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Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See Hardcover – 15 Nov 2011

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson N Potter Publishers; First Edition First Printing edition (15 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307382648
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307382641
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 2.5 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 297,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bill Shapiro is the former editor of LIFE magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Anna on 6 Oct. 2008
Format: Hardcover
I must admit, I don't think am quite as overcome as the other 2 reviewers... in fact, some of the letters in here struck me as pretentious - bordering on emo - as seems to be our wont when we're falling in love. Then there are a fair few which simply freak me out - there's both love and hatred on these pages, and being confronted with a genuine, searing example of the latter is uncomfortable reading.

There's the bids to sound casually indifferent (coupled with thoughts of "Did I sound that obvious, too?"); the attempts to sound like it wasn't just cheap, meaningless sex and yes, yes, of course you'll still respect them in the morning... there are letters after years of marriage; letters written in the throes of new love, and letters that chronicle the end when it came.

All of the letters in here will give you *some* degree of reaction. After all, these are real letters, from real people, experiencing real joy/pain/love/insanity, and we can't help but feel a shock of recognition when we see those feelings in others. But, as I said, the degree of pretentious Byronesque navel-gazing prevented me from becoming truly affected by it all.

Until I read one specific letter:

"Anna, I figured there had to be something 'auspicious' about your first birthday as my wife, but I couldn't figure it out. That is, until I thought about how every birthday of yours hereafter, I will be next to you celebrating it - as we grow old together in love. Yours..."

The writee and myself being namesakes isn't what did it. It was the simple, honest, unassuming love that came off the page from this new husband to his new wife. No flowery words or insincerity; no claims of cutting her name into his flesh; no scrawls and aching song lyrics - just simple, honest love.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Kreckovic on 17 Aug. 2009
Format: Hardcover
As a hopeless romantic, I bought this book to remind myself that love indeed is real and that it does exist. It is not just a myth..

As I started reading this book each letter came to life in its own special way. Some are one liners, some are pages long but all of them have a special story to tell and a very special meaning. This book was unputdownable and has had me welling up on a packed bus and laughing outloud on the tube. It has been an emotional rollercoaster ride and I am incredibly happy to have owned it. I say owned it, as I gave my first copy away to someone who I knew would love and treasure it as much as I did..

And now I'm getting my second copy.. Cos I miss it..

You would to if you ever parted from it!
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. R. Thomas on 28 Jan. 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is an outstanding book that make me laugh, made me smile and made me sob. Some of the letters in this book are just heart-breaking. Some of the letters are quirky, others are just for fun. There is a 'what happened next' section at the back of the book that explains what happened after some of the love letters were given. Without giving any of the book's secrets away, all I can say is that this is one of the most beautiful books I have ever owned and had the pleasure of reading. I literally couldn't put it down.
Buy this book. You will not be disappointed.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. K. H. Perry on 4 Aug. 2008
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I purchased this book on the strength of the review above and I was certainly not disappointed. This beautifully crafted book contains a collection of letters, notes and even texts of not only romantic exchanges but sometimes painful break ups. I particulary loved this book as it is very modern - no Jane Austin here - so it felt much more relevent. Highly recommend it - although have the tissues handy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. L. J. Braisby on 30 Jan. 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is full of Love Letters, true, but just standard Love Letters that anybody could write, really. Although that's not a bad thing there were no notes here that came across with a burning passion and/or intensity I would have expected from a book with this sort of title.
This is a lovely book to own and some of the letters are pretty, sad and uplifting, but nothing too special. There aren't just Love Letters here, there are divorce/break-up e-mails and letters, letters about rejection, needing, and general little Love Sticky-Notes! Again, a great book, but a little over-rated.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Louise Preston on 25 Jun. 2011
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I was looking for a little more, although I suppose I should have guessed that these letters and notes have to be fit for public consumption. Reading them all made me feel that we are not as passionate as the media make us out to be. Maybe I was just brought up on a diet of free love, where passion was unbridled. Still, four stars is more than enough, and I guess it is what is played out in the mind and the behind the scenes thoughts that makes this so interesting.
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