Author(s): Will Darbyshire
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.
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Will Darbyshire is a 23-year-old British vlogger. He has over 1 million followers across his YouTube, Instagram and Twitter channels. His thought-provoking videos and photographs offer advice on a wide range of issues including relationships, mental health and travel. Follow Will on Twitter and Instagram @willdarbyshire