If Yelp had been around in 1990, goodness knows how fluid and beautiful Harper Lee's merciless bashing of Trump Steaks or Trump University might have been.

She didn't shy away from stinging words about the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. In typewritten letter on Aug. 25 of that year, she told friend Doris Leapard, "The worst punishment God can devise for this sinner is to make her spirit reside eternally at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City."

The Trump Taj Mahal casino stands open for business on August 28, 2015 in Atlantic City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

The letter is one of 29 from the author of To Kill a Mockingbird (a novel with a very personal connection for New Jersey 101.5's Jeff Deminksi, who named his son after one of its key characters, Atticus Finch) put up for auction by Los Angeles-based Nate D. Sanders Auctions.


Lee's letter was written just four months after the Trump Taj Mahal opened.

The Trump Taj Mahal still bears Donald Trump's name, but is now owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, who purchased it in February.

The auction runs through Thursday.

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