"All fantastic stories have layers, and the best ones leave you with a gift you did not possess before you found it. There are gems all through out this book for the ones willing to seek. May the art of letter writing forever live."
From the critics
"This project is, in a way, the crystallization of the artistic process: the wordless pain Woodard felt when his dog died and he felt his life had stalled; how connecting with others helped to find both his musical voice and the stories he wanted to tell; then the final closing of the circuit, when he reconnected with his unlikely muses. It calls to mind the advice of the late, great Kurt Vonnegut: 'Write to please just one person.' When Alex Woodard found someone -- in this case, his letter writers -- to create for, he found his reason to create."
"From the moment I started reading For the Sender, I couldn't stop. On a coast-to-coast flight, I finished it in one sitting, pausing only to hide my tears. Gorgeous writing and a touching story combines to make this read something special - a word-of-mouth worthy book."
"For The Sender is a 'can't put it down' great read that is accompanied by a wonderful soundtrack. An engaging story and concert together. Doesn't get any better than that!"
"A good book resonates with your heart. Good music resonates with your soul. So what happens when a talented songwriter pens a memoir? You're taken one step closer to understanding life. The pure emotion that flows from Alex Woodard's For the Sender can hardly be contained within its small size. The short book and accompanying CD tap into rich veins of creativity, sorrow, pride, despair, and most of all, love."
"Woodard discusses the hidden elements of his soul with candid appraisal; his memoir is poetry in prose. His talent as a storyteller is apparent in his writing as well as his music. For anyone intrigued by the inner workings of the artistic mind, Woodard's [memoir] will afford a prolonged glimpse, tempered by a jarring dose of realism."