Dear Old Love: Anonymous Notes to Former Crushes, Sweethearts, Husbands, Wives, Ones That Got Away

Dear Old Love Anonymous Notes to Former Crushes Sweethearts Husbands Wives Ones That Got Away Call it wisdom of the heart Or the broken heart A knowing funny gift for everyone who s ever been in love and then out of love the newly single the lonely hearted and even the happily re paired Dea

  • Title: Dear Old Love: Anonymous Notes to Former Crushes, Sweethearts, Husbands, Wives, Ones That Got Away
  • Author: Andy Selsberg
  • ISBN: 9780761156055
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Call it wisdom of the heart Or the broken heart.A knowing, funny gift for everyone who s ever been in love and then out of love the newly single, the lonely hearted, and even the happily re paired Dear Old Love is a collection of anonymous love notes to the ones who got away or were left behind They re the notes that ex lovers have written to set the record straight OCall it wisdom of the heart Or the broken heart.A knowing, funny gift for everyone who s ever been in love and then out of love the newly single, the lonely hearted, and even the happily re paired Dear Old Love is a collection of anonymous love notes to the ones who got away or were left behind They re the notes that ex lovers have written to set the record straight Or crooked They re concise, witty, melancholy, revealing, sweet, sentimental, outrageous, withering, indignant, sometimes all at the same time And like a pitch perfect little poem, each entry paints a complete picture with just a handful of apt words A current snapshot of you erased 25 years of fantasizing about what could have been Or I don t care that you miss my dog When you cheated on me, you cheated on him, too Or I say I love you to people all the time now, to make that time I said it to you mean less And for anyone wanting help to write their own love note, the book ends with clever fill ins I wonder if we d still be together if I had just admitted I was a ____, instead of saying you had a ____ so big it blocked out the _____ Try it on someone you loved.

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    1. This was an interesting little set up. Little notes to previous loves. What I adore about books like this is that they show up how similar we all are. We all want love, we all hurt before, during, after, and so, so many of these were so similar.

    2. If you're wondering if you'll like this book, you can always check out dearoldlove and read the THOUSANDS of awesome entries there for free. And then go out and buy the book anyway because 1) he's picked some of the best ones for the book, and 2) the graphic design for the book is fantastic, it's one of those ones you pick up in the store and you're all "I like this. I WANT this. I want to put it in my pocket and carry it around with me all the time"Basically it's very short notes sent to the we [...]

    3. This is so good, I'm buying myself a copy.Some tidbits: "I have to believe our relationship continues to play out in all those particles of cigarette smoke we exhaled together.""How the hell did our bodies fit together like that, yet we're not together?""I'm over you like Batman is over losing his parents."'Dostoevsky said of Russian writers, "We all came out of Gogol's overcoat." And all of my ideas about love came out of your jeans.""I try not to open it often, but when I do, that raw, sweet l [...]

    4. I read the web site long before the book came out, but bought the book anyway. The thing I love about it is that you can dip into it on any page and find something poignant that you can relate to it -- even if you can't relate to it. Things like "If I had known I was going to meet the woman you would leave me for when we stopped by your office, I would have put on makeup." You could do worse than read 500 examples of what we did or didn't do for love

    5. Very easy to read in an hour or so. It was a nice way to break up the last book & whatever I read next. I could easily have written or been the subject of at least two dozen of those love (or un-love) notes!

    6. Equal parts profound and funny. My two favorite quotes:"I feel your spirit in unexpectedly cool breezes that seem to come from other seasons, other continents, other centuries.""I miss you in ways that are shocking and unproductive."

    7. Great read from a great friend. No matter how many past relationships you've had you'll find something in here that reminds you of them. And then you'll just laugh your ass off.

    8. This book was cute, but after a while it became a bit monotonous. to remember - Ramble On pg 163"You read The Hobbit to me in our bed-fort at night. Mostly I remember how nice your voice was."

    9. I originally discovered Dear Old Love in my recommended books on this website, and the concept sounded so interesting I went to the blog and started reading the posts. I immediately got hooked and started checking the posts every day. I love stories, and I'm fascinated by how so much of what happened in a relationship (the good, the bad, the funny, the awkward, the heartbreaking) can be expressed in just a sentence or two. I really started thinking about the stories behind them, and my imaginati [...]

