The creator of the enormously popular blog LettersOfNote.com, Shaun Usher presents hilarious, poignant, unexpected, and very personal communications from real people—both famous and unknown—on topics that touch us deeply. Some 30 letters appear in each volume, in a gift worthy paperback format with foil embellished covers and deckle edged pages. "Reading through them is addictive, like dipping into a bag of various tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure."—The New Yorker
From missives on the agony of being overlooked to surprising sources of inspiration and even rousing manifestos, these letters reveal the many ways that life and art can intersect. Vincent van Gogh curses the stare of the blank canvas, while Salvador Dalí contemplates mailing a piece of his "lobster-colored pajamas" to Federico García Lorca, and Martin Scorsese defends and celebrates Fellini's filmmaking.