In one of my classes, we are talking about "self-help" books, workshops, etc. The whole industry of "Gurus" trying to sell the steps to success, the rules for being happy, the all-curing diet... You get the idea. The underlying question is, with this type of self-help material: Does it work; is it real?
The book "The Secret" is one of these types of best sellers. It was a movie first, and then the book was released. Here are three links:
(1) To some wikipedia information on the book:
(2) To the movie trailer:
(3) To a CBS debate between two experts with opposite views of "The Secret:"