Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pssst! Do You have a Secret? Postsecret Blog Publishes New Book, with a Book Tour to These Cities

It started as a simple request which grew into a community and a Blog. The request? To send an anonymous secret, written on one side of a postcard to a site called Postsecret. From there, things snowballed, clearly resonating with people. I just finished reading the latest book and I found it moving, touching, poignant and even bittersweet. The secrets revealed in the latest book, A Lifetime of Secrets: A Postsecret Book, touch on all sorts of emotions, from revenge to altruism. You'll have a rare chance to get a glimpse into the hidden side of human emotions, something that seems less lascivious to me than intriguing, like social history unfolding before my eyes. Some of the anonymous writings moved me to tears, some angered me. I think this is all good, since the book certainly didn't leave me feeling indifferent. It made me think and reflect about humanity, always a good thing, in my opinion.

If you find this whole Postecret project intriguing and want to attend one of the live events on the book tour to obtain a copy of the book or just to find out more about the whole endeavor, here is the schedule of upcoming book tours (you might want to check back at http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com/ any updates) :


Baltimore, MD
John Hopkins University with Barnes & Noble
October 9 at 6:00 p.m.
facebook event page
(A rare galley edition of the new book will be given away at this event.)

Brooklyn, NY
Barnes & Noble in Park Slope
October 10 at 7:30 p.m.
facebook event page
(A rare galley edition of the new book will be given away at this event.)

New York, NY
Barnes & Noble in Chelsea
October 11 at 7:00 p.m.
facebook event page

Frederick, MD
Borders Books & Music
October 12 at 7:00 p.m.
facebook event page

Vienna, VA/Washington, D.C.
Borders Books & Music
October 13 at 3:00 p.m.
facebook event page

Phoenix, AZ
Changing Hands
October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
facebook event page

San Francisco/Santa Cruz, CA
Bookshop Santa Cruz
October 16 at 7:30 p.m.
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San Francisco, CA
Diesel Bookstore in Oakland
October 17 at 12:30 p.m.
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San Francisco, CA
The Booksmith
October 17 at 6:00 p.m.
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Seattle, WA
Elliott Bay Book Co.
October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
facebook event page

Madison, WI
Madison University Bookstore (Hilldale store)
October 22 at 7:00 p.m.
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Milwaukee, WI
Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop in Shorewood
October 23 at 7:00 p.m.
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Chicago, IL
DePaul University Bookstore
October 24 at 12:30 p.m.
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Chicago, IL
Barbara's Bookstore (University Location)
October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
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Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
University of Minnesota Bookstore
October 29 at 2:00 p.m.
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Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN
Virginia Street Swedenborgian Church
October 29 at 7:00 p.m.
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Boston/Cambridge, MA
Harvard Book Store (at the Brattle Theater)
October 30 at 6:00 p.m.
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2 comments:

heather said...

Dang... I read this three days AFTER the event in my area. Ah well.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

The posting of secrets on blogs has taken off like wildfire. I've visited a few of them and have read some posts. Interesting. :D

Hugs, JJ