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From Down Under to On Top: How the Secret Spread
IT'S TOO SOON to tell whether or not The Secret book will make the list of bestselling titles of all time, which is a very high bar to reach considering that those at the bottom of the list have sold nearly 30 million copies. Books at the top of the list include everything from the Bible (50 to 60 billion) and Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong (900 million--but he had a built-in audience) to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (107 million) and Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull (40 million).
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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Karen Kelly's The Secret of The Secret: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Runaway Bestseller. The Secret has taken the book world by storm, giving people the power to live happier, more prosperous lives through the law of attraction. In the same vein as Breaking the Da Vinci Code, The Secret of "The Secret" takes an independent look at the people and the ideas behind the bestseller and examines what made The Secret so successful.
KAREN KELLY is a prolific author and journalist. She has collaborated on a number of non-fiction books, and has written articles for The New York Times, Natural Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and The Wall Street Journal. Kelly also worked as a senior editor at Warner Books and was Editorial Director of Daybreak Books, Rodale's personal growth imprint.
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