Should you ask your boss for a raise? Call that cute guy you met at a party? Sell your stock? Tell your best friend her boyfriend’s cheating on her? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a handy method of handling some of life’s more pressing dilemmas?

The answer to these questions (and hundreds of others) is in this unique little book that’s impossible to put down. It’s simple to use: just hold it closed in your hands and concentrate on your question for a few seconds. While visualizing or speaking your question, place one palm down on the book’s front and stroke the edge of the pages back to front. When you sense the time is right, open to the page your fingers landed on and there is your answer! It’s fun, satisfying, and a lot less time-consuming than asking everyone you know for advice. Wondering what to get that someone who’s hard to buy for? We’ve got the answer for you…

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Where to Buy the Original Book of Answers

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About the Author:

Carol Bolt is a multi-disciplinary artist with a history of incorporating words, drawings and interactive elements into her two-dimensional and sculptural work. Her work is informed by a strong interest in mainstream cultural objects and imagery. Creating mass through repetition and accessibility through humor are predominant aspects of her work. Her work has been widely exhibited at locations including Philadelphia, Seattle and Los Angeles. Her work is included in public and private collections; her public sculptural installation “No Appointment Necessary” was recently accessioned into the Seattle Arts Commission collection. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Delaware and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington.

Carol first produced the original Book of Answers as an Artist’s Edition of 130 in February of 1998 which was then published commercially in October of 1999. It has since been published in more than twenty international editions. In 2001 The Book of Answers received an award from the Dutch for being the #19 bestselling book in the Netherlands.

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