If you could send a letter to yourself aged 16½, what would you say in it?
From Me To Me: Letters to my 16½-year-old-self is a collection of just such letters written by some of South Africa’s best-loved and ordinary personalities to their younger selves and published with photographs of them as teenagers.
From Me To Me is for the teenager wondering what life is all about, someone looking back on their youth, or seeking unpretentious wisdom, or just a chance to meet some of your favourite personalities, before the fame.
About the Editor
The book is compiled and edited by Samantha Page. Samantha Page is currently the editor of O, The Oprah Magazine, and it is under her leadership that the magazine celebrated its 10th anniversary in April 2012.
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Excerpts from some of the letters:
Make sure you have fun, no matter what you do. And, regardless of what your friends may tell you, hard work can be fun, too. – Alan Knott-Craig
You are still mourning the untimely passing of your mother and brother. You curse God and wonder why such unrelenting calamity has befallen you. – Bob Mabena
You love your dad, but I have to ask whether you’ve told your mommy lately that you love her? – Elana Afrika
I know you are socially awkward, plagued by a nagging feeling of being unloved and ugly. – Thulisile Madonsela
"Most people and institutions don’t embrace non-conformity. It makes them feel uncomfortable, but don’t let them suppress your true nature." - Jodi Bieber
"While we're being honest - you're a beautiful, graceful and quirky girl, and you have an individual sense of style, but I'm not so sure about your peroxided hair. It may be one of the things you'll live to regret." - Bonnie Henna
"To this day, I still rehearse and play saxophone for at least an hour every day because I want to be the best I can be." - Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse
Christian Gabriel Du Toit
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