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While exploring the evidence for an afterlife, I witnessed some unbelievable things that are not supposed to be possible in our material world. Yet they were unavoidably and undeniably real. Despite my initial doubt, I came to realize that there are still aspects of Nature which are neither understood or accepted, even though their reality has profound implications for un While exploring the evidence for an afterlife, I witnessed some unbelievable things that are not supposed to be possible in our material world. Yet they were unavoidably and undeniably real. Despite my initial doubt, I came to realize that there are still aspects of Nature which are neither understood or accepted, even though their reality has profound implications for understanding the true breadth of the human psyche and its possible continuity after death. So begins Leslie Kean s impeccably researched, page-turning investigation revealing stunning and wide-ranging evidence suggesting that consciousness survives death. Here she continues her examination of unexplained phenomena that began with her provocative and controversial New York Times bestsellerUFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. Keanexplores the most compelling case studies involving young children reporting verifiable details from past lives, contemporary mediums who seem to defy the boundaries of the brain and the material world, apparitions providing information about their lives on earth, and ordinary people who recount some of the most extraordinary near-death experiences ever recorded. Kean's first book, and her credibility as a seasoned and well-respected journalist, made people take notice of a topic that many considered implausible. This book will do the same this time enriched by Kean s reactions to her own perplexing experiences encountered while she probed the universal question concerning all of us: Is there life after death?"...

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  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    2019-05-22 11:12

    Investigative journalist Leslie Kean takes a close look at a wide variety of unexplained phenomena in order to answer the age old question- does human consciousness survive death intact with the memories, personality, and uniqueness that was exhibited in life? I found her evidence astonishing.Much of her research into near-death experiences (NDEs), I had been exposed to in other books. But, the chapters about children remembering past lives, psychic mediums and physical mediums was entirely new to me. As I read, I kept getting goose bumps up and down my arms. The stories are that powerful.(Reminder, the following quotes were taken from an advance reader's copy and may change or be edited in the final printed version.) Why did Kean write this book? "My intention is to present some of the most interesting evidence from diverse sources and show how it interconnects, making it accessible for the intelligent and curious reader encountering the material for the first time. Strict journalistic protocols can be applied to any topic for which there is data, no matter how unusual or even indeterminate." loc 51, ebook. I think she succeeded admirably. Most of Surviving Death is easy to understand, no matter how far-out the material may be.I'll admit to losing interest in the passages where she tries to distinguish between intelligence coming from the living human psyche or dead ones, the psi theory vs the survival theory. But, since that was the point of the book, that may be some people's favorite part so don't let me put you off.Take these death bed descriptions of the other side by those about to leave this world: "The great inventor Edison, just hours before his death, emerged from a coma, opened his eyes, looked up, and said: "It's very beautiful over there." And more recently, the sister of Steve Jobs reported that just before he died, Jobs looked over the shoulders of his family members, right past them, and said, "Oh wow. Oh Wow. OH WOW!!" loc 2176, ebook. I was not present when my grandpa passed, but Grandma told me later that at the moment he took his last breath, that a light came into his eyes and his face became so completely peaceful that he looked thirty years younger. I can't say that I know for sure what waits for us beyond this life, but I can say that I'm not afraid. If you happen to have any fears in that regard, Surviving Death could be of great help to you.Kean doesn't answer the question she poses definitively because, of course, she hasn't died and come back to tell us about it, but the stories and evidence that she presents is compelling. Throughout the chapters, Kean writes about personal, first-hand experiences that she has had. I believe that they are genuine. The hardcore skeptics may disagree.The most extraordinary part of this book were the physical manifestations that Kean observed in the medium seances. Apparently, these seances have been going on for hundreds of years in certain areas of the world. Did you know that in the 1920s in Warsaw, Poland, bowls of wax were placed in the seance chapter and apparitions were able to make molds of their hands? "In the Warsaw experiments, gloves were produced with interlocking fingers, with two hands clasping one another, and with the five fingers spread wide apart. Needless to say, the removal of a human hand from such formations would be impossible. Dematerialization was the only method that would leave the molds intact." loc 4504, ebook. How had I never heard of this!Recommended for readers who are prepared to have their minds blown. Surviving Death is incredible and almost indescribable. If you are interested in such studies, it is an absolute must-read. You may also want to look into Wisdom of Near Death Experiences: How Understanding NDEs Can Help Us Live More Fully and The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife.Thank you to NetGalley and Crown Publishing for a free digital copy of this book.

