Harper Lee Gives Best Response Ever To Snooping Reporter

Amazing and notoriously reclusive To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee has zero problems telling overly persistent (read: borderline stalker) journalists what to do. After Alabama journalist Connor Sheets multiple attempts to reach the author both through her lawyer and publisher as well as with an unwelcome in-person visit to her Monroeville nursing home were denied, he turned to good old-fashioned snail mail and sent the icon a two-page letter. Which she summarily rejected in trademark succinct prose: “Go away!”

Sheets shared the note on his Twitter feed

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Sheets wanted to question the octogenarian about her state of mind following now-defunct rumors that she "is mentally infirm" and was pressured into releasing her much-anticipated (to say the least) second book, Go Set A Watchman. (Let the countdown begin! HarperCollins is releasing the novel, which focuses on To Kill A Mockingbird's irrepressible Scout as an adult woman, on July 14th, and it's already number one on Amazon.)

As far as we’re concerned, he’s got an amazing answer. 


Photo: Haiku Deck
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