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After the success of a 2006 DVD, Rhonda Byrne's The Secret morphed into an Oprah book phenomenon. But journalist Kelly contends that there is no "new" secret, instead arguing that the book is essentially a repackaged, well-marketed compilation borrowed from ancient truths coupled with more contemporary religious and philosophical wisdom. Kelly traces the philosophies of various thinkers to uncover what lies behind the public relations package of The Secret , which she dismisses as "enlightainment." While Byrne proclaimed the secret to be "the law of attraction," that is to say, that like attracts like, Kelly counters that Byrne's approach to positive thinking is oversimplified and merely focuses on material gain. Kelly's book will appeal to those who have a healthy dose of skepticism about each new guru's plan to obtain fame and fortune. This audiobook is well read by Kathleen McInerney, though the numerous references to web sites throughout the course of the text detract from the flow of the narrative. Recommended for public libraries with a popular materials focus.-Lisa Powell Williams, Moline P.L., ILCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.