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PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives - Frank Warren
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060899196 (0060899190)
ASIN: 60899190
Publisher: HC
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
Series: PostSecret
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Bookshelf Dreaming
Bookshelf Dreaming rated it
4.0 Post Secret: Extraordinary Confessions From Ordinary Lives
I don't really know what to make of this book. Some of the secrets are funny, some a little distributing and some really sad.But it does give an insight to some of the biggest secrets we keep from those around us.
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
2.0
sorta captures exploitation, rather than mental health resolution. perhaps these writings are the start to healing, but many of them illustrate people who are still in their situation and appear to (bit this is speculation) to not be ready to create change. Hey, most of us are in pre-contemplation ...
Reading Robyn
Reading Robyn rated it
A book of secrets, attached to a website of secrets, attached to hundred of thousands of people who all have something to say, something to share, and something to hide. I picked this book up from the library after having followed the website for the last year, interested in the entire concept and a...
Sterek
Sterek rated it
Love, Love, LOVE Postsecret. The books, the website.. Its just like getting into other people's heads, while they share sad, beautiful, ugly or whatever thoughts.. Amazing!!
ayanami
ayanami rated it
I like the idea of PostSecret and putting the secrets in a book is a nice way of collecting them all together. I do think the publishers went for quantity over quality though (although I realize these are people's secrets and what kind of qualities would I be looking for anyway? but I did find some ...
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