Author – Rhonda Byrne
Publisher – New York: Atria Books
Pages – 198 (Hard Cover)
First Published – 2006
Sometimes, some things happen to your life when need it the most. The same thing happened to me. I was overworked, and things were not working perfectly for me and more I thought about it, the more it became worse. So, I took a break and read a few books. One of them was ‘The Secret’ gifted by a friend of mine. I was very skeptical reading it as I don’t read much of motivational books. But, yesterday I read it and liked it to a certain extent. I liked the book because I wanted to like it.
The book preaches that we should be positive and being positive brings success to us. I felt much better after reading it and I was in love once again with myself. But, it thoroughly disappointed me as it made me wonder that why a person would read a whole book when it says the same thing redundantly that could be summarized in one line.
The book is a huge success since it made debut in 2006. About 4 million plus copies sold till now and still going strong. The number of reviews available in the net is also a testimonial to the fact. Almost 2500 review available in Amazon itself. A well marketed book.
The book has a feel good factor but it lacks in many things. I felt good. But, that is not all. Sometimes I even felt like shooting myself. It talked about a person getting cured of Cancer because he wanted it. I know faith can enhance the speed of curing but completely curing by only faith is total bullshit. There were several other instances delivering many other sorts of bullshit. The book lacks a scientific support. The contributors aren’t credible as well as they are mostly motivational speakers.
I will give a 2 ½ stars for it. You may like to read it but I won’t say a must read book.
Book review submitted by Pramathesh Borkotoky