  • Shagun G.
    2019-05-09 15:59

    "Hypeness" Rating: 3.0Book received through Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. * Review Posted on *Summary:So begins Leslie Keans impeccably researched, page-turning investigation revealing stunning and wide-ranging evidence suggesting that consciousness survives death. Here she continues her examination of unexplained phenomena that began with her provocative and controversial New York Times bestseller UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. Kean explores the most compelling case studies involving young children reporting verifiable details from past lives, contemporary mediums who seem to defy the boundaries of the brain and the material world, apparitions providing information about their lives on earth, and ordinary people who recount some of the most extraordinary near-death experiences ever recorded. Kean's first book, and her credibility as a seasoned and well-respected journalist, made people take notice of a topic that many considered implausible. This book will do the same this time enriched by Kean's reactions to her own perplexing experiences encountered while she probed the universal question concerning all of us: Is there life after death?"My Review:This book was definitely not my cup of tea. When I initially received this book, I was very excited because I had read several good reviews about it. If you've never read a book about afterlife experiences this may not be the book for you. I would start with a book that has much lighter content on this topic. I hadn't read a book of this topic and I found it to be a little overwhelming. I usually avoid topics like this but I decided to try this topic out. This book started out with an interesting topic of children remembering past lives. After reading this chapter, there wasn't a way to prove if James' parents were playing a entirely truthful role. How do we know that every word they said is true? Following this, the author talked about a story about a shoe on a hospital ledge. The story was very interesting and kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time. My disinterest started to kick in when the author talked about after-death communications and so on. Additionally, the way of the content was organized confused me. In the book, the author would leap back to certain stories. This would lead to some confusion because there were quite a few stories in the book. Other than that, the author's vocabulary and writing was spot-on. Overall, it was a easy read and it was descent. Would I recommend it? Though it wasn't the book for me, I encourage you to try it out and see how you like it. Will I read this book again? Possibly. I don't usually give up on books. Hopefully in the near future I will pick this book up again. Thank you to Blogging for Books for providing me a copy of this!

  • Erik Graff
    2019-04-26 13:00

    The issue of personal survival after physical death is a sensitive one involving everyone. Such religious traditions as address the issue disagree as do individuals. The evidence is elusive, interpretations of it widely varying.I approach the matter with prejudice, agreeing with the old Buddhist tradition that dwelling on such matters is not conducive to what ought most matter. Yet it's noteworthy that some Buddhist traditions do precisely just that.Kean's book is also prejudiced in the presumption that there is evidence for personal survival. Here I agree with her. There is, in fact, evidence suggestive of such a hypothesis. To her credit she also allows for the counter hypothesis of super-psi, that being some combination of purported psi abilities (telepathy, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, precognition) which might account for all the cases she addresses. Sadly, there seems as yet to have been found no scientific means to falsify either proposition. The question remains open--and elusive.The cases Kean present range from some suggestive of reincarnation to others lending themselves more to the idea of something like an afterlife, a dimension beyond the one we inhabit as material beings. However, as has been pointed out by others, the evidence, such as it is, merely suggests that elements of some persons persist for some time after their deaths--elements, not perhaps actual, self-aware personalities; elements such as information pertinent to such previous living persons.The kinds of evidence Kean takes up include Out of Body and Near Death Experiences as well as psychic and physical mediumship. Most impressive, anecdotally, is the first case, that James Leininger, a little boy with veridical memories of an American airman killed in WWII. It's a good story, well told and very, very disconcerting. Most impressive, scientifically speaking, is the work of some cardiologists and other medical specialists on the cases of flat-lining patients who return to consciousness with verifiable accounts of events which occurred while they were clinically dead, events which, in some cases, suggest an ability to leave the body and return.I've read at least five books about evidences for survival hypotheses now, not to mention dozens of books about religious beliefs pertaining to the subject. Like UFO books (and Kean has written a good one), I find the evidences fascinating but ultimately elusive.

