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PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God

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by Frank Warren
     
 

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

The PostSecret phenomenon lives on! Frank Warren, “the most trusted stranger in  America,” offers the fifth book in his New York Times bestselling series. PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God—born from Warren’s collaboration with the

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

The PostSecret phenomenon lives on! Frank Warren, “the most trusted stranger in  America,” offers the fifth book in his New York Times bestselling series. PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God—born from Warren’s collaboration with the American Visionary Art Museum’s “All Faiths Beautiful” exhibition—is another provocative collection of never-before seen, artistically created postcards from around the world revealing the shocking, soulful or laugh-out-loud funny thoughts and feelings we all share about life’s most profound questions. The original PostSecret was selected by the Los Angeles Times as a Favorite Book of the Year. The postsecret.com website has won numerous Weblog “Bloggie” Awards—including Weblog of the Year and Best American Weblog—a Webby and a People’s Voice Award and receives more than six million visitors a month, proof positive that we live in a PostSecret world!

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New York Times
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Like many of the best conceptual art projects, Frank Washburn's PostSecret can be described in a single sentence: "PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard." Each of these annotated images is a total immersion. In addition to the often startling messages, the cards often deliver their most powerful punch through their handwriting, drawings, and cut-and-paste visual accompaniment. This PostSecret book presents another batch of secrets so deep that we want to share them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061859335
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Pages:
275
Sales rank:
383,095
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(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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PostSecret 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 137 reviews.
DeDeFlowers More than 1 year ago
I got this as a gift about four years ago and still look at it every couple months. I love Post Secret books. It's amazing how touching and relatable they are, yet at the same time, how funny they are. Post Secret books make excellent gifts and are great to have in the living room to start conversation. Anyone can relate to these.
BookClubberLB More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing conversation piece-place it on your coffee table and your friends will not be able to resist! Some secrets are humorous, some are tacky and some are touching. At work we borrowed the theme and ideas from this book by asking people to post their 'secrets', we then used these post cards to advertise and bring attention and focus to important topics. We debriefed afterward and realized the complexity of our environment and the small details one can often overlook. It is amazing the quality conversations that can come from a simple testimonial post card. This is a great idea and a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The post secret books are amazing! If you've ever had a secret (and we all have,) that you couldn't share with any one and it made you feel like you were alone in the universe, this book is for you! Some secrets are funny, some ironic, and some are very very sad, but they're all real. A lot of the cards by themselves are beautiful. It's the kind of book that makes the world feel a little smaller...
jessNC More than 1 year ago
I am addicted to these books, but this one was short compared to some of the other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was enlightening, inspiring, and motivating. I really enjoyed reading all the different postcards. I enjoy sharing them with friends and family. This book has really touched me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I serendipitously discovered this book one day.Read it through in one sitting amazed. These days, I've been really depressed about life and myself. I returned to this book, and it made me feel completely human...which is a blessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book, good for a coffee table or something to just flip through.
lds711 More than 1 year ago
What I find most interesting about this book is the variety of lives and secrets that are revealed. It's not just a book about sorrow or friendship or self loathing or true love. It's a combination of these and many more and they juxtapose one another in exciting ways. A postcard about cheating might be next to one about eating disorders or having never been in love with a life partner. So many voices are heard. Each thought is expressed with an eclectic collage of the secret teller's creation. No two secrets are the same and if there is a slight overlap in theme, the accompanying image is completely different. The real power in the book is the anonymity. It allows the reader to feel intimate with the secret teller and relate to a thought without exposing either person. I defy anyone to read this and not share at least one secret. This is a stunning piece of work.
KIDDISSA More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK WAS REFRESHING IN ITS TOPICS, BUT AS I WAS READING THROUGH IT I FELT LIKE i WAS SORT OF JIPPED. FRANK RELEASED A LOT OF THESE SECRETS BEFORE THE BOOK CAME OUT, AND THE ONLINE ARCHIVE SHOWED A LOT AS WELL. I ALMOST THINK IF I HADNT ORDERED THE BOOK I WOULDNT HAVE BEEN MISSING OUT ON MUCH. NOT THAT THE SECRETS ARENT TOUCHING, AND FRANK SURELY MADE SOME GOOD CHOICES ON SECRETS TO INCLUDE, BUT SO MANY OF THEM WERE PRETTY MUCH OLD TO ME ONCE I READ THE BOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these PostSecret books - I have several for my coffee table. Everyone who visits always enjoys looking through them, and it gives one a weird sense of peace to read other's secrets (except for the disturbing ones - not peace, then). :)
lefthome1979 More than 1 year ago
The post-secret books are fabulous. They let you delve into the minds of complete strangers so that you are able to realize that your problems are not just your problems. Other people, everywhere else in the world, share your problems and then you don't feel quite so alone anymore. Some are funny and offer a laugh. Others are shocking and make you want to know the story behind them.
Jerz More than 1 year ago
Once you pick it up you will be intrigued. I bought this as a gift for a friend as well. Have read the others and look forward to the newest PostSecret due out later this year (Oct 09)
psychedforreading More than 1 year ago
My husband would have rated this book higher, I'm sure. We will be purchasing the other books by Frank Warren. The entries were sometimes shocking, sometimes sad, and sometimes funny. Gives one a sense of community - that he/she is not the only one who has ever felt this way.
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serendipitous17 More than 1 year ago
Another great book filled with real live people. It's another fantastic collection to add to your coffee table with the other PostSecret series. The book was made a little bit more compact and yes, it is much smaller, but that doesn't mean the secrets are too. Take a brief time to relax and read into the lives of others who just want to share a part of themselves so you can be free too.
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Love+love+love+them.+I+laugh.+I+cry.+I+flinch.+Ive+sent+a+secret+or+two+in+there.+
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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.