PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (PostSecret) by Frank Warren

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The project that captured a nation's imagination.

The instructions were simple, but the results were extraordinary.

You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession, or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything -- as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Be brief. Be legible. Be creative.

It all began with an idea Frank Warren had for a community art project. He began handing out postcards to strangers and leaving them in public places -- asking people to write down a secret they had never told anyone and mail it to him, anonymously.

The response was overwhelming. The secrets were both provocative and profound, and the cards themselves were works of art -- carefully and creatively constructed by hand. Addictively compelling, the cards reveal our deepest fears, desires, regrets, and obsessions. Frank calls them "graphic haiku," beautiful, elegant, and small in structure but powerfully emotional.

As Frank began posting the cards on his website, PostSecret took on a life of its own, becoming much more than a simple art project. It has grown into a global phenomenon, exposing our individual aspirations, fantasies, and frailties -- our common humanity.

Every day dozens of postcards still make their way to Frank, with postmarks from around the world, touching on every aspect of human experience. This extraordinary collection brings together the most powerful, personal, and beautifully intimate secrets Frank Warren has received -- and brilliantly illuminates that human emotions can be unique and universal at the same time.

Title : PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (PostSecret)
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ISBN : 0060899190
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 278 pages


Joey rated it ★★★★☆

March 28, 2012

The correct title should be "Postsecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives: People Are Secretly Pretty Sad And Have Some Intense Shit That Hopefully They're Dealing With in Ways Other Than Anonymous Postcards".

Matt rated it ★★★☆☆

October 01, 2009

I'm just as appalled as you are that this is listed on my "read" shelf. GR needs a "looked at every single page" shelf in order to better classify books such as this. Taken at face value, this collection of confessional postcards is poignant, disturbing, and beautiful in equal parts. However, the...

Mark rated it ★★★★★

March 31, 2010

Here's a quote from one of the postcard that wiped the smile from my face while *reading* this amazing book : Income from teaching creative writing ... $ 32,654.00 Income from writing creatively ... $ 0.00 I admire how Frank Warren got his idea for this collected postcards book, and reading the anon...

HeavyReader rated it ★★★★☆

March 04, 2009

I really adore these PostSecret books. I feel like I'm kind of late in finding them, but what the hell! So I'm not on the cutting edge. That's no secret. Anyway, I am touched by the secrets strangers tell to strangers, so saddened by the guilt and hurt and loss that ordinary people are carrying ar...

Janelle rated it ★★★★★

June 14, 2008

I've seen bits of the books before, and articles about it, but this was the first of the books that I've read all the way through and really took some time with. For some reason it reminded me of the film "Amelie" - one of my all time favorites. I found it to be beautiful and inspiring and heartb...

Heather rated it ★★★★★

May 10, 2007

This books is oddly inspiring and terrifying at the same time. People from all over the country sent postcards to this guy with their deepests secrets and fears and some will scare the hell out of you and some will make you cry and the worst part is some will make you nod your head and agree! The...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

March 01, 2016

PostSecret is a still ongoing project where all kinds of ordinary people anonymously send in decorated postcards with some confession, truth or secret to tell. The postcards arriving every day in the mail are each art projects, with everything on the front from vintage photography to nail polish,...

Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana rated it ★★★★★

June 20, 2012

At first,I found this book fun in a guilty pleasure voyeur kind of way. However, as I read more and more secrets I became engrossed with each post card and the the gravity of what it presented. It was quite liberating and heart wrenching to read all these secrets, some of them depressing beyond b...

Rian *fire and blood* rated it ★★★★☆

January 27, 2018

This was a super enjoyable read, but like, in a voyeur way? Looking at peoples secrets like this was really impressive and eye opening. I can't really say much beyond that about this book since it's not a story so much as a confessional. I enjoyed it nonetheless and some people put some serious e...

Leonard rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2017

Is it just me or do people always think they are unique to the extent that nobody thinks the way they do? Can the truth be that we are all self conscious, hopeful, hold the occasional grudge, the shame of a certain pettiness over a trifle we know is absurd but can't entirely release, etc.? We are...

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