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Rhonda Byrne's 2006 best seller, The Secret, is getting The Da Vinci Codetreatment: spin-offs. Author and journalist Kelly rounds up a team of experts that includes scholars, scientists, popular culture experts-even some of the participants from Byrne's book and DVD-to share their insights on the powers and limits of positive thinking and the "law of attraction," the tenets on which Byrne bases her book. Their arguments are as varied as their professions, e.g., that it is not simply about what you want but your wants not hurting others; that the law of attraction may work generally, but nothing is a guarantee.
Who Moved My Secret?, meanwhile, is a hilarious spoof of the book. Journalist and playwright Gerard introduces a secret he believes far superior called It's the Secret, Stupid! (ITSS), providing detailed instruction on how to use it and the great success that will come with it. He states that in order to get what you want, you must conceive, believe, and also receive and act like you already have everything-in other words, act delusional. Each chapter includes such sage words as "we are all connected, which makes it impossible to get dressed." Kelly's book is recommended for public and academic libraries as well as for anyone wanting to know the real "secret" behind The Secret; Gerard's is for anyone seeking a humorous read and a lighthearted look at life and the laws of attraction. [For a biblical perspective of the best seller, see the review of James Garlow and Rick Marschall's The Secret Revealed, p. 92.-Ed.]