If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose

If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers A heartwarming memoir of love and faith from Hannah Brencher, founder of The World Needs More Love Letters, who has dedicated her life to showing total strangers that they are not alone in the worldFresh out of college, Hannah Brencher moved to New York, expecting her life to look like a scene from Sex and the City Instead, she found a city full of people who knew where they were going and what they were doing and didn t have time for a girl still trying to figure it all out Lonely and depressed, she noticed a woman who looked like she felt the same way on the subway Hannah did something strange she wrote the woman a letter She folded it, scribbled If you find this letter, it s for you on the front and left it behind When she realized that it made her feel better, she started writing and leaving love notes all over the city in doctor s offices, in coat pockets, in library books, in bathroom stalls Feeling crushed within a culture that only felt like connecting on a screen, she poured her heart out to complete strangers She found solace in the idea that her words might brighten someone s dayHannah s project took on a life of its own when she made an offer on her blog She would handwrite a note and mail it to anyone who wanted one Overnight, her inbox exploded with requests from people all over the world Nearlyhandwritten letters later, she started the website, The World Needs More Love Letters, which quickly grew There is something about receiving a handwritten note that is so powerful in today s digital era If You Find This Letter chronicles Hannah s attempts to bring love into the world,and shows how she rediscovered her faith through the movement she started

10 thoughts on “If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers

  1. says:

    I m almost ashamed it took me nearly a month to finish this book I learned early in the reading process that this book needs time to digest and savor It s not to be rushed Enjoy a chapter an evening and let that simmer on low in the back of your head for a while Stir Continue.I fell in love with The W

  2. says:

    A good book with a huge caveat The marketing for If You Find This Letter is highly misleading The book purports to be about the author s quest to find her purpose in life by writing love letters to strangers, but it s first and foremost a personal memoir about the author floundering in her faith and tr

  3. says:

    This book is just not for me I m sure the author is a nice girl, but the purple prose was just way too distracting for me I felt like the book was way longer than it needed to be just because of the lengthydescriptions Like many others, I expected this book to featureof the letters that made her famous

  4. says:

    My mother would say be small or be beautiful Beautiful is loud footsteps and knowing the weight of those footsteps I first stumbled upon Hannah Brencher s website a few years ago I thought it was a beautiful concept, the thought of writing love letters to strangers I was so excited to be approved for the

  5. says:

    Some people are dotted lines and other people are destinations Some people get you somewhere and some people are just a place to be, all in themselves But you cannot force those dotted lines into destinations This book THIS BOOK.Definitely my favorite book of this year, definitely one of my favorite non f

  6. says:

    I am old enough to be the author s mother and I just could not relate to her I just wanted to scream pull up your big girl panties and get on with your life Consequently, I just had no desire to finish it

  7. says:

    I think it s just about showing up I think it s about choosing people when people are just hard to choose I think it s about saying things we know we will regret if we don t say them sooner Fighting hard for the people who make us feel like they ve swept all the oxygen out of the room I think it s about rem

  8. says:

    I received a digital copy of this title from the publisher via Netgalley.Ten Second Synopsis Girl searching for purpose and connection offers to hand write love letters to strangers and muses about life and God and general existential stuff I was really hoping that this book would be something akin to a cros

  9. says:

    So, this is one I probably should have carefully read the blurb for At the end of last year I was really on a woman s memoir kick Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, etc So when the publisher sent me this one to review, I was pretty excited to carry that kick on in to 2015 But this book was just so obnoxious

  10. says:

    There aren t really words Maybe I ll think of some good ones, once I ve had time to process This book is powerful, in the way books should be It is deep and blue like the ocean, and there are so many good lines I could pick from it that I might as well quote the whole thing This is a human heart, wrapped in pa

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