January 13, 2012
“Easy,” I thought, in December 2009, when I set out on the task of compiling the new edition of Dear Me, A Letter To My Sixteen Year Old Self. I had an agreement from JK Rowling to write the foreword and a letter to her 16 year old self in my pocket – her very kind friend, the comedian Peter Kay, acted as a go-between for me (he had contributed to the first edition).
We had ambitions to take it to America, and a track record with a hit book based on the same idea that had featured a holy host of high profile UK contributors such as Elton John, Stephen Fry and Jonathan Ross behind us.
“I’ll get this done by...