If you head over to Google today you’ll see their doodle celebrating what would have been the 61st birthday of Douglas N. Adams (DNA, as he was affectionately referred to by fans), British author of the hilarious The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, which is basically the Star Wars saga as performed by Monty Python. It helped define the adolescence of many a nerdish young man, myself included.
Just a day or two later, Adams wrote back. He had read the story! He offered a few suggestions and closed with this, which I’ll never forget: “You may not be the best writer in the world (yet), but you have the makings of a profound social critic.”
I’m not saying his assessment was correct, but it was efficacious!