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

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
August 31, 2011, 06:56 PM

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.

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20 Comments

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444 Points

Ohhhh, epic do want!

Posted by Mad But Happy on September 01, 2011, 12:25 PM report to moderator
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4852 Points

Will have to get it!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 05, 2011, 11:53 AM report to moderator
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889 Points

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.

Posted by molly43 on September 07, 2011, 05:24 PM report to moderator
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889 Points

By the way I’m pre-ordering it on Amazon.com for $13.18 reg price $20.00.

Posted by molly43 on September 07, 2011, 06:56 PM report to moderator
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5389 Points

sounds like a really interesting book.

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on September 08, 2011, 01:19 PM report to moderator
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