John Hughes: Pen Pal Remembers

8 08 2009

Read Pen pal Alison Byrne Fields’  blog:

Listen @NPR: Alison Byrne Fields

Movie director John Hughes, who died suddenly Thursday at age 59, made films that helped teenagers define — and maybe survive — their high school years. One 15-year-old fan was so moved by Hughes’ film The Breakfast Club that she wrote a letter to him.

“I kinda spilled my guts to the guy,” says Alison Byrne Fields, who grew up to become a diversity educator and social-media strategist. “I just told him that he had touched me, as a teenager who was uncomfortable with being a teenager, uncomfortable with life in general.”

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