My Secret: A PostSecret Book

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Postsecret.com founder Frank Warren is back with a fresh and compelling companion to his wildly popular Los Angeles Times bestseller, PostSecret. For My Secret, a collectible, paper-over-board book that includes a page of vibrant, decorative stickers, Warren has personally selected never-before-seen anonymous postcards created by teens and college students from across the country. Each card bears an intimate and powerful secret—at turns inspirational, shocking, hilarious, and poetic—that is told through original ...

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Overview

Postsecret.com founder Frank Warren is back with a fresh and compelling companion to his wildly popular Los Angeles Times bestseller, PostSecret. For My Secret, a collectible, paper-over-board book that includes a page of vibrant, decorative stickers, Warren has personally selected never-before-seen anonymous postcards created by teens and college students from across the country. Each card bears an intimate and powerful secret—at turns inspirational, shocking, hilarious, and poetic—that is told through original illustrations, photographs, collages, and other creative means. Sample messages include:

  • "I am avoiding you because you are socially below me."
  • "I know the truth to the lie my parents tell... "
  • "My friends think I was homeschooled. I spent high school in juvi."

A unique and important book that will appeal to both young adults and their parents, My Secret offers a raw and revealing glimpse into the real lives of today's teens and twentysomethings. Choosing their own handmade postcards over email or text messages, teens and college students express their hopes, fears, and wildest confessions in a way that truly represents their diverse personalities and voices.

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In his Los Angeles Times bestseller PostSecret, Frank Warren shared the most guarded thoughts, fantasies, and wishes of hundreds of anonymous contributors. In My Secret, he distributes another batch of private thoughts from Postsecret.com visitors. Typical messages range the simply secret to the downright vengeful; from "When my boyfriend is in the shower, I watch the porn he has downloaded on his computer" to "Have fun with your new friends. I hope they eat you alive." You can't read this book without thinking, What would I write?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061196683
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/24/2006
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 359,283
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Warren is a small business owner who started PostSecret.com as a community art project. Since November 2004 Warren has received more than 150,000 anonymous postcards. The website won two Webby Awards in 2006 and this year was named Weblog of the Year at the Seventh Annual Weblog Awards. The PostSecret project also received a special award from the National Mental Health Association for raising awareness and funds for suicide prevention. Warren lives in Germantown, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    postsecret is amazing! (book and website)

    I absolutely love postsecret. it is an amazing way to feel connected to others and to know that even if you feel alone in the world, you are truly not alone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

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    It made me realize that I was not alone.

    My sister gave this book to me as a gift. She wrote a few messages in the book for me which was sweet. It made me laugh and cry. One of her messages were "I love you no matter what" under the post card of the guy saying he was afriad to come out because he didn't want his family to stop loving him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

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    Touching...

    The most appropriate word to describe Frank Warren's book is "touching." One might expect that Post-Secret would be a whiny mash of kids' doodles, complaining about how they don't get enough attention from their parents. Instead, the book is full of tender truths and hard, bitter thoughts. I highly recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2008

    For My Birthday

    I had recieved this book yesterday for my birthday from my best friend. I knew it would be great, yet when i started to read it, i couldnt put it down! I soon came to realize that im not alone. Everyone has secrets. Its the best book ive ever been given! Thanks Love!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2008

    Connections

    The PostSecret series of books make me feel not so much as an outsider. They make me feel normal in the sense that these people and their stories are real just as much as their feelings. It's impossible to describe how much one can relate to these and on such a deep level. They have actually changed my life, and have enabled me to look around to see that not everything is as perfect as people make it out to be... that I was right all along.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

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    More, More, More!

    I LOVE PostSecret and I LOVE Frank Warren's work! I immediately bought this after reading and re-reading his previous book and I couldn't help but want to see more into the lives of all these wonderful people. The only downside I had with this book is that for the price, the book was small compared to the first PostSecret phenomena. But other than that, the detail and work everyone put in into making this second book was still great. Please, just put in MORE! If you're looking for more of a coffee table read, I recommend the first more than this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2011

    I CAN READ AND LOOK AT POSTSECRETS OVER AND OVER.....

    What thoughts I have whether sensitive or hateful to the core, these books prove that I amongst others feel similarly. I couldn't put them down until I finished each one. If you can't put yourself into other peoples shoes read these books. Open up your mind to what the people around you may be thinking or have been through. So enlightening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2008

    My Secret: A PostSecret Book

    This is the first time I've ever felt compelled to write a review for a book. After skimming through this book at the store, I started to wonder about my life. I wondered if maybe my life was similiar to the secrets that were written in the book. I really didn't think much of the book, but tossed into my basket. After purchasing the book, I went home and read first few pages of the book. I couldn't put it down! It was as if I finally had something to read where I felt like I was able to share my secrets. After finishing this particular book, I looked up the series and purchased 2 more Post Secret books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2007

    My Secret: A PostSecret Book

    When I first saw this book with my friends, I thought it was so cool! Alot of the secrets shared in the book realated to me! So I went out and bought it last weekend. I just finished reading it, and gosh, it was great! I can wait to get the first which will be a Christmas present from my friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book is filled with the dark unspoken, underbellies of fellow human beings it will prod you to consider your own secrets and perhaps, to be more human. For anyone who seeks solace in the company of others fortune or misery, or for those of you who'd sneak a peek under the diary's cover if given the chance -- this one as well as the other three Post Secret books by Frank Warren are for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2007

    Not so Great

    First off I love Post Secret, I have all the books, and look at the website every Sunday! However, I was dissappointed with this book because of the size and value. Why was this book so much smaller than the first one? I also feel like I have seen post cards like the ones in this book before...so it's not so great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    Liberation.

    This book along with Frank Warren's first, 'PostSecret: Extaordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives', truly moved me. After I initially read it...I just couldn't get the images and messages out of my head. I was overwhelmed with many emotions. I, too, was inspired to create my very own postcards which will be on their way to the mailbox very, very soon. I can't wait for the third book due out in January 2007.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2006

    THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!

    I really enjoyed the first postsecret book and this one is great too!! The secrets that people submit are mystifying, sad, and happy. I recommend this book to Teens everywhere!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2006

    Amazing and emotional

    I was reading this on my way out of barnes and nobles store... I couldnt stop I loved it and then I realized the secrets that I hold inside and I had to let them out too... This is an awesome book for people of all ages, and pmsing women haha...

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