Alejandro Souza

Letters to Momo

In September 2010, Alejandro Souza learned that Momo, his cousin and closest friend in the family, was suddenly imprisoned. Crushed by his imprisonment and desiring to infuse him with strength, resilience, and, above all, love, Souza made an unconditional commitment to write Momo one letter each day for as long as he was in jail. Letters to Momo is the true, remarkable story about the power to overcome told by the collection of all letters written to Momo during his 144 days in prison—intact and in their original state, exactly as he received them. Uniquely sincere and approachable, the letters’ contemplative style illuminates core truths about the human experience and invites all to engage in profound reflection. Through broad thematic examinations spanning from personal experiences to Persian poetry, and from Nietzsche to cognitive psychology, the letters’ inspirational tone leads you away from the traps of victimhood to reclaim the innate power to author change in your life. With the closing words of each letter, «I love you with all my heart, and today, let me walk with you,” Souza holds our hearts and hands as we embark on our own journey of personal resilience, transcendence, and freedom. Today let these letters walk with you.
109 printed pages
Original publication



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