Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac: The Great Sex Letter

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In 1947, a drunk Neal Cassady wrote a letter to his friend, Jack Kerouac, describing two sexual encounters. Cassady's wild prose was a big influence on Kerouac's writing and this letter really caught his imagination. After passing it around among his friends and praising, Kerouac dubbed it, the "Great Sex Letter." March 7, 1947 Dear Jack: I am ... See the Rest

Breakup Post of the Day

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                                            (via shine) ... See the Rest

Marilyn Monroe’s “Letter of Despair” to Lee Strasberg

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An undated letter written on Hotel Bel-Air stationery describes the iconic star's feelings of utter disappointment and hopelessness regarding her acting abilities. “My will is weak but I can’t stand anything. I sound crazy but I think I’m going crazy... It’s just that I get before a camera and my concentration and everything I’m trying to learn ... See the Rest

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Dear Marilyn

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From Letters of Note: "On February 11th of 1961, just a week after her final movie was released to disappointing reviews, a depressed, exhausted, and frequently ill Marilyn Monroe admitted herself for psychiatric treatment in New York. Whilst there, Marlon Brando sent the following note of support." ... See the Rest

You Never Know If You Don’t Ask

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Jasmine, age 5, has a request for the Queen. Ball's in your court, Liz. (via HuffPo) ... See the Rest

To Whom It May Concern

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(More at Etsy via Kelly Green) ... See the Rest

Breast Wishes

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Former WOW colleague David Story just sent us this letter he dug up from the late Helen Gurley Brown complimenting him on Cleavage, the 2002 WOW documentary that he produced and she appeared in. Says Story: "I do love the line '[I] thought it was just super, didn't you?' It's like her default approach was to flirt. One-of-a-kind, that's for sure." ... See the Rest