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Closer, a book of essays by singer Lee Hyo Ri, is due out soon

Singer Lee Hyo Ri’s new book of essay is coming out soon.

On May 24, Lee will release a book titled Closer: The Story Starting with Hyo Ri and Soon Shim.

The book contains essays about Lee’s daily life with her companion dog Soon Shim and four other companion dogs along with stories of her active involvement in a campaign for animal rights.

Lee candidly tells her thoughts about the companions she has met during her life from the past when she was the youngest daughter of a barber to her success as a superstar. The K-pop diva also talks about the changes she has gone through to become the leader of a campaign for animal rights and to become a vegetarian. The socialtainer gives a speech on a better life for everyone.

Lee also brings up such issues as factory farming of animals, the poor conditions of homes for abandoned dogs, boycotts of animal-fur coats and others, and she gives her contemporaries some topics to think about. The book includes photos taken by Lee Hyo Ri herself and photographer Kim Tae Eun, known as an animal lover.

“I’m heading down a new path. Some say, “Life is harsh even for human beings. How come we’re supposed to take care of animals when there are people starving out there?” However, I think animals are weaker than human beings. They can’t take care of themselves if we don’t take care of them. That’s why they need someone to represent them, and that’s what got me involved.”

Don’t forget to look for the book when it arrives in bookstores on May 24.

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