What's Your Story?: True Experiences from Complete Strangers

What's Your Story?: True Experiences from Complete Strangers

by Brandon Doman


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In the vein of PostSecret comes this emotionally addictive and thrilling look at people’s deepest thoughts—some tragic, some funny, some adventurous—told anonymously and in their own handwriting.

The world is not made up of atoms; it is composed of tiny stories. And everyone has a story.

In 2009 in an Ann Arbor coffeehouse, Brandon Doman began asking passersby to share a story with him. Providing paper, pens, and clipboards, his only criteria was that the story had to be true. Doman then displayed selected stories on his website strangersproject.com. Astonishing in their honesty, intimate, powerful, sometimes chilling, and thoroughly addictive, the stories became an Internet hit. Over the past five years, Doman’s personal passion project—10,000 stories strong and growing—has continued to engage strangers of all ages and backgrounds and has transformed into a powerful movement of readers and storytellers who use the project’s anonymity as a gateway to reflect, rejoice, heal, and connect through words.

Now, Doman has carefully chosen 200 stories that capture the essence of The Strangers Project. Introduced by Doman, the stories convey the range of human experience, from the humorous to the heartbreaking to the profound, and are arranged to mirror the common encounters that happen between strangers every day.

A celebration of human curiosity and our need for connection, What’s Your Story? opens us to new possibilities and provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of others with one simple question: “What’s your story?”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062386878
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/26/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,184,085
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

In addition to collecting stories from strangers, author Brandon Doman has traveled the country helping raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention through the nonprofit organization Active Minds (activeminds.org). He currently shares stories online and in exhibits, and continues to talk to strangers. He lives in Brooklyn.

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AndyBG More than 1 year ago
I purposely did not leave a star rating because the book is both good and bad. Good, because the stories are interesting and draw you in. They are worth reading. Bad, because the format of the Nook version is unreadable. For some reason, you have to read the stories from the jpeg photograph of the actual sheet of paper where the stories were originally written on. As a result, it is extremely difficult and cumbersome to read the stories. A thoroughly poorly implemented reading experience of a book full of worthwhile stories. The Nook version should be reformatted into a legible format on electronic mediums. As it stands, it is so difficult to read that you are better off purchasing the book in paper form. My 2cents.