Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Lifetime of Secrets

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.


Kay said...

I processed this one at the library this week and meant to check it out but did not. I'll have to hunt it up again. I enjoy the whole concept and anything that remotely resembles epistolary literature is fun for me.

Lesa said...

Good luck finding it, Kay! At our library, once the PostSecret books are checked it, they circulate like crazy, to staff and public alike.