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J. K. Rowling Pens Foreword for US Publication of "Dear Me" Letter Collection

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
August 31, 2011, 06:56 PM

USA Today is reporting that Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has written the foreword for the US version of "Dear Me: Letters to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self," set for publication in the States on October 25.  The report notes:

More than 70 writers, actors, celebrities and musicians including Kathleen Turner, Suze Ormond, James Franco and Aasif Mandvi share letters to their teen selves. Rowling writes in the foreword that she was touched by the letters' "commonality ... Nearly everyone who wrote, whether their letter is jolly or poignant, seems to have looked back on their younger selves with compassion." 
A portion of the book's proceeds, the article goes on to say, are set to go towards Doctors Without Borders.  A UK version of the book, also compiled by editor Joseph Galliano, was released in October 2009 and included letters from such noteable persons as UK audio book narrator Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson (Trelawney), Will Young, and SIr Elton John.

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20 Comments

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207 Points

Sounds like a really interesting book! Can’t wait to read Jo’s forward!!

Posted by WeasleyWonder on August 31, 2011, 07:10 PM report to moderator
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374 Points

Sounds like a really good book! Can’t wait to read it.

Posted by MoonlitFox on August 31, 2011, 08:21 PM report to moderator
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118 Points

Sounds cool!

Posted by sparkle9 on August 31, 2011, 08:31 PM report to moderator
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118 Points

It’s Foreword, not Forward!

Posted by SybilT on August 31, 2011, 08:46 PM report to moderator
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80426 Points

Isn’t that lovely….

Posted by Won_Two on August 31, 2011, 08:52 PM report to moderator
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186 Points

sounds cool indeed

Posted by CorruptedNethicite on August 31, 2011, 09:08 PM report to moderator
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10471 Points

Oh, that will be quite interesting! If only we’ve invented that time machine we all want, and could send it back to her :) OH, better yet, a Time-Turner! xD lOl.

Posted by . on September 01, 2011, 12:13 AM report to moderator
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2234 Points

Really excited to see what J.K wrote.

Posted by maddison R-O-A-R on September 01, 2011, 02:07 AM report to moderator
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91 Points

@Maddson R-O-A-R: i knw!!!

wonder what Jo had to say to her teen self!!!
Posted by Paitrix...{WBM} on September 01, 2011, 02:26 AM report to moderator
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Forward ? Isn’t it foreword ?

Posted by Noz on September 01, 2011, 02:40 AM report to moderator
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@Paitrix
She doesn’t seem to have participated in the book itself, only its foreword… We really would have liked to read that too ^^

Posted by Noz on September 01, 2011, 02:42 AM report to moderator
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5439 Points

Sounds like a really interesting book! Can’t wait to read Jo’s forward!!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on September 01, 2011, 03:49 AM report to moderator
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YES 13th comment!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to read it!!!!!!!

Posted by Luna_lovegood17 on September 01, 2011, 08:25 AM report to moderator
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Yeaaaaah. The whole ‘forward’ thing confused me. What is Jo into email junk? Ah foreword! What ever way I first looked at this I thought she emailed the Dear Potter people

Posted by KiwiMcI on September 01, 2011, 10:19 AM report to moderator
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10268 Points

This has been up for two days now and Leaky still hasn’t corrected the misspelling of ‘foreword.’ Come on, you guys – this makes you look SO unprofessional.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on September 01, 2011, 11:50 AM report to moderator
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