Always write to your favorite authors

Little things can make someone smile. I wrote to the author of my new favorite statistics textbook, “Discovering Statistics with SPSS.” I included the text of my blog entry about it entitled “Wow. Statistics can be fun.

Dear Sacha,

Thanks for your email and nice comments about the book: it goes
without saying that it’s nice to have positive feedback! I also, for
the record, think it’s the first time I’ve made it into someone’s
blog. So there you are, a world first!

Interesting website by the way. Good luck with your stats and thanks
for taking the time to write: I appreciate it.
Best wishes,

Authors like getting mail. Write and put a smile on their face. =)