Other People's Love Letters

150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
Author: Bill Shapiro
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 0307951960
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
View: 9042
Fevered notes scribbled on napkins after first dates. Titillating text messages. It's-not-you-it's-me relationship-enders. In Other People’s Love Letters, Bill Shapiro has searched America’s attics, closets, and cigar boxes and found actual letters–unflinchingly honest missives full of lust, provocation, guilt, and vulnerability–written only for a lover’s eyes. Modern love, of course, is not all bliss, and in these pages you’ll find the full range of a relationship, with its whispered promises as well as its heartache. But what at first appears to be a deliciously voyeuristic peek into other people’s most passionate moments, will ultimately reawaken your own desires and tenderness…because when you read these letters, you’ll find the heart you’re looking into is actually your own. • "i think UR great. wanna have wine & Tequila again sometime?" • "I can't believe you're real, and I think about you constantly in some way or the other all day. I haven't given the finger to anyone driving since I met you." • "With you I learned how to fight cleaner, how to talk things out better, and how to make a strong loving family out of nothing. These are priceless gifts that I will carry with me the rest of my life. One more thing you did for me: you left, and I had to get through it." • "P.S. I look forward to your letters too much to call. Also, where do you stand on chains?" From the Hardcover edition.

Love-Letters on all occasions, lately passed between Persons of Distinction, collected by Mrs. E. H.

Author: Eliza Fowler Haywood
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 8985

This Modern Love

Author: Will Darbyshire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150115446X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
View: 4692
In the tradition of Post Secret and Other People’s Love Letters, a crowdsourced compilation of letters, stories, and art work about the modern state of love and relationships, edited by rising filmmaker and beloved YouTube vlogger Will Darbyshire. “What would you say to your ex, without judgment?” This is the question filmmaker and vlogger Will Darbyshire posed to hundreds of thousands of his closest friends on YouTube. Seeking closure after a tough break-up, Will was driven to strike up an intimate conversation with his online audience, and to get at the heart of one of life’s unknowable yet universal mysteries: love. Over a period of six months, Will posed a series of questions to his audience and asked them to reveal their innermost feelings about their own romantic experiences in the form of hand-written letters, poems, photographs, and emails. The result is a curated collection of responses that are, at turns, funny, dark, confessional, awkward, comforting, and uplifting. This Modern Love is a compelling portrait of individual desires, fantasies, resentments, and fears that reminds us that, whether we’re in or out of love, we’re not alone.

Cartas de Amor a Los Muertos

Author: Ava Dellaira
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789876128513
Page: 344
View: 3497
It all started when the literature teacher gave the assignment to write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain. After the first letter, she cannot stop. She writes to Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison, Heath Ledger, and other famous people. She never hands in a single one. She uses this correspondence to communicate her feelings, fears, problems, and, most importantly the issues surrounding her sister's death. This unforgettable novel is told completely in letter form.

Other People's Letters

In Search of Proust
Author: Mina Kirstein Curtiss
Publisher: Helen Marx Books
ISBN: 9781885586360
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 231
View: 347
A distinguished writer and Smith College professor, Curtiss leaves for the City of Lights in 1947 to assemble a volume of Marcel Proust's letters. Incredibly, she manages to track down and interview most of his correspondents. Other People's Letters is based on the journal she kept during her quest. It bursts with life and shows the author as courageous, intellectually insatiable and possessed of an engaging sense of humour.

Other People's Mail

An Anthology of Letter Stories
Author: Gail Pool
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826212467
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 275
View: 2376
"The first collection of its kind, Other People's Mail is a unique and important anthology. Pool's highly informative introduction explores the nature of letter fiction, and her individual preface to each story provides background information on both the author and the tale. A select listing of additional letter stories rounds out the anthology.

