I Wrote This For You
"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.
- Paperback | 202 pages
- 139 x 215 x 9mm | 346g
- 20 Dec 2011
- Central Avenue Publishing
- BC, Canada
- colour illustrations
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. They may think they get it, but they don't. This is the sign you've been looking for. You were meant to read these words.
"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, 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, AOL/HuffPo TV
Pleasefindthis is the pen name for poet Iain S. Thomas, who together with photographer Jon Ellis, created the worldwide smash success I Wrote This For You, a collection of personal, anonymous poetry and photography. While Iain and Jon work on a variety of projects and books in their day to day lives, they passionately continue on with the original project which has connected them to their thousands of fans around the world.
Our customer reviews
This is deemed a poetry book...That's pretty much stretching the definition of written poetry. Nevertheless, for those who have followed the "I wrote this for you blog" and enjoyed it, this is an exciting book to have. The words written are vague, they may appear absurd, nonsensical, or profound, it really is your take. I can't quite agree that the writing quite matches the feelings of the photos...but again that's left for your interpretation. This is not a book to skim through as such, it's best enjoyed a handful of "poems" at a time, and ponder upon it. If you are after a book to skim through, this is a waste of time.show moreby Felix Li
The book is based on a good idea but is not well implemented. The idea (I think) is to link an image to related text. The text is not a title but open prose which may or may not have any relationship to the associated photo. It is left to you the reader to make of it what you will. That of itself is quite novel. The notion is that either the words or the image stimulate the reader's imagination and make you think. Unfortunately I found it hard to see any link in many cases - or maybe I was not meant to! I Wrote This For You is a bit too clever. In any case the book is spoilt by very poor quality of reproduction. The photos look like they are photocopies at best. Another weird thing is that there is no stated author. Whoever put it together is also careful not to describe it as a book for photographers. All in all it is a strange book. It may appeal to some and I hope it does but I was disappointed. Try to see a copy before deciding if it is for you.show moreby Michael Robson
I Wrote This For You is so deep and vague it can mean anything to anyone. I absolutely loved this book. Some of the short stories are only one sentence long but they just make your heart explode. I loved this book and I know you will too. Because this book, was written for you.show moreby Krissy Tolstrup