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I Wrote This For You

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I don't know how to explain this book, I think you just need to read it yourself and you'll understand.

The author wrote the first sentence in a spiral-bound notebook by the side of his bed in 2006, and uploaded the first sentence to his blog on the 5 th of July, 2007. Ian's writing itself is profound and healing - there is always something in here no matter how I feel. The entries have an overall feel and reading them in succession will feel like reading the same thing over and over again. I originally bought this on the kindle, but ended up reading it so many times I just bought a paperback copy. I also suspect that the flow of the text is broken up and interrupted somewhat on the kindle and is probably set out better in the book format.While Iain and Jon work on a variety of projects and books in their day to day lives, they passionately continue on with the original project which has connected them to their thousands of fans around the world. The book took off from teenage-i-crush-you-you-crush-them-i'm-invisible feels to eventually you and I falling in love with each other to conflicts and then to a truckload of stupid things which made me conclude that the author went nutts in the end. While it focuses on the words, it does feature some selected photography at the start of each chapter from my friend and traveling companion, Jon, the photographer. Some of them do lack depth but it glorifies as we usually neglect the on-going small things around us.

Now, given the fact that I went looking for something like The Lover’s Dictionary, a comparison of some sort is natural, though unfair. Together with several new and exclusive poems that don't appear anywhere else, each chapter of I Wrote This For You focuses on a different facet of life, love, loss, beginnings and endings.The instant forced intimacy with someone I don't know and have never interacted with before and know nothing about due to the second person perspective, the instant disclosures, and the unhinged scifi and/or delusional perspective was incredibly creepy.

I read lots of books, from mythology retellings to literary fiction and I love to reread books from childhood, this is a place to voice my thoughts for fun.I Wrote This For You" was my first read of his and it brought me to tears, had me smiling and hoping, but above all, it inspired me. When I read this passage, I immediately thought of myself as a adolescent battling depression as well as my family and friends who are currently battling depression. Thomas, who together with photographer Jon Ellis, created the worldwide smash success I Wrote This For You, a collection of personal, anonymous poetry and photography.

Add the mysterious and daunting photos, this book is written for you and only you by someone who dares to show how much you matter in this world and reminds you that there is someone who cares and life has meaning. It contains new work, old work, work that’s never been seen before and a selection of fan-made work inspired by the project. Elvis was born again in a small village in Sudan, he died hungry, age 9, never knowing what a guitar was.

The photographs, the chapter titles, and the entries themselves all work together beautifully to really tug at your heart strings. The kindle version is the next best thing and still enjoyable, but I really think you miss out on experiencing the images as they should be viewed. Sorry, we’re immigrating in about two weeks and moving a family of four across the Atlantic Ocean is completely unsurprisingly incredibly challenging. The book showed more than one photo of an antediluvian Buddha or who ever it was, effortlessly squinting his eyes (Oh wait. What makes this quote understandable, to me, is that it shows you that you are not alone even when things seem to be that way.

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