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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Books/Music - For The Sender - by Alex Woodard

Star rating - 7/10

This is a one sitting sort of short little book that gets you thinking far beyond the last page. American musician Alex Woodard originally offered to turn letters from other people about their lives into songs, as a way of boosting pre-release sales for his record. But the offer turned out to touch his life, and the lives of other people far beyond his imaginings. Although I have to admit the songs are not really to my personal taste (CD included with book), the way they translate the very honest letters about sadness and loss into music is to be applauded. I think this book will touch all who read it in some way - and will probably be a word of mouth - or should that be song - success. It deserves to be.

Find out more about his brave and generous project at

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