By Joseph Galliano and The Irish Youth Foundation
If you could write a letter to your 16-year-old self, from the perspective of who you are now, what would you say?
This was the challenge put to a number of Ireland’s best-known people, including writers, musicians, broadcasters, politicians, sports stars, actors, comedians, businesspeople, models, and one superstar turkey. Their letters are by turns poignant, hilarious, confessional, confrontational and surprising. They are never less than thought-provoking.
With Love, From Me…To Me gathers these words of advice, reassurance, admonition, praise and comfort. The letters range from funny to encouraging, hopeful to regretful, but always heartfelt. Contributors include Brian Kennedy, Miriam O'Callaghan, Joe O'Connor, Roisin Ingle, Ray D'Arcy, Sonia O'Sullivan, Maeve Binchy, Charlie Bird, John Boyne, Cathy Kelly, Jason Sherlock, Richard Corrigan, Nell McCafferty, Paddy Moloney, David Norris, Ross O'Carroll Kelly, Ardal O'Hanlon, Patricia Scanlan and Victoria Smurfit.
Here is a little extract from Brian's letter:
Most of all though Brian, my 16-year-old self, I want to put my arms around you and hold you close and tell you everthing will be OK.
All royalties from this book benefit the Irish Youth Foundation. The Irish Youth Foundation provides opportunities for children and young people facing adverse and extreme conditions to experience success in their lives through a range of programmes and projects that demonstrate the opportunities available to them.
Publication date: Thursday, October 28, 2010
You can purchase the book via The Random House Group: www.rbooks.co.uk/withlove