This Modern Love
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This Modern Love


This Modern Love is a unique crowdsourced book of letters, stories, and photographs about the state of modern romance by YouTuber Will Darbyshire.

‘Question 1. What would you say to your ex, without judgement?’

Seeking closure after a tough break-up, Will Darbyshire was driven to strike up an intimate conversation with his online audience. Posting a series of questions via his YouTube, Twitter and Instagram channels, Will asked his followers to share their innermost thoughts about their relationship experiences, in the form of hand-written letters, poems, photographs, and emails.

After 6 months and over 15,000 heartfelt submissions later, from over 100 countries, This Modern Love collects these letters together to form a compendium of 21st century love, structured into the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.

Tender, funny and cathartic, This Modern Love is a compelling portrait of individual desires, resentments and fears that reminds us that, whether we're in or out of love, we're not alone.

Title:This Modern Love
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages

    This Modern Love Reviews

  • Ariel
    Sep 15, 2016

    Enjoyed this! Would have liked more input from Will, like commentary or trend spotting or insight into patterns he saw when reading so many entries or reasons as to why he picked certain letters, but ...

  • Natalie
    Dec 28, 2016

    In this collection of love letters, Will Darbyshire provides a safe environment for people to share their thoughts on modern relationships. Some people sent in letters, pictures, poetry... This Modern...

  • Alisha Jenkins
    Aug 11, 2016

    honestly this was everything that i wanted from the idea of this book. thank you will for bringing me something i didnt realise i needed to read so badly. ...

  • Angharad Redden
    Oct 24, 2016

    "Thank you for making me see the stars when I only saw the darkness."So, the reason I haven't been reviewing a lot lately is because I've been going through a difficult time. A difficult time meaning ...

  • Marius Paulsen (The Norwegian Book dude)
    Dec 11, 2016

    Wow! Just wow! This book should be read by everyone and if you ever want a pick me up or a love book read this beauty!...

  • Steph Watson
    Aug 12, 2016

    I devoured this book in an hour and a half. It's a beautiful collection of letters and responses that make you laugh, smile, want to cry and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. ...

  • Kristina
    Aug 17, 2016

    I discovered this book because Raya from Rayawashere on Youtube showed it in one of her videos because she has written a letter for her boyfriend - Loius from funforlouis on Youtube. Oh my, the Raya's...

  • tanja
    Sep 25, 2016

    the first youtuber book I've read and most likely also the only one I ever will read. Unless of course Will publishes another. I have a lot of love for this collection, I want it on my coffee table fo...

  • Emily
    Sep 26, 2016

    this book was so beautiful and I found myself connecting with people I've never met through words that I have been too afraid to even whisper to myself during the nights I can't sleep...

  • Yassie
    Sep 29, 2016

    I loved the style, the sense of hope, of happiness, and of complete heartbreak. The book contained everything from the clichéd love to the fearful love showing how different people handle the word an...