Dear Pierre – Private Letters to a Practicing Therapist
“A sneak peek into other people’s lives while feeling a whole lot better about one’s own.” This is how Pierre de Villiers describes his new reality self help book “Dear Pierre”, which dishes out some good advice on romance, love, sex, money, health and everything in between.
Pierre de Villiers is a household name in South Africa due to his internationally recognised reality self-help book 'Dear Pierre' (www.dearpierre.com) which sold out within eight weeks in South Africa as well as being a TV continuity presenter for the country’s national broadcaster SABC 2 in years gone by.
When anchoring TV shows like the SABC Big Brand TV Show as well as being a soap star in Egoli Place of Gold he also reads the Business Day finance news on Jacaranda FM and is chosen to do the live new year’s eve TV presenting welcoming in the new millennium. Apart from being a television and media personality Pierre also gives back to the community by lecturing communication studies at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) after resigning as youngest editor of the SA Military Medical Journal with the military rank of Captain.
While lecturing at the University of Johannesburg he does his training as therapist and sets up shop in private practice which causes considerable media interest. While maintaining his TV presence for over a decade by randomly presenting shows like the SABC’s Matrics Uploaded it is time to write his book which sells out at the end of 2013 and causes a mini media frenzy locally and abroad.
With over a decade’s experience as a therapist in private practice Pierre de Villiers was asked to select THIRTY ANONYMOUS* LETTERS (*Names have been changed and permission granted)
In no particular order they range from the bored to the desperate and sometimes the absolute bizarre. They ensure a sneak peak into the lives of others while leaving one feeling much better about one’s own life.
“Finding my husband having sex with another man…”
“We also include both men and women into our marital bed…”
“My husband will not have to find sex with other women…”
“Killing myself to activate the insurance policies I have…”
“My husband reveals his affair while we were engaged…”