PostSecret

PostSecret

This text offers illustrated postcards from the PostSecret website sent in by people who anonymously reveal secrets from their past which they have never told to anyone, presenting a full range of emotions.

Author: Frank Warren

Publisher: Orion Publishing Company

ISBN: 0752883062

Category: Humor

Page: 360

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The instructions were simple, but the results were extraordinary. 'You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything - as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Be brief. Be legible. Be creative.' It all began with an idea Frank Warren had for a community art project. He handed out postcards, asking people to write down a secret and post it to him, anonymously. The response was overwhelming. In under a year, Frank had over 10,000 cards which he posted on the website. The confessions were thought-provoking, funny and weird, touching on every aspect of human experience and revealing much about the state of modern life, and catapulting PostSecret to the status of global phenomenon. Superbly illustrated throughout, this book is a great conversation piece, fascinating to flick through, and almost unputdownable once you have.
Categories: Humor

100 Opinions You Can Trust on Postsecret

100 Opinions You Can Trust on Postsecret

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives.

Author: Joseph Cropper

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458963431

Category:

Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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You re Nose Is in My Crotch and Other Things You Shouldn t Know about Postsecret

You re Nose Is in My Crotch  and Other Things You Shouldn t Know about Postsecret

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives.

Author: Ethan Kemp

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458961609

Category:

Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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From Whom No Secrets are Hid

From Whom No Secrets are Hid

19. Ibid. 20. Warren, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives, 276. 21. Warren, PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God, 275; and ibid., vii, respectively (my emphases). Cf. The Secret Lives of Men and Women, ...

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 9780664259716

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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The Psalms express the most elemental human emotions, representing situations in which people are most vulnerable, ecstatic, or driven to the extremities of life and faith. Many people may be familiar with a few Psalms, or sing them as part of worship. Here highly respected author Walter Brueggemann offers readers an additional use for the Psalms: as scripted prayers we perform to help us reveal ourselves to God. Brueggemann explores the rich historical, literary, theological, and spiritual content of the Psalms while focusing on various themes such as praise, lament, violence, and wisdom. He skillfully describes Israel's expression of faith as sung through the Psalms, situates the Psalmic liturgical tradition in its ancient context, and encourages contemporary readers to continue to perform them as part of their own worship experiences. Brueggemann's masterful take on the Psalms as prayers will help readers to unveil their hopes and fears before God and, in turn, feel God's grace unveiled to them.
Categories: Religion

Honest to God Preaching

Honest to God Preaching

21 See Frank Warren, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (New York: Regan, 2005); Warren, ... Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book (New York: William Morrow, 2007); Warren, PostSecret: Confessions on Life, ...

Author: Brent A. Strawn

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506461274

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Old Testament scholar and interpreter Brent A. Strawn focuses on the importance of honesty in preaching, especially around three challenging Old Testament themes: sin, suffering, and violence. He makes the case that preaching honestly is critical in the church today. Without honesty regarding these topics, there is no way forward to reconciliation, health, and recovery. Further, it is imperative for today's preachers to deal with the questions of faith arising from these themes in the biblical text itself. In addition to key scripture passages, he turns to several contemporary authors and works as dialogue partners on the three themes. Asserting that keeping secrets can lead to a kind of sickness, Strawn uses texts from the Pentateuch and the Psalms to model honesty about sin, without which there can be no reconciliation, and honesty about suffering, without which there can be no healing. He also looks at the book of Joshua and various psalms to model honesty about violence, which can serve as a way to contain, limit, and ultimately transcend violence. Strawn frames these themes specifically for working preachers, so they can create sermons that speak to these thorny themes with depth and clarity.
Categories: Religion

Stories of the Self

Stories of the Self

Crowdsourcing 1 Warren, PostSecret, 1. 2 Warren, 1. 3 Warren, “Half a Million Secrets.” 4 The books from the series are PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (2005), My Secret: A PostSecret Book (2006), A Lifetime of ...

Author: Anna Poletti

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479836666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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The importance of personal storytelling in contemporary culture and politics In an age where our experiences are processed and filtered through a wide variety of mediums, both digital and physical, how do we tell our own story? How do we “get a life,” make sense of who we are and the way we live, and communicate that to others? Stories of the Self takes the literary study of autobiography and opens it up to a broad and fascinating range of material practices beyond the book, investigating the manifold ways people are documenting themselves in contemporary culture. Anna Poletti explores Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules, a collection of six hundred cardboard boxes filled with text objects from the artist’s everyday life; the mid-aughts crowdsourced digital archive PostSecret; queer zine culture and its practices of remixing and collaging; and the bureaucratic processes surrounding surveillance dossiers. Stories of the Self argues that while there is a strong emphasis on the importance of personal storytelling in contemporary culture and politics, mediation is just as important in establishing the credibility and legibility of life writing. Poletti argues that the very media used for writing our lives intrinsically shapes how we are seen to matter.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Emotions Technology and Health

Emotions  Technology  and Health

Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/books/titles/138390630/ postsecret-extraordinary-confessions-from-ordinary-lives#excerpt. Wenders, W., Director. (1984). Paris, Texas. Germany, France, United Kingdom, and United States: Road Movies ...

