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My Secret: A PostSecret Book (PostSecret)

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  4,749 ratings  ·  222 reviews

Postsecret.com founder Frank Warren is back with a fresh and compelling companion to his wildly popular Los Angeles Times bestseller, PostSecret. For My Secret, a collectible, paper-over-board book that includes a page of vibrant, decorative stickers, Warren has personally selected never-before-seen anonymous postcards created by teens and college students from across the

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Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published (first published October 24th 2006)
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Danika Ellis
Being a teenager, I suppose this collection was aimed at me, but I found the whole style juvenile and distracting. The stickers, the cover, it just doesn't do it for me. I liked the first one better. Still good postcards, though, of course.
HeavyReader
I looked at a Post Secret book a couple of years ago in a Barnes and Noble in Phoenix, but this is the first complete Post Secret book that I've read.

I am really impressed by the creative postcards people created to send to a stranger. I am touched by the brutal, raw honesty that people are capable of when they are allowed to remain anonymous.

This book is really excellent and recommended.
Rhonda
My Secret by Frank Warren isn't a typical book. Instead it falls more into the category of art or coffee table book and generally isn't something that one reads from cover to cover. I have picked up this book many different times when in various bookstores and have flipped through it bit by bit. Until finally I decided to just buy it and flip through it at my leisure. Instead when I got home I started opened it to the first page and I didn't stop turning until I hit the back cover.

Inside this b...more
Talyn
My school library just got all these new books and I was like...well you know that feeling...one of extreme glee!

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I saw Ellen Hopkins's Crank series and that disappointed me because I already read them. I hate looking at new books only to find that I've read them. And no, I will not re-read them. I need something fresh and new!

So I saw this book standing on a shelf and decided to look at it. I devoured it within 20 minutes.

Fascinating, truly fascinating. There are some "meaningless" secrets, thin...more
Kristen
Frank Warren of the PostSecret project has released another book of confessions. Warren encourages anyone to submit to him a postcard- on it, include a secret you haven't told anyone. After receiving thousands of beautifully-illustrated PostSecrets and becoming one of the most highly-trafficked websites around, Warren started publishing them as books on high-quality glossy paper, which really does them justice. Secrets range from hairy bellies to childhood molestation, and from the uplifting to...more
Tiff
I am so excited about this...I chose this for a YA booktalk for grad school...so next weekend I will be presenting a powerpoint with images from the book to my 'teens!'

Jesica Steimer
the ones that were too lame to make it into the first book.
Linda Hopf
Frank Warren has compiled his secret postcards into several volumes now but this book was my first experience with them. My son gave it to me for Christmas - a friend recommended it to him and he knew this was something I would find intriguing. I did! I loved it. This book is geared toward sharing the secrets of younger people. Not sure exactly how he knew the senders age group but I can see from the photo and topics that he might have made a fairly accurate guess.

There is a note on the last pa...more
lovelyandliterate
This book was nothing like I expected it to be — but it was good in its own right.

Let me preface this by saying I believe letters and postcards are underrated. We are shoved into this box that electronic communication (texts!emails!facebook!) is the only way to go, but I think there is a time and a place for the written word. There is something way more meaningful about getting a handwritten letter than a “whassup? hvnt hrd frm u in a while. u ok?” text message.

This book intrigued me becaues of...more
Brixton
Jul 09, 2010 Brixton rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Voyeurs who get off on others' emotional traumas
Icky.
Jessica (Sugar Coated Book Reviews)
Many of you that follow my reviews (Mostly the people on my blog or that just like to read my reviews), know that I work at a library. I come across a kagillion books everyday! One day, while organizing the books from the Book Return Bin (Otherwise known as the Book Drop), I found this PostSecret book and checked it out as soon as I could.

This was my first PostSecret book and I just had to get more once I finished this one. I really loved it. I am actually thinking of startin to send my own post...more
May
Mar 14, 2008 May rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
After browsing the book a bit on the sale section of National Bookstore, I impulsively decided to own a copy of it. The problem then was I didn't bring enough cash with me and the worst part was, they don't allow debit! And since it was already closing time, my friend suggested to have the book reserved and the saleslady agreed to do so. On my lunch break the following day, I bought the book (not caring that it is worth a pair of shoes or an ok pair of jeans) and read the whole thing after my of...more
Robyn
As usual I really enjoyed reading through everyone's secrets. the only reason I gave it a 4 star instead of 5 was because of the huge size of the book. I read the latest post secret book first which was postcard size, and have been comparing all the others to that one.

I'm pretty sure the secret: " I want to have sex with a piano" was a fake secret, someone trying to be funny ... and not sure why Frank would waste space printing it.