Love Letters of Great Men

Author: Ursula Doyle
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429920087
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 160
View: 6851
Remember the wonderfully romantic book of love letters that Carrie reads aloud to Big in the recent blockbuster film, Sex and the City? Fans raced to buy copies of their own, only to find out that the beautiful book didn't actually exist. However, since all of the letters referenced in the film did exist, we decided to publish this gorgeous keepsake ourselves. Love Letters of Great Men follows hot on the heels of the film and collects together some of history's most romantic letters from the private papers of Beethoven, Mark Twain, Mozart, and Lord Byron. For some of these great men, love is "a delicious poison" (William Congreve); for others, "a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music" (Charles Darwin). Love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one's heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert). Every shade of love is here, from the exquisite eloquence of Oscar Wilde and the simple devotion of Robert Browning, to the wonderfully modern misery of the Roman Pliny the Younger, losing himself in work to forget how much he misses his beloved wife, Calpurnia. Taken together, these letters show that perhaps men haven't changed all that much over the last 2,000 years--passion, jealousy, hope and longing still rule their hearts and minds. In an age of e-mail and texted "i luv u"s, this timeless and unique collection reminds us that nothing can compare to the simple joy of sitting down to read a letter from the one you love.


Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
View: 4712

Letters to the Church

A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles
Author: Karen H. Jobes
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
ISBN: 0310494796
Category: Religion
Page: 496
View: 5351
Respected New Testament scholar Karen Jobes explores the cultural and theological background of Hebrews and the general epistles (James through Jude) in this rich commentary. Writing from an evangelical perspective, Jobes addresses issues of historical relevance as well as how these ancient books connect with Christian faith and practice today. Letters to the Church includes:-Historical background for each book focusing on authorship, genre, date, and content-An exploration of the major themes in each book and detailed commentary on key passages-Boxes with chapter goals, outlines, challenges, and significant verses-Sidebars addressing difficult passages or ideas-Maps, photographs, charts, and definitions-Questions for discussion, reflection, and testing-A comparison of the teachings about Christ in each of the lettersPastors, professors, students, and laypeople interested in deeper biblical study will find this an invaluable resource that offers well-researched commentary in an accessible, spiritually meaningful form.

Letter Writing as a Social Practice

Author: David Barton,Nigel Hall
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9781556192081
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 262
View: 4225
This book explores the social significance of letter writing. Letter writing is one of the most pervasive literate activities in human societies, crossing formal and informal contexts. Letters are a common text type, appearing in a wide variety of forms in most domains of life. More broadly, the importance of letter writing can be seen in that the phenomenon has been widespread historically, being one of earliest forms of writing, and a wide range of contemporary genres have their roots in letters. The writing of a letter is embedded in a particular social situation, and like all other types of literacy objects and events, the activity gains its meaning and significance from being situated in cultural beliefs, values, and practices. This book brings together anthropologists, historians, educators and other social scientists, providing a range of case studies that explore aspects of the socially situated nature of letter writing.

Love Letters for All Occasions

Author: Gary Hoskins
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595372996
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
View: 6428
As the pages of the book of my life moves toward completion, I have recorded and learned much about the process called living. I have experienced the uncontrollable emotions of youth and its idealistic beliefs. I have absorbed, refined, improved my knowledge of myself to the point that I know what I need, what I am, what I must become, then, there is you! I am so comfortable in your presence because of the understanding that exists between us; this powerful bond can not be broken. This unison is not a chain, but rather, a bond of trust, faith, and commitment that is not stagnant. It is a living and growing entity. Whereas others are victims of what they feel, I comprehend what I perceive and measure my response. By repeating this process, it has become who I am. I understand you. I respect you. I care for you. I think of you; you are a part of me.

Love Letters to God

A Book of Psalms for the 21st Century
Author: Vickie E. Johnson
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1434366863
Page: 116
View: 8526
Love Letters is a collection of soul-born poetry that is an expression of the writer's daily walk with the love of her life--Jesus Christ. The book renders responses to spiritual and emotional struggles and triumphs, prayers and miraculous answers, along with times of supposed distance from God and renewed fellowship and devotion. It is relatable to anyone who is familiar with the pains associated with life, and daily interactions with people who are sometimes not so kind. It keeps us reminded that there is Someone always present to help us pick up the pieces and go on, to love us, to comfort us and encourage us to be all that we can. He--Jesus--is the Lover to whom these songs are written, both the giver, and the object of utmost affection. The writer would also have us to understand that in spite of what the subtitle may suggest, this book, "A Book of Psalms..." is in no way to be seen as an attempt to substitute for THE book of Psalms. That simply cannot be. This is why seventy-five poems were written, which is exactly half of the Book of Psalms' one hundred fifty--to suggest a desire to be "at least half the poet that David was" (said with a smile). It is written relative to the life, devotion and struggles of one who walks with God in this present day and time, and it is hopeful that the reader will discern this, and thus be enhanced in some way by it.

