Mr. Marcus Skinner...
care of the English department, | Stanford University.
Dear Mr. Skinner, | My name is Shaun Brumder...
and I think | you are a total genius.
I live in California...
in a place called Orange County.
A year ago, I was just | another Orange County surfer--
spending my days at the beach | with my buddies...
Spike it, Shaun!
and spending my nights | around a bonfire partying.
School was always a walk for me.
I did pretty well | without trying too hard.
Theres a tropical storm off Laguna.
Lets go, dude. | Surfs up.
I was easily distracted.
- What about next period? | - Twenty-footers. Screw your period.
Then last April, me and my crew | drove out to Emerald Cove...
to catch some major tsunami waves.
I dont know, you guys.
Dude, face the fear.
This is intense!
Lonny always said he wanted to die | eating foam in a massive wipeout...
but I bet hes up in heaven | right now.
After Lonny drowned, | I did some heavy meditating.
I thought, maybe theres more to life | than extreme sports...
and trying to get laid.
Maybe theres | a bigger purpose for me...
and Ive just been too high | to figure it out.
I was sitting on the beach, | totally cogitating.
I looked down, and there, in the sand, | was a copy of your book.
It was like a sign, like your book | was calling out to me.
For the next few days, | I read it from cover to cover.
Your book totally captured | what its like to be a teenager--
the excitement, the confusion, | the horniness.
Sometimes I laughed so hard, | I thought I was going to puke and die.
Other times, I cried.
Are you okay?
Its just so sad.
I read your book | 52 times that month...
and I finally realized | what I wanted to do with my life.
I want to be a writer.
Ive been writing ever since. | Its all I ever do.
All day and all night sometimes.
It was hard to get going, | but, once I did, I couldnt stop.
Im like a machine, | and nothing else matters.
Im selling my board. | I dont have time.
- I need to focus on my writing. | - What?
My friends think | Ive lost my mind.
Hes lost his mind.
Lets get lit and go jump off | the roof of my house.
Now youre talking.
I need some feedback, | and theres no one here to help me.
Got your story here. Wow.
I have the sneaking suspicion | that my English teacher is illiterate.
I noticed you used a lot of big words. | Nice. Good for you.
It was a little long, so I didnt | read the whole thing.
But who cares? | Cause I gave you an A.
My brother, Lance, is perpetually | recovering from the night before.
Im sorry. | I dont feel good.
My girlfriend is the only one | whos actually read my work.
But shes always so positive, | its hard to take her seriously.
Its, like, the best story | Ive ever read.
Its funny and original.
I dont know if Orange County | is the best environment...
for an aspiring writer...
so Im applying to Stanford.
You are a shoo-in.
Do you think I should apply | to some safety schools?
No need. | Dont be a scaredy-cat.
Theres no doubt in my mind | youre gonna go to Berkeley.
Yes. Stanford is where | youre going, mister.
Im sending you | a copy of my story.
Hopefully, | with your wisdom and guidance...
I will one day be a real writer.
I look forward to seeing you | in the fall, Mr. Skinner.
Your greatest admirer, | Shaun Brumder.
Watch it, man.
What are you doing lying here?
My parole officer wants to give me | a drug test, and I need your urine.
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