Dear My Blank: Secret Letters Never Sent (Hardcover)
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From the popular Tumblr of the same name comes a collection of heart-warming, tear-jerking, and gut-wrenching anonymous letters that people never intended—or didn’t have the courage—to send.
The Tumblr Dear My Blank—created by 16-year-old Emily Trunko and followed by over 35,000 people—is now a carefully curated gift book with more than 160 anonymous letters covering a range of topics from heartbreak, unrequited love, and loss, to inspiration, self-awareness, and gratitude.
Featuring exclusive content not available on Tumblr, these unsent letters are addressed to secret crushes, lost loved ones, boyfriends, siblings, parents, grandparents, and many more.
Art and design by Lisa Congdon enhance these messages, making the book a beautiful keepsake for all readers.
"A visceral and voyeuristic offering that covers the spectrum from fleeting angst to gut-wrenching grief." —Kirkus Reviews
"Stirring and soulful." —Booklist
Praise for the Tumblr Dear My Blank
“An addictive site full of strangers’ secrets.” —Cosmopolitan
“A safe haven for hundreds of letters that will never be sent.” —Distractify
“Tumblr’s newest obsession.” —Hello Giggles
About the Author
Emily Trunko is an astonishing 16-year-old girl from the small town of Copley, Ohio. At age eleven, she started a book review blog called On Emily's Bookshelf, and at age fourteen she created The Clover Chain Project--dedicated to pairing up teens struggling with similar issues, which attracted local media attention. Emily created two Tumblr projects that became Internet sensations and books. Dear My Blank was inspired by her personal notebook of letters that she wrote but never intended to send. And The Last Message Received grew out of her curiosity about life-changing letters, notes, and texts that people have received. Emily continues to be fascinated by the way people connect through the written word.
"The popularity of the Tumblr is a testament to the cache of readers awaiting this title." —SLJ