Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Actor's Detective Guide to Writing Letters to Celebrities, Book Review

I was anxious to read this book, and even more anxious to see that there is somebody else out there who still believes and uses the traditional way of communication, and shares a love of writing letters!
Everybody is online, Tweeting, posting, sharing, linking, emailing, it is easier, and doesn't take as much time to write online, or get delivered. But what if you wanted to contact a celebrity, yes, there are still some out there that are worthy of receiving fan mail, and are indeed very good role models for our children.
They are so used to receiving emails, getting Youtube videos made for them by fans and reading the Tweets and Facebook posts from the people that love them, go crazy for their movies, shows, songs, football games, and so on. But, the author of this book, and his children, are right! If you really want to stand out, if you really want your favorite sports hero, or celebrity to notice you and reply, a letter that you write, using a pen and paper, is definitely what will get you noticed!
Chris Lucas, the father of 2 boys, ages 7 and 9, has captured the art of letter writing and taught this to his boys, and has an amazing book that you can use to get the best tips on how to get your letters noticed and receive replies, maybe even a phone call, or an autographed item.
My kids absolutely LOVE getting mail, and I actually have to fight them on an almost daily basis, when I bring the mail in! Genevive, who is 5, will accept any piece of junk mail and pretend it is a letter from a friend. When grandmas send a letter or a card or a small package, you would think it was Christmas here! But when there isn't a Lego magazine or a card in the mailbox, she loves opening junk mail and those credit cards they send with the applications!
I am excited to have them start with this book and write letters to their favorite celebrities, and I am hoping they get a couple replies!
Chris Lucas' little boys love to write to stars like, Derek Jeter, Will Smith, Katy Perry. Just take it from his little boy who said, "Going to the mailbox is like Christmas and your birthday, rolled into one!" Lol! That is enough to make me want to start with this neat concept for my kids, right away!
This book will not only inspire you and your children to write, but it also gives you A+++ advice on how to compose a letter, he explains the "do's and don'ts" pf contacting celebrities, how to write to the stars in a way that will compel them to write back to you, and even gives you examples of letters that have been successful in getting a response. It also explains how to find celebrity addresses, and what you should do before you mail the letter, and the tools you should have before you mail the letter.
You can purchase this book on Amazon, or you can purchase this directly from the author's website!
If you do want to purchase this book, the author has a lot of extras, over $100 worth of extras, if you buy directly from the website. These include; a free gift, valued at $40, and you will also find a very special email inside the book that you can use to get 5 celebrity addresses of your choice! (This service is valued at $100)
If you sign up here,
you can get a free sample of the book emailed to you and receive their newsletter.
I will keep you posted on whether we receive replies or not, who we attempt to contact, so far, Spongebob Squarepants seems to be Genevive's choice. Aaron would like to write to that weird Fred from Nickelodeon, lol!
This book and all the extras, is definitely worth $10! I assure you, you will get a lot from this book, and maybe your kids will be opening their own mail, rather then all the junk mail that comes to the house, like mine!


  1. Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you and our family enjoyed the book. Wishing you luck with your letters.

    - Chris

    P.S: Here are the addresses you were looking for (I don't get the appeal of "Fred" either, but my kids love him too.)

    Lucas Cruikshank (FRED)
    c/o The Collective
    8383 Wilshire Blvd
    Ste 1050
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob)
    c/o Generate
    1545 26th St
    Ste 200
    Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Stephen Hillenburg (creator of/artist for SpongeBob)
    c/o United Plankton Pictures
    11400 W Olympic Blvd
    Ste 590
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

  2. WOW!! Thank you so much! This is awesome!!
    We truly loved your book, and I can't believe you have those contacts for us! Oh my the kids will be super delighted!!!
    Yeah, I am really not so sure I get this Fred, lol, I am still watching Happy days reruns, so what do I know?