Shortly after Christmas, out of the blue, we got this email from Lucy Lesser, concerning a letter she found, similarly out of the blue:
“So this is weird,” she wrote. “But anyhow, awhile back I was at a junk store in Brooklyn (where I live) and I found a letter written by Michael Alig in prison to his friend Whillyem (NYC DJ). It’s a pretty insane letter, it says it was written in 1999. . . . It’s pretty intense. I have no idea why it was in the junk store (they sell a lot of random photos and ephemera). The guy at the store said I could have it for free. But I figured if anyone would be interested in it it might be the WOW Report. I’d happily send you a copy.”
Needless to say, we were interested and we happily asked her to send a copy. And she did. And we thank her very much for doing so. It turns out to be quite a find. Read it after the jump.