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From: i apologize_for_shamelessly_mass_mailing_a_link_

Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2000 1:29 PM

Subject: Incidents of Egotourism in the Temporary World

Hello friends.

Thought I'd officially admit to being a fullblown turbo geek. My eyes are all glassy from consecutive hours of formatting the complete contents of "Incidents of Egotourism in the Temporary World" for the Web.

It's now available for you (and anyone with a modem):

Check it out when you're tremendously bored.

Hope all's well. Lee

PS. If you received this message and you have no idea who I am, it's probably because you once sent me a message long ago and I thought, what the f*ck, I'll just recklessly send this person (whoever you are) the damn link. It's pretty harmless. There's probably no chance that I'll ever send you another link to another novel, so no need to reply with a nasty note, although if you feel compelled to send me such a note, I welcome it. I'll probably respond with an escalation. If you feel like you've been spammed, please know that I'm not trying to sell you nothing: this is not an elaborate spam to get you to buy a self-help book. I swear.

PPS. I'm now going to spend the next 24 hours watching people moving around in the streets. It's a beautiful day here. Gotta get outside.