Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

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Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Letters of Note An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience Letters of Note is a collection of one hundred and twenty five of the world s most entertaining inspiring and unusual letters based on the seismically popular website of the same name an online muse

  • Title: Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
  • Author: Shaun Usher
  • ISBN: 9781452166322
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • Letters of Note is a collection of one hundred and twenty five of the world s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people.From Virginia Woolf s heart breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II s recipe for drop scones sent to PresidentLetters of Note is a collection of one hundred and twenty five of the world s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people.From Virginia Woolf s heart breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II s recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower from the first recorded use of the expression OMG in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi s appeal for calm to Hitler and from Iggy Pop s beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci s remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.Including letters from Queen Elizabeth II, Elvis Presley, Charles Schulz, Leonardo da Vinci, Iggy Pop, Fidel Castro, Ana s Nin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Amelia Earhart, Charles Darwin, Roald Dahl, Albert Einstein, Dorothy Parker, John F Kennedy, Groucho Marx, Charles Dickens, Katharine Hepburn, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Clementine Churchill, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut and many .

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    One thought on “Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

    1. Mayra on said:

      This one is truly amazing. Such a beautiful collection of inspiring letters.Will reread this many times, I think.Wish I had the physical copy, I would treasure it forever. Just lengthening my already humongous wishlist, I guess.Update April 2017:Did in fact get a physical copy and reread it! Still great.

    2. Pink on said:

      What a wonderful book. If you haven't seen it in real life, this is a beast of a thing. A huge, very well produced hardback, that would make a great coffee table book or an excellent gift. I've read through the 125 letters and they've made me both laugh and cry. There are some real gems included, by the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Leonardo da Vinci, Elvis Presley, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. There are many letters by authors such as Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Jack Kerouac and E [...]

    3. Bezimena knjizevna zadruga on said:

      Opustiti se. Utonuti u istoriju, licnu i drustvenu, putovanja, emocije, slomove, neuroze, trenutke nadahnutosti i slabosti, na stotine poznatih, manje poznatih ili potpuno nepoznatih ljudi koji su pisali pisma. Predsednicima, urednicima, poslodavcima, rodjacima, ljubavnicima, kosmosu, samima sebi, na najrazlicitije teme i nacine. Utonuti u prelepo odabrane i dizajnirane strane iz kojih se uci i koje gutaju. Koliko divna, vazna, atipicna i prelepa knjiga. Ne datumira se pocetak i kraj citanja. Mu [...]

    4. Orsolya on said:

      I am a member of what feels like a very limited group of people who still favor “snail mail” and the written word. There is an element of romance involved which can’t be found in a text message or email. Although self described as a “poor letter-writer”; Shaun Usher equally sees the beauty of letters and compiles 125 of them in, “Letter of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience”. “Letters of Note” follows a simple concept: a compilation of [...]

    5. ALPHAreader on said:

      Letters of Note started four years ago with the sole aim of bringing people, “correspondence deserving of a wider audience.” The collator of the blog and book is Shaun Usher, a writer himself, and I have long been a fan of his lettersofnote – so I was thrilled when he pitched the idea for a Letters of Note book to the crowd-sourced publisher, unbound. Eight pages at the back of the book list all of the unbound subscribers who made the Letters of Note book a reality, which is just lovely.Th [...]

    6. Konstantin on said:

      Dobra selekcija, pristojan propratni materijal, kvalitetan prevod i dobri uvodi autora, ali "mrljavim" je nešto već duže od dva meseca i ne mogu da nastavim. Prve dve petine su sasvim solidne, dovoljne za preporuku.

    7. Emma Sea on said:

      Marvellous book. I love that reproductions of (most of) the actual letters are included: they're exquisite, unreadable, elegant, crass, heartbreaking.It's fitting that the book is a beautiful artefact as well. The paper is a great weight, and not too glossy. I heart the shiny embossed cover. The size works great with the letter reproductions, but it did make it hard to read. This definitely wasn't commutable, and it was too big to read in bed or in an armchair. It requires a table and undivided [...]

    8. Yodamom on said:

      Hidden treasure between the covers. Letters from around the world, different times, the famous and not so famous, all have one thing in common, they are fascinating! I've had this on my coffee table for a couple weeks and everyone who has picked it up has had trouble putting it down.

    9. Conor on said:

      Cute idea--reproducing correspondence between famous people to give insight into their personal lives, or the events of the time--but became a bit tedious after maybe 1/3 of the way through.

    10. J. on said:

      This is a wondrous collection of 125 letters selected from the cream of the crop on lettersofnote. The letters are wide ranging, letters of great historical importance, letters of consolation, some light hearted notes, letters from famous personages and letters from not so famous personages but that are equally as interesting.The collection includes such gems as a job application from Leonardo Da Vinci, Iggy Pop’s letter to a fan, Albert Einstein’s take on god, F. Scott Fitzgerald's letter o [...]

    11. Linda on said:

      I have loved reading and writing letters since I was a little girl. It was ever so thrilling to go to the mailbox and bring back an envelope addressed to me, open it with reverent anticipation, and pour over the words meant for my eyes only. I know firsthand that one can KNOW a person from their letters. It's how I got to know my grandmother in spite of being miles and miles apart. Now a senior citizen I enjoy the friendship of five pen pals. We've written for over 15 years, pouring our hearts o [...]

