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

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    Jim Gerard(Author)

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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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  • PDF | 128 pages
  • Jim Gerard(Author)
  • Nation Books (June 27, 2007)
  • English
  • 9
  • Humor & Entertainment

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  • By Michael Santa Maria on June 15, 2007

    Jim Gerard has something unique going on. His writing is simultaneously old-fashioned and as up-to-date as today's "Times." He's old-fashioned in the best sense of the word. He respects traditional humor writing, and he is adding his not inconsiderable talent to that tradition. His references to lowbrow trash as well as high art are evidence of an immense if somewhat bizarre cultural education. In fact, you better have a strong background in everything from the Three Stooges to Kierkegaard if you want to catch all the jokes in "Who Moved My Secret?"And Gerard has more jokes per page in this book than any other writer publishing today. He is just flat-out funny. I don't know about you, but that's my rather simple comic litmus test. Jim Gerard gets a 100.

  • By Fatima on August 28, 2014

    I don't understand why a small but significant set of readers positively hate the humor in this book.I bought it on a whim, having read The Secret, and I'm very happy I did. Most "serious" humor writers end up writing one of two kinds of books: supposedly "high comedy" (which is apparently code for "low on laughs") and hilarious novels that deviate enough from the original to be considered a standalone work of literature. Points for humor, parody not so much. Gerard is sarcastic and witty, the humor is varied and as far as parody goes, this one gets top marks for satirizing the original faithfully and so well. (I'd also say a number of jokes are in the vein of some of my favorites British comedies, such as Blackadder.)

  • By Michael Kranitz on June 7, 2009

    I saw "The Secret" video and thought it was little more than snake oil in high definition. Fraud in wide screen. So when I saw this title on Amazon, I immediately one-clicked it. After the first few paragraphs I could tell that this would be a sophomoric attempt at satire. I leafed through the book looking for a glimpse of something higher level than "jock strap caliber" jokes. A vacuum.Here is a sample of what passes for intelligent humor:"...our body is constantly restoring itself. Some parts take months, other parts take years. Mine only took a couple of hours in a surgeon's office in Beverly Hills."I'm laughing so hard I can barely type. A worthy endeavor might have been a legitimate attack on the scam of The Secret with humor woven in. I literally threw this book in the trash. Dreadful.

  • By Stephen De Fronzo on June 14, 2007

    As one who detests such drivel as "The Secret", I read this with wary anticipation, being favorably disposed towards the practicality of "Who moved my cheese" and hoped that it would be spared the Author`s literary wrath.Actually, I was relieved after realizing that the Author`s disdain was confined to the former work only. This is written in a breezy style, yet with a careful blend of understatement and farcicality it avoids falling into the miry pit of silliness.In fact, some of the metaphors are such that one needs a post graduate degree to fully digest them.It is quite humorous and performs a thorough autopsy of the " mysterious force-field" known as the "Secret". Indeed, this was a worthwhile read.

  • By Dottie Randazzo on July 19, 2007

    You know how they have the Scary Movie's where they make fun of the other movies. This book made me think of that as the author pokes fun at every thing and every one under the sun. Truly up there with one of the funniest books I have ever read. It is a fun and easy read. Highly recommended.


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