A Shout Out to My Fans in Snezhinsk

I occasionally get requests from nice folks in faraway lands.

Hello! Happy New Year! My name is Aleksey. I live in Russia in city Snezhinsk. Our city very small and on it for me a great honor to write to you. I am very much very much the great admirer of your activity. In our city there is a fan club of your name. Very much I ask you to send me by mail your photo and your autograph. Very much it would be would be desirable that the autograph nominal on my name. This you will make me the happiest man! Please!!! After all very not to be easy during our heavy time the happy man. Very much I hope for you! I wish you creative successes and health! With the big respect and hope, Aleksey

Although the actual details of my "activity" are a little vague, I'm delighted there is a group dedicated to it. Perhaps a visit to this showcase of the Russian nuclear program is in order the next time I sell a book.


Unknown said…
Your talents truly know no boarders.
Oddly enough, most of these requests come from former eastern bloc nations...and guys in Chicago.
Nanda said…
Hm...interesting. Activities...? It's nice to receive e-mails from all over the world, though! :)
Nanda -- You're absolutely right. It is nice and I'm honored when people take the time to write me.

The part that tickled me about this particular email was that, despite claims to the contrary, Aleksey obviously has no idea who I am or what I do. I think he found a list of "celebrities" and sent out a blanket email. That I would be on such a list is amusing to me as is the idea that I have a fan club in some remote Russian town.
Michael Tallon said…
I was trying for the longest to figure out if this was real or not! I guess in a way it is, but how funny? Although you do have a fan club, we're just not so well assembled or organized.
Thanks Mike. Yeah, it's real. Just got another one from Poland yesterday! Weird huh?

Just received the EXACT same text(to the word) from one Eduard in Novocherkassk. Drat, I was really feeling that transatlantic love....
Robert --

Ha! That's hilarious. They must be working from some generic autograph request playbook.

"Comrades, observe! Here is how to make the writing for seizing of autographs."

Checked out your website, by the way. Very impressive. Your book sounds great.

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