Friday, April 29, 2011

The Secret


        
       The Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book written by Rhonda Byrne and based upon William Walker Atkinson's prior works and school of thought. A film based on The Secret was released before the book in DVD format. The tenet of the book is that focused positive thinking can have life-changing results such as increased wealth, health, and happiness. After being featured in two episodes of Oprah, the book reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list.
The book has also reached a high level of notoriety and criticism from those who claim that the book misleads readers with its claims of positive thinking being able to influence a reader's life and real-world outcomes. The film is largely influenced by Wallace D. Wattles' 1910 book The Science of Getting Rich.[1]
Rhonda Byrne has written a follow-up to The Secret called The Power, which was released on August 17, 2010. Byrne was inspired to write The Power after answering several thousand letters from readers of The Secret.


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11 comments:

  1. Always wanted to read this book, I believe positive thinking can effect you, well, positive ;)

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  2. Hmm might have to check this out. +follow

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  3. I remember seeing the movie, same name The Secret.
    Good film too

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  4. Maybe I'll check it out, if I find time for reading. Thanks!

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  5. I've seen this book so much in bookstore this year, but never bothered to look what it was about. thanks for the post, definitely following!

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  6. I've always been a bit skeptical of self help books. I will have to check that classic one from 1910.

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  7. @Bryce you will not regret..... thanks everybody for the comments

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  8. Makes me want to read again! Great

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  9. I've received it as a gift, but never really read. Mostly because I saw the movie once. The beginning of it, to be precise, because it sucked so much.

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