The World of Postsecret

Finished The World of Postsecret by Frank Warren.  I received a copy for review from the publisher.

Summary (from Amazon):

“An addictive collection of new full-color postcard secrets and app secrets from the author of the smash the #1 New York Times bestselling PostSecret books—with more secrets than any previous PostSecret book!

A decade ago, Frank Warren began a community art project that captured the popular imagination and became a worldwide obsession. He handed out postcards to strangers and left them in public places—asking people to share a secret they had never told anyone and mail them back to him anonymously. More than half a million secrets, 600 million hits to the award-winning PostSecret blog, and five huge bestsellers later, the PostSecret phenomenon is bigger than ever. By turns funny, heartbreaking, thoughtful, and moving, this compendium of graphic haiku offers an intimate glimpse into both individual private lives and into our shared humanity.

Included in this compelling new book are dozens of the best archived secrets from the original PostSecret app; inside stories about the most controversial secrets Frank Warren has received; moving text from the new PostSecret play, foreign secrets, “puzzle” secrets, and much more!”

I feel like everyone knows this, but I am a huge, HUGE fan of Postsecret.  I have all the books and a highlight of my week is when I get to check the website every Sunday.

I love it because while there are secrets that make me laugh and a few that make me cry, every week (and every book), I find several that make me feel less alone.  I think we can all get isolated by things and feel that we’re the only one who feels a certain way, and this website makes us feel like we actually aren’t as alone as maybe we thought we were.

I’m pretty sure that if one person has ever felt something, probably a bunch of other people have also felt it.  It’s good to know.

I’m sure by now, you know about Postsecret.  But in case you don’t, you should check it out.  I promise you won’t be sorry.

Highly recommended.


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