McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern has been printing issues since 1998, and sending them into the world with reckless faith. Now and then, the world writes back. In two decades and change, we’ve accumulated a heady archive of dispatches, pleas, confessions, treatises, ruminations, rants, raves, and the occasional misdirected customer service query. Collected here are one hundred installments from this sprawling many-to-one correspondence, including but not limited to musings on moths and mummies and macaroons, cats and armadillos and homicidal sea worms, and the arcana of Jerry Lewis’s acting career. By turns poignant and absurd, these letters are a sparkling glimpse into the strange and unforgettable lives of McSweeney’s readers.

Dear McSweeney’s: Two Decades of Letters to the Editor from Writers, Readers, and the Occasional Bewildered Consumer has been painstakingly curated and edited by Daniel Levin Becker, features an original preface by Amie Barrodale, and includes letters by Sarah Vowell, Brandon Hobson, R.O. Kwon, Jonathan Lethem, Jenny Odell, Hanif Abdurraqib, Julie Klausner, Thao Nguyen, Ana Marie Cox, and Jason Polan, among dozens more.

Contains letters by:
Deb Olin Unferth
Sarah Manguso
Brandon Hobson
Jen Statsky
Anthony Marra
Sloan Schang
Niela Orr
Trevor Koski
Kevin Guilfoile
Colleen Werthmann
Ben Greenman
Benjamin Cohen
Katherine Heiny
Rajeev Balasubramanyam
Julie Klausner
Jonathan Lethem
Anna Pervukhin
Sarah Vowell
Don Steinberg
Rufi Thorpe
Gavin Bruce
Colin Winnette
Marco Kaye
Petra Ehrenzweig
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Kiersten Conner-Sax
Laia Jufresa
Jason Polan
Amie Barrodale
Steve Delahoyde
Hanif Abdurraqib
Yukiko Takeuchi
Tim Carvell
Jenny Odell
Cole Walter
Kathryn Davis
Rachel B. Glaser
John Moe
Jamie Allen
Thao Nguyen
Mike Sacks
Ana Marie Cox
Jessica Hopper
Michelle Tea
Chuck Heffernan
Amy Fusselman
Kent Woodyard
Greg Chapman
Elizabeth Sankey
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
Jason Adams
Scaachi Koul
John Flowers
Daniel Galera
Teddy Wayne
Joanna Howard
Alex Ryan Bauer
Steve Delahoyde
Brian T. Edwards
Ali Liebegott
Lorenzo Alunni
Keaton Patti
Jim Stallard
Dan Keane
Elena Passarello
David Henne
Stuart Wade
Laraine Newman
Carson Mell
Aulden Timmer
Jenny Shank
Tom O’Donnell
Avery Trufelman
Yuri Herrera
Karyn Coughlin
R.O. Kwon
David Lida
Ingrida Martinkus
Kristen Iskandrian
Simon Rich
Avery Monsen