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My Secret: A PostSecret Book

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  6,211 ratings  ·  295 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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The concept behind PostSecret is pretty cool. Mail in an anonymous, decorated postcard with your secret. Wait and see if it ends up on the website and rejoice in the fact that you have lessened your own burden, just a little bit.



I bought this book several years ago from a used bookstore for $1. I guess this particular version is intended for teenagers...maybe it's the way the postcards inside are written, maybe it's the bubble stickers i
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Kelli
Nov 23, 2015 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! ...more
Jim
May 17, 2015 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 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 ♥

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Danika Ellis
Jun 02, 2007 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. ...more
HeavyReader
Dec 02, 2008 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.
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Chantal
Jan 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Loved this book of secrets. I am surprised and touched by the openness of strangers about their thoughts. Heartbreaking at times. Loved it.

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Jesica Steimer
Oct 21, 2007 rated it did not like it
the ones that were too lame to make it into the first book.
Rhonda
Nov 19, 2009 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 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
Megan
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Like the other PostSecret books I’ve read, My Secret was just as good. I particularly liked that this book was centered around people in their teens and twenties because I was able to really relate to a lot of things written here (as I am 22).
Tiff
Mar 30, 2008 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!'

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Brixton
Jul 09, 2010 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Voyeurs who get off on others' emotional traumas
Icky.
Samara
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
An interesting project and really makes you think about what your secrets are.
Brad
Jan 10, 2012 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 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
Jan 01, 2011 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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Marcos
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful and unique.
MK
Mar 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: physically-owned
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
Jessica
Jan 17, 2012 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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Virginia Pulver
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book at a library book sale. The elderly man next to me smiled when he saw me flipping through the pages. "I donated that book," he said with a smile. And yes, a story unfolded. I was already familiar with the PostSecret concept, but it was delightful to hear this man happily share his experiences with the big stories that unfold in the few short words on each card. It was a lovely moment of sharing and laughter. Of course, we all have some kind of secret. It is often quite heal ...more
Pug
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another fascinating Post Secret book! I love seeing the secrets, and admiring the unusual and artistic postcards that people send in. I often wish I knew the backstory to these secrets; some of them are much worse than others! I combed through this book and tried to find the best one, the one I related to the most, the one I would have written myself... I didn't find one! (I have no idea what I would put on my postcard!?). Instead, I preferred the funny ones: "I recorded my cat meowing on a mini ...more
Faith
Nov 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing
This is a book of postcards created by teens and sent to Frank Warren, who runs the vastly popular PostSecrets blog. The secrets are moving, horrifying, delightful, universal. I loved it. I’d buy this book–and the other 3 PostSecret books as well–if I could justify the expense. The PostSecret blog is one of my Monday morning pleasures (they update every Sunday), and I definitely look forward to it. Have I sent a secret of my own? You may never know.
Amy Barton
There is something about seeing other people's secrets and comparing them to yourself that is comforting. When I got this book, I thought I knew what I was getting into, I thought I knew what to expect. But some of the little postcards so carefully designed and sent to Frank Warren blew my mind. As I sat with tears streaming down my face at some of the secrets, I was able to look at myself and see the secrets in me and know I wasn't alone. ...more
Dao
Jun 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
~I Lick the Inside of Microwave Popcorn Bags.
~I forgot to plan what happens next.
~I faked my own graduation.
~I wish the divine had intervened.
~I told my family, the school nurse, and my optometrist that I couldn't see the last rows just so that I would get glasses like my friends.
~Barely here.
~The butterflies are gone.
~The dog NEVER ate my homework.
~I once wrote a poem about you on a $1 bill in hopes that one day it will end up in your wallet...
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Sheila
Aug 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010-50-a-year
I came upon this book when I was shelving book donations to our library bookstore. This book is a compiling of postcards,artwork, and intimate statements from the senders. Struggles with sexual identity, anorexia, bipolar disorder, molestation,are among the various secrets that the senders reveal. The author started the nation-wide suicide hotline when his wife took her life when she suffered from post-partum depression. This is a compelling piece of art that I highly recommend.
Jayden
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was the very first post secret book I read and I was intrigued. While I don't think this is my favorite one it's the one that first caught my attention. I love the whole concept, the anonymous factor with these secrets. It's a way to express your feelings and emotions without the open judgement. It can help take the weight off your shoulders. Some are depressing, some funny, and also some relatable. It's nice to not feel alone in something. ...more
Colette
Aug 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
As far as "compilation" novels go, this book in the Postsecret series really impressed me. The extent to which this book's blunt and honest interpretation of human life was incredible. While being throughly entertaining and comedic at times, the book also brings you to tears at some points.

It's definitely worth the money to buy it and keep a copy.
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