Post Secret

10 Oct

Last night, Lola and I went to see Frank Warren of Post Secret give a little talk at the Barnes & Noble near Johns Hopkins.  He’s launching his latest book and is taking his tour on the road.  Before I tell you about it, I’d like to point out that it must be so wicked cool to go to school at Hopkins.  I went to college in a relatively small town in upstate New York.  We didn’t have cool places to go to, the only thing that we could do to pass the time is drink and hook-up.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  Still, it would have been nice to be able to walk out my front door and go to a good bookstore or trendy cafe.

For the 4 people in the world that have never heard of Frank Warren, or Post Secret, here’s a little background.  Frank started this project back in 2004.  He thought it would be an interesting project to distribute postcards to people, and ask them to write in their secrets and send them to him.  It’s been 3 years since he began, and he’s published 4 books and receives about 200 postcards every single day.

It’s an amazing project and I highly recommend that you check it out.  Really, go to Post Secret now and then just come back when you’re through.

Most of the multi-media presentations that he’s doing are being held at Barnes & Noble. If you have a chance to go, I highly recommend it.  You’ll get to learn about how he started the project, see postcards that didn’t make it in the book, and find out his biggest secret.

11 Responses to “Post Secret”

  1. Amadeo October 10, 2007 at 2:51 pm #

    That is one of my precious time wasters (read: better than what I have to do) at work

    It used to be one for me-until some ass-rabbit at my work decided the site was inappropriate and blocked it. Bastard. -CS

  2. 5 of 9er October 10, 2007 at 3:03 pm #

    Honestly… I am one of those four people.

    No you can consider yourself one of the masses. Go look at the site and you will know everything you need to know about Post Secret. -CS

  3. Krystyn October 10, 2007 at 3:54 pm #

    Yep – I love Post Secret…I’m addicted.

    I too am addicted. There’s such good stuff out there! -CS

  4. AK October 10, 2007 at 8:19 pm #

    Trust me, going to Hopkins must be much cooler now than it used to be. That Barnes & Noble was stuffed in the basement of Gilman Hall when I went there (i.e. around the turn-of-the-century), and the only swank place to get coffee was Donna’s–otherwise it was to the coffee cart you go!

    What about One World? Wasn’t that around when you were there? You’re right about it being better now. I agree with you on that. I’d like to go to college now, but at 33, I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t love it as much as I did when I was 18. -CS

  5. Pistols at Dawn October 10, 2007 at 9:00 pm #

    I need to do some things to have some secrets worth sending.

    I’m sure you could think of something really clever. -CS

  6. MisstressM October 10, 2007 at 11:51 pm #

    That is such a great idea. I would do it. But I am one of those people where I would fear the concept of my getting anything in the mail, therefore I would totally chicken out and not do it. I know i even confused myself.

    You totally lost me. My head hurts after rereading your comment about 10 times. What do you mean that you’re afraid of getting anything in the mail? -CS

  7. Del-v October 11, 2007 at 12:25 am #

    Post Secret… what a waste of time. If you need to get something off your chest save yourself a stamp and go to confession. It’s free. Plus if you stick around for Mass they’ll give you free wine. The priest said it’s the blood of Christ, but it tastes like wine to me.

    I hear your point. In hearing him talk about it, he said that he thought it would be a good way to help people lift the weight off their shoulders. The process of writing the secret down, and in some cases creating the poscard is therapeutic. -CS

  8. Princess of the Universe October 11, 2007 at 2:29 am #

    I actually discovered Post secret because of blogger. So many people have it linked to their own blogs it’s phenomenal.
    If he tells everyone his own secret though…doesn’t that kind of not make it a secret anymore??

    That’s the point! Once you tell it, it doesn’t have the same kind of hold of you anymore. It’s supposed to make you feel better. -CS

  9. minijonb October 12, 2007 at 5:03 pm #

    i love PostSecret. i even love parodies of it like:


    That website is so freaking funny! -CS

  10. Grant Miller, Esq. October 12, 2007 at 9:58 pm #

    PostSecret. Pffffft.

    Grant Miller, don’t pretend to hate it. You know you love it and send random postcards in all the time! Admit it. -CS

  11. Tabbie October 12, 2007 at 11:49 pm #

    If he’s telling you all his biggest secret, it’s not so secret at all, is it?

    Good point. . .

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