About RebeccaD

Rebecca DiLiberto lives in Los Angeles, where she writes other people's books.

The Power of Wishful Thinking

The Power of Wishful Thinking
By April 25, 2007

For three weeks, Rebecca DiLiberto has been faithfully following the rules of The Secret, the Oprah-approved self-help phenomenon that's spent the last three months on the New York Times bestseller list. The Secret’s central idea is the "law of attraction," … Read More

The Secret: The Dark Side

By April 23, 2007

Ever since two horrible events last week—the massacre at Virginia Tech and the brutal rape and torture of a Journalism student at Columbia University—I have had a hard time sitting down to write about The Secret. Not only because such … Read More

The Secret: The Plate of Your Dreams

By April 19, 2007

I've had a hard time writing about my trivial dalliances with The Secret since the shootings on Tuesday. Until I think of something to say, here's a funny article in the Times about a quirky San Francisco restaurant that espouses … Read More

The Secret: Shrinking the Secret

By April 16, 2007

This morning I had a video iChat with my mom. First she gave me a diet idea. Then she asked me when I was sending out my book. Touchy subjects, to say the least. I snarled at her like an … Read More

The Secret: What’s Your Secret Weight?

The Secret: What’s Your Secret Weight?
By April 12, 2007

Last night I watched a PBS documentary called Fat: What No One Is Telling You. Narrated in Meredith Vieira’s empathic alto, it introduced viewers to a handful of Americans struggling with obesity. The show took a stand against weight-based prejudice … Read More

The Secret: The Check is in the Mail

The Secret: The Check is in the Mail
By April 10, 2007

Last year I did some work for a Hollywood stylist who never paid me. This has really been irking me the past few weeks, the fact that I am the sort of person someone else deems stiffable. And also I … Read More

The Secret: Meet Secret Rebecca

The Secret: Meet Secret Rebecca
By April 9, 2007

For the last week, I have been asking myself the same question countless times per day: What would Secret Rebecca do? Secret Rebecca was born out of my inability to see myself on the cover of the New York Times … Read More

I’ve Got The Secret

I’ve Got The Secret
By April 9, 2007

The self-help program The Secret promises to unlock the door to lifelong happiness and prosperity. Rebecca DiLiberto plays test chump–er, chimp–to find out if it actually works. She'll chronicle her progress on Faithhacker as she undergoes her Secret transformation. Below: … Read More