    10. Dear Old Love is a compilation of notes people have written to their old flames, crushes, spouses, etc. Every one of these notes tells the entire story of a failed romance, and it goes from funny to heartbreaking page by page.And as it's hardly polite to review another person's failed romance, I'll leave you with some excerpts instead:I've ruled out academics, the very religious, Europeans, post-hippies, and now, thanks to you, old friends.I try not to open it often, but when I do, that raw, swe [...]

    11. When Andy Selsberg got married, he reflected on commitment and old loves. He felt the need to reconcile past relationships, the joys and lessons of some and the pain or errors of others. He turned to the Internet and started this project as a website. It would be a place to leave messages to old or lost loves.Being able to do so anonymously made it easy to say what may have otherwise been difficult or perhaps impossible. To be able to take a love story and condense it into one line is undeniably [...]

    12. Dear Old Love managed to be simultaneously horrifically mean, utterly hysterical and heartbreakingly touching - all in the span of less than 200 pages comprised entirely of notes to exes and unrequited crushes. It is a read-out-loud book - I found myself unable to read many of the notes without commenting: "oh how sad!" or "can you BELIEVE anyone would SAY that?!" being the most common vocalizations - well, aside from maniacal laughter of course. I love the idea behind the project - the book der [...]

    13. There is so much here to relate to - some of these anonymous notes really hit home, some of them you have probably thought (or said) yourself, some of them are just funny or sad - but there are lessons to be learned and people you will recognize in this small book. Fun to just browse through to remind you of how things might have turned out, for better or for worse.A few favorites:I discovered the hard way that I'm allergic to your cat, your laundry detergent, and your deepest beliefs.I miss say [...]

    14. This is not a deep book or a long book. It's one of those little gift books, so I feel almost like it's cheating to count it toward my 2017 Reading Challenge, but it's a book and I read it, so This is collection of love notes, written anonymously, to the ones who got away, the whole 'Write a letter to so-and-so' exercise where you get everything out, but you never send it. Some are sweet, Some are bitter. Some are heartbreaking. Some are oh-so-honest because anyone who's had a relationship end h [...]

    15. This book is about notes from anonymous people for old lovers, husbands and people that got away. This book is a short read. Its funny but angry at the same time. I give it three stars because it got boring at the end but I still liked it I like this book because it made me think about the relationships in my past. It makes me think of what I would say and what he would say. I wanted to call me exs because It got e thinking about them and how I messed things up. I thing people who just got done [...]

    16. It was okay. Some were funny("You believed Jesus walked on water, but you wouldn't believe my fibromyalgia was real). Some were poetic("Remember at the beach when the moon would always follow us?"). Some were cute("You read The Hobbit to me in our bed fort at night. Mostly I remember how nice your voice was."). The rest were "eh" to me. I am kind of bummed I rushed and downloaded this on my Kindle for 7 something bucks. Especially since anyone can get it practically for free on the website. Plus [...]

    17. Not what I imagined it would be when I bought it. I would have liked more of the realtionship history and the actual note then Selsberg gives. I do like his idea though- just wanted more access into what makes these notes important. I am not familiar with his website; perhaps if I was then this book would make more sense. I did laugh out loud a few times.

    18. Enjoyed this so much I think I'll have to buy it. There were some funny ones, some zingers, and a whole lot of pining. I probably didn't pick the best time to read it, but it made me feel less alone in my pining tendencies, at least.

    19. More like tweets than notes. I would've preferred just to read them from the blog than in book format. The notes run the gamut from silly to bitter, pragmatic to profound. I was expecting more than morsels and snippets of insight.

    20. An evening's read. Very good, sad & funny. I got little crushes on some of the notes & wished I'd inspired them.

    21. Laugh-out-loud material, definitely! And a few creepy quotes, too. A gift from a coworker; I probably wouldn't have thought to buy it on my own.

    22. I liked the book. It was funny and sad at the same time. Be warned, some of the entries are a bit off color, but mostly the book is worth reading.

    23. I love things like this that capture intimate little thoughts and moments in strangers' lives. People are really, really interesting,

    24. A compendium of comments left on a website of the same name. A quick read, a few chuckles. Nothing remarkable, but fine.

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