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Much Better Than the Second! Wow!!!
on January 18, 2007
The Secret Lives of Men and Women is the third book in an ongoing series of books that are compiled from cards sent to Warren as part of an art project started several years ago. What began as an art project has, I think, has become a phenomenon...everywhere I go online these days it seems like Warren and his postcards are being talked about. From my perspective, PostSecret and the Secret Lives of Men and Women (the second book still leaves me non-plused) are wonderfully innovative and I think will continue to have an impact on people for years to come! There is something very moving about opening up a book and seeing the innermost feelings of others...some that are so spot on to how one has felt in the past and others so alien as to break one's heart...but all are inspiring in their own way. You get humor (some of these are funny beyond description), heartwarming, disgusting, silly and even heart-wrenching...they run the gamut of human emotion and drag the reader (willingly and happily) along for the ride.
Like the second book, this third book is significantly shorter than the first book, but here we have a return to the amazing impact the first book has...I was much more moved (in a variety of ways) while reading this book...I've read it three times since picking it up from the library (and I'll be buying one this upcoming payday). All three would make great coffee table books and/or discussion group choices (though you could easily miss the second and be none the worse for it).
In the end, I'd recommend this without hesitation and I'll definitely be adding a copy to my permanent library. Wonderful stuff...I give it five stars AND two thumbs up! There is something universal about this book...I think we can all see a bit of ourselves somewhere in the book and knowing that someone else shares our secret is one of the best feelings there is!