By Zadie Smith.
27 November, 2007
Contains a 15 page color story - 'Jordan Wellington Lint to the age of 13.' Each page is titled with a date ranging from June 27th, 1958 to March 1st, 1971.
The Book of Other People is just that: a book of other people. Open its covers and you’ll make a whole host of new acquaintances. Nick Hornby and Posy Simmonds present the ever-diverging writing life of Jamie Johnson; Hari Kunzru twitches open his net curtains to reveal the irrepressible Magda Mandela (at 4:30a.m., in her lime-green thong); Jonathan Safran Foer's Grandmother offers cookies to sweeten the tale of her heart scan; and Dave Eggers, George Saunders, David Mitchell, Colm Tóibín, A.M. Homes, Chris Ware and many more also have someone to introduce you to.
All proceeds from The Book of Other People will go to 826 NYC, Dave Eggers' non-profit organisation dedicated to helping children with their reading and writing. For details of this charitable venture, please go to www.826nyc.org.
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