I have to be honest, I simply could not buy into the hype that surrounded this book (starting with Oprah) from the very beginning.
After watching several different shows on Oprah about it, I did check out the book and look through it. To be honest, the big "secret" seems like something that was not only not new, but not particularly revolutionary to me. The power of positive thinking and having a source of motivation, goals, and drive is something most successful people employ, perhaps without much thought.
In many ways, I think this book became a bit of a fad because the press left whatever "The Secret" really was, a secret. The actual advice in the book however, didn't blow my mind. As a person of faith in higher power, and someone who has always been self-motivated, mostly successful, and generally positive, I just can't say that this book opened my eyes to anything new.