Books Every Joy-Seeking Woman Needs to Read
What do happy people do? Read! But what do
really, really happy people do—read the kind of books that open their
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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing
Simon & Schuster
Sankovitch finds a packet of 100-year-old letters in her backyard, some of them
dating back to the Civil War, she uses the discovery to examine the lost art of
writing letters—why we do it and how to do it, now that we live in the age of email and Twitter.
Be it love missives, bread-and-butter thank you’s, condolences or childhood
notes home from camp, “Letters are the history of our lives made solid,” she
writes. Part memoir, part meditation, part artful history lesson (that ranges
from Ciecero to Gertrude Stein to Thomas Merton) and part reminder to put a pen
to paper when it comes to the people we care about, in the sincerest of ways.
— Leigh Newman