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Affirm Press title raises $20,000 for Reach Foundation

Letter to My Teenage Self (ed by Grace Halphen, Affirm Press) has raised $20,000 for the Reach Foundation in its first two weeks of release.

The book features letters from 55 prominent Australians ‘offering the advice they wish they’d heard when they were growing up’. Contributors include Maggie Beer, Judith Lucy, Adam Gilchrist, Missy Higgins, Nathan Buckley, Stephanie Rice and Guy Sebastian.

In a statement, Affirm said Letter to my Teenage Self ‘is the passion project of teenager Grace Halphen’. ‘After having a tough time transitioning between schools, [she] set out to create a book that would help other teenagers feel reassured and less isolated when they went through tough times,’ said the publisher.

Affirm has sold over 7400 copies of the book, with a third print-run of 3000 copies expected in the warehouse soon. All profits are being donated to the Melbourne-based youth-support organisation, the Reach Foundation.


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