Stealing Feelings & Apologizing is a handmade book consisting of two essays-The first essay is a narrative of an individual taking on the role of a library, only going by the name The Body Library, the producer of this book. The Body Library goes on to recount the telling of falling in love with a copy of Jan Verwoert’s “YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIGHTY REAL.” and how after becoming so enamored with the text finding it a necessity to liberate a physical copy of this text from The New York Public Library and photocopying it page by page. The narrator explains that it is their job to dispense it to the public, providing it to others who need change. The second body of text featured in the book is Jan Verwoert’s essay- page for page, kept for a new reader, an active participant to bear witness to its existence.
Posted below is a link to the forward written by The Body Library, accompanying Verwoert’s stolen text. This is an act of love for a body of text that saved an individual.