Alyssa Bethenny Lachey
56 Thomas Apartments, Happy Street, New York, 52364
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Dear Alyssa Bethenny Lachey,
Thank you for honoring me with your letter or recommendation request. I consider it a compliment that you would entrust me with an important task such as this.
Regrettably, at this time, it is not possible for me to help you. I feel you would better support your application with a letter from someone whose words would carry more weight and influence.
I am truly sorry that I am not able to assist you. I do, however, hope you are successful with your application and your future endeavors.