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The Secret Me: A Questionnaire Journal Paperback – January 19, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (January 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0557237122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0557237128
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,139,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"The questions are the kinds of things I rarely see, but always hope for in this sort of book." -Customer Review

"You'll want more than one, so buy a handful and have them shipped for free. If you're anything like me, you won't regret it for a second." -Customer Review

"I bought this book because I heard it was full of disgusting questions (it wasn't). What I ended up with was one of the best guides to myself that may ever exist." -Customer Review

"I'd buy it again in a heart beat." -Customer Review --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

From the Author

OWN ALL BOOKS IN THE SECRET ME SERIES:
A Companion's Relic

A sprawling and engaging journal, made to be easily filled out by two or more people.
A Companion's Relic (the naming edition)
Name drop your way through tons of questions about how you view your loved ones.
A Film Fanatic's Record
Keep traack of what you watch and what you think of more than 4,000 films.
A List Lover's Keepsake
Almost every top ten list you could ever dream of making is waiting here to be filled in.
A Music Enthusiast's Diary (volume one)
Share your top three songs by hundreds of artists in this A-J listening adventure.
A Music Enthusiast's Diary (volume two)
Share your top three songs by hundreds of artists in this K-Z listening adventure.
A Music Enthusiast's Diary (the unguided edition)
Choose your own experience this time, and enjoy some fun music lists to fill in as well.
A Questionnaire Journal
A vast number of diverse questions designed to highlight who you really are.
A Shared Life Log (volume one)
Let 20+ people of your choice answer six short pages of questions that are all about you.
A Shared Life Log (volume two)
Much like volume one, but with a fresh set of questions that even strangers can answer.

Every time two minds meet
the questions seem to flow like wine.
Though often we dare not ask most of them out loud.
But what if there were an easier way to cross those shaky bridges?
-To learn who someone is without the burden of endless verbal inquiry?
-To have someone's story in a book which could be read at any time?
Would you fill its pages with your own uniqueness?
Would you share it with a lover? Leave it behind for someone you love?
How many individual's thoughts would you like to see on paper?

Such questions led to the creation of
The Secret Me: A Questionnaire Journal.
With it you can share your own tale,
and others can now share in yours.
For less than the price of most meals,
this gem of a book could call you its home.
Make sure you purchase more than one while they're on sale.
This way you've plenty of them to share.
-An extra gift beneath the tree.
-A bigger smile when you're saying "Happy Birthday."

The Secret Me: A Questionnaire Journal
authored by renowned American poet, Shane Windham.
Available now on Amazon.com.
These blank pages are waiting for you to find them
so that who you truly are does not go unnoticed... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Shane Windham is the author of nearly 30 books, including the best-selling journal series 'The Secret Me', an assortment of original table games, and numerous poetry collections.

The author sustains a strong presence on social internet outlets such as Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook. He may be contacted via email through his website; where links to all of his public pages and published works can be found.

Shane lives in northeast Texas, spending the majority of his free time working on his writing. He also dabbles in songwriting, and has developed a vast number of unique table/board games.

Please visit shanewindham.com to learn more about this author.

Customer Reviews

This is a guided way to journal that is really fun some questions are yes and No.
HoneyBunny:Sweet&Charming/MidNiteVelvetBunny
I was excited as I started this 'fill in journal' but as I got into it, I found some of the questions really odd, and "WTF" 'why would you even ask this.
LU
My granddaughter loved this book she thought it was very funny and had lots of fun reading it.
Leita M. Sosin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

188 of 192 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Jade on April 20, 2011
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I am absolutely addicted to these questionnaire journals and out of all I own this is one of the better ones. The Secret Me has loads of questions that range from disgusting and silly to deep and thought provoking. There is everything from yes and no questions, to fill in questions, to top ten lists and on and on. It'll keep you busy and thinking for hours on end. As much as I enjoyed it, it did have its issues. This book would have gotten all 5 stars had it not been for the countless errors - many questions were asked more than once and some questions in the yes or no section weren't even yes or no questions. The author should have done more editing before publishing.

