This confirms my favorite magazine and Web site

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Jon Krakauer: Into the Wild

February 19, 1996

How is his family doing? Where is the scholarship fund?
What did Chris weigh before he began to starve?
Wasn’t death the predictable outcome of such naiveté?
This confirms my favorite magazine and Web site
If you’d given him a ride, what would you have said to him?
Will you be presenting in the East and Midwest?

This confirms my favorite magazine and Web site
Q: I was introduced to you and Outside by my best friend/now sister-in-law, Jo Ringnalda. She went to school with you at some point (I can’t recall if it was in Bend or Monmouth, Oregon). I am compelled to inform you that after reading your words and those of your peers, I’m reminded why Outside magazine is the only subscription I renew year after year and Outside Online the only Web site I frequent. I have not yet read Into the Wild but I envision myself captivated until the wee hours, turning that last page and exclaiming “that was a fucking great book!”

Please keep that “reckless innocence” in check as you ascend to new heights so as not to deprive the world of your immense talent.
Lori Palmer

A: Many thanks for your kind words, Lori. I promise that I will do my damnedest to remain in the company of the living for decades to come. I intend to become an ornery, pain-in-the-ass old man.

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