Sunday, March 21, 2010

PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God

PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God by Frank Warren

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In my endeavor to utilize my library for more than just movies and children's books, I stopped by today to find something light and quick to give my brain a break from DG's The Outlandish Companion. I picked this up, hoping it would fit the bill, and killing two birds with one stone as I was able to remove this title from my (ridiculous) wishlist without cluttering up my house further. I mention this because in a moment of clarity and potentially fatal bit of housecleaning a week ago, I shortened my physical TBR list from 49 to 29. Anyways, I picked this up because it's a book I have zero intention of ever keeping.

I spent about an hour and a half looking over this book. Some of the secrets were humorous and silly, some didn't seem very secretive at all, some were frightening and emotionally moving. Some secrets I plan on going back to look at further as some of the artwork is amazing, or confusing. "What do they really mean?" And some of the secrets could have easily been mine.

Pub. Date: October 2009

Synopsis: The PostSecret phenomenon lives on! Frank Warren, “the most trusted stranger in America,” offers the fifth book in his New York Times bestselling series. PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God—born from Warren’s collaboration with the American Visionary Art Museum’s “All Faiths Beautiful” exhibition—is another provocative collection of never-before seen, artistically created postcards from around the world revealing the shocking, soulful or laugh-out-loud funny thoughts and feelings we all share about life’s most profound questions. The original PostSecret was selected by the Los Angeles Times as a Favorite Book of the Year. The website has won numerous Weblog “Bloggie” Awards—including Weblog of the Year and Best American Weblog—a Webby and a People’s Voice Award and receives more than six million visitors a month, proof positive that we live in a PostSecret world!

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