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From Me to Me

SKU: T4223
From Me To Me: Letters to my 16½-year-old-self is a collection of 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.

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

More Contributors:

Loyiso Bala
Melanie Bala
Lauren Beukes
Elvis Blue
Rehad Desai
Nkulee Dube
Christian Gabriel Du Toit
Saskia Falken
Nicky Greenwall
William Gumede
Vanessa Haywood
Jonathan Jansen
Rhoda Kadalie
Katy Katopodis
Malcolm Klûk
Sarah Lotz
Sindiwe Magona
Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu
Moky Makura
Vanessa Marawa
Louise Marsland
Lindiwe Mazibuko
Ayanda Mbanga
Uyanda Mbuli
Osiame Molefe
Ravi Naidoo
Zama Ndlovu
Nkensani Nkosi
Neo Ntsoma
Margie Orford
Samantha Page
MacIntosh Polela
Hanli Prinsloo
ProVerb
Reuben Riffel
Gus Silber
Elinor Sisulu
Doreen Southwood
Lee Swan
Redi Tlhabi
Jann Turner
Jason Xenopoulos

Parameters of Book: Book
Sub-title: Letters to my 16½-year-old-self
Author: Samantha Page (editor)
ISBN: 9781431404223
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431404377
Size (mm): 215x144mm
Pages: 136pp
format: Hardcover
Colour: One Spot Colour
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012-07-30