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128018392

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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Emotions, Technology, and Health examines how healthcare consumers interact with health technology, how this technology mediates interpersonal interactions, and the effectiveness of technology in gathering health-related information in various situations. The first section discusses the use of technology to monitor patients’ emotional responses to illness and its treatment, as well as the role of technology in meeting the fundamental human need for information. Section Two describes the use of technology in mediating emotions within and between individuals, and addresses the implications for the design and use of devices that gather behavioral health data and contribute to healthcare interventions. The final section assesses different situations in which technology is a key component of the health intervention—such as tablet use in educating elementary school students with social skills difficulty, physical activity monitoring for children at risk for obesity, and teleconferencing for older adults at risk of social isolation. Shows how information on the internet significantly affects the medical decision-making process for many consumers Describes current applications of social computing and quick access to mental health information on portable electronic devices Discusses how cyber-communication may both impair and enhance one’s sense of humanity Details the role of visual media in mediating emotion and memory of time
Categories: Psychology

The Future of Text and Image

The Future of Text and Image

PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives. New York: HarperCollins. —. 2006. My Secret: A PostSecret Book. New York: HarperCollins. —. 2007a. A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book. New York: William Morrow —. 2007b.

Author: Ofra Amihay

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443836753

Category: Art

Page: 370

View: 472

The question of the relation between the visual and the textual in literature is at the heart of an increasing number of scholarly projects, and in turn, the investigation of evolving visual-verbal dynamics is becoming an independent discipline. This volume explores these profound literary shifts through the work of twelve talented, and in some cases, emerging scholars who study text and image relations in diverse forms and contexts. The inter-medial conjunctures investigated in this book play with and against the traditional roles of the visual and the verbal. The Future of Text and Image presents explorations of the incorporation of visual elements into works of literature, of visual writing modes, and of the textuality and literariness of images. It focuses on the special potential literature offers for the combination of these two functions. Alongside examinations of major forms and genres such as memoirs, novels, and poetry, this volume expands the discussion of text and image relations into more marginal forms, for instance, collage books, the PostSecret collections of anonymous postcards, and digital poetry. In other words, while exploring the destiny of text and image as an independent discipline, this volume simultaneously looks at the very literal future of text and image forms in an ever-changing technological reality. The essays in this book will help to define the emergent practices and politics of this growing field of study, and at the same time, reflect the tremendous significance of the visual in today’s image culture.
Categories: Art

Male Confessions

Male Confessions

PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives. New York: William Morrow. Watson, Julia. 1993. “Toward an Anti-metaphysics of Autobiography.” In The Culture of Autobiography: Constructions of Self-Representation, ed.

Author: Björn Krondorfer

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804773430

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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Male Confessions examines how men open their intimate lives and thoughts to the public through confessional writing. This book examines writings—by St. Augustine, a Jewish ghetto policeman, an imprisoned Nazi perpetrator, and a gay American theologian—that reflect sincere attempts at introspective and retrospective self-investigation, often triggered by some wounding or rupture and followed by a transformative experience. Krondorfer takes seriously the vulnerability exposed in male self-disclosure while offering a critique of the religious and gendered rhetoric employed in such discourse. The religious imagination, he argues, allows men to talk about their intimate, flawed, and sinful selves without having to condemn themselves or to fear self-erasure. Herein lies the greatest promise of these confessions: by baring their souls to judgment, these writers may also transcend their self-imprisonment.
Categories: Religion

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human Rights

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human Rights

See also F. Warren, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions From Ordinary Lives, New York: Regan Books 2005, passim or Id., The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book, New York: Regan Books 2007, passim.

Author: Aleksander W. Bauknecht

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443816069

Category: Law

Page: 601

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The material contained in this publication is the outcome of the 8th International Conference on Human Rights "Right to Knowledge and Information in Heterogenic Society", organized by the Faculty of Law and Administration in the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland), in cooperation with the Faculty of Law in the University of Bari (Italy), which took place on 30-31 May 2008 in Olsztyn. The selection of issues in no respect can be called accidental. The summit of the European Council in Lisbon in March 2000 created foundations for creating society based on knowledge that is conscious in gaining information and equal access to knowledge. Individual actions of countries should aim at creating a human-friendly "information society" which allows creation of new working places and developing information and telecommunication technologies. This broad spectrum of problems which were the subject of the conference, interests not only Polish researchers but also scientists from countries like Italy, Spain, Ukraine, the United States of America, United Kingdom, and South Korea. They represent various cultures, which implies differences of opinion on many issues related to human rights. Publications included in this collective work are the reflection of freedom to express thoughts on difficult topics, which are important for all though.
Categories: Law