June 19th, 2006


think it'll work?

-----Original Message-----
From: dan widrew
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 1:31 AM
To: Malcolm Gladwell[1]
Subject: your new manservant


It seems like whenever I get interested in something and start reading about it, I wind up coming across an article you've written on the subject. I love ideas and people and growth. So I have an offer for you: I will be moving (from Bellingham, Washington) in the nearish future, probably a little after New Years, and I would like to come to New York and work for you. I don't know what I would do - I could spellcheck and factcheck and do your laundry and dust your bookshelves - but I'll do it for cheap, and happily. I think you will be my Lois Weisberg[2]; your interviews and research will introduce me to people and venues for me to figure out what the hell I'm doing with myself.
I know what a ridiculous thing this is to ask of someone I've never met, so feel free to laugh and delete this. But if you're interested, and want a sense of what I'm like, here's a good place to start: http://kingnixon.livejournal.com/ [4]

~Daniel Widrew

[1] http://malcolmgladwell.com/ this guy is the shit. as i just said to julie "he has my dream job[3]! he just researches awesome crazy stuff and writes about it. it's like my lj only amazing"
[2] http://malcolmgladwell.com/1999/1999_01_11_a_weisberg.htm
[3] see also: larry cohen
[4] it occurs to me, if he actually follows that link now, the first thing he'll see is another copy of the email he just read. ha. hi malcolm!
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