A. Drayer, M.D.
to many, including my parents, it may appear as if I've not done
much since writing "Leeches," I am pleased to say that
my sinister plans to take over the world have been going very well.
Some might even say *too* well.
Prong one has recently been completed, as I now have enough dermatologic
skills (after a Dermatology residency in Boston) to practice amongst
the unsuspecting public, and have nearly taken an "acceptable"
number of biopsies.
Prong two has landed me in Los Angeles, where by 2003 I intend to
have a staff job in television, where my saccharine words will reach
the unmolded minds of millions.
Prong three involves sleeping for enormous stretches of time, so
that I may be at full capacity for when my prongs come together,
a time I call "The Handle."
Prong four involves being inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame,
though this is currently on hold due to some mild tendonitis. I
will try to keep all parties updated on my Plan, and continue to
hope that Galen finally chooses to publish my Manifesto.
future ambition is to continue to find an outlet for my words, to
practice enough dermatology to keep me off the streets, to smile
at least once per hour, preferably on the hour, to sleep the dreamless
sleep of the amoral, and to fight evil wherever I encounter it,
provided that I am bigger than it. To hope.
Drayer wrote this book while still a medical student at Duke University.
When not dutifully cramming for tests, he edited the school's student
Contacts: You can reach Jeff Drayer, M.D., through Galen Press,
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