We’re not surprised when we see Gawker making fun of Rhonda Byrne’s book The Power, the followup to her super successful The Secret, releasing today, but USA Today? The newspaper’s book review editor Dierdre Donahue finds Byrne’s ideas pretty flimsy, and ends with this zinger, “With The Secret, Byrne made a fortune off the delusional bliss of magical thinking. Let’s not give her any more power.”

The Wall Street Journal, naturally, take a more businesslike approach to the whole thing, calling its publication a “bright spot” in a struggling business. Publisher Atria tells the WSJ that they have pre-orders for 924,000 copies, “the largest in its history.”

The Power (The Secret)
Rhonda Byrne
Retail Price: $23.95
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Atria Books – (2010-08-01)
ISBN / EAN: 1439181780 / 9781439181782

S&S Audio; Read by: Rhonda Byrne; September 2010; ISBN-13: 9781442337961; $29.95

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