Uell Stanley Andersen

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Uell Stanley Andersen (also known as U.S. Andersen and Uell S. Andersen) (September 14, 1917 – September 24, 1986) [1] was an American self-help and short story author. He is most known for his book Three Magic Words (1954), which has been linked to the law of attraction.[2] Born of Norwegian parents, Andersen was once a professional football player and, during World War II, served as a naval officer. Subsequently, he had a number of careers, including running an advertising agency, wildcatting for oil, logging at the Columbia Sawmill, and acting as a gunnery officer on a destroyer escort.[3]

His short story Turn Ever so Quickly was included in the anthology The Best American Short Stories of 1963. [4]

Non-fiction Works[edit]

  • Three Magic Words (1954) (Later renamed to The Key to Power and Personal Peace (1972)
  • The Secret of Secrets: Your Key to Subconscious Power (1958)
  • Success Cybernetics: Practical Applications of Human Cybernetics (1970)
  • The Magic in Your Mind (1975)
  • The Greatest Power in the Universe (1976)
  • The Secret Power of the Pyramids (1977)

Fiction Works[edit]

  • The Smoldering Sea (1953, novel)
  • Hard and Fast (novel)
  • Turn Ever so Quickly (short story)
  • The Other Jesus (1960, Muhlenberg Press, novel)
  • The Charlatans (screenplay)


The 2010 documentary film, 3 Magic Words was inspired by Andersen's book, Three Magic Words (1972) [5]


  1. ^ Uell S. Andersen Library Thing
  2. ^ Book Review: Three Magic Words By U. S. Andersen By Rev. Melissa Leath
  3. ^ Uell S. Andersen (1917-1986), Contemporary Mystic
  4. ^ The Best American Short Stories of 1963 Open Library.
  5. ^ 3 Magic Words at the Internet Movie Database