Thursday, 25 November 2010

Postsecret by Frank Warren

Target Audience: Adults
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
Genre: Humour/Non-fiction

Postsecret is one of those rare non-fiction books that manages to be even more captivating and imaginative than an actual fiction book, and i found myself totally absorbed in the thoughts that go through other people's minds.
Yes, some of the postcards were very funny and i had a good laugh, but a lot of them were confessions that the individuals had clearly never voiced before in their lives.

Some of the confessions were so harrowing i was left stunned and i really hope it helped those people who confessed their secrets having them know that other people now know how their feeling.
One of the most shocking confession was a particular sad one in which the person who wrote it had been raped and couldn't tell their mother because they knew she wouldn't care. That one nearly had me in tears.

As well as gaining an insight into other people's thoughts, it was also eye-opening realising how many of the secrets i could relate to myself. It's very therapeutic reading something and finally grasping that you're not the only one to think a particular thing.

I will most definitely be reading the other Postsecret books.

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