"Dear Universe, Sincerely Harriet" is a series of handwritten letters addressed to Dear Universe from Sincerely, Harriet. The 12-year-old author is named Lilia Juhl Carpenter. Lilia lives in Philadelphia and commutes to New York on weekends to be with her mother. This book was was written in California however with design assistance by Dorothy Nissen and Redford, a poodle. "Dear Universe, Sincerely Harriet" is a masterful inquiry into the meaning of life in the universe.