blackguard23 (blackguard23) wrote,

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Dear Anonymous

20 pages, digest size, $?, edited by Namaste >>> + + + (holy shit, you got enough digital addresses there, dude? is it too much to ask for a real actual physical address these days?)

[Thanks to Sticky for sending me another bunch of zines, including this one. Email them at downstairs[at] and ask to be put on their mailing list for their monthly e-newsletter which contains zine columns, scene reports and reviews.]

Here's an anthology of letters written by a bunch of anonymous people, for whatever reason they couldn't write an actual letter, but this way is cooler for voyeuristic zine readers.
First up, a letter addressed to a car driver who almost ran over the author; another to a guy the author has a crush on; a disturbing letter that contains this painful admission: "As a 34-year-old woman I don't want my porn-addicted father to have to help me pull down my panties when I go to the bathroom."; another letter is to a guidance counsellor who wrote a note for the young author to take home - it suggested her parents continue to encourage their daughter's reading, and now as an adult she cherishes that letter, making a living writing and working with other writers; also a heartbreaking letter to the author's cat who died and she still can't get over it (this hit me hard since her words closely echo my fiance's feelings about her cat Charlie who died six weeks ago); then a disgruntled letter to a Hello Kitty shop owner who employed her then fired her for not being cute enough, or not being Asian (or maybe both).
Some hits and misses here, like all anthologies, but the hits pack an emotional punch, so it's thumbs up from me.
Tags: dear anonymous, reviews, sticky institute

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