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New Book: Dear Stranger

Saturday 2 July 2016


From author Anastasia Palmer (via email):


Dear Stranger

Dear Stranger

June 29, 2016

Dear ME/CFS Australia

I am writing to you to tell you about my book, Dear Stranger, the story of my journey through M.E as a teenager which I am now publishing.

I wrote Dear Stranger during my teenage years, beginning on the day I was diagnosed with M.E. It is written in the present tense in the form of letters to a Stranger, sharing my deeply private and raw experiences of illness, not knowing what the future would hold, and as it turned out, the future held recovery.

When I was 22 I decided to handprint Dear Stranger through the ancient craft of letterpress printing, creating a very powerful experience for the reader, through this method I made 230 books which are now travelling the world from person to person as a gift.

The response to my book has been incredible and it has become clear to me that I need more copies so I am now publishing a second edition through more modern methods.

I am currently taking orders for copies of Dear Stranger and I am writing to you to ask if this is something that you could share through your network/website/newsletter/Facebook page/group, or any other way that you would find appropriate. I would like to reach out with this book to people with M.E and to those who know people with M.E and for that I need help in spreading the word.

For me Dear Stranger is the book I wish I had been able to read, the friend I wish I had had while being faced with the painful challenges that being diagnosed with M.E brings. It is the book I wish my parents could have read and therefore gained insight into their daughter's life, the book I wish my boyfriend and friends could have read, the book I wish my doctor could have read and understood that the pain I felt was real.

M.E is such a deeply complex illness that still has a long journey to being understood, I believe that my book is a valuable contribution to understanding the inner experience of the illness.

Below are some links so you can get more of an idea about the book, there is a website with some videos, pictures of the book and there is a Facebook page.


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Dear Stranger - A Letter Pressed Story by Anastasia Palmer from Nakyta Grimm on Vimeo.



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