Today I received this response to my query about the fake letter in the Ruminator:
"We printed a scanned version of the original letter sent to Daniel Handler.
Thank you for your comment,
Susannah McNeely, Editor."
In my reply to this, I said, in part, "Sent to him by who??? Again, I didn't write or send that."
I await further explanation from Ms. McNeely, and from Daniel Handler himself.
(The question: Is this all just a big joke to Handler, Sedaris, McNeely, and others?)