Some of my friends have requested me to do

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When Prabhupada took a nap, I would sit quietly and read. The books that Goursundar had gotten were the Chaitanya-charitamrita, they were done by an Indian. They were the only Chaitanya-charitamrita in English prior to Prabhupada's, seven skinny little books that Goursundar had bought at some Indian store in New York. It wasn't Gaudiya Math, it was a translation by some scholar, but they were nice. They were better than nothing. And so I used to sit on the floor and read them while Prabhupada was resting because we didn't have any books. Just remember, the Gita hadn't been printed, there were only the three volumes of Srimad-Bhagavatam. 
So I would sit and read them and Prabhupada could see how much we liked them, and that was when he decided that he would translate Chaitanya-charitamrita. And Goursundar was learning Bengali, so he would do the transliteration. He would give me a tape every day, and I would transcribe it. If you look in the front part of Chaitanya-charitamrita, "Some of my friends have requested me to do?" It's because we were so eager to have Chaitanya-charitamrita.
Reference: Following Srila Prabhupada – A Chronological Series
Author: Yadubara Dasa