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.


  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.


    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?


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

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