  • Marsha
    2019-05-18 16:01

    If you've never read a book about afterlife experiences, Surviving Death is a good place to start. Kean devotes a chapter to each kind of afterlife experience -- reincarnation, near-death experience, death-bed visitors etc -- and in each chapter she explores all aspects of cited instances, looking for other possible explanations. This would be a great book for a skeptic to read.Thank you, Netgalley, for the e-review edition of this book.

  • Sandy Benitez
    2019-05-17 09:50

    I've always wondered, for as long as I can remember, if there is anything beyond physical death. When I spotted this book on Blogging for Books, I knew I had to read it and I was fortunate enough to order the last available print copy for review.There are some fascinating real life stories and situations in this book that can't be explained rationally. One of the stories I was already familiar with, after watching it on tv a few years ago. This was the story of the young boy who felt he had lived a previous life as a Hollywood agent and actor. He mentioned many facts about this man's life that were accurate and even relayed them to the deceased man's sister, which she verified. How could a young boy know all of this information about him? Truly mind boggling.I learned some new things as well, such as kids who believed they were reincarnated were also born with birthmarks on the exact same body parts where the deceased person was fatally injured. Other must read chapters include mediums and psychics, the author's own supernatural experiences involving her deceased brother, which were plentiful, apparitions, visitations, and hauntings, to name a few. The few chapters that personally didn't interest me as much, I admit I skimmed through and those involved seances, trances, and physical mediumship. Overall, I think the author and researcher, Leslie Kean, wrote a highly fascinating and honest book. You can tell she spent many years studying the topic and compiled a lot of information throughout her research. Technical terms used in the book were hard to remember at times and there were areas that were dry and too drawn out. After reading this book, I'm still not sure what to think about something beyond physical death. There may be a possibility that consciousness lives on, outside our bodies but then you wonder, where does it go in the meantime? Do we all eventually become reincarnated into someone or something else?I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

  • Ian
    2019-04-30 10:12

    What happens when your two-year old son remembers actual, verifiable names of fellow pilots, technical aircraft details, and the moment the Japanese shot down his plane in the battle for Iwo Jima from his past-life in WWII? What happens when, as a professional, skeptical journalist, you visit a medium and she tells you the most obscure details of your deceased brother's life? What happens when you later ask that deceased brother for a sign that he is really "there" and the next day he sends you a sign foretold by the medium weeks previously? What happens when you sit with a physical medium who goes into trance and can then slowly materialize a warm, flesh-and-blood hand out of nothing, directly in front of you? Although die-hard skeptics are almost impossible to convince of the verity of the above events, those who seriously research the ever-increasing scientific and lay knowledge around the possible continuing existence of the human mind after death are beginning to realize that the concept cannot be dismissed out-of-hand.Leslie Kean is a seasoned journalist who conducted thorough investigations into the "survival hypothesis", always cognizant of possible fraud and taking every reasonable precaution against it, and has produced this a well-written, well-researched book outlining the latest evidence that human consciousness somehow continues after death. Although some may believe that she was in a potentially compromised condition, as her brother and a good friend had recently died when she set out to work on the subject, her own experiences and those of more and more of the scientific community, such as cardiac surgeons, psychologists, neural researchers and others, lead the reader to fascinating, if not compelling, evidence that can no longer be ignored.

  • Danielle Livneh
    2019-05-10 07:59

    This book provided questions rather than answers- a humbling reminder that there is so much we don't understand about human consciousness and so much that Western science cannot explain. As an atheist with no framework for death besides an absolute and material end, I found this book particularly comforting in the wake of loss. Ultimately this book reminded me we can, and should, question everything we somehow convinced ourselves is fact along the way.

  • Rachel Wall
    2019-05-10 13:59

    Listened to this on audio. Much of it I loved and was very interested. Some of it (the medium parts) did not interest me at all. I would only recommend if this subject is one you like to explore.

