Other People's Love Letters

Other People's Love Letters

150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See

Book - 2007
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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?"
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307382641
Branch Call Number: 392.6 Other
392.6 Other
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Shapiro, Bill


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Jun 08, 2014

What I liked most about this book is that it doesn't just include lovey dovey letters. There are break up letters, ending affair letters, confrontation letters...it was an interesting take on what constitutes a love letter. Plus it included emails and text messages.

loonylovesgood Dec 15, 2010

Just like Other People's Rejection Letters, this was fun to read. Some really beautiful and heartbreaking letters in here!


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