Synopses & Reviews
The award-winning PostSecret project's most profound and stunning postcards to date.
For the past three years Frank Warren has invited people of all backgrounds and nationalities to send him creatively decorated postcards bearing secrets they have never before revealed. He has shared these PostSecrets on his award-winning blog, www.PostSecret.com, in an internationally traveling art exhibit, and in three electrifying books: the bestselling PostSecret, My Secret, and The Secret Lives of Men and Women.
Now, in his most extraordinary book yet, Warren again delves into our collective confessions, presenting a never-before-seen selection of provocative and moving PostSecrets. A Lifetime of Secrets lays bare our private fears, hopes, regrets, and desires, from people as young as eight and as old as eighty. From painful admissions of infidelity to breathtaking revelations and endearing sentiments, Warren's latest collection will shock and move readers of every age, revealing secrets that have haunted their creators for a lifetime.
“Frank Warren gives the postcard unexpected lucency by reproducing hundreds of cards from an ongoing public art project … .” Los Angeles Times
“A fascinating public airing of private thoughts. . . The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you.” & #150; TIME.com, "50 Coolest Websites of 2005"
“Humanity at its finest . . . And because of it I am falling in love with the world again.” & #150; A contributor on Postsecret.com
“Youre bound to feel, after reading these things, something like a deity on the receiving end of the worlds prayers.” Salon.com
“Standing in the midst of all this naked shame, guilt, anger and, yes, hope, youre suddenly not so alone.” Washington Post
“[The postcards] are mini-works of art. All of them are riveting …” USA Today
“Warren has tapped something mystical.” Philadelphia Inquirer
In Frank Warren's most extraordinary book yet, he presents the most provocative and outrageous postsecrets to date the confessions of people whose secrets have been hidden their entire lives, and whose revelations will have a deeply significant effect on their futures.
About the Author
Frank Warren is a small business owner who started PostSecret.com as a community art project. Since November 2004 Warren has received more than 150,000 anonymous postcards. The website won two Webby Awards in 2006 and this year was named Weblog of the Year at the Seventh Annual Weblog Awards. The PostSecret project also received a special award from the National Mental Health Association for raising awareness and funds for suicide prevention. Warren lives in Germantown, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.