One thing really worth noting is that this is for ADULTS only. In spite of what other reviewers have said, this journal is not for everyone. There are questions so filthy in The Secret Me that I can't even type them down here for you to read because of Amazon's guidelines. To sum it up in a non-offensive way - there is lots of swearing and lots of grotesque and perverse questions. If you're looking for a questionnaire journal for kids or young teens check out All About Me Teenage Edition: The Story of Your Life or All About Me: A Keepsake Journal for Kids

Or, if you're an adult that doesn't want something this racy, but wants something you can have your children read in the future, then I highly suggest Picture of Me: Who I Am in 221 Questions. It also has excellent questions, none of which are disgusting.
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111 of 115 people found the following review helpful By Debbi Feiner on January 22, 2011
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I'm a very open-minded person and love these questions and lists books. I was having a great time filling this one out and then out of nowhere, something like "Would you let a dog f#@& you?" would be thrown in. Whaaaaat? I can't imagine leaving this for my kids to find after I'm gone, let lone showing to them now!
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78 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Marji on June 16, 2011
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I would have truly enjoyed this if it had not had so many references to my previous/current sexual fantasies and behaviour - OK - maybe it's just me but I really don't see a reason for putting such information in writing - because of that I never finished filling the book out. Wish I had realized this prior to purchasing because I would have found something different.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By dancer on October 8, 2012
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Some of the questions are too strange to think one might like to share this book with another.
For example, "which do you prefer...the murdering of a child or the murdering of an elderly person?
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67 of 78 people found the following review helpful By productreviewstew on April 7, 2012
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I love most questionnaire journals, but this one has some vile questions.

"Would you ever #*@& a dog?" is a question in this book. Really? Who on earth would want to write-- let alone let anyone read-- such a question? That's truly disgusting.

Some of the other questions are equally disgusting, offensive, and not fun. I was hoping for a satirical or fun journal, not one that asks if I'm into bestiality. Truly nasty, and I'm certainly no prude.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By mzione on September 28, 2012
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I was looking for a book that would make me think outside my box and ask questions to help me get to the core of who I am. Sounds cheesy but it's the truth. This book was a major disappointment and since I started writing in it, now I can't even return it. Personally I did not find the questions to be offensive or obnoxious however most of the questions were rather simple and irrelevant. For example: there are multiple pages of word associations that ask questions like "What do you think of when you see the word rainbow?" How is that suppose to help me learn more about myself? There's also "This or That" exercises where you find out if you're a boxers or briefs type of person. I'm in my 30's but if I hadnt decided by now what type of underwear I like, this book would have solved that mystery for me. Most of the exercises in the book I skipped however there were a few good ones that were useful.

Overall, this book might be helpful to some but was a waste of money for me.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Dupuis on April 30, 2013
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Right off the bat I'd like to say that this fill-in journal is neither dirty nor sexual. Is it too goofy for the majority of people born before the Ford administration? Yes, but it does not venture far into any taboo subjects. The reviewer who claims that it asks if you'd have sex with a dog is outright mistaken; maybe they were reading some other book. It does however ask you where you would streak if forced too, if you've named a body part or licked a nine-volt battery along other lightheartedly weird questions.

I will say that answering all the questions might require a bit of research unless you happen to know such things as your least favorite constellation off the top of your head. (Mine's Deneb) If you're looking for a heartwarming keepsake to give to your child on the occasion of your passing this is not it. However I would have no qualms showing every page of this journal with my therapist, girl friend or even mom.

Despite it's short length, I've been working on it for an hour or two a day for the past three weeks and still have five pages left. You can expect to spend anywhere from 30 seconds on pages listing your favorite out of paired opposites to about an hour enumerating 45 things you want to do before you die. If you're like me and love lists, fun questions, or just putting pen to paper I suggest you check this book out.
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