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I Wrote This For You

by (author) pleasefindthis

by (photographer) Jon Ellis

Central Avenue Publishing
Initial publish date
Dec 2011
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2011
    List Price
    $18.95 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2013
    List Price
    $9.95 USD

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"I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn't get it." Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it. This book gathers together nearly 200 of the most beautiful entries into four distinct chapters; Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain. Together with several new and exclusive entries that don't appear anywhere else, each chapter of I Wrote This For You focuses on a different facet of life, love, loss, beginnings and endings.

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pleasefindthis is the pseudonym for Iain S. Thomas, a new media artist and author. As an author, his most famous work is I Wrote This For You, which he writes under the pseudonym ‘pleasefindthis’ - a blog then book that’s been on both the Amazon and iTunes bestseller lists since its launch in December 2011. As a writer for the design and new media industry, he’s won numerous local and international awards for his work. Amongst other things, he created a never-ending sentence for a monument for South Africa’s Jazz Artists and recently collaborated with musical phenomena BT on the packaging design for his last album. He wrote his first book, ‘Ignite’, at the age of 23 which won the Grand Prix at the First Paper House Art Of Design Awards and a gold individual craft award at the Loeries. He currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Excerpt: I Wrote This For You (by (author) pleasefindthis ; by (photographer) Jon Ellis)

Dear You,You are holding in your hands what was promised to you years ago. I’m sorry it took so long. But life, as is so often the case, is life and we forget about the promises we’ve made.You, however, are harder to forget.I know the world is crazy. I know love is not always the way it’s meant to be. I know sometimes, things hurt. But I also know that we’ll get through this. That our hearts will arrive on the other side, in one piece. That everything is beautiful, if we give it the chance to be.I’ve tried to write down what I saw and what you told me and I sincerely don’t think I missed anything. Let me know if I have.I love you. I miss you.Me

Editorial Reviews

"One of the most beautiful things I have ever read. Ever." - BT, Grammy Nominated Composer and Technologist"This is me. This is you. This is us. This is every human being, past and present, old and young, of every ethnicity, race and faith. Our every complex human emotion translated into words. Someone knows and someone understands. This is the essence of what it truly means to be human." - Ethar El-Katatney, CNN African Journalist Of The Year, award-winning journalist, blogger and author."The magnificent beauty of I Wrote This For You is quite simply this: the book is elegantly incomplete without you. No one else in the world can read it the way you do. No one." - Matthew E. May, Author of The Elegant Solution, In Pursuit Of Elegance, The Shibumi Strategy"I bought the 'I Wrote This For You' book in actual, real-life paperback, and it soothes my soul. Buy it if you can." - Laura Prudom, Associate Editor for AOL/HuffPo TV

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