Love Letters

Author: Sandra Leigh Savage
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462050697
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
View: 5088
When author Sandra Leigh Savages husband committed suicide in 1997, she went into isolation for a year. In this memoir, she shares her journey from the grief she experienced to her vision of a great new life. Love Letters, a collection of letters begun in September 2010, provides a snapshot of Savages sorrows, joys, and reflections. Through these vignettes, she says her good-byes, notes her thanks, and provides advice for those who may have experienced the death of a spouse. This collection provides insight into how she survived the death of her husband, came to know and believe in the saving grace of God, and made the decision to stay on this earth to fulfill Gods wishes. Emotional and self-disclosing, Love Letters shares Savages personal message of living each day with no regrets. Through her life events, she expresses how placing your trust in the Lord can guide you through lifes bad moments and help you to full appreciate lifes good moments.

Love Letters from Parents to Teens

Author: Marlene Riddle
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480815292
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 110
View: 2022
Statistics show 51 percent of teens are afraid of talking to their parents about personal, private problems. It’s even slightly higher when it comes to talking to their teachers. What are parents to do? One solution is for parents to write to their teens about these problems. In Love Letters from Parents to Teens, author Marlene Riddle offers examples of letters written by parents to their teens to help guide them through difficult situations, life’s challenges, and times of discouragement and confusion. Riddle—an educator for more than forty years—believes if parents take the first step in writing to their teens, the adolescent may like the idea and begin writing back. With time, these letters may no longer be necessary, and the parent and teen may be talking to each other face to face, having conversations in an atmosphere of trust and harmony. The sample letters address everything from trust, to relationships, choosing friends, dealing with bullies, being popular, jealousy, labeling, enjoying adolescence, having a vision and purpose, and more. Adolescence doesn’t have to be the most difficult time of a person’s life. A parent can transform these short years into fun, exciting experiences. A parent’s responsibility is to build teens up, not tear them down, creating a strong, meaningful relationship. And it can all begin with a letter.

Juliette Drouet's Love-Letters to Victor Hugo : Edited with a Biography of Juliette Drouet

Author: Louis Guimbaud,Juliette Drouet
Publisher: S T A N L E Y P A U L & C O
Page: 379
View: 8289
Juliette Drouet's Love-Letters to Victor Hugo : Edited with a Biography of Juliette Drouet In the first portion we present the biography of Juliette Drouet in the form of a series of synthetic tableaux, each tableau summarising several lustres of her life. We thus avoid the long-drawn-out narrative, year by year, of an existence devoid of incident or adventure. In the second, we publish those letters which strike us as peculiarly eloquent, witty, or lyrical. In the light shed upon them by the preliminary biography, they form, as one might say, its justification and natural sequel. At the outset of her liaison with the poet Juliette does not date her “scribbles”; she merely notes the time of day and the day of the week, until about 1840; we have therefore been obliged to content ourselves with the classification effected by her in the collection of her manuscripts, and preserved by her executor. From 1840 she dated every sheet. Consequently our work simultaneously achieves more precision and certainty.

