Kim Hyun-joo puts out an essay book
Actress Kim Hyun-joo (Partner) has come out with her own book, Hyun-joo’s Hand-Crafted Story, which was published on December 23 and for which she held a promotional event at Seoul’s Ritz Carlton Hotel. The book features Kim’s own needlework and knitting, as well as photos and personal essays. As a part of humanitarian NGO Good Neighbors’ “Good Buys” campaign, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help the needy.
Kim had first taken up sewing and knitting as a hobby after making her acting debut, which grew into a deeper interest over the years. (The scarf she wears in one of the photos below is her own handiwork.) The book had hit bestseller status through pre-orders online before the book was even published, and is seeing strong response. (Most of these celebrity essay-photo collections tend to sell well, probably because they are an extension of the celebrity him/herself, serving much the same purpose as mini-homepages and fan cafes.)