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Secret of 'The Secret'

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The bestselling blockbuster The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes has taken America by storm.  The Secret of "The Secret" explores the explosive success of The Secret as well as the intriguing people and ideas behind it.
 
The Secret has already become a runaway sensation.  All across America, people are clamoring to embrace it. Karen Kelly delves into this extraordinary phenomenon -
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ebook, 224 pages
Published July 24th 2007 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2007)
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Katrina B
Jan 24, 2017 Katrina B rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some of you may have heard of 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne. In case you haven't, it is a New Age style self-help book. The main message can be paraphrased into something resembling a popular colloqialism, "If you think it, it will come".

I spend time with a wonderful group of people, who are smart, sensational, caring, generous, kind and gentle. I can't say enough good things about these people. They introduced me to the aforementioned DVD and book, The Secret. So I watched and read The Secret.

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Adi
Feb 04, 2010 Adi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Measured critique of 'The Secret" - a book whose only secret is why anyone buys it. This acts as a nicely written history of the law of attraction/positive thinking concepts. It highlights one of the most important aspects of this philosophy which is to think, believe, ACT and recieve. "The secret" seems to create this magical expectation that no action or hard work is required. It also seems to think the rewards are materialistic hence all those ghastly vision boards of ferraris, versace and ve ...more
Idiosyncratic
Feb 13, 2009 Idiosyncratic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well-researched, insightful, critical look at the ideas behind "The Secret", and why the book is so popular today. Firmly dispenses with "quantum quackery", and traces the origin of the fuzzy "law of attraction" from Benjamin Franklin through the New Thought movement, touching on peripheral links to various religions and giving a nod to the validity of positive psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy, etc. Even if you would NEVER deign to read "The Secret", this is a genuinely interesting read.
Tanya
Mar 03, 2010 Tanya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Being passionate about the pursuit of happiness may be more essential than having happiness. This is not just positive thinking, but being stretched fully, living with intention, embracing creative efforts and the thrill of achievement - and not just wishing for a desired object or outcome.
Fraser
May 19, 2016 Fraser rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was neat to hear a different POV on one of my favourites. Not good or bad...just another POV.
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