Here are some more memorable secrets from this book:

"I think I...more
Miss.terri
There is a world of hurting people and this was one way of trying to let go of their pain. Some of the secrets are trivial and most others are heart wrenching. Everyone has secrets. This was an awesome way to release that pain. Reading these books made me re-examine how I spend my time and how I handle people. Being in a faith-based ministry, I believe it was timely for me to read these books. My heart goes out to those who are hurting and while I cannot always be the one who brings peace and he...more
Charee
I have browsed these Postcard confession books in the book stores, but I had not seen this one. I came across this particular book on Amazon and was planning to buy it for my sister as a gift. I did not know of the history behind this confession project, as it is related to giving people a chance to confess any secrets to ease burdens related to self esteem and even self-hate. They were encouraged to be creative or as plain with their postcards. I thought the postcards were very creatively made,...more
Jazmin
Reading this collection definitely brought me back to adolescence, when I roamed the PostSecret website religiously, every week. I remember sending my friends the “strange” secrets, and then laughing in school about them the following day. But, I also remember the ways that reading other people’s secrets helped me discover and come to terms with my own. Before opening this book, I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t enjoy the experience as much. But, I was wrong. I think I probably enjoyed it m...more
C.A. Mayes
A collection of random people's secrets. Some may be funny while others are strange and some will have you crying. These "secrets" provide insight into everyday people's lives, emotions, and experiences. These courageous individuals share with the world their innermost.
Geni
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Lesley
I was asked to read at least one PostSecret book by the minister at my church, in preparation for being the Worship Associate for a service in late March that will have to do with secrets. So, this is my first PostSecret book, and I found it to be intriguing, sad, funny, and insightful. Read in a different mood, I might have found the artwork distracting, but this time I didn't mind it.

Some of my favorite secrets in this book:

*I anonymously mail e.e. cummings poems to people.
*When I was a kid I...more
Jennifer
I've read this twice now, once last year also around the same time. Upon rereading this, what struck me is comparing my reactions to secrets I had seen before. Secrets that had been so meaningful to me, because they were my secrets too, are practically irrelevant today. Different secrets stand out, depending on what you're going through. That's one of the things that's so powerful about the PostSecret books - the secrets are so universal, and yet so specific at the same time, that you will alway...more
Rainey
Nothing makes you feel less alone than reader about a stranger who feels exactly the way you feel at a given point. (read while working at Borders) *duplicate review
Ashley
I enjoyed reading these brief confessionals. It made me think about what I would write on a postsecret. Like many, I think I enjoyed the most haunting posts. I imagined who these people were and that by sharing their secret, they somehow were able to absolve themselves from a transgression. It reminds us that there's a lot of hurt in the world and we're not alone.

Some of the most haunting posts were:
"I made myself miscarry."
"I divorced you to be with someone else even thought I said I didn't....more
Crystal
I've been meaning to read the PostSecret books for awhile. When I recently realized that my library had them, I started picking them up. This is the first I've read. In some ways I couldn't relate--these are teens, and sometimes their concerns and 'secrets' feel rather shallow. Others, though, are heart-breaking, secrets of the darkest kinds. I feel privileged to share that with them, even anonymously, and I can only hope the kids who wrote those cards found someone in their day-to-day life to l...more
Melissa Dally
Very interesting. I like the darker and more intense secrets. Some of them were a bit silly or glurgy, but maybe others could identify with them.
Jesibot Robotics
Sep 09, 2008 Jesibot Robotics rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Absolutely anyone
Recommended to Jesibot by: I stumbled upon it on my own
I just recently brought home my own copy of this amazing collection. All of the post cards are gorgeous or disturbing to look at, the art itself is captivating. But what really draws you in is the very explicit and very raw confessions or "secrets" these teens and twenty somethings are sharing. I couldn't help but cry, laugh and relate to all of the invisible authors of this fantastic compilation. Even if you have never visited postsecret.com this is a worth wild buy. I promise in some way you...more
Claire
I have many emotions when I read Post Secrets, whether it is a book or online in Sunday. I feel like crying whereas others make me want to tear my hair out. But it's their secret and I hope they feel better that they have told someone.

But I got to thinking, this was published in 2007 - What are these people doing now? Has telling their secrets released them and they have headed off into a full and happy life? Are they still alive? Are they still sending in secrets? I guess the point is that we d...more
Juliette
This was a book that caught my eye at the library several years ago. I sort of forgot about it until a girl in one of my art classes (last semester) showed up to class out of breath and humming to herself. With wide eyes, she leaned over to me and said "Are you going to the PostSecret show on campus today? Oh my god, I am so excited." Then I remembered that I had read one of the PostSecret books. I didn't go to the show, but made a mental note to add this to my goodreads list. I am more partial...more
Cindy Huffman
What I found was a little bit of surprise: A picture book. And not just any picture book, but a book full of postcards. Not just any postcards but a compilation of postcards that have been sent to Frank Warren in Germantown, Maryland -- home of PostSecret.

And it's what the two words mean -- an outlet for persons to post their secret and remain anonymous. I vaguely remember hearing about this several years ago but never paid much more attention to it.

continued @ http://blog.yourpointismoot.com/20...more
Melissa
Jan 05, 2008 Melissa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves gossip or secrets
Shelves: my-favorites
I LOVE the Postsecret series of books. Maybe it is my sick and twisted love of secrets and gossip-I am not sure. But it was so intense thinking that these were actual postcards and people out their had these deep dark secrets and how free they must feel now that they have spilled their secret. Some postcards were very disturbing, and some will make you cry-others made me want to pee my pants I laughed so hard. Great conversation starters...some really make you think. Excellent books to share wi...more
Katy Jane
I think young people can be so much more honest about their anonymous secrets than adults. That's why I really enjoyed this book. It was the first Post Secret book that I related to. I am a teen librarian and this book inspired me to create a teen program based on these books. I hope that it will help a teenager in some way. My favorite secret in this book was about the person who recorded their cat meowing and hid the tape on play in the library. I'm thinking about trying that prank myself. I l...more
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