Book Review – PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions From Ordinary Lives

Having a secret can often make a person feel very alone.  When reading PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions From Ordinary Lives, it quickly becomes apparent that secrets are one of the things that unite us–we all have them.

Here’s how the book–which has been compiled from the PostSecret website--works.  Anonymous people mail in postcards that share a secret. Some of the secrets are hilarious.  Some are sad.  Some are heartbreaking, and some are devastating.

Each postcard is a work of art.

This may be the most addictive book I’ve ever picked up.  The website, which this postcard above is from, is no easier to tear myself away from.

I have secrets.  You probably do too.  Rather than feeling isolated by the untold, perhaps it is one more thing to unite us, though we may never speak the words.

PostSecret is gorgeous, hideous, funny, and undeniable.  Sometimes all on the same page.

Have you read it?


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