Edited by Joseph Galliano and The Irish Youth Foundation
Published by Transworld Ireland 28th October 2010 in Hardback, priced £12.99
If you could write a letter to your 16-year-old self, from the perspective of who you are now, what would you say?
This was the challenge put to a number of Ireland’s best-known people, including writers, musicians, broadcasters, politicians, sports stars, actors, comedians, businesspeople, models, and one superstar turkey. Their letters are by turns poignant, hilarious, confessional, confrontational and surprising. They are never less than thought-provoking.
“This disc jockey business is great fun but you’ll never make a career out of being on the radio.” – Ian Dempsey
“Life itself is a journey. You can draw your own maps.” – Brian Keenan
“Stay true to your genius and always wash your giblets” – Dustin the Turkey
With Love, From Me…To Me gathers these words of advice, reassurance, admonition, praise and comfort. The letters range from funny to encouraging, hopeful to regretful, but always heartfelt. Contributors include Miriam O'Callaghan, Joe O'Connor, Ray D'Arcy, Sonia O'Sullivan, Maeve Binchy, Charlie Bird, John Boyne, Jason Sherlock, Nell McCafferty, Paddy Moloney, David Norris, Ross O'Carroll Kelly, Ardal O'Hanlon, Patricia Scanlan and Victoria Smurfit. With Love, From Me . . . To Me: A Letter To My Sixteen-Year-Old Self is the ideal gift this Christmas for family, friends – or yourself!
All royalties from this book benefit the Irish Youth Foundation.
Joseph Galliano is a freelance writer and editor. He also edited the UK edition of this book, Dear Me: A Letter To My Sixteen-Year-Old Self.
The Irish Youth Foundation provides opportunities for children and young people facing adverse and extreme conditions to experience success in their lives through a range of programmes and projects that demonstrate the opportunities available to them.