    12. Larry Bassett on said:

      I was pretty high on this book to start with!I opened this e-book with high expectations and still have hopes that the physical hardcover book will be a good addition to the coffee table. But I thought the content was only so-so with lots of letters from hundreds of years ago that did not get me excited. The letter from the Campbell Soup Company marketing director to Andy Warhol was a great start but overall there were too many dull and maudlin letters to keep up a high level of enjoyment. The r [...]

    13. Kathryn on said:

      This took me quite a while to read because I read a letter here and a letter there, and then forgot that I had it in my Kindle app for a period! It’s an interesting concept - a collection of letters to and/or from famous people. Some are more interesting than others - some of the “famous” people I’ve never heard of, so they didn’t mean much to me.I liked that a lot of the letters included a copy of the original, so you could read them in the person’s own handwriting, if you wished. I [...]

    14. Gesine on said:

      One of my books of this year! It shocks, it makes you laugh, it makes you want to cry, read passages out loudly, it inspires you and restores your faith in humanity. Read it slowly and savour it. It's perfect.

    15. Becky on said:

      This book has been on my radar for a while due to its unique nature, and I finally picked it up after seeing it in a bookstore and feeling a magnetic pull towards it. The curation of this book is superb, for one, in that the layout makes it enjoyable and easy to read and decipher the letters - it doesn't over face you in the quantity of information surrounding the letters which ensures that the focus of the book remains on the letters themselves, rather than the context and further information o [...]

    16. Josiphine/Tessa on said:

      I loved this! Eclectic is the right word--letters from Andy Warhol sit next to letters from Leonardo da Vinci but its complete lack of organization is part of its charm.

    17. Emily on said:

      Letter collections have never struck me as very exciting reading material, but I adored this collection. The format is gorgeous, with reproductions of many of the letters filling oversized pages, accompanied by transcripts of the handwritten ones. I was very grateful about the latter, as when I first paged through this book, I was worried it was going to be hell on my eyes.It really is just what it claims to be-an eclectic collection. You can read a kind letter from Queen Elizabeth II to Preside [...]

    18. Astrid Edwards on said:

      Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience is based on a simple yet brilliant concept, and is wonderfully executed.Shaun Usher has collated some of the most famous letters and notes of history (think of what the alternative draft for the moon landing said in the event that it was not a success), and interspersed them with personal letters of the average men and women whose thoughts are so rarely recorded by history (think of the letter a single mother [...]

    19. Amy Neftzger on said:

      This is an eclectic and yet incredible collection of actual letters (some photographed so that you can see the handwriting or stationery upon which the letter was written). Some of these letters were written by authors, some by politicians, others were written by famous or notable individuals, such as Albert Einstein.Each of these letters holds unique significance, either because it provides insight into the mind of the writer or to an event/ time in history. For example, Queen Elizabeth shared [...]

    20. Patricia on said:

      I really enjoyed reading through all these letters! Some standouts: the letter Mary Stuart wrote before she was to be executed - Charles Dickens' plea for an end to public executions - the words that would have been read by Nixon if Apollo 11 had not returned from the moon - a surreal letter written by Mark David Chapman - Albert Einstein's answer to a letter about whether scientists pray - and so many more. This edition has a ribbon bound into the binding so you can mark your place as you read [...]

    21. Craig Wallwork on said:

      Inspiring. Humbling. Funny. Crazy. Monumental. Heartbreaking. Just some of the words that are evoked when reading this collection of correspondence from famous historical figures to uber cool contemporary icons. For anyone interesting in the epistolary form, this a must have. For those who are not, buy it anyway because you'll find something in here that will floor you.

    22. Anthony Archbold on said:

      The rich tapestry of life, as showcased in a diverse collection of letters from celebrities, professionals and average-joes alike. Who would've thought Iggy Pop could be so eloquent :/

    23. Celeste Ng on said:

      I love this blog and this is a fascinating collection of some of the noteworthy letters from it.

    24. Paige on said:

      It's taken me months to get through this I had to be in the right mood to read chunks of it at a time. Having finished it, I feel like I am obligated by history to write much more meaningful, longer letters! About half of the letters I was able to really appreciate. Some made me chuckle or exclaim ("Gurrrrrlll!" or "Oh no he di-NT!!"), and a few made me feel compelled to tell someone in my family about this crazy letter written tens or hundreds of years ago. Only 16 made my cut for "favorites" ( [...]

    25. Sarahjoy Maddeaux on said:

      I loved this book. Though not all were of interest to me, I would agree that the vast majority were 'deserving of a wider audience'. I cannot imagine how the compiler decided what to include, but he has a nice selection here of amusing, shocking, comforting, horrifying, romantic, and inspiring letters, written by a cross-section of people, from different time periods and areas of the world (albeit slightly dominated by twentieth-century America). And I liked the story of how the book came about. [...]

    26. Julia on said:

      As a fan of epistolary novels and anything connected to letters, I could not wait till I got my own copy of this book. The book turned out to be something even more exciting and engorssing than I expected. It is a collection of the most interesting, moving and impressive letters ever written, some witty, some touching, but I enjoyed all of them, separately and also together, as a set of the most characteristic property of every human being - ability to use language and write, in such a manner, a [...]

    27. Laura J. Mollo on said:

      Vasculhar as cartas de alguém pode revelar muito sobre quem escreve e sobre quem recebe essas cartas, mas também pode revelar muito do contexto histórico-social no qual essas pessoas estão inseridas. Uma carta de pai para filho pode revelar como a guerra pode afetar até as relações mais íntimas, as dores de uma pessoa podem ser confortadas por ídolos do rock muito melhor do que por qualquer pessoa próxima e até os maiores escritores já passaram por momentos de rejeição. Ironia, afe [...]

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