JEFF PEARLMAN

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E-mail of the day … and Beverly Hills

Hey just read your Lance Armstrong article. Walter, and now Lance. If you have
kids, I hope they never learn what a complete douche bag you are.

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The writer was “Mike.” He used a fake e-mail address, without a last name. Why? Because Mike is a coward. And while Mike might find me to be a horrible human being, and even a douche, at least I place my name atop every single opinion.

Along those lines, I’m sitting in Beverly Hills, working at a coffee shop for a few hours before my next interview. Beverly Hills is such an odd place; a land of enormous ego, egregiously awful fashion (disguised as trendy) and people who spend lots of money to look as if they did not spend lots of money.

Actually, along those lines I fit in quite well. I’m wearing $1 sunglasses, a $10 T-shirt and jeans that have been in my closet for at least, oh, five years. At most, they cost $35.

Ciao.