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
These letters capture the limitless range of feelings that come with being or having a mother; a young Egyptian girl mourns her mother's death in the 4th century AD, while Melissa Rivers lovingly chides her mother Joan for treating her house like a hotel. Anne Sexton gives her daughter the advice to live life to the hilt, and Martin Luther King Jr. writes from seminary that he has "the best mother in the world."