Those of you who visit Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez’s sucias message board have probably already seen this but I had to post it for those of you who haven’t.
This was posted on Post Secret; a website to which people send anonymous postcards confessing to the secrets they don’t want anyone else to know. It’s actually a great site. Some of the postcards are heartfelt and raw: mother’s confessing to missing the life they had before children and other’s admitting that they miss the God they believed in before the death of a son. Then there are postcards like this:
So there you have it, I am officially someone’s dirty little secret! Isn’t that fantastic! Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that so many of you proudly walk around your hometowns with my book tucked under your arm, in fact marketing studies suggest that people are more likely to buy a book after they’ve seen someone else reading it in a public place so by all means, take Sophie to Starbucks with you. But the idea that there are people who are embarrassed to read my books but find the temptation to buy them too powerful to resist…well that’s a coo and a half, isn’t it? Think about it, I’m worth risking a reputation for! I’m like the literary equivalent of Monica Lewinsky! Well actually I’d like to think of myself as a cuter smarter version of Monica (sorry Mon, but you just didn’t make a great impression on me) but you get my point.
Plus this postcard actually gave me an idea for some publicity material I may or may not pay someone to create for me. In the meantime I’m going to start checking out Post Secret regularly and I certainly encourage all of you to do the same. It’ll make you think, laugh and once in a blue moon it may even boost your ego.
Oh, and because I firmly believe in giving credit where credit is due, I want to thank Nana for bringing this to my attention. You made my day, chica!
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