Kamis, 04 November 2010

There's just something.....

PostSecret Extraordinary Confessions Ordinary Lives

PostSecret Extraordinary Confessions Ordinary Lives

The "postcards" in this book were collected as part of an art project, but it's just as much a psychology experiment. Imagine a world where you can learn people's innermost secrets...the good, the bad, the sexy, the hilariously funny, and the devastatingly sad...and you've got "PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives."

Some of the material is odd, but you can imagine a person telling her closest friend, like the card showing women's feet with the admission, "I show pictures of my feet to a man online so he'll buy me stuff."

Some is joyous, but with a sad undertone, such as a close-up of a baby's face with this written across it: "For the first time since I was a baby I am finally happy. I'm 28." You want to congratulate the person, but it's also a little sad to think that he or she went so long without being happy.

In the devastatingly sad category, I include one in which someone tells a friend that he or she is glad the friend's uncle died because he had molested the writer when he/she was in 7th grade. That's a tough thing to tell a friend, and at least as tough to hear.

The lighter side includes such overtly funny admissions as, "I used to get high and watch Lawrence Welk." and the highly understandable "I waste office supplies because I hate my boss."

If you think I've given it all away here, believe me, there is SO much more. In fact, while I love the book, I recommend reading it in several sittings - it's VERY emotional in many sections and can be downright overwhelming if you approach it with too much empathy. Then again, if you don't, you're likely to miss half the humanity of this very moving book.

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9 komentar:

  1. Anything similar to it, I'm not picky(:

    BalasHapus
  2. Billie Caldwell16 November 2011 09.32

    I thought the book was called 'Top Secret', but I couldn't find it anywhere. This book is about people's secrets/confessions. That is all I know. Could someone please help me.

    BalasHapus
  3. I want to get 2 so I've decided to get Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives, but I don't know what other one? I wish I could buy them all at once, but I can't. Opinions?

    BalasHapus
  4. there were some of the confessions on the "Dirty Little Secrets" video by All-American Rejects

    BalasHapus
  5. I like simple yet compelling dramatic true life memoirs. I have already read a few . Are there any really good ones out there I don't yet know of?

    BalasHapus
  6. I was looking through a friend's book years ago. Each page was a different postcard, letter, or note written by a different person. Some had secrets in them, some were about love, insecurities, etc. and I cannot remember the name of it! Please help.

    BalasHapus
  7. My friend told me about a book full of anonymous secrets that were sent to a man and he put this book together. Does anyone know what book i'm talking about?

    BalasHapus
  8. PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives, My Secret: A PostSecret Book, A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book, The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book, Which one should I get? I wanted to get two because I can't buy them all at the same time and I was thinking extraordinary confessions from ordinary lives but I'm not sure about the 2nd I wanna get? Help please!

    BalasHapus
  9. I remember seeing a book at the bookstore where the pages would be pages sent in from people.These people would send in their secrets or confessions and the book was just made up of them. Does anyone know the title of this book?

    BalasHapus