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Notes from a public typewriter

Author: Michael Gustafson; Oliver Uberti
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A collection of confessional, hilarious, heartbreaking notes written anonymously on a public typewriter for fans of PostSecret and Other People's Love Letters. When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they put out a typewriter for anyone to use. They had no idea what to expect. Would people ask metaphysical questions? Write mean things? Pour their souls onto the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gustafson; Oliver Uberti
ISBN: 9781538729113 1538729113
OCLC Number: 1028995318
Awards: A 2019 Michigan Notable Book selection
Description: 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Talk typewriter to me --
A new home --
City of books --
Impressions --
The typewriting on the wall --
Four words --
A piece of paper --
The violin monster --
Catharsis --
On mystery --
Lost & found --
Last word.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Gustafson and Oliver Uberti.

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A collection of confessional, hilarious, heartbreaking notes written anonymously on a public typewriter for fans of PostSecret and Other People's Love Letters. When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they put out a typewriter for anyone to use. They had no idea what to expect. Would people ask metaphysical questions? Write mean things? Pour their souls onto the page? Yes, no, and did they ever. Every day, people of all ages sit down at the public typewriter. Children perch atop grandparents' knees, both sets of hands hovering above the metal keys: I LOVE YOU. Others walk in alone on Friday nights and confess their hopes: I will find someone someday. And some leave funny asides for the next person who sits down: I dislike people, misanthropes, irony, and ellipses ... and lists too. In NOTES FROM A PUBLIC TYPEWRITER Michael and designer Oliver Uberti have combined their favorite notes with essays and photos to create an ode to community and the written word that will surprise, delight, and inspire.

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