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My Secret: A PostSecret Book (PostSecret)

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  5,200 ratings  ·  236 reviews 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

Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published (first published October 24th 2006)
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I got a kick out of the first PostSecret book I read. At that time it was a fresh concept to me and I was taken with the novelty of the idea. This is the second PostSecret book for me and I found it to be repetitious. Let's face it: there are just so many ways in which you can be sorry or happy or sad. You can only go through so many declarations of unrequited love, failure to disclose your STD, confessions of orgasm during exercise (I would never leave the gym) or self-hatred because you liked ...more
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.
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.
Jesica Steimer
the ones that were too lame to make it into the first book.
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
My school library just got all these new books and I was like...well you know that of extreme glee!


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
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
An interesting project and really makes you think about what your secrets are.
I am so excited about this...I chose this for a YA booktalk for grad next weekend I will be presenting a powerpoint with images from the book to my 'teens!'

Another book in the Postsecret series. This was not as heart wrenching as the first one I read.


"I think I'd enjoy life on a deserted island........because almost everybody gets on my nerves"

"I believe in my childhood dreams"

"I'm a cheerleader. But secretly, I deal drugs"

"If I charged the people I babysit for by the SCREAM, I'd be rich"

"Thought I'm afraid you'll never speak to me again......I'm pretty sure I'm better off that way"

"My favorite part about working at Lego Land is destyroyin
Every post secret book is filled with passion, secrecy, sorrow, happiness and excitement.
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
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
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
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
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
A PostSecret book that focuses on teenagers and young adults. Some good ones in here but not many. Possibly my least favorite collection though the stickers in the front of the book are nice. (And yes, this one also suffers from the occasional double page spread problem noted in my reviews of the other books.) I was especially touched by the following submissions: "If I died no one would notice." "Sometimes i wish no one told me i was adopted," and "I love my naked (or clothed) body!".
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
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
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
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
Meh. I love PostSecret, but this incarnation wasn't my fav. The "young people" secrets theme just didn't capitate me. Many of the secrets seemed pretty shallow, and seeing as I work with teenagers every day, I know they have a depth that wasn't present throughout this collection.
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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
I loved this one just as much as the first I read.

What makes this one better? Someone wrote a secret in the back for other readers to see.
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