Who Moved My Secret?: The Ancient Wisdom That Tells You It's Okay to Be Greedy

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Nation Books, Jun 26, 2007 - Humor - 117 pages
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Who Moved My Secret? satirizes every aspect of The Secret, including the historical manuscripts in which it was supposedly found and the famous people who used it throughout history (as well as hypothesizing about the other famous people who wished they'd known of it, but didn't and paid the price). It explains the Law of Attraction, which means that if you're gullible enough to believe in it, Rhonda Byrne and her ilk will be attracted to your credit card number. In addition to its comic riffs, Who Moved My Secret? is augmented by lists, charts, monologue "editorials" by Harry Kurtzman — the atheist insult comic, dialogue sketches and affirmations, and choice bits of spiritual wisdom from the great teachers (such as the Great Chicken who provides all that soup for your soul) in an entertaining mélange. It also provides hands-on instruction on how to use the information contained in the book, how to handle the newfound success that will result from using it, and who to sue if it doesn't work (HINT: Not the author).

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Review: Who Moved My Secret?: The Ancient Wisdom That Tells You It's Okay to Be Greedy

User Review  - Steve H - Goodreads

There's some potential for wit and parody, but it wears thin fairly quickly. Maybe if I just believed the book would be funny it would have been better. Read full review

Review: Who Moved My Secret?: The Ancient Wisdom That Tells You It's Okay to Be Greedy

User Review  - Marjanne - Goodreads

I was hoping this would be silly and funny, though it really wasn't. I personally don't buy 'The Secret' anyhow, but this really didn't make me laugh. And besides, I want to know when using profanity became funny. Anyhow, I don't know anyone who I think would enjoy this. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
1
Life Its All in Your Head
7
Life Its All Your Fault
23
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Jim Gerard is a journalist, playwright and author of three books. Beam Me Up, Jesus!, a satire of the Rapture and fundamentalist Christianity, Celebrity Skin, a tongue-in-cheek lashing of the rich and famous and their tattoos, and Yankees S**K, a comedic denunciation of the world’s most famous sports franchise. Mr. Gerard has written humor for some of the leading publications in America, including The New Republic, Travel & Leisure, Playboy, Maxim, and Cosmopolitan. In addition, he has written features for The Washington Post, Salon, Details, New York Observer, Art & Antiques, and many other magazines, and has published fiction in The Boston Review and elsewhere. His comic plays and sketch comedy shows have been produced in New York City, and he has performed stand-up comedy in New York clubs such as The Comic Strip, the Duplex, and the Village Gate.

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