Following the success of last year's PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives, Frank Warren is back with his third installation of books based on the popular PostSecret blog. My Secret: A PostSecret Book ($12; Oct. 24) is another 144 pages of raw, revealing messages from anonymous submissions by teens and college students from all over. It can be inspirational, funny, and poignant, but it's always real — and it's also going to replace its predecessor as the most-read, most talked about book on the Uncrate HQ coffee table.
In the (nearly) ten years The Smoking Gun has been in operation, its investigative reporting has blown several scandals wide open, always in a fashion that entertains as well as informs. The Dog Dialed 911: A Book of Lists from The Smoking Gun ($11) features excerpts from their well-known reporting, including public documents dealing with some of the most important, bizarre, and downright scandalous news stories of the last decade. Organized into lists, the book features such insights as seven things not to say to a cop, five dumb things to steal, and some of Bill O'Reilly's favorite pick-up lines.
One of the most celebrated and socially important photographers of our time, Annie Leibovitz has taken images that are forever emblazoned in our minds. A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005 ($50; Oct. 3) features portraits of celebrities including Keith Richards, Michael Jordan, Johnny Cash and Jack Nicholson, all alongside pictures from Leibovitz's personal life, pictures from her coverage of Sarajevo, and landscapes that feature the same visual pop as her famous portraits. The perfect fall addition to your coffee table reading.