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Book Review: 'May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness'

Book Review Title: "May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness" Author: Gabrielle Bernstein Publisher: Harmony, 2013; 272 pages; $23 A friend of mine recently posted an interesting image from her trip to New York. It was a photo of a Brooklyn storefront, the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., to be precise. The awning out front declares the store's owners to be "purveyors of high-quality crime-fighting merchandise." With the help of the products they sell, "dastardly plots will be foiled," "secret alliances will be forged" and "underground lairs will be found." This serious and subversively silly business is just one signal of the increasing fascination our culture has with the concept that each and every one of us might actually have superpowers we can tap into and call forth as needed. For several years now in her books and wildly popular articles, Gabrielle Bernst...