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A Lifetime Of Secrets: A PostSecret Book

Updated on August 30, 2017

Innermost Personal Secrets Revealed

What is your biggest secret? The one thing you don't want anyone to know? Thousands have written their secrets on postcards and sent them to Frank Warren. Published into books, and put on exhibit, these secrets serve as powerful proof that we are all fragile and partly broken, but that we are not alone in our problems.

In reading others' secrets, you find pieces of yourself: pieces you are afraid of, pieces you have grown to love, pieces you didn't even know were there.

What is YOUR deepest secret, and would you give it up?

Would you like to read others' deepest secrets?

A Lifetime Of Secrets: A PostSecret Book

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.

A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book
A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book

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's Official PostSecret Site - don't miss it!

Read people's innermost secrets at the official blog:

The PostSecret Mini-Movie

How did you react to the secrets? - Did they make you feed better..or worse?

When I read this book part of me felt "well, I'm better off than that guy", but another part felt "I feel the same way...our lives suck".

How did you react to the secrets?

PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives

PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives

– TIME.com, "50 Coolest Websites of 2005"

"A fascinating public airing of private thoughts. . . The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you."

– A contributor on Postsecret.com

"Humanity at its finest . . . And because of it I am falling in love with the world again."

 

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Have you ever sent a secret of yours to PostSecret?

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Postsecret Collection

Send Your Secrets To:

PostSecret

13345 Copper Ridge Road

Germantown, Maryland

USA 20874-3454

The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book

The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book
The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book

Postsecret.com founder Frank Warren is back with an irresistible addition to his bestselling PostSecret series. For The Secret Lives of Men and Women, Warren has selected a never-before-seen collection of postcards bearing the explosive confessions and captivating revelations of men and women everywhere. Created using photographs, collages, illustrations, and more, the handmade cards offer a compelling dialogue on some of today’s most provocative topics—from marriage and infidelity, to parenting, office politics, repressed fantasies, and even abortion—daring us to consider how well we really know our friends, family, even ourselves.

 

PostSecret Books - PostSecret Books & Other People's Love Letters

My Secret: A PostSecret Book (Postsecret)

My Secret: A PostSecret Book
My Secret: A PostSecret Book

At the beginning of 2005, Frank Warren launched a new blog called PostSecret as an experiment in community art, inviting strangers to mail him anonymous postcards that made art out of their innermost secrets and then posting a selection of the cards every week on his blog. Within a year, his blog was one of the five most popular in the world, and his first book, PostSecret, was one of the surprise bestsellers of 2005. My Secret is his second book, a collection of cards from teens and college students--none of which has been shown on the website--that carries the same emotional power and creativity that have made Warren's project a phenomenon.

 

Postscript of utmost importance

If you buy any of the books recommended above, this page automatically makes a donation to the incredible nonprofit, Donors Choose, which helps provide classrooms and students in need with resources that our public schools often lack.

Did you love the ideas of sending, and reading others' secrets? Do you think it is healthy to release your secrets? Is this self-therapy? Did the letters strike you in a certain way? Were you surprised by any postcards? Which secret struck you the most, and why?

What do you think of this concept? - Do you like the idea of postsecrets?

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    • Tom Maybrier profile image

      Tom Maybrier 4 years ago

      I used to work in a bookstore that had PostSecret books. I loved looking at them. Great lens!

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      renewedfaith2day 4 years ago

      Very interesting. In a day where originality is hard to find, I come across a lens like this. Thanks.

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      joykennel 5 years ago

      Great lens--I hadn't heard of this before. Interesting concept. It sounds like it's really touched a lot of lives in a good way.

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      joykennel 5 years ago

      Great lens--I hadn't heard of this before. Interesting concept. It sounds like it's really touched a lot of lives in a good way.

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      Paki Bazar 5 years ago

      nice topic i enjoyed it reading

      keep it up

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      careermom 6 years ago

      It is odd and sad. Some secrets just don't feel safe telling. This is a means for people to voice things without fear of judgment or rejection. It's an interesting concept.

