Saturday, November 29, 2014

The World of Post Secret

alt tag goes hereIdgie Says:
This book is addictive to look at.  I'm astounded that so many people would put their thoughts on postcards, where they can be read by anyone, and mail them off to a stranger.  Of course the "author" of the postcard remains anonymous so that helps, but so many of these postcards range far off the path of mundane and onto the trail of heart-wrenching fears, secrets and admissions.   Some are pleas for help.  Some are just bitchfests and, yes, a few are just outright amusing.  

A lot of these cards are homemade and you can see the labor that went into them.  Little works of art. 

Again, a fascinating case study in Humanity.  I would say for the lover of the eclectic book, this could be a very interesting and welcome Christmas gift.   

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (November 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 006233901X
ISBN-13: 978-0062339010
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!

Click HERE to go to the main site for PostSecret.  Videos, excerpts, postcards, history - this site is chock full of goodies!