Post Secret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God

Frank Warren

Warren, Frank; Post secret Confesssions on Life Death and God
Publisher: William Marrow
Publication date: 6-Oct-2009
Date Finished: 2-Feb-2016
Format: hardcover
Pages: 276
Series:  —
Genres: Non-Fiction, Art
ISBN: 9780061859335
Source: library
Rating:3 stars

For the past four years, Frank Warren, known as “the most trusted stranger in America,” has invited people all over the world to send him creatively decorated postcards bearing secrets they have never before revealed.

Warren’s fifth book presents a never-before-seen collection of the most personal PostSecrets he’s ever received—those dealing with life, death, and issues of faith and belief. The book lays bare the confessions of people at every stage of life, from every major faith (or from no faith). Warren’s latest collection of secrets is his most profoundly moving yet.  -Goodreads

REVIEW

When I was in college, in 2013,  Frank Warren came to my University and gave a presentation. Prior to his visit, I had no idea what PostSecret was . During his presentation I was tearing up, it is humbling to know that everyone has their own struggles, and nobody is ever truely alone. Around that time I marked some of his books as to-read on Goodreads, but never got around to them. It wasn’t until my Top Ten Tuesday last week that I remembered them. After I posted, I immediately requested the books from my library.

A Post Secret book is not one that takes vary long to read because most of the meaning comes from a combination of the secret giver’s words and art. If you didn’t realize, Post Secret is basically postcard sent to Frank Warren that reveal one’s secret. Occassionally the secrets are funny, some are serious, and many are tragic. What all of these secrets do is unite strangers. They reveal to everyone that they are not alone, no matter their situation there is probably someone, somewhere going through or had gone through the same thing.

Frank Warren posts a good portion of the secrets he recieves on his website http://www.postsecret.com While I have not sent in a secret, I am tempted to.

 Have you Ever contributed to Postsecret?

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2 thoughts on “Post Secret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God

  1. I used to have one of these way back in the day. I’ve never contributed but it was interesting! I remember when it came out, there was also another thing similar to it but instead of a published book of postcards, you signed up for a journal. It was mailed to you, you put whatever you wanted in it, then sent it to the next person. That was pretty cool!

    Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook

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