  • SundayAtDusk
    2019-04-29 15:04

    If you’ve read a lot of metaphysical books, how much you like this one will probably depend on how much new information you discover, as well as how interested you are in mediumship–-mental, trance and physical. Author Linda Kean starts the book off with the topic of reincarnation, specifically cases involving children who remember past lives. The two main American cases looked at are the James Leininger and Ryan Hammons ones. Also discussed is the work of the late Ian Stevenson and his successor Jim Tucker. If you know a lot about the topic already, there’s really nothing new in this book about reincarnation.Next, the author moves on to NDEs (near-death experiences), and the story she starts off with is . . . yes, you may have guessed it . . . the shoe on the hospital ledge story. But, never fear, instead of then discussing the works of Raymond Moody and con man Eben Alexander; who Dr. Moody said was a “humble man”, and the teller of one of the most fascinating NDE stories ever told in the history of the world; Ms. Kean smartly concentrates on the work of non-American NDE researchers like Pim van Lommel. (Oops...since writing this review, I have discovered Dr. Lommel highly recommended Eben Alexander's book when it came out. Hence, he has lost all credibility, too, in my opinion.) For me, there were some new stories, including one where a woman left her body during surgery when the instrument the surgeon was using started making the most irritating sound. She was a trained musician, sensitive to and knowledgeable about sounds and pitches.Then there are chapters on life between life memories told by children, end of life experiences, poltergeists, etc. Some new stories and ideas, but many typical type stories, too. One of the interesting things told about poltergeists in this book was when the recorded knocks supposedly made by poltergeist were compared to recorded knocks made by humans on wood, the wavelengths of the poltergeist knocks were different than the wavelengths of the human knocks. Finally, the author looks at ADC (after-death communication) and mediumship. These are the topics given the most attention. Some of the chapters in the book are written by other people, such as Loyd Auerbach. (You have to be careful when reading that you do notice someone else besides Ms. Kean wrote the chapter.) Many of the stories about ADCs and mediumship are personal ones told by the author, though. So, that’s all new stuff.The mediumships covered are mental, including the author’s experience with Laura Lynne Jackson, trance and physical. Mental and physical mediumship get the most attention, and that was a surprise about the latter one. Physical mediumship involves seances in dark rooms, ecotoplasm, materialized human hands, Native American guides, etc. That is a type of mediumship that seems to be rarely talked about these days except in an historical type of way. Apparently, though, such mediumship still exists, and Ms. Kean has participated in such seances. Hence, while this book ended up being only somewhat interesting to me, I would recommend it to those highly interested in mediumship; those who have not read that much about reincarnation stories involving children; those who wonder if telepathy explains certain paranormal phenomenons; and those who like stories of one person’s search for the survival of a soul after death.(Note: I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher.)

  • Michael
    2019-05-19 11:14

    This is a great book. I’d be hard pressed to find a better one for a general audience on the reasons we need to take survival research and its findings seriously. In fact, it’s so good, so clear and well-organized, that I’ve read it three times, recommended it to friends and family, and will continue to give it as a special gift to those I think might appreciate its worth. To paraphrase a spiritual teacher I know who read it upon my recommendation and loved it: it has the capacity to change lives and how we view death and the likelihood of an afterlife. It can also change the very nature of spiritual practice, for those engaged in it, once we begin to understand that indeed, we survive death as individuals who live, love, learn, and grow and deeply wish to continue to do so—apparently, in a process that cycles and evolves through a mysterious marriage of both biological and spiritual realms. It’s not just that Ms. Kean has done her homework exceedingly well, examining a broad range of survival evidence—from field research into verified reincarnation cases, to near-death/after-death experiences, to mental and physical mediumship, and to apparition cases where spirits are clearly interacting with the living—but that her own integrity and sincere personal engagement continually shine through. Her skepticism, from the start, has been open to being changed by the evidence, unlike those who are victims of the will-to-disbelieve it. As she takes us on her investigative journey, while inviting long-time researchers to weigh in with their own excellent chapters, the strong evidence for an afterlife is triangulated in the radar. If that weren’t enough, she shares her personal evidential sessions with mental and physical mediums, including exchanges with her friend, the dead ufologist Budd Hopkins, and direct encounters with her beloved dead brother.As she wrestles sincerely with the wily dog guarding the door to the afterlife—the super-psi hypothesis that would reduce much of the evidence of mediumship, whether mental or physical, to the psychic (psi) abilities of the living—I think she and her fellow researchers show (even when she cannot quite bring herself to say it) the strength of the evidence against that argument. But that’s not all. More radically—as long-time afterlife researcher Dan Drasin puts it near the end of the book—I think she winds up showing that the various phenomena examined by afterlife research are only explicable in a hyper-dimensional view of reality—where the sources of life and consciousness, in opposition to scientific materialism, have their true home. In the end, the psi abilities shown by psychics and mediums—whether they’re focused on living psi or survival psi—are only possible because the mind, consciousness, individuality, and indeed, life itself, have their roots in higher dimensions. Ms. Kean doesn’t quite fully move onto the higher ground of hyper-dimensional model-building by the end of the book, nor does she discuss the first-hand findings of conscious out-of-body experience practitioners—which I think are highly relevant to exploring the relationship of such things as “ectoplasm,” “etheric” or “astral bodies,” and the mind and consciousness itself, to the physical brain and body and the material domain itself. Once we’re convinced the afterlife exists and that we can interact with it and the people within it, we need to explore scientifically how it’s all structured, it’s various constituents, and what makes it all work so elegantly together. Moreover, since Leslie is a UFO researcher as well (see her UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record)—what are the implications of a non-materialist view of reality for ufology?I’ll be eagerly awaiting Ms. Kean’s next books, where I hope she’ll take up some of these topics. In the meantime, I can highly recommend Surviving Death. It’s one of the best books out there for the general public on the evidence for the afterlife.

