From The Big Issue's popular section, this collection features 100 remarkable people from the worlds of entertainment, politics, food, sport and business writing letters to their younger selves
Jane Graham is the Books Editor for The Big Issue, has worked as a BBC radio producer on Radios 1, 3 and 4, as well as Radio Ulster. As a journalist, she has written for The Guardian, Uncut, The Sunday Times and The Scotsman. The Big Issue is an award-winning magazine offering employment opportunities to people in poverty by giving them a share of the profits from sales. Launched in 1991, the magazine has now sold over 200 million copies. The company also has an investment arm, Big Issue Invest, which finances the growth of sustainable social enterprises and charities across the UK, and an independently funded registered charity, The Big Issue Foundation, which addresses the fundamental issues attached to social and financial exclusion. For over 25 years, The Big Issue Group has strived to dismantle poverty through creating opportunity, and in the process has become one of the most recognized and trusted brands in the UK.
A thoughtful, funny and moving book. -- Alastair Mabbott * The
National Scot *
Like all the best ideas, it's simple. A hundred famous people, from Hollywood stars to sporting heroes, were asked [...] what they'd say to the younger version of themselves. The answers make for great reading. -- Book review * Sunday Mirror *
This collection is full of insightful stories that will make you think about how you live your own life, and how you want to live it in the future. And the best bit is that all the royalties from the sale of the book will go to The Big Issue. -- Book of the month review * Woman's Weekly *