La última carta de amor

Author: Jojo Moyes
ISBN: 8491293000
Category: Fiction
Page: 504
View: 3142
Una cautivadora novela para románticos que evoca una década llena de encanto y elegancia, por la autora de Yo antes de ti. En 1960, Jennifer se despierta en un hospital de Londres. No recuerda nada. Ni el accidente de coche que la ha llevado allí, ni a su marido, ni su propio nombre. Hasta que regresa a casa y por azar encuentra una carta escondida. Así comienza a recordar al amante por el que estaba dispuesta a arriesgarlo todo. En 2003, Ellie busca entre los archivos del periódico para el que trabaja inspiración para una nueva historia. Pero lo que descubre es una carta escrita cuarenta años antes en la que un hombre le pide a su amante que abandone a su marido. Ellie no puede evitar sentirse atrapada por la intriga de este romance del pasado, a pesar o quizá a causa de que ella misma está viviendo una aventura con un hombre casado. Está decidida a conocer la suerte que corrió esta historia de amor, secretamente confiando en que inspire su propio final feliz. Porque el poder de unas palabras puede acabar con un romance... o reavivar un amor perdido. La crítica ha dicho: «Una novela fabulosa, emotiva y evocadora, y perfecta para amantes de Mad Men.» Sophie Kinsella, autora de Loca por las compras «Una historia de amor de conexiones perdidas y recompensas tardías que es puro romance... Magistral.» Kirkus Reviews «Una novela totalmente absorbente y deliciosamente romántica.» Daily Telegraph «Una cautivadora historia de amor en dos tiempos... La última carta de amor es en sí misma una carta de amor al desaparecido arte de los mensajes escritos a mano.» Bookpage «Una novela maravillosamente romántica que se convertirá en una lectura compulsiva.» Independent on Sunday «Esta historia de pasión y oportunidades perdidas (con un giro que le da una nueva perspectiva cuarenta años después)es deslumbrante.» Parade «Con personajes reales y complicados y una trama emocionalmente compleja La última carta de amor es absolutamente romántica y esperanzadora.» Chicago Tribune «Cargada de emociones reales... Una historia genuinamente cautivadora que tiene mucho que decir en este mundo actual más acelerado y menos elegante.» Publishers Weekly

El cartero simpático

o unas cartas muy especiales
Author: Janet Ahlberg,Allan Ahlberg
Publisher: Destino
ISBN: 9788423332328
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 34
View: 6504
El cartero reparte las cartas de casa en casa: una para los tres osos, otra para cenicienta, otra para la bruja malvada... Un divertidísimo libro móvil con cartas de verdad, que nos explican que pasó tras el colorín colorado de los cuentos de siempre.

The Jolly Postman, Or, Other People's Letters

Author: Allan Ahlberg
Publisher: Puffin PB
ISBN: 9780141382609
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 27
View: 3648
Hip hip hooray, The Jolly Postmanis 20 years old! Still as exciting to children as the day it first published, this international award winner and its two successors have sold more than 6 million copies around the world. This gorgeous anniversary edition has a free letter set keepsake containing 10 special Jolly Postman letters, 10 decorated envelopes and a sticker sheet.

Painted Love Letters

Author: Catherine Bateson
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702232893
Category: Fiction
Page: 93
View: 7921
And bigger than all that, I knew that sometimes you had to do the impossible, like eat oysters, or go shopping even when you could hardly breathe, because that is what people did when they truly loved one another, and it had nothing to do with freckles or anklebones or lipstick. Dave is dying. Chrissy, Mum, Nan and Badger are going to be left behind. Because sometimes life is like that.

If You Find This Letter

My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers
Author: Hannah Brencher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476773629
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 1531
A heartwarming memoir of love and faith from Hannah Brencher—founder of The World Needs More Love Letters—who has dedicated her life to showing total strangers that they are not alone in the world. Fresh out of college, Hannah Brencher moved to New York ready to change the world. Instead, she found a city full of people who knew where they were going and what they were doing and didn’t have time for a girl still trying to figure it all out. Lonely and depressed, she noticed a woman who looked like she felt the same way on the subway. Hannah did something strange—she wrote the woman a letter. She folded it, scribbled “If you find this letter, it’s for you…” on the front and left it behind. When she realized that it made her feel better, she started writing and leaving love notes all over the city—in doctor’s offices, in coat pockets, in library books, in bathroom stalls. Feeling crushed within a culture that only felt like connecting on a screen, she poured her heart out to complete strangers. She found solace in the idea that her words might brighten someone’s day. Hannah’s project took on a life of its own when she made an offer on her blog: She would handwrite a note and mail it to anyone who wanted one. Overnight, her inbox exploded with requests from people all over the world. Nearly 400 handwritten letters later, she started the website, The World Needs More Love Letters, which quickly grew. There is something about receiving a handwritten note that is so powerful in today’s digital era. If You Find This Letter chronicles Hannah’s attempts to bring more love into the world—and shows how she rediscovered her faith through the movement she started.