Sunday 24 September 2017

Lorraine Courtney: You can have anything you want – so long as you buy the right self-help book

Julia Roberts in the movie Eat Pray Love. The book that the film was based on sold more than 10 million copies in 30 languages before Roberts bought the film rights and played the lead character
Julia Roberts in the movie Eat Pray Love. The book that the film was based on sold more than 10 million copies in 30 languages before Roberts bought the film rights and played the lead character

IREAD 'The Power' last year because I wanted to change my life. "You are meant to have an amazing life", 'The Power' told me. "You are meant to have everything you love and desire".

I want an iPhone, a job and Kevin Spacey. And apparently I can have all of this without doing very much. You see, 'The Power' is basically a condensation of 'The Secret', and 'The Secret's' big non-secret, the Law of Attraction, is you can have anything at all you want just by wishing for it enough.

The universe is, in fact, just like one ginormous Asos.com. It's quite a claim.

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