Letters of Note: Fathers

Letters of Note: Fathers

Shaun Usher

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A delightful collection of letters about fathers and fatherhood, curated by the founder of the globally popular Letters of Note website.

The first volume in the bestselling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds 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 heartbreaking 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. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme.
     In this volume, Shaun Usher turns his attention to the topic of fathers and fatherhood. Bringing together a selection of remarkable correspondence by and about fathers from across the ages and around the world, Letters of Note: Fathers includes proud parental words of love, advice from experienced dads to new ones, as well as missives from both frustrated and adoring offspring. Featuring letters by Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Ted Hughes, Saul Bellow, Anne Frank, Groucho Marx, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Kurt Vonnegut, Eddie Glaude, W.E.B. Du Bois, Dashiell Hammett, Rudyard Kipling, Lily Collins, Mohandas Gandhi, Spalding Gray, Katherine Mansfield, Spotswood Rice, Fergal Keane and many more, this is a compulsive collection of entertaining, inspiring, and powerful letters with fathers at their heart.

Product details

ISBN-13: 9780771049613

Number of pages: 176

Format: Paperback / softback Trade paperback (US)

Imprint: McClelland & Stewart

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