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Take A Glimpse Into Famous People’s Lives By Reading Their Emails

Artist Miranda July has created a project called “We Think Alone,” which shares personal emails from various celebrities, artists, writers, people of note, etc. Every Monday emails from these people that are 100% real and mostly out of context are sent out to anyone who has signed up for them.

From Miranda July on the project’s website:

WE THINK ALONE has given me the excuse to read my friends’ emails and the emails of some people I wish I was friends with and for better or worse it’s changed the way I see all of them. I think I really know them now. But our inner life is not actually the same thing as our life on the computer — a quiet person might !!!! a lot. A person with a busy mind might write almost nothing. And of course while none of these emails were originally intended to be read by me (much less you*) they were all carefully selected by their authors in response to my list of email genres — so self-portraiture is quietly at work here.

Each week’s emails have a different theme. This weeks theme was “Money.” Here are the emails from Kirsten Dunst, Kareem Abul-Jabbar, Kate and Laura Mulleavy — sisters and founders of the fashion label Rodarte — and Lena Dunham.

2. Kirsten Dunst’s:

3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s:

4. Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s:

5. Lena Dunham’s:

If you are wondering if Lena Dunham ever did get a couch, she answered that question on twitter:

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