Dear Everybody - the book that broke my heart
Jonathon Bender had something to say, but the world wouldn’t listen. That’s why he writes letters to everybody he has ever known—including his mother and father, his brother and other relatives, his childhood friends and neighbors, the Tooth Fairy, his classmates and teachers, his psychiatrists, his ex-girlfriends and his ex-wife, the state of Michigan, a television station, and a weather satellite.
Taken together, these unsent letters tell the remarkable story of Jonathon’s life.
It is a novel written in the form of letters, diary entries, encyclopedia entries, conversations with various people, notes sent home from teachers, newspaper articles, psychological evaluations, weather reports, a missing person flyer, a eulogy, a last will and testament, and other fragments, which taken together tell the story of the short life of Jonathon Bender, weatherman.
We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl …..
March: a month of birthdays, divorces, of new homes, of letting go, of leaning in.