One-Minute Book Reviews

May 9, 2007

Does ‘The Secret’ Work? Day 8 of 30-Day Test

Filed under: Book Reviews,Books — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 6:29 pm

Day 8

Is the Universe mocking me? Two more e-mail messages from peddlers of variations on Nigerian-letter scams. They include another from “Adams Smith” of the “African Development Bank” who offered me a third of $15 million in exchange for my bank account numbers. (Question: Do all these con artists wink at you — while they’re trying to scam you – by using names that play off those of authors of famous books like Wealth of Nations?) I blocked messages from “Adams Smith” yesterday but he seems to have crashed the barrier.

The Secret says that you should envision what you want, not what you don’t. So maybe I made a mistake by blocking Smith’s e-mail and mentally writing outraged letter to appropriate authorities? Today I’m planning instead to visualize opening my e-mail tomorrow and finding only messages from a) friends, b) visitors to One-Minute Book Reviews, or c) movie producers wishing to option novels for sum equal to cost of Gulfstream V. Hope that no producer is named “Adams Smith” (in case e-mail block has taken effect).

Requested from Universe on May 1: $1,000,000
Received so far: $825 (hard labor) + $58 (lottery) = $883
Universe owes me (according to The Secret): $999,117 (at a minimum)

(c) 2007 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.


  1. The answer to your initial question is “Yes”.

    Comment by kinderny — May 10, 2007 @ 11:25 am | Reply

  2. That’s what I was afraid of …

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — May 10, 2007 @ 9:54 pm | Reply

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