On page 294, in an appendix to “Making Pop Proud,” I quote from a letter sent to Jesse from a young fan named Andy of East Brunswick, New Jersey.
Jesse proved that regardless of your background, your age, your financial status, your ethnicity–you could make it. Jesse spent a great deal of effort in making pop proud. And his young fan expressed his desire to in turnmake Jesse proud.
Here is a copy of the original letter.