Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

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"Dear Me" - A New Book


In "DEAR ME: A LETTER TO MY SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD SELF", JAMES MARSTERS joins 75 other celebrities, writers, musicians, athletes, and actors who have written letters to their younger selves that give words of comfort, warning, humor, and advice. These letters present intimate, moving, and witty insights into some of the world’s most intriguing and admired individuals. By turns funny, surprising, raw, and uplifting, this singular collection captures the universal conditions that are youth, life, and growing up. Edited by Joseph Galliano and with a forward by J.K. Rowling, other letter writers include Hugh Jackman, Alan Cummings, Julie White, Garth Brooks, Stephen King, Gene Hackman, John Waters, Alan Rickman and many more.

"Dear Me" goes on sale October 25 in the US and October 27 in the UK and Australia. Pre-orders are available from online booksellers now.

The details were taken from here


It got me thinking - what would I tell my 16 year old self?

I suppose it would be to say that life is good - friends do arrive - I will get to see some of the places that I have loved looking at in the pictures.

But, maybe if I could be more willing to be open with myself, not so scared to open myself up to hurt, maybe life would have been different. 

However, at 16 I was happy - cushioned from life by a loving family.  So to suggest that what was helping me cope with those teenage years could be something that would, long term, cause some sadness, might be a bit hard to acknowledge.


So, I sahll be interested to see what James, and others, give their younger selves in advice.

Tags: family, james

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