Brother, actor, Victorian of the Year and determined cancer vanquisher Samuel Johnson OAM has gathered together a collection of letters to Santa from some of Australia's most notorious and best-loved grown-ups. Surprising, entertaining, wicked and witty, this little book of letters is the perfect gift for your favourite human.
If you could ask Santa for absolutely anything, what would you ask for?
Samuel Johnson OAM, Australia's favourite skylarker, brother and determined cancer vanquisher, has asked his friends and supporters (who just happen to be some of Australia's best writers, comics, actors, artists, musicians and personalities) to share their letters to Santa.
Some letters are naughty.
Some letters are nice.
Some echo a favourite childhood memory.
Some beg forgiveness.
Some are angry.
Some just want something sweet.
Some want to change their own world, others want to change the whole world.
Contributors include Helen Garner, Adam Hills, Deborah Mailman, Rove McManus, Leigh Sales, Grant Denyer, John Williamson, Myf Warhurst, John Paul Young, Mia Freedman, Shaun Micallef, Missy Higgins, and many more.
This little book of letters is wicked, witty and warm-hearted. It will make you laugh, think and feel and is the perfect Christmas gift for those who speak human.
Illustrations by Shaun Tan
Every copy sold will contribute to cancer research
Samuel Johnson (Author)
Samuel Johnson OAM is a much-loved Australian actor, best known for his work on THE SECRET LIVES OF US, CRACKERJACK, UNDERBELLY II, RUSH and as the star of the hit biopic MOLLY. In recent times he is more proud of his work as a breast cancer advocate and determined unicyclist. He won a Gold Logie in 2017 for his work on MOLLY and was named the 2018 Victorian of the Year for his charity work to vanquish cancer. Samuel has retired from acting until he raises $10M for cancer research. So far the charity he set up with his sister Connie, Love Your Sister, has raised over $9M. Samuel is a bestselling author with his and Connie's book LOVE YOUR SISTER and last year's DEAR SANTA both hitting the bestseller lists and both shortlisted for an ABIA award. His recent winning stint on DANCING WITH THE STARS reminded all of Australia how much we love Samuel Johnson.
Hilde Hinton (Author)
Hilde Hinton has been a dedicated big sister to Connie and Samuel Johnson her whole life. She is currently a Prison Officer who has avoided being a writer for many years but has finally succumbed. The Loudness of Unsaid Things is her debut novel.
She lives in a boisterous house in Melbourne with a revolving door for the temporarily defeated and takes great pride in people leaving slightly better than when they arrived. Her children are mostly loved.