by Bill Shapiro (Editor), AARP The Magazine, February, 2008
ABOUT THE BOOK
From e-mails to scribbled notes to thoughtfully composed letters, the messages in Other People’s Love Letters offer an irresistible look at the love lives of 150 people you’ve never met.
Former Life magazine editor Bill Shapiro started collecting love letters after he found an old letter belonging to the woman he was dating. What did it mean to her, he wondered—and why do some people throw away their love letters while others hold on to them? To find out, he gathered letters from friends and acquaintances, ending up with a unique assortment that captures a range of emotions about intimate relationships—from mushy declarations of “I’ll love you forever” to sad parting shots when romance has ended.
Take a peek at the following missives originally intended for a lover’s eyes only. For more, go to www.otherpeoplesloveletters.com.
Letters reprinted from Other People's Love Letters by Bill Shapiro. ©2007. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House,Inc.
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