Dear Gretchen

Gretchen Nash has been putting letters into a suitcase since she was a child.  She has written a book based on the 187 letters.  The book, Dear Gretchen,  not only features the letters and reflections about their senders, but more interestingly analyzes and graphs trends amongst the letters.  All of the graphs are visualized using crazy paper cut outs.  Some of the analyzed information is priceless, like animal mentions (top = cat), or name calling (top = freak).  It is a lovely little glimpse into the social life of a young girl.