If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers

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Recent college graduate Hannah Brencher had always been haunted by the weight of the world. She felt helpless and heavy with everyone’s hurt, including her own. She thought the bright lights and loud streets of New York would be just like the movies, promising fairy tales and all of the answers to, “Why am I here on this starving, spinning planet? Do I matter? Can I make a difference?” But the city turned out to be crowded with emptiness, just another box she couldn’t fit her heart into. She cried and craved things bigger than skyscrapers and smartphones, until she sat across from a broken, dejected stranger on the subway and wrote a letter that led to a blog post and hundreds more that would put her back together.

Told in detailed flashbacks and harsh lessons learned, this story of letting go will find the fears you believe in and show you love still wins. Through emotional, real-life—albeit universally relatable—moments set in specificity and passion, these pages describe the crises and self-discoveries that shape us all with palpable honesty and encouragement. Love is tangible here, as simple as ink and empathy left across hometowns and in each other’s mailboxes.

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Author Hannah Brencher
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Howard Books
Publish Date 10-Mar-2015
ISBN 9781476773605
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Issue March 2015
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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