Once again, Frank Warren, author of PostSecret, has compiled a remarkable collection of postcards, secrets people were willing to share with the world, in A Lifetime of Secrets.
This time, Warren has arranged the postcards by age to show "the common journey we all take through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, maturity." The secrets span lifetimes, from the youngest contributors or secrets of the youngest, to the oldest, expressing their satisfaction with life, or their reluctance to let go. Somewhere in this book is a secret to identify with or share.
They're haunting secrets. Sometimes they're painful ones, sometimes disturbing. Occasionally someone triumphs over life's trials. The entire book is moving. Perhaps this is the best book of any of the PostSecret books, revealing that at every stage of life, there are still secrets to reveal, to share, and to keep.
Frank Warren's website is www.postsecret.blogspot.com
A Lifetime of Secrets by Frank Warren. William Morrow, ©2007. ISBN 978-0061238604 (hardcover), 288p.