Professor Belli | Spring 2022 | City Tech | ENG 3402: Topics in Literature

The Secret

This is my first time actually reading any of “The Secret”. I always thought it was just another one of those books that people talked up and wouldn’t be that good. I enjoyed the style of writing. The author gives examples of their own experiences, and this pulls you in making you feel like you are living it. Then on the other end of the writing they make the book feel like it is just for you, in using the actual word you. When talking about their life experience they also take the time out to tell you what solutions or paths worked to get them to a better and  happier place. Sometimes all it takes is something as simple as that, and doing it in a way that doesn’t make you feel like that is the only way to be happy. Because like with most tales of life experiences and paths taken it can inspire you to either do the same or find your own path through theirs even if you go in a slightly different direction.

1 Comment

  1. Jill Belli

    Katie, thanks for drawing our attention to how Bryne uses her personal lived experience to convey her point. And indeed, this use of personal experience is one of the main conventions of the self-help genre.

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