Next Letter in the Mail: Caroline Leavitt

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Our next Letter in the Mail comes from bestselling author Caroline Leavitt! Caroline writes a wonderful letter, perfect for the holiday season, about how she changed from being cruel and sharp-tongued to being a kind, generous, and openhearted person.

Letters in the Mail is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year! Our 6-month gift subscriptions, available only during the holidays, make the perfect present for bookworms on your list. And, Letters in the Mail helps us keep The Rumpus running—so, you and your loved ones can correspond with your favorite writers and support the website in one fell swoop. All subscription orders placed before January 1 will begin with Caroline’s letter.

Caroline Leavitt is the critically acclaimed author of Cruel Beautiful World, and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow, Pictures of You, Girls In Trouble, Coming Back to Me, Living Other Lives, Into Thin Air, Family, Jealousies, Lifelines, and Meeting Rozzy Halfway. Her many essays, stories, book reviews, and articles have appeared in Salon, The Millions, Psychology Today, the New York Times Sunday Book Review, the New York Times Modern Love, Publisher’s Weekly, People, Real Simple, New York Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and numerous anthologies. The recipient of a 1990 New York Foundation of the Arts Award for Fiction, she was also a National Magazine Award nominee for personal essay, a Nickelodeon Screenwriting Fellow Finalist, and a recent first-round finalist in the Sundance Screenwriting Lab competition.