Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See

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Bill Shapiro
Clarkson Potter, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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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?"

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User Review  - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing

Similar to the PostSecret website and books, Other People’s Love Letters is meant to lay bare the souls of everyday people, perhaps revealing insights about humanity and our similarities along the way ... Read full review

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User Review  - grapeapril75 - LibraryThing

This was a very interesting read. It was rather like going through somebody's shoes box. Some note were sweet and some were funny. A refreshing look at love! Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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

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