What's Your Story?: True Experiences from Complete Strangers (The Strangers Project)
In the vein of PostSecret comes this emotionally addictive and exciting examine people’s inner most thoughts—some tragic, a few humorous, a few adventurous—told anonymously and of their personal handwriting.
The international isn't made of atoms; it truly is composed of tiny tales. and everybody has a story.
In 2009 in an Ann Arbor coffeehouse, Brandon Doman begun asking passersby to proportion a narrative with him. offering paper, pens, and clipboards, his basically standards was once that the tale needed to be precise. Doman then displayed chosen tales on his web site strangersproject.com. astounding of their honesty, intimate, strong, occasionally chilling, and punctiliously addictive, the tales grew to become an online hit. over the last 5 years, Doman’s own ardour project—10,000 tales robust and growing—has persevered to interact strangers of every age and backgrounds and has remodeled right into a strong circulate of readers and storytellers who use the project’s anonymity as a gateway to mirror, have fun, heal, and fasten via words.
Now, Doman has conscientiously selected 2 hundred tales that catch the essence of The Strangers venture. brought via Doman, the tales exhibit the diversity of human adventure, from the funny to the heartbreaking to the profound, and are prepared to reflect the typical encounters that take place among strangers each day.
A party of human interest and our want for connection, What’s Your Story? opens us to new probabilities and gives an intimate glimpse into the lives of others with one uncomplicated query: “What’s your story?”
Contents Foreword advent What’s Your tale? Acknowledgments in regards to the writer credit Copyright concerning the writer advisor disguise Contents bankruptcy 1 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 forty forty-one forty two forty three forty four forty five forty six forty seven forty eight forty nine 50 fifty one fifty two fifty three fifty four fifty five fifty six fifty seven fifty eight fifty nine 60 sixty one sixty two sixty three sixty four sixty five sixty six sixty seven sixty eight sixty nine 70 seventy one seventy two seventy three seventy four seventy five seventy six seventy seven seventy eight seventy nine eighty eighty one eighty two eighty three eighty four eighty five 86 87 88 89 ninety ninety one ninety two ninety three ninety four ninety five ninety six ninety seven ninety eight ninety nine a hundred one zero one 102 103 104 one zero five 106 107 108 109 one hundred ten 111 112 113.
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again and again turning out to be up, to “never check with strangers,” and examine extra approximately who she is. whilst i used to be a bit lady I take into account sitting within the backseat of my moms automobile staring out into the l. a. site visitors having a look into the autos of the folks passing through and brooding about what their tales have been, who have been those strangers? Years in the past, i began my very own not likely artwork venture, inviting strangers to mail me their mystery anonymously on a postcard. i feel my venture, PostSecret, and the Stranger’s venture are half.
To the stranger the realm had randomly positioned subsequent to me. She spread out and defined her so much significant go back and forth event, which concerned her son, a starlit sky, and households of sea turtles. to cite Brandon, “I think that everybody has a narrative worthy sharing; we're simply watching for a person to listen.” —FRANK WARREN, writer of PostSecret Acknowledgments whilst i began this venture, I had no suggestion the influence it should have in shaping my existence. None of this could were attainable with no the.
To the millions of strangers who selected to forestall and proportion a section in their existence with me, and to you, reader, for selecting to pay attention. in regards to the writer as well as accumulating tales from strangers, writer BRANDON DOMAN has traveled the rustic supporting elevate information approximately psychological health and wellbeing and suicide prevention throughout the nonprofit association energetic Minds (activeminds.org). He at the moment stocks tales on-line and in indicates, and keeps to speak to strangers. He lives in Brooklyn. you could.