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The Book of Answers Hardcover – October 6, 1999
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two inches thick, the size of your hand, and is covered in a classic
black cover. This is one stylish little package. The book feels good
in your hands. If you saw it on a coffee table you would reach out for
"The Book of Answers" is a book of
mystery, you are instantly intrigued when you see its unique size and
the first thing you will think will be: "What is that book
about!" I first saw this book sitting on a shelf. I was one of
the last people to a book signing party. They were just putting the
books away, when I became intrigued. I walked over and found the last
Autographed copy...as if it was waiting for me.
I opened the book
and saw a few words on each page. What I didn't realize was that I had
to ask a question first, and then open the book! Fortunately Carol
Bolt was there to save me and explained how the book worked. Carol
Bolt is one of the nicest authors I have ever met. She is just as fun
to talk to as her book is to read.
As soon as I knew the secret of
how to play with this new toy for my brain, I was laughing out
loud. Carol explained that it has the intrigue of a magic eight ball,
but unlike the magic ball, this book has so many more answers.
is the most amusing book I have ever found. It brings out the
mischievous kid or the thoughtful adult. In me, it brought out both
and the "little question box I used to be." Now, if only my
father had owned one of these books when I was a child.
all the questions, and then you can find one answer printed in capital
letters on each page.Read more ›
I have been asking this book questions for over a year now (I am one of the lucky hundred or so people who had the opportunity to buy a copy of the artist edition of this book when the author was selling them at Bailey-Coy bookstore in Seattle in 1998). I have asked the book dumb questions ("Should I have spaghetti for dinner?"), serious questions ("Is my father dying?"), and questions in frustrating moments (see exchange between book and I above). The answers, while usually startlingly applicable, never fail to confirm for me what I know to be true--whether I want to believe it or not.
My wife and I have enjoyed this book by asking questions together. I have learned more about what concerns her using this book than any other book or game you could think of.
If you plan to buy this book to be some sort of guide for your life, then I would suggest you not buy it. However, If you want some laughs and you use it as a barometer of what you truly want- this could become one of your favorite books.
"That would be a waste of money."
The book itself is hilarious...
A trainer used it during a course saying, "You have a question? I have an answer!!!"... Somebody asked something and the book gave an appropriate answer... It was so fun, but so true!!!
He truly appreciated this book and thought it was a fun, neat idea.
Its a mystical little book that is sort of a modern day Eight Ball or Quija Board.
Heres how to use the book-
1.Hold the closed Book in your hand, on your lap, or on a table
2.Take 10 or 15 seconds to concentrate on your question. Questions should be phrased closed end. E.G- 'Is the job im applying for the right one?' or 'Should I Travel this Weekend?'
3.While visualizing or speaking your question (one question at a time), place one hand palm down on the books front cover and stroke the edge of the pages, back to front
4.When you sense the time is right, open the book and there will be your answer.
5.Repeat the process for as many questions as you have.
This is a beautiful book with some interesting phrases inside and advice, its basically for fun but I guess you can take this seriously and follow the advice, Overall, its a unique book and would make a good gift.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun, Fun, Fun!! Kind of a book version of the magic 8 ball when I was a kid but a lot more grown up!! I use it often. Thank you!!Published 9 days ago by sfdansterboy01
Absolutely horrible. I thought this was something else when I bought it. It is basically a book of cliches. Cute sayings and nothing more.Published 26 days ago by PaulaHeath