Best Of 2003

Best Explanation of How the Universe Works: Secrets of Attraction, by Sandra Anne Taylor

Don't let the subtitle -- The Universal Laws of Love, Sex, and Romance -- fool you; this book is about plenty more than attracting the right partner. It offers a foolproof blueprint for finding whatever you desire, whether it's your dream job, improved health, or a Porsche. You just have to understand the real secret of attraction (hint: What you send out is what you get back). That's where this Avon resident's book really shines. A counselor in private practice for 25 years, Taylor uses stories of her own clients' struggles and successes to illustrate her message that underlying every sort of fulfillment lies acceptance of self. So where does the Universe come in? Right at the intersection of quantum physics and metaphysics: in the secret recesses of the human heart.