Here’s a tidbit I did not know but that seems weirdly apt — author William Kotzwinkle, known for various interesting projects including the script for E.T. but most beloved by me for making me feel more okay with squalor and brain-scramble through his 1974 novel The Fan Man (which belongs on the far-out shelf next to Nog), has apparently found his greatest success as a childrens’ book author specializing in tales of a farting dog. A concise history of Walter. An important additional revelation is that Kotzwinkle started out writing kids’ lit. The Fan Man would approve.