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PostSecret : extraordinary confessions from ordinary lives

Author
Warren, Frank (Frank C.), 1964- author.
Title
PostSecret : extraordinary confessions from ordinary lives / compiled by Frank Warren.
Format
Book
Edition
1st ed.
Published
New York, N.Y. : ReganBooks, ©2005.
Description
ix, 276 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Portion of title
Extraordinary confessions from ordinary lives
Variant title
Post Secret
Notes
"ReganBooks an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers."
Summary
Frank Warren had an idea 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. This collection brings together the most powerful, personal, and intimate secrets he has received.--From publisher description.
Subject headings
Healing in art.
Art therapy.
Postcards.
Secrecy.
Secret (Philosophy)
Genre heading
Postcards.
ISBN
9780060899196 (hardcover)
0060899190 (hardcover)
Standard Identifier
9780060899196

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn Res Halls - Teter Comm Lib & Res Ctr
Call Number
N71 .W355 2005
Location
RPSL - Non-Fiction
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Library
Blmgtn Res Halls - Willkie Comm Lib & Res Ctr
Call Number
N71 .W355 2005
Location
RPSL - Non-Fiction
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