Personal Notes

Sandra E. Lamb, Author
Sandra E. Lamb, Author St. Martin's Press $21.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-312-30418-8
Reviewed on: 05/19/2003
Release date: 05/01/2003
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Lamb, who previously offered guidance in How to Write It: A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write, now addresses a particular gap in many people's writing capabilities: the social note required for so many life passages and important occasions. Ironically, she says, our world of instant communications actually leaves us feeling isolated, and a personal note can remedy that by helping to create a sense of connection. Offering concrete tips and sample notes for all occasions, both happy and somber (thank yous, birthdays, births and adoptions, deaths), Lamb also explains the meanings of possibly unfamiliar holidays and religious rituals to aid in the writing of appropriate messages. Anyone wishing to regain the lost art of the personal note in the age of email will find Lamb's guide a helpful resource.
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