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A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book

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by Frank Warren, Amanda Kain (Designed by)
 

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New York Times Bestseller

The award-winning PostSecret project's most profound and stunning postcards to date

For the past three years Frank Warren has invited people of all backgrounds and nationalities to send him creatively decorated postcards bearing secrets they have never before revealed. He has shared these

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New York Times Bestseller

The award-winning PostSecret project's most profound and stunning postcards to date

For the past three years Frank Warren has invited people of all backgrounds and nationalities to send him creatively decorated postcards bearing secrets they have never before revealed. He has shared these PostSecrets on his award-winning blog, www.PostSecret.com, in an internationally traveling art exhibit, and in three electrifying books: the bestselling PostSecret, My Secret, and The Secret Lives of Men and Women.

Now, in his most extraordinary book yet, Warren again delves into our collective confessions, presenting a never-before-seen selection of provocative and moving PostSecrets. A Lifetime of Secrets lays bare our private fears, hopes, regrets, and desires, from people as young as eight and as old as eighty. From painful admissions of infidelity to breathtaking revelations and endearing sentiments, Warren’s latest collection will shock and move readers of every age, revealing secrets that have haunted their creators for a lifetime.

Editorial Reviews

Salon.com
“You’re bound to feel, after reading these things, something like a deity on the receiving end of the world’s prayers.”
Philadelphia Inquirer
“Warren has tapped something mystical.”
Los Angeles Times
“Frank Warren gives the postcard unexpected lucency by reproducing hundreds of cards from an ongoing public art project … .”
Washington Post
“Standing in the midst of all this naked shame, guilt, anger and, yes, hope, you’re suddenly not so alone.”
USA Today
“[The postcards] are mini-works of art. All of them are riveting …”
time.com
“A fascinating public airing of private thoughts. . . The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you.”
– TIME.com
“A fascinating public airing of private thoughts. . . The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you.”
– A contributor on Postsecret.com
“Humanity at its finest . . . And because of it I am falling in love with the world again.”
TIME.com
"A fascinating public airing of private thoughts. . . The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you."
– TIME.com
“A fascinating public airing of private thoughts. . . The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you.”
– A contributor on Postsecret.com
“Humanity at its finest . . . And because of it I am falling in love with the world again.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061238604
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/09/2007
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
167,708
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Warren started PostSecret as a community art project where he invited total strangers to anonymously mail in their secrets on a homemade postcard. This simple act sparked a global phenomenon. Frank has received over 1 million secrets in his mailbox with more arriving every day but Sunday. PostSecret.com has won seven Webby Awards and is the most visited advertisement-free blog in the world. The postcards have been curated for five New York Times bestselling books and have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the American Visionary Art Museum. Frank has traveled the world sharing secrets and stories from Australia to the White house. There is a PostSecret album, a PostSecret TED Talk and a PostSecret Play on tour. In 2011 Frank was awarded the ‘HopeLine Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his work on suicide prevention and was invited to the White House to work on issues of mental wellness. Frank lives in Germantown, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.

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Lifetime of Secrets 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book, along with the blog. In one way, you find at least one, if not several, than you can relate to... so you don't feel alone. And the bad ones, as sad as they can get, can also make you realize how good your life really is and puts life in perspective, while the uplifting ones show there is still good in the world. I'm very much addicted, couldn't put the book down, definitely will buy others. :o)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find myself lost as i turn the pages of the book. Each secret reveal its deepest and darkest secret. I want to tell everyone who had send their secrets that its really brave of them to do so. Reveal such secrets to rest of the world. Amazingly i found somes of my secret in the book, i feel like i'm not alone anymore and there is people in the world who have the same fear as i am. I really recommended everyone to buy this book, you'll be supprise to see yourself in one of the secret in the book. Maybe is not your secret, but maybe is one of your desire or regrets. I found myself feeply understood the secret within me. I have never send out any of my secret but as the same time there are fews of the secrets just like mines. So i consider set myself free into the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As I flipped through the pages of 'A Lifetime of Secrets', I couldn¿t help but see myself on so many pages - childhood and adult secrets from my past flood the pages, and it¿s a truly emotional journey to read through each secret, sometimes feeling empathy, other times, sadness, heartbreak, and, best of all, hope. One particular secret that strikes me in the book is a postcard that has the simple word ¿someday¿ written on it. Nothing is explained, and somehow, nothing has to be ¿ within that one word is hope, and it seems to sum up A Lifetime of Secrets for me. Beyond our heart-wrenching secrets there is hope for everyone, young or old. We can laugh at some secrets, shudder at others, our hearts may break for some, and yet through it all, at the end of the book, there is hope. The juxtaposition of each secret with another is often ironic, funny, or enlightening. A girl feels ugly in high school and would give anything to be beautiful, while another girl looks back and realizes she was beautiful the whole time. Bright colors contrast with more muted tones, and the final piece of work is a blend of so many voices, pretty much a symphony of secrets. The book shows people at their weakest, most sensitive, and strongest. I would strongly urge everyone to pick it up.
serendipitous17 More than 1 year ago
THIS is what I've been waiting for! A real, heartfelt, and thick book like the first PostSecret book that I can sit awhile with a cup of coffee and enjoy all day long. Some will make you laugh, and some will bring tears to your eyes, but you can't help but feel alive with these people and a part of their lives that they have brought open to you as you're reading their secrets. It's a great work of art and a great keepsake for your coffee table to share with friends.
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Frank Warren has provided the world with a skillfully thoughtful reminder that we are not alone in our anger, fears or even our pride. Pick up anyone in the series and you will be amazed. I'd also recommend that you buy "When God Stopped Keeping Score," an intimate look at the power of God and forgiveness. Given the chance, it will change your life.
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Natalie_Ann_Reads More than 1 year ago
i have another book from post secret, and they keep getting better and better! never a let down, an eye opening and sometimes sad yet beautiful book :) 100000% recommend it!
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DeDeFlowers More than 1 year ago
I love Post Secret books. It's amazing how touching and relatable they are, yet at the same time, how funny they are. It held my attention for the hour I spent reading it and I know I will go back and read it many more times. Post Secret books make excellent gifts and are great to have in the living room to start conversation. Anyone can relate to these. The only complaint I have with this particular Post Secret collection is that you have to constantly turn the book sideways because of how the post cards are laid out.
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