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I Wrote This For You [Kindle Edition]

pleasefindthis , Jon Ellis
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Book Description

"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 (The Elegant Solution, In Pursuit Of Elegance, The Shibumi Strategy)

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"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.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 4559 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing; 1 edition (December 14, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006MISZLU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,406 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars [Book Review]: I Wrote This For You January 12, 2012
Format:Paperback
I'm not one who cries easily at television or movies, but this book was such a thing of beauty that I caught myself crying two or three times while I read it. It inspires you to love harder and dream louder and feel everything more fiercely than you did before. Or, at least it did for me.

The way it is crafted, the artwork and the way the words all fit together so smoothly, is a work of art all in itself. It is rare, it feels, to find a book that transcends being a beautiful gem and turns into the brightest star you've ever seen.

And I recommend listening to Coldplay's "Mylo Xyolto" while reading this; it added a really nice atmosphere to the experience.

And if the author of this should read this review, I would like to marry you so you should call me. Or I could buy you dinner first, either way.
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40 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goosebumps. December 14, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Spectacular. Just spectacular. Upon opening the book, even just to a random page, the combination of the photograph and the writing underneath it strike a chord, setting off memories of people I've never met in places I may have only dreamed up. This book is magical, sad, touching, exhilarating, joyful and poignant, all at once. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Really. I can't imagine anyone not liking the book. After all, he wrote this for you.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking. December 21, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Hard to describe, really, but this is the kind of honest, real, get-inside-your-head writing the world needs more of. I don't know if it was written for me, but I suppose in a way it was, since I am human.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please Find This!!! January 6, 2012
Format:Paperback
I have been following iwrotethisforyou.me blog for two years now. I had originally found it while doing research for my Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis. Iain's blog became my top inspiration for my proposed thesis and I will forever be thankful to have him in my life.

I guarantee that anyone can read this book and feel an emotional connection to the writing. Jon's beautiful images enhance the experience in a haunting way. I have been waiting for these writing to be released in a tangible form, and now that I can hold it in my hands I really feel how special it is.

The way I like to read it is by turning to random entries a day. Even if I end up rereading an entry it will always hit me a different way depending on how I am feeling at the moment. The words take time to sink in so enjoy the experience!
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
By Liz A-O
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A lot of the photography was very nice and the photographer had an excellent eye for picking out details in larger scenes. I almost gave this book 2 stars, based on the photos, but decided it was just too bad to give it that much.

And, that is the end of the nice things I have to say about this book. The writing was a bunch of faux-existential, wanna-be-deep, would-be-meaningful waste. It was pretentious & unoriginal. I have no idea how this book has so many positive reviews, unless there's just such a large subset of the population that thinks, "OMG, there are WORDS. About LOVE! And, LIFE! And, broken hearts! And, they have PICTURES to accompany them!! It MUST be deep! It MUST be profound! It MUST be artistic and brilliant!!!!!!"

Certainly, there is a lot to be said on these topics, and there are lots of stunning, intelligent, well-written and new/unique ways to do that.

This is not it. It is the same bad "poetry" everyone writes when they're 15 and angst-y. Most of us just have the good luck to a) not publish it for the entire world to read, and b) grow out of that phase. If I were still in that phase of my life, this might very possibly have spoken to me on some "deep" level. ("Yes! Yes! I've had my heart broken, too, and wish I could give it beautiful illustrations!") But, frankly, even as this type of book, it wasn't very good.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite. December 24, 2011
By KAP68
Format:Paperback
As a long time reader of the blog, I was familiar with most of this book's content. (though I adored the few surprises, and new entries) That said, to have the words and photos on paper and laid out in 4 sections made it a new experience.

I cannot say enough about the powerful imagery this writer creates. Lushly romantic and deeply soul stirring.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hm May 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm sure there is a reason I didn't really get it. I think I tried too hard and was sad it wasn't written for me. It wasn't super poignant or disturbing or real. It was sad and hopeful and desperate words and beautiful photos, and it wasn't written for me. Or you. =[
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Wrote This For You January 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Once in a while you found a book that somehow felt that it is written personally for you. As if the author writes the book with you in his mind, and the dedication has your name written on it. I Wrote This For You is one of those rare books if ever there is already one out there existing. It is also a kind of book that felt like you wrote by yourself for someone you love and care. As if the author write down all the feelings and thoughts you cannot express and manage to put it on the pages of this lovely book.

The book is divided into four parts: Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain. It includes collections of photos, messages or poems that express real feelings and emotions. Each collections are artistically combined tha somehow will touch your soul. The photos alone are carefully pick to show the different angle of life. Each descriptions and messages are heartwarming and inspiring. The photos capture life and the messages express the stories behind it. Stories we can all relate to and messages we all shares.

Reading this book somehow felt that the author took the words out of my soul and put it on paper. As if he really knew me so well, like a bestfriend I always wanted to have and he easily put into words all I wanted to say. There are so many quotations from the book that I can relate to, words that triggered memories from the fast and give a glimpse of the bright future. It is like peeking into my diary and reading all the words I am silently keeping or letters I never send. It tells my story and everyone's stories too.

I Wrote This For You is such a short read but the words it delivers expand beyond the pages. The messages are bleak, hopeful, real and poignant. Add the mysterious and daunting photos this book is written for you and only you by someone who dares to show how much you matter in this world and reminds you that there is someone who cares and life has meaning.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Read it.
Brought me to tears and helped me through tough times. This book is an inspiration to all those that are struggling.
Published 9 hours ago by Carli Clark
1.0 out of 5 stars (Beyoncé voice) Cliché, cliché, cliché,...
"There are a million important things to do. But none as important as lying here next to you."
"The little things you forget, kill me."
"Just say goodbye. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mara Castillo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book was very heart felt and sincere.
Published 8 days ago by Olga Marin
4.0 out of 5 stars I wrote this for you.
To anyone who has ever suffered depression, a loss, a love, or felt like they'll never get better again, you need to read this book.
Published 12 days ago by Desire'e Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars <3
it was so touching and relatable if you've ever been in love with someone.. it was sad but not sad
Published 14 days ago by Lila
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
It made me cries tears of joy, sadness, and just made me overall think it was for me. Buy it, you won't regret it.
Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning.
Not done yet, but so blown away and cannot put it down until it has finished speaking to my heart.
Published 20 days ago by Richardsonann
5.0 out of 5 stars astounding!!
One of the most breathtaking and eye opening books I've read in a long time.
I will be reading this several times in the future
Published 21 days ago by Monk77
5.0 out of 5 stars Collections
this beautiful collection seems to sum up all the problems of love and the world in its few beautiful pages
Published 1 month ago by Lindsey DeLong
4.0 out of 5 stars It's really nice!
This book was so sweet. I can't wait to get the second part to the book. It was really interesting.
Published 1 month ago by Cindy
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More About the Author

pleasefindthis (Iain Thomas,1980 - ) is a writer and new media artist.

He is perhaps best known for the I Wrote This For You project, which he began in 2007 with photographer partner, Jon Ellis. The project was published as a book in December of 2011 and went on to debute at #1 on the US/UK/Canada iTunes Poetry Bestsellers List and appears numerous times on other bestseller lists. His second book, Intentional Dissonance, was published in December of 2012.

His work focuses on non-traditional, intimate communication in all its forms.

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