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PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives | Frank Warren
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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 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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smolgaysnowbazshipper
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Good... book? Some of the postcards were kind of disturbing, though.

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Krisjericho
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These are always fast reads, and there are always a few that make me laugh or make me cry or touch me or make me think. Definitely worth the short time it takes to read.

Kaye I like these too Amazing what secrets some people are Carrying around with them daily. 11mo
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Sarahandhella
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Picked up a few books at my library‘s book sale.

Samplergal Some great ones in that stack. 14mo
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JoScho
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Found this book while packing. I gave it to my husband for Christmas in 2009. Such an awesome book. PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. There is a website now but this is the original book.

Vertabrain I just went to the stage show and it was awesome. I‘d never heard of the project before, but it‘s certainly powerful stuff. 💕 1y
JoScho @Vertabrain I had no idea there was a stage show! 1y
TieDyeDude I remember hearing about this (and the stage show) back in college. Such a cool concept 1y
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Ajessgirl Looooove Postsecret!! 1y
Crazeedi I follow this on fb, didnt know a stage show either! 1y
wanderinglynn I love Post Secret - I read the blog every week. ❤️ 1y
mrp27 I loved and devoured all the Post Secret books. 1y
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Coleen
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(Seen on Facebook)

Yep.

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JulietteGF
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For this art project, people were invited to write a postcard with a secret they never shared with anyone. It's just a great art project. We live in such a demanding and judgemental society that it is a refreshing and liberating read!

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DogEaredBooks
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What a delightful surprise! Thank you so much @PandaPanda . I can't wait to make a big mug and snuggle in with the next book for #readersgonnaread

PandaPanda You get these packages so fast! They always tell me three days later:) glad you like! I ❤️ David's tea and as you now know it goes perfectly with that book! 2y
DogEaredBooks @PandaPanda haha well that is the right way for them to be wrong! And yes it's the perfect addition I can't wait to try it. 🍁🍂☕️☕️ 2y
riversong153 I ❤️ David‘s Tea!! That‘s awesome!! 2y
Purrfectpages Love David‘s Tea! 2y
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Kaye
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The author started this project in 2004. He gave out blank postcards with his return address , asking people to anonymously fill out the card, putting a secret fear, regret,confession or betrayal, then mail it back to him. Some of them are funny, sad, or weird. Lots are heartbreaking, about lost romance,regrets because they missed a chance to voice an opinion,or much more personal ,such as abuse, or even crimes committed . What would I write ?

Kaye I think there are 7 other books that follow in this series, plus a website. Interesting reading. 2y
megnews There is also an exhibit of select postcards at the Postal Museum in DC. It was very moving. 2y
Kaye That would be really interesting to see. So surprising, to see what secrets some people carry around with them every day. 2y
Nikki15 I just bought this book! I can't wait for it to arrive. 2y
Kaye Oh, boy. You are in for a treat. Let me know how you like it. :) 2y
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Bookworm54
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😱😱😱

MayJasper Bonkers alert! 2y
MayJasper Sounds very interesting project 2y
Bookworm54 @MayJasper it is very interesting. This secret is actually off the website. They post new ones every Sunday :) 2y
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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I actually don't know how I feel about this one.... on one hand, old library cards are really cool and it's kind of amazing to see all the people who can before you and held the book you're holding. On the other hand, that's no excuse to steal them. Thoughts?

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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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So excited that I found this book at Sixth Chambers Used Bookstore! It's been on my #TBR list for over a year. This is the book edition of Frank Warren's art project. People were invited to anonymously mail in their secrets.

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TheLudicReader
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Library book sale haul. $16. About half of what I would normally get, but I was out of town on day one and things were pretty picked over.

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meltedsquirrel
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I'm still on my winter land adventure in Hokkaido but I've gotten quite a few mailbox notifications so I think my #cupidgoespostal gift is one of them. Can't wait to get home and check. @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled

Cinfhen Cool photo 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Fingers crossed!!! 3y
meltedsquirrel @Cinfhen thank you! It's so pretty here. 3y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I tracked the package again and it's still in route. Do you think it's lost? If you want to stalk it obsessively like Im doing, the tracking number is LC783382366US 3y
meltedsquirrel @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I think it'll probably show up soon. Everything usually makes it's way here although sometimes there are some detours. 3y
meltedsquirrel @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled according to the tracking it made it to Japan today! It might be another day or two before I can pick it up but I thought you'd feel better knowing it made it! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled FINALLY!! Whew! Hope the package lives up to the suspense 😂 3y
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moarbookspleaze
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My #CupidGoesPostal package came today!!

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bookdrunkard78
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My #CupidGoesPostal package is ready to go! It's my first time so I might've got carried away! (It actually looks bigger than it is) 😃😃😃
@BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 3y
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pinkpygmypuffs

Sometimes I make middle school students cry because they can't get their way. #sorrynotsorry

saresmoore I really do not miss middle school. So. Many. Hormones. 3y
Joybishoptx I love it. 🖤🖤🖤 3y
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Kitta
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Any other Post Secret lovers out there? This one really spoke to me this week.

www.postsecret.com

Eyelit 💙 postsecret!! 3y
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Jess_Read_This
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Eeeeeeeek!!!!!!! My first #24hourreadingroom package arrived! (Insert more girl shrieks)
#1. I'm so interested to read this book. I have never heard of it, nor the author until this box arrived.
#2. I'm insanely jealous of @Gleefulreader 's lovely handwriting. A beautiful, thoughtful note accompanied the package. Thank you, Elle. I'm really looking forward to reading this one!
#24HHR #LitsyGoesPostal

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Gleefulreader Yay! I'm so glad it arrived and you are looking forward to it. I was so worried about what book to pick ☺️ 3y
LitsyGoesPostal Phenomenal! 3y
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mirabente
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The secrets in this book get better and better.

MayJasper Lol 😂 2y
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mirabente
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I was perusing the pages of this book at the library today and this secret made me laugh. The rhythm IS gonna get you! Takes me back to when our dance class did a dance with to this song in 5th grade. Am I aging myself? lol

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