Dear Mom,

I know you were expecting a report card but for an Independent Study project I hopped a train and have been riding the rails for the past several months.


It’s a great education, living by the seat of your pants.  I hooked up with a foxy gypsy chic who has taught me some priceless skills: grifts, bunkos, gaffles.

I’m just a shill right now, an apprentice, but will receive my certificate as a full-fledged bamboozle artist as soon as I pass my final scam.

Don’t worry, when not on the lam I found a great place to live. Top left, room with a view.


BTW, please send next semester’s tuition as soon as possible so I can graduate.

:) :) :)

Barbra Streisand, Flim Flam Man