Public Secretsauthor(s): Manfred Kerler
Messages in the small ads section
Some people are too shy to approach another person directly, but they still have the need to communicate. These mostly anonymous texts are the subject of the book "Public Secrets" by Manfred Kerler. Those who are unable to approach the person they love directly find other ways and means. For many, this leads them to the small ads section in daily newspapers. In a kind of secret language, but accessible to a broad public, these ads are intended for one person only. Not only old fitted kitchens are up for sale in the small ads. People use small ads in their search for love. They arrange dates, publish messages of love, say sorry, thank you, and even farewell. Previously ignored, but now compiled in an entertaining anthology, brief love messages as found every day in the newspapers are published in "Public Secrets". Collected according to theme and with comments, these emotional gems have found their way out of their shadowy existence.
<em>format 12 x 19 cm