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My Secret: A PostSecret Book (PostSecret)

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  5,707 Ratings  ·  272 Reviews
The sensational PostSecret project returns with a never-before-seen collection of postacards created by teens and college students from around the world. Compiled by Frank Warren, postsecret.com founder and author of the national bestseller Postsecret, the handmade cards bear compelling and personal messages that have remained secret--until now. Raw and revealing, My Secre ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 24th 2006 by William Morrow
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Kelli
Nov 23, 2015 Kelli rated it it was ok
I didn't realize this was a teen & college-aged version and had I known that I would have opted for a different version. I had actually not heard of this project but saw the book and thought it might be fun to peruse. The idea of sending a secret off into the abyss...sounds cooler than it is. Not for me!
Jim
May 17, 2015 Jim rated it liked it
Shelves: psychology, art
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
Alexandra
Jan 24, 2017 Alexandra rated it liked it
these are all teen and young adult secrets so they're super angsty and mostly depressing. some definitely did resonate with me though. and what i thought was really cool was that there were a few secrets pasted in here from other library patrons and one of them was really sweet ♥

Danika Ellis
Jun 02, 2007 Danika Ellis rated it it was ok
Shelves: my-nonfiction
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
Dec 02, 2008 HeavyReader rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, life-stories
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
Oct 21, 2007 Jesica Steimer rated it did not like it
the ones that were too lame to make it into the first book.
Rhonda
Nov 19, 2009 Rhonda rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
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
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Loveliest Evaris
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
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Sabrina Grafenberger
Reese Butler's foreword is really touching and the best part about this book. The rest is a bit too short for my taste and I don't like the editing very much. Some postcards are too big and therefore blurry and I think the editors use too many full pages with just one postcard, but I do love the post secret concept.

Many people say the first PostSecret book is a lot better than the second one. I haven't read the first one, which means I can't compare these two, but this teens and college students
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Kristen
Jun 19, 2007 Kristen rated it really liked it
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
Belinda Missen
May 19, 2016 Belinda Missen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There aren't enough words to describe how gorgeous this book is.

The premise is completely simple: write a secret on a postcard and send it to Frank, and the results are amazing.

I think the beauty in these books lies in the idea that we can see that we are all so alike. I found myself at moments being able to laugh at the fact I identified with the secrets, and completely heartbroken at the same time, too, because... hell, someone feels like I do.

If you ever feel like you're alone, don't. Pick
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Tiff
Mar 30, 2008 Tiff rated it really liked it
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!'

Samara
May 25, 2015 Samara rated it liked it
An interesting project and really makes you think about what your secrets are.
Brixton
Jul 09, 2010 Brixton rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Voyeurs who get off on others' emotional traumas
Icky.
Brad
Jan 10, 2012 Brad rated it liked it
(Review from 2015.)
The second-to-worst PostSecret book. The term for most of these secrets today is "vaguebooking." Other secrets are targeted at a single person, as if the creator were more interested in shaming that one person rather than bearing their soul. Some aren't even secrets so much as they are, "Look at me!" statements or competitive introversion.

But the book isn't one of the larger PostSecret books are there are some truly great secrets within. Ones that are strange, funny, sad and m
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lovelyandliterate
Jun 13, 2011 lovelyandliterate rated it really liked it
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
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Linda Hopf
Jan 01, 2011 Linda Hopf rated it it was amazing
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
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Jessica
Jan 17, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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
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May
Mar 14, 2008 May rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 04, 2011 Robyn rated it really liked it
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
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Miss.terri
Jul 27, 2011 Miss.terri rated it really liked it
Shelves: frank-warren
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
Jennifer
Mar 05, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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
The Bookloft
This is a book that was published for adults but young adults may enjoy it as well.

Postsecret.com founder Frank Warren is back with a fresh and compelling companion to his wildly popular Los Angeles Times bestseller, PostSecret. Warren has personally selected never-before-seen anonymous postcards created by teens and college students from across the country. Each card bears an intimate and powerful secret; at turns inspirational, shocking, hilarious, and poetic. My Secret offers a raw and reveal
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Geni
Apr 15, 2009 Geni rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-2009
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Lesley Looper
Feb 25, 2009 Lesley Looper rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
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
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Jazmin
Mar 02, 2014 Jazmin rated it really liked it
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
Charee
Dec 29, 2013 Charee rated it really liked it
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
Ashley
Jul 12, 2010 Ashley rated it really liked it
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.
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Jesibot Robotics
Sep 09, 2008 Jesibot Robotics rated it it was amazing
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
Kimberly Ann
Jan 15, 2016 Kimberly Ann rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
Another book in the Postsecret series. This was not as heart wrenching as the first one I read.

Excerpts:

"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
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