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Old 30th November 2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Sylvia Browne's upcoming book

...is evidently a companion to her recent Afterlives of the Rich and Famous, in which she pontifcated on how many dead celebrities are doing on "The Other Side".

Her latest, due to hit the shelves on December 26th (Sorry, not in time for Christmas gift-giving!) is Past Lives of the Rich & Famous.

As with "Afterlives...", this one seems as though it will be skeptic-proof, since nothing in it is likely to be falsifiable (unless she has another howler in it like the one in her Past Lives, Future Healing, where she "regressed" a woman who had an inordinate fear of fire, and found that the woman had been burned at the stake as a witch in Salem, Mass (where nobody was burned at the stake).

I have to wonder if she has decided to focus on non-falsifiable topics in her books for a while, so as to keep any skeptical web sites from pointing out any gaffes in them.
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Old 30th November 2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Hard to believe anyone would buy her book at this point, but hey, maybe there are a few laughs in it.
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Old 1st December 2012, 06:28 AM   #3
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Assuredly, KatieG. Although I'd find it difficult to laugh at anything she would say at this point.

I also noticed that there is no "glamour shot" of her on the cover this time, which makes me wonder if perhaps her publisher no longer thinks that is a good move, marketing-wise.
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Old 1st December 2012, 08:30 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by RSLancastr View Post
I also noticed that there is no "glamour shot" of her on the cover this time,
That would be an oxymoron.

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which makes me wonder if perhaps her publisher no longer thinks that is a good move, marketing-wise.
I don't know. Star Wars characters are pretty popular, and they probably could have sold a bunch of books to people who mistook her for Jabba the Hutt.
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Old 1st December 2012, 09:02 AM   #5
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Wow, I resisted making a comment along those lines, as I'm not exactly Brad Pitt myself, you know?
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Hard to believe anyone would buy her book at this point, but hey, maybe there are a few laughs in it.
Seems that even her supