The Last Letter is a thirty-year journey to make peace with the past. Andy was born into a family with a loving mother and a violent father. His mother was his rock, his safe place, the person he cherished most. Soon after he graduated high school, she was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Plunged into a deep depression, he spent the next two decades running away from his pain. Eventually, his pain caught up with him. He was forced to confront it once and for all. What he discovered in his healing process is that suffering can be a profound source of guidance and comfort. For much of his life, sadness sabotaged and crippled him. But he learned to transform it into vulnerability and then action. With piercing clarity and refreshing honesty, Andy shares his story to inspire readers to embrace pain and surrender to reality as it is, with all the healing, love, happiness, peace, and freedom that brings.
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About the Author
Andy's life's work is helping people connect with themselves and others through vulnerability and self-awareness. His mentoring style is equal parts unsettling and comforting, irreverent and compassionate.
Andy's non-profit, The Last Letter, invites individuals to share their feelings in letters to loved ones. When he is not consulting clients, he serves as the director at Amsterdam's Welvaren Training Center.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book peels back all the masks and reveals, to me, the genuine struggle to live life on life's terms. Walking through emotional pain, gaining strength from it, and sharing that experience with others to help them grow is what Andy shares. Andy pulls no punches, and loves fiercely. I related to so much of this story as I reviewed my own struggles to come to terms with how I operate in this life. Being entirely honest with oneself and showing a compassion AND a truth to self, these were my most difficult challenges to face. To HEAR the truth from another's mouth, with no apologies, in order to help us to grow into authentic beings: that's what I heard throughout this book. Andy shares his truth fearlessly, every step of the way, and challenges us to remove the blinders, to stop running from the fear of the pain, instead embracing the pain to move through it and learn from it. I thought I'd made great strides in my journey. In sharing this very personal story, Andy has shown me a whole new level of self truth, self love and how and why to share that with the world.
We are proud to announce that THE LAST LETTER by Andy Chaleff is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
This is not the type of book that I would typically pick up but I am so glad that I did. Andy's vivid description of his personal journey through trials and tribulations helped me to relate to his emotional journey while at the same time reflecting on mine. I have recommended this book to my entire family and will probably end up writing more than one letter as a result of this experience.