NPR: More 'PostSecrets' Revealed, in Book Form
Author Frank Warren talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his book
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
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to pledge secrecy
to weigh on s.o. heavily
to dig a hole
to join s.o.
to tap into
to be eager to
to resonate with s.o.
to send in
to search for
to share a secret
just the act of
the beauty of
in a sense
as one could hope to gain in
work of literature
decaf = decaffeinated coffee
more to it
to wish on a dandelion for
to carry a burden
to physically release
to let s.t. go
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I'd give anything for...
even the smallest kindness
to make a change
Listening comprehension questions:
1. How does the story of King Midas relate to the topic of this report?
2. How did Frank Warren come to write this book?
3. Why does Warren think so many people are willing to write to him and tell a very deep personal secret?
4. According to the author, why are some people originally attracted to Warren's Website?
5. Why does Warren say one should "be kind to your servers"? What's so bad about getting decaffeinated coffee?
6. What secret does someone reveal regarding a prison sentence?
7. How does one "wish on a dandelion"?
8. Who besides the author will benefit from some of the profits generated by this book?
9. How does Warren say he feels about these candid admissions?
10. Give an example of how someone changed something significant in their own life as a result of this project.
11. If you have/had a secret you feel/felt itching to share, how or to whom would you choose to reveal it?