Read: Little Old Lady Writes Hilarious Letter to Steven Spielberg Following Screening of E.T.

Read: Little Old Lady Writes Hilarious Letter to Steven Spielberg Following Screening of E.T.

May 24, 2011

In April 1983, Putnam Publishing put out a book called Letters to E.T., which was full of all sorts of letters that folks of all ages (mainly children) had written to the fictional extra-terrestrial featured in Steven Spielberg's movie. A great majority of the letters were addressed to E.T. himself (we're not sure why they published this book; perhaps it was to help tie into the film's home video release), but some of the letters were written to Steven Spielberg. There was one very touching letter from the mother of an autistic boy who said her son cried during the movie, which is extremely rare since many autistic children don't cry. And then there was the letter from Mrs. Vera Binder, a 731/2-year-old woman who was looking to get reimbursed for damages caused to her by the emotional roller-coaster ride. It's almost too good to spoil here so check out the letter below, which was reprinted by The Retroist, who discovered the book at a yard sale and bought it for a quarter.

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