These letters are copyrighted by Mark Tarses and re-printed with permission.


I received 3 years' worth of correspondence between a landlord and his two tenants from the late 80's for my 24th birthday. Over the years it has become a cult hit amongst friends and friends-of-friends. I have researched everything in here, and all the events and people are real. Enjoy.


*All spelling and grammar errors are part of the original letters. Some names have been changed.


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