J. K. Rowling Pens Foreword for US Publication of “Dear Me” Letter Collection


Aug 31, 2011

Posted by EdwardTLC

USA Today is reporting that Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has written the foreword for the US version of “Dear Me: Letters to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self,” set for publication in the States on October 25. The report notes:

More than 70 writers, actors, celebrities and musicians including Kathleen Turner, Suze Ormond, James Franco and Aasif Mandvi share letters to their teen selves. Rowling writes in the foreword that she was touched by the letters’ “commonality … Nearly everyone who wrote, whether their letter is jolly or poignant, seems to have looked back on their younger selves with compassion.”

A portion of the book’s proceeds, the article goes on to say, are set to go towards Doctors Without Borders. A UK version of the book, also compiled by editor Joseph Galliano, was released in October 2009 and included letters from such noteable persons as UK audio book narrator Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson (Trelawney), Will Young, and SIr Elton John.

26 Responses to J. K. Rowling Pens Foreword for US Publication of “Dear Me” Letter Collection

Avatar ImageWeasleyWonder says: Sounds like a really interesting book! Can't wait to read Jo's forward!!Avatar ImageMoonlitFox says: Sounds like a really good book! Can't wait to read it.Avatar Imagesparkle9 says: Sounds cool! Avatar ImageSybilT says: It's Foreword, not Forward!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Isn't that lovely....Avatar ImageCorruptedNethicite says: sounds cool indeedAvatar Imagejyassa says: cool :)Avatar Imagejyassa says: cool!! :)Avatar Imagejyassa says: coolAvatar ImageHogwartsHP says: Great !§!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Oh, that will be quite interesting! If only we've invented that time machine we all want, and could send it back to her :) OH, better yet, a Time-Turner! xD lOl.Avatar Imagemaddison says: Really excited to see what J.K wrote.Avatar ImagePaitrix says: @Maddson R-O-A-R: i knw!!! wonder what Jo had to say to her teen self!!! Avatar ImageNoz says: Forward ? Isn't it foreword ? Avatar ImageNoz says: @Paitrix She doesn't seem to have participated in the book itself, only its foreword... We really would have liked to read that too ^^Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Sounds like a really interesting book! Can’t wait to read Jo’s forward!!Avatar ImageLuna_lovegood17 says: YES 13th comment!!!!!!!! I can't wait to read it!!!!!!!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Yeaaaaah. The whole 'forward' thing confused me. What is Jo into email junk? Ah foreword! What ever way I first looked at this I thought she emailed the Dear Potter peopleAvatar ImageWeenyOwl says: This has been up for two days now and Leaky still hasn't corrected the misspelling of 'foreword.' Come on, you guys - this makes you look SO unprofessional.Avatar ImageMad But Happy says: Ohhhh, epic do want!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Cool!Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: lolAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: Will have to get it!Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I really wished she had participated in writing a letter to her 16 year old self. It would be so interesting and so helpful to young HP fans today; to help them to cope with life ;to see that despite their current problems that things actually can get better. Coming from her it would be so helpful. Perhaps her foreword will touch on tht. Avatar Imagemolly43 says: By the way I’m pre-ordering it on Amazon.com for $13.18 reg price $20.00.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: sounds like a really interesting book.

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