The Book of Answers

The Book of Answers

by Carol Bolt

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ISBN-13: 9780316449915
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Edition description: Updated Edition
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 248,982
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 6.30(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Carol Bolt is a professional artist living in Seattle.

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Book of Answers 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
IngridJones More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a joke but have found it wonderfully useful at bringing much needed humor to raising our 2 teenagers!  They respond much better to humor so we ask it all kinds of questions - like "Should Ethan be doing his homework"...  and the answers are surprisingly dead on every time.  And we laugh hysterically about it and than they go do what they know they need to do anyway.  It has diffused so many situations that usually make me frustrated and them feeling unheard.  We love this book!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i think the book of answers is extremely enjoyable however it defeats the purpose of asking yourself and telling yourself what YOU should do...on the contrary i am one of the people who doesn't always make the right decisions for it's a great book for people who don't make the right decisions in the game of life or just want to have a little fun:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although at times some of the answers may be vague this book is normally smarter than me and my friends! We were procrastinating studying for some finals by asking it all these questions and finally it told us 'It's better to focus on your work!' We were all so surprised we immediately obeyed, haha! We all love to share this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it is a great book to read...only for enjoyment. some answes are very interesting, others funny. i think this is a good all around book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i found this book in a small shop in london, i picked it up because the title was intriguing, i was with some of my friends, one of them looked at the instructions tried it, opened the book and turned white as a ghost at what was written on the page. it was so spookily accurate she said i had to try it, the question i asked was 'should i look for a new boyfriend soon' and i opened the book where it said 'is that really practical?' which is totally freaky as i have my gcses soon and am bogged down in school work, my advice to you is buy the book and you will have the answer to all of your questions!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first camping trip for girl scouts the older girls called me and my friends over. they took out the book and they had us ask questions to the book, but they started this in 7th grade and they made a ceremoney thing to it to. Since then i thought this was the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We have this book in the living room so all our friends can ask the book questions. Growing up in the 70's this is the new version of the crazy 8 ball, but more fun. We are amazed at the answers in the book, and it's never been wrong! Go figure!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my 18th birthday and it was an instant hit with my birthday party guests! Some of my questions were humerously answered while some were vague. I often refer to it if I just can't make a decision. I highly recommended this book to all my friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time that I saw this book was at a friends house and it blew my mind away! Whenever I would ask it a question it would always have the right thing to say. You have to try it! I couldn't believe it. It seems so powerful! I was thinking about it the whole rest of my day. It is so fun and freaky, it's great for sleepovers when you wanna get spooked!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The picture of the cover does not do this book justice. It is about two inches thick, the size of your hand, and is covered in a classic black cover. This is one stylish little package. The book feels good in your hands. If you saw it on a coffee table you would reach out for it instinctively. 'The Book of Answers' is a book of mystery, you are instantly intrigued when you see its unique size and the first thing you will think will be: 'What is that book about!' I first saw this book sitting on a shelf. I was one of the last people to a book signing party. They were just putting the books away, when I became intrigued. I walked over and found the last Autographed if it was waiting for me. I opened the book and saw a few words on each page. What I didn't realize was that I had to ask a question first, and then open the book! Fortunately Carol Bolt was there to save me and explained how the book worked. Carol Bolt is one of the nicest authors I have ever met. She is just as fun to talk to as her book is to read. As soon as I knew the secret of how to play with this new toy for my brain, I was laughing out loud. Carol explained that it has the intrigue of a magic eight ball, but unlike the magic ball, this book has so many more answers. This is the most amusing book I have ever found. It brings out the mischievous kid or the thoughtful adult. In me, it brought out both and the 'little question box I used to be.' Now, if only my father had owned one of these books when I was a child. You supply all the questions, and then you can find one answer printed in capital letters on each page. There are no page numbers so you can't cheat. The only way you could try to cheat is to look up the answer again. You will find that even that will not always work. Now, I will say, this book told me the best answers anyone could have ever given me. So much so, that I could feel chills going down my spine. It will scare you when the answer is so near to the truth. The instructions are on the back of the cover on a removable sticker and are also in the front of the book. You place your hand on the cover, reflect on a question, and then when it feels right you choose a page and read the answer. Now you should be careful what you ask! The answer might be: 'Get it in writing,' 'You'll have to compromise,' 'Keep an open mind,' 'Watch and see what happens,' 'Only do it once,' etc. My husband asked: 'Will I make more money at my new job.' The answer: 'In a year from now, it won't matter!' Now that leads to another question! Why? The idea for 'The Book of Answers' came from the advice her parents gave to her while she was growing up. She told me it holds 'all the answers to her life.' Now, that convinced me to buy it! You will instantly recognize this as a book of wisdom. Carol first self-published 130 copies of her book in February 1998. She then easily found a publisher. This is why I have the belief that life is a journey. Sometimes you have to follow your own path to success! When I asked the book: Who will the next President be? The answer was: 'It is Certain.' I cheated and asked the same question my astonishment...I found the same answer! Apparently, that answer is in the front and the back of the book. Now, what is the chance of that happening? (Back to the book) 'The chance will not come again soon.' I will be introducing this book to my family this Christmas. Oh what fun we are all going to have! What a way to top off a year of finding great books. Now this one is going to the top of my favorites list! You can also really give this book to anyone! Carol's second book, 'The Literary Book of Answers,' contains all the solutions and answers you need from famous works of literature. Why not have William Shakespeare tell you the answer to your pressing question. Carol, who is also an artist, is working on a third book, which I know is going to be excellent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You just ask a question, kinda like a magic 8 ball, and then flip through the pages and you've got yourself an answer. Now the answer isn't as easy as yes or no. It gives you an answer that really makes you think about what you asked. It's way freaky...