One-Minute Book Reviews

May 3, 2007

Does ‘The Secret’ Work? Day 2 of 30-Day Test

Filed under: Book Reviews,Books,How to,News,Reading,Uncategorized — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 9:19 am

“You do not have to ask over and over again. Just ask once. It is exactly like placing an order from a catalogue.”
— Rhonda Byrne in The Secret, the No. 1 nonfiction bestseller

Day 2
Just realized I may have made a mistake yesterday in asking the Universe for seven-figure advance for my next book. Forgot to say that I would also accept a) seven-figure movie deal or b) seven-figure paperback deal for one of earlier novels or other writing project. But The Secret says you’re supposed to ask only once for what you want. Should I revise my original request? Or should I assume the Universe knows I would accept a check from DreamWorks or a paperback house? Could not find an answer to this anywhere in The Secret.

But I did get an $825 check for a freelance project that I completed before I read the book. Hooray! Maybe it’s a sign from the Universe that DreamWorks will kick in the other $999,975 during the 30-day test?

Requested from Universe on May 1: $1,000,000
Received so far: $825
Universe owes me: $999,175 (at a minimum)

© 2007 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.

3 Comments »

  1. Just caught the title of your post, thought you might want to check out this article and see if it will give you some perspective on The Secret.

    -Rob

    Comment by Rob V. — May 3, 2007 @ 10:33 am | Reply

  2. Thanks. A good article on “The Secret,” but not quite as trenchant as Jerry Adler’s article in Newsweek that I mentioned yesterday. I recommend both articles.

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — May 3, 2007 @ 11:12 am | Reply

  3. I’m in the middle of my own Secret experiment! I did my part two months ago, now I’m waiting to hear back! My wife told me all about the secret…she saw it on Oprah, but she couldn’t give me a succinct definition. For my own foray into selfish conspicuous consumption, I did the whole vision board thing and I thought extra EXTRA hard for a little bit…and I’m suppossed to get a reply this week!

    (Only one more day to go… so I must have done something wrong).

    The Universe only had $825 to SPARE?…C’mon Universe! Pony up!
    Can you order extra $ for me?

    peace,
    P

    Comment by P — May 3, 2007 @ 2:59 pm | Reply


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