  • Sonja Lopez
    2019-05-07 12:12

    I've always had the interest of life after death, but not only does this book explore life after death, it also explores reincarnation, coming back to life, mediums/psychics (different elements to their abilities), and kinesis (different kinds). This book has many researchers work, not only her work, but works of MDs (Doctor of Medicine), MSW (Master Social Worker), PhDs (Doctor of Philosophy), DLitt (Doctor of Letters), and MS (Master of Science). All these researchers had put their work, in this book, for us readers to understand "Surviving Death". Some of the work is also personal experience, others experience, control testing, and etc. It is so well written and researched, I am amazed of all the hard work Leslie and others had put into the book. The book cover is a clean look, kinda blinding and if you take the cover off, my gosh the book is so white I feel like I need to put a pair of gloves on just so I don't have finger prints on it. I didn't though just put on paper bag cover on the book. Now before you ask why don't you just use the sleeve it comes with. I just don't like having the sleeve on when I read, I take it off put it somewhere it won't get damaged and then I read or paper bag cover especially if their that white. Its going to have Hot Cheetos prints on it if I didn't put the cover on. As you read on throughout the book, it will open up your mind and make you think, "Is it possible?" Its such an exciting book, you don't really want to put the book down. Some parts may be calm of a read, but the most part it's a fast read, which for me it's reading it under a year. I'm the slowest reader there is, I'll be super happy when I get it done in within a couple of months, ecstatic when done within a week. Enjoyed all the different directions they went to dismiss any kind of fake facts or anything that will contaminate the testings. I mean they get down to business, they're no joke, they want to make sure their work is as authentic and true to any evidence they come across.***I received this book from Blogging for Books for a honest review.***

  • Michael
    2019-04-27 13:18

    While a fantastic and persuasive overview of the current literature on survivalist theory, the book ends with enthusiastic support of physical mediumship.Unfortunately, everything I’ve ever read in the past makes ectoplasm, hovering spirit trumpets, and other effects clearly the work of fraud, skilled magicians and an easily duped sitting circle. Kean’s support for these makes me wonder whether the earlier chapters are filled with just as many logical gaps ... or maybe something really is happening in these rooms that require absolute darkness and a variety of other measures that make trickery easy.All in all, an excellent oeuvre of the field, whatever my concerns.

  • Ci
    2019-05-07 10:51

    The evidences massed in this book is to keep alive the hypothesis of human consciousness surviving after bodily death. If one search broadly on internet, then the falsification cases overwhelms the reader -- see wikipedia entries in general on exposed fraudulent cases. But this is not to prove that all crows are white, just that maybe some are. Hence the cases listed in this book are well-documented and thought-provoking. The implication of rejecting the null hypothesis (that all consciousness die at the moment of bodily death) is too shocking for moderns. This may very well be the defensive tone in this book.

  • Ashley
    2019-05-02 15:04

    I recieved this from Blogging for Books exchange for an honest review. I've always been interested in past lives and how some people can remember who they were. This book was a great insight into past life remembrance. If you are want to learn more you should give this book a read.

