alexander Tresniowski, one of the seven staffers who answer letters from our readers:

Our lives in the TIME Letters department are not glamorous. Alone at our word processors, the wrath of irate readers squarely on our shoulders, we sit and write letters. We write cajoling letters, apologetic letters, defiant letters, witty letters, pleading letters but, always, letters. There are no awards and no bylines, only signatures. But every once in a blissful while,...

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