Dear Stranger - letters on the subject of happiness

Dear Stranger is a collection of letters from a range of authors to an imagined stranger on the theme of happiness. It’s an honest collection of writing on what happiness means to different people and how we can support those of us for whom happiness feels an impossible goal.

The book includes contributions from the likes of Caitlin Moran, Arianna Huffington, Marian Keyes and Kevin Bridges.

We feel more of the world than most people.

About the book

When the staff at Penguin Random House UK voted for Mind to be their charity of the year, we were of course delighted, but not in our wildest dreams did we think that they would end up publishing a book for us! We are very proud to present this wonderful collection of writing, poetry, illustrations and more, in which Penguin Random House authors and some talented Mind bloggers have come together to offer their innermost thoughts on the subject of happiness.

All profits from the sale of each book (at least £3) will go to Mind.

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The authors

•  Fiona Phillips
•  Martha Roberts
•  Francesca Martinez
•  Rachel Joyce
•  Donal Ryan
•  Matt Haig
•  Philippa Rice
•  Naomi Alderman
•  Yuval Noah Harari
•  Ilona Burton
•  Rowan Coleman
•  Ellen White
•  Abbie Ross
•  Giles Andreae
•  Conn Iggulden
•  Seaneen Molloy-Vaughan
•  Genevieve Taylor
•  Thomas Harding
•  Jez Alborough
•  Caitlin Moran
•  Blake Morrison
•  Nicci French
•  Jo Elworthy
•  John Lewis-Stempel
•  Chris Riddell
•  Tessa Watt

  • Helen Dunmore
  • Alain de Botton
  • Deborah Levy
  • Kevin Bridges
  • Marian Keyes
  • Nicholas Allan
  • Nick Harkaway
  • Ed Stourton
  • Eoin Colfer
  • Shirley Hughes
  • Santham Sanghera
  • Alexandra Fuller
  • Daniel Levitin
  • Claire Greaves
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Richard Branson
  • Molly Pearce
  • Nicholas Pinnock
  • Tim Smit
  • Tony Parsons
  • Dave Chawner
  • @Sectioned_
  • Professor Lord Richard Layard

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Where can I buy the book?

You can pick up a copy here. It is also available on Amazon, and in-store at Waterstones, Foyles and WHSmith.

Is it available as an e-book?

Yes, you can purchase Dear Stranger as an e-book here.

Is the book on sale in Mind shops?

We are trialling the book in three of our Mind shops. A small number of copies are available in our Kentish Town, Highgate and Stoke Newington shops. If it is popular, then we will look into stocking more copies or perhaps expanding distribution to other Mind shops.

Can you tell me more about becoming one of Mind's corporate partners?

You can find out more here, or get in touch with Olivia Stephens in our corporate partnerships team.




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