Dear Hannah Brencher,
Your book If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers (Howard Books) is poignantly beautiful. I've sat on this review for months not knowing what to say. There aren't words to accurately describe the beauty of this book. Hannah, you are an exquisite writer, and the fact that you used that gift to anonymously reach out to others is amazing. It's those simple acts of beauty, the things that are so innately us that we don't truly believe they could really make a difference that often mean the most. Little handwritten notes tucked in secret places, because who doesn't like to find little treasures and who doesn't like to receive hand written notes. Hannah, thank you for pouring out your words on the page in the most human way you could. Thank you for showing your fears, failures, insecurities, and your heartbreak. I highlighted your words, and posted them for the world to see as my heart felt understood. I cannot describe how much your words have meant to me. This is the most phenomenal memoir I've read in some time. I think it describes the millennial generation to a "t." Keep on writing, even if no one ever knows it was you.
Another girl who used to be in love with October, but death made it feel hollow,
If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers was published March 10, 2015. Instead of leaving a comment here, go write something with a paper and pen for someone you know or don't know...it doesn't really matter...just go leave your beautiful words somewhere.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.