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POSTSECRET Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives

Warren, Frank

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ISBN 10: 0060899190 / ISBN 13: 9780060899196
Published by HarperCollins, New York, 2005
Condition: Very good - Hardcover
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Light brown cloth covered boards, white stamped titles at spine, light to moderate shelf wear to edges, some bumping to corners and head and tail of spine, corners straight. Book body clean and tight, fully color photo illustrated. Signed by author's initials in green Sharpie at title page. Brown dust jacket shows light shelf wear to edges, corners, and head and tail of spine, white circular "Autographed Copy" sticker affixed at front, black titles at front, red and white titles at spine, price intact, archival Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 48865

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Title: POSTSECRET Extraordinary Confessions from ...

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very good -

Dust Jacket Condition: Good +

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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New York Times Bestseller

The project that captured a nation's imagination.

The instructions were simple, but the results were extraordinary.

You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession, or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything -- as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Be brief. Be legible. Be creative.

It all began with an idea Frank Warren had for a community art project. He began handing out postcards to strangers and leaving them in public places -- asking people to write down a secret they had never told anyone and mail it to him, anonymously.

The response was overwhelming. The secrets were both provocative and profound, and the cards themselves were works of art -- carefully and creatively constructed by hand. Addictively compelling, the cards reveal our deepest fears, desires, regrets, and obsessions. Frank calls them "graphic haiku," beautiful, elegant, and small in structure but powerfully emotional.

As Frank began posting the cards on his website, PostSecret took on a life of its own, becoming much more than a simple art project. It has grown into a global phenomenon, exposing our individual aspirations, fantasies, and frailties -- our common humanity.

Every day dozens of postcards still make their way to Frank, with postmarks from around the world, touching on every aspect of human experience. This extraordinary collection brings together the most powerful, personal, and beautifully intimate secrets Frank Warren has received -- and brilliantly illuminates that human emotions can be unique and universal at the same time.

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Frank Warren started PostSecret as a community art project where he invited total strangers to anonymously mail in their secrets on a homemade postcard. This simple act sparked a global phenomenon. Frank has received over 1 million secrets in his mailbox with more arriving every day but Sunday. PostSecret.com has won seven Webby Awards and is the most visited advertisement-free blog in the world. The postcards have been curated for five New York Times bestselling books and have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the American Visionary Art Museum. Frank has traveled the world sharing secrets and stories from Australia to the White house. There is a PostSecret album, a PostSecret TED Talk and a PostSecret Play on tour. In 2011 Frank was awarded the ‘HopeLine Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his work on suicide prevention and was invited to the White House to work on issues of mental wellness. Frank lives in Germantown, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.

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