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 OAM is a much-loved Australian actor, best known for his work on THE SECRET LIFE OF US, CRACKERJACK, UNDERBELLY: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, 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. So far the charity he set up with his sister Connie, Love Your Sister, has raised over $15M. Samuel is a bestselling author, with his and Connie's book LOVE YOUR SISTER and his endearing DEAR SANTA both hitting the bestseller lists and both shortlisted for an ABIA award. His winning stint on DANCING WITH THE STARS reminded all of Australia how much we love Samuel Johnson. Samuel continues to dedicate most of his time to the charity and doing what he can to raise funds for cancer research. The DEAR series is part of that fundraising.