The Freedman Archives

The following is a collection of letters written by Gary Freedman to his imagined friend.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Preface to The Freedman Archives

The Freedman Archives is a collection of (undelivered) letters that I wrote to my imaginary friend, Brian Patrick Brown in the years 2004 and 2005. Brian is in fact a real person; he is the branch librarian of the Cleveland Park Neighborhood library, in Washington, DC.

I draw your specific attention to the letter dated June 28, 2004 [The Genesis of an Obsession: Weaving Memoir from Theory and Experience. click here]. The letter discusses why I believe I came to be obsessed with Brian. My interest in Brian is not sexual (not that there's anything wrong with that). I'm very lonely and I wish I had a friend I could talk to once in a while and maybe hang out with occasionally. There's no chance of my becoming Brian's real friend. I think he thinks I'm a nut job.