Wednesday, July 26, 2006
72. "PostSecret" ~ Edited by Frank Warren
If you have never visited the website, PostSecret, then you can catch up with the recently released book. Frank Warren came up with the idea of creating postcards about personal secrets as a way to let go of his own feelings over an unidentified stressor in his childhood. He began requesting other secrets via postcards. They began in a trickle, then a flood.
The postcards range from jokes about sexual fantasies to major cries for help. After getting over the voyeuristic feel, it's easy to take time with each postcard and marvel at the simplicity of language and beauty of design. It's a simple reminder that we are all connected by the slenderest of threads.
Not high literature, but an excellent book nonetheless.
4.5 out of 5.0 Secret Martinis.
Posted by Kristin at 7:41 PM