A collection of
extraordinary letters expressing the joys, sorrows, and surprises of ordinary
We’ve all missed the chance to say something important.
Friends fall out of touch, loved ones pass away, or sometimes the courage
required is simply lacking—and thank-yous, regrets, feelings, and secrets are
left unshared. In 2009, Jackie Hooper came up with a way to help people
recapture a moment that had once passed them by—she began asking them to write
Based on the popular blog The Things You Would Have Said, this extraordinary collection of
letters brings together the moving, surprising, and inspiring stories of
ordinary people. By turns heartwarming, funny, sad, and wise, the letters
showcase a remarkable range of voices and subjects. From the indignant young boy
urging his bully to become “a better man,” to the woman apologizing to the girl
she picked on in high school, to a man thanking the woman who protected his
family from Nazis, the letters bring together an outpouring of emotion that is
as compelling as it is cathartic. Download and start listening now!