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      NAIZA LM 6 years ago

      Yes, it was really a lot of fun to read other's post secret.. In a way it is some sort of a self-therapy to release some secrets in life though there are some negative and positive outcome. All in all it was really amazing how these secrets can make you laugh with all the oddities of life. ~Blessed by an angel..~

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Interesting. I need a sister also!

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      lovekidsmom 6 years ago

      I have never heard of it until I am here! I would only be able to tell if I have tried it !

      Thank you for this interesting idea!

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      David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

      It seems odd, but on the other hand, it seems strange that people would have such poor interpersonal relationships that they open up only strangers. In some instances, it reads like guilt free exhibitionism. In others, reads like self-pity asserting itself. What use is anonymous confession?

      Wouldn't it make more sense to work on genuine friendships?

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      Loved these books. I created a website called YouReveal.com where people reveal their secrets and confessions.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I had never heard of Post Secrets - it is a fascinating concept, but I don't know if I could do it myself.

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Great review on a book and website I'd never heard of. Thanks to Kim for pointing me here from her review!

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      the777group lm 7 years ago

      I've been following post secret on the web on and off for a while. The book's certainly going on my wishlist. I've lensrolled this lens on my http://www.squidoo.com/strangeyoutube

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is very interesting. I never thought someone would publish a book of others' secrets.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I do love your lens. I don't follow the bestsellers list, and I had never heard of these books or the website. I think Frank Warren has done an incredible service to those who need to "release" their secrets. It might even save someone from suicide because they can free themselves from guilt. Your presentation of this information is first class. I am going to share it on Facebook, Twitter, and I am going to join your fan club so I can enjoy more of your great writing. 5*

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      fedoria 7 years ago

      Thanks for such interesting secrets! great idea!

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      Hmarketing 7 years ago

      Hi Anita, valuable resource you got here

      keep on inspiring people

      there's your 5 star!

      kudos!

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      bengriston 7 years ago

      This is an amazing book. Just about everyone has a secret they keep inside. This provided them a place to let it out without really giving it up.

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      coolusernamegoe 7 years ago

      Hey, Nice lens! I started a Post Secret (www.squidoo.com/post-secret) lens myself the other day and then stumbled across this one when I was looking for my own in google! I'm a huge fan of postsecret and I love the concept, it's great and so moving too. Nice to see the postsecret love! :)

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      CoolFoto 7 years ago

      I agree with Joan4, wish I had thought to create that book.

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      kcs9832 7 years ago

      Really interesting lens with lots of great info. I have picked up some great ideas and learnt some good information. Thank for your niche lens, this is the five stars for me, thank again.. Also, I found a very informative webiste about How To Make Bigger Penis

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      Adrienne Jenkins 8 years ago

      I love this project. Went to see an exhibit in Georgetown a few years back. It was amazing.

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I found it addicting just to read the lens so I am sure I would love it! 5*

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      worldbuilder lm 8 years ago

      I am a PostSecret addict. I read the Sunday Secrets, Saturday Secret and follow Frank on Twitter. Great lens!

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      i love post secret! i read the new ones every sunday instead of the paper. :)

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Beautifully done lens! I've never heard of this book, thanks for introducing me to it. I am lensrolling this lens to my Life Sentence: Six-Word Memoirs one and blessing it.

      Brenda

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      qlcoach 8 years ago

      A fascinating lens--5 stars and more! I prefer to help people overcome dark secrets that hold them back from making positive life changes. Hope you will check out The Eby Way in this regard. Sincerely: Gary Eby, author and therapist.

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      like mulberry, I could not resist reading every one! What a creative idea! Wish I had thought to create that book!

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      like mulberry, I could not resist reading every one! What a creative idea! Wish I had thought to create that book!

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      YourCover Mama 9 years ago

      Wow! I'd like to get a chance to read that book!

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      Very interesting concept, I read every single one of these.