  • Charles Reimler
    2019-05-19 10:12

    Skeptical Perceptions Changed Per My Reading Too Agree Basic Tenets "Consciousness Survives After Death"! However, I Am A Newbie Per Reading Books Of This Unique Gene! Author Proved To MyOwn Satisfaction "NDE"; "OBE" Are Genuine!

  • PWRL
    2019-05-07 08:18


  • Tara
    2019-05-05 10:13

    *I received this book through Blogging For Books for review. 3.5/5 StarsIs there life after death? Can some mediums really communicate with spirits? Could past life memories be real? These are some of the questions the author explores in this book. Kean investigates cases of near death experiences, past life memories, mediumship, paranormal experiences, and other unexplained phenomena. She features several compelling case studies that seem to provide evidence of the afterlife, as well as expert accounts and her own paranormal experiences. This was quite the interesting read, but it took me forever to get through because it was jam-packed with information. It was a well researched book that definitely made me think. I found the chapters on past life experiences to be extremely fascinating, and other chapters to be...well...strange and very hard to believe (disembodied hands? what?!).I think you will find this book interesting, whether you believe in the afterlife or not. I personally am somewhere in the middle. I've had some strange experiences in the past that made me sort of believe, but it could have just been my mind playing tricks on me. This book does offer compelling evidence, though, and it's definitely worth checking out.

  • Whitney
    2019-04-26 12:00

    I was very impressed by this book. Recognizing the instant dismissal that often comes from scientists in regard to attempted explorations of the question of an afterlife, Kean groundswell her impeccably researched work with chapters written by highly credentialed scientists who have spent decades researching and studying death. Kean applies an appropriately skeptical eye to the material, but definitely transitions toward acceptance of statements repeated by each scientist - we may not know WHAT happens after death or HOW, but there is ample evidence to prove that something of us extends beyond the expiration of the physical body, and to ignore that is to close the door on perhaps the most important question of human existence. Each subject is presented through a few selected, heavily documented cases, including childhood reincarnation memories, Near Death Experiences, and physical mediums.

  • Diana Iozzia
    2019-05-23 11:11

    “Surviving Death” by Leslie KeanReview written by Diana Iozzia “Surviving Death” is a book of accounts collected by Leslie Kean that she believes to be proof that there is an afterlife, or consciousness about death. Leslie Kean researched for years about certain people who had near death experiences. The main research type she collected is stories in which children knew information about real life people, but the children did not have any prior knowledge of these people. I am very skeptical about paranormal research and E.S.P. phenomena. Although Leslie Kean offers the names of many scientists and doctors, the evidence she provides is mostly based on word of mouth. In many occasions in the book, Kean discusses hypothesizes and conclusion. She mentions that hypothesizes should prove the data to be true, but scientific theory asks the data to prove the hypothesis to be true. We cannot use hypothesizes to explain data. Using the Scientific method, if the hypothesis is not proven by the data, the experiment is not accurate and must be tried again. There are many issues I have with this book. However, they are due to the content of this book, and not how this is written. The book is segmented into chapters, in which new stories are told in each. The first two chapters and half of the third both are about a little boy named James, who knew a great amount of information about a military pilot who died in Iwo Jima. However, can we prove that the parents are completely truthful? If we believe every word they say, can that be technically scientific proof? I don’t buy it. The writing skills of the author are great. She has a wonderful vocabulary. Her written explanations content makes for a great read, however, the science behind the content is a bit muddled. She is not a scientist, and she bases her research on stories and events she had personally experienced. Can we trust her to be a journalist who tells the truth and nothing but the truth? The author reiterated a Henry James quote, which is explained by if you don’t look for a difference of opinions, a change in what you believe, if you don’t have an open mind, you may not be enlightened. Does that not leave the burden of proof on the reader? I shouldn’t have to be the one looking for the proof and making sense of the evidence. If something is proved to be true, I shouldn’t have to dissect it to understand it, to find connections and draw conclusions. I liked this book, because of the head ache it gave me. However, I did not like the content.

  • Leah Wescott
    2019-05-20 11:56

    Fascinating stories. Not exactly the journalistically objective approach promised, but lots of fun. The writing was redundant - telling a story then repeating it to explain how true it is. Still, if books like this are your guilty pleasure like they are for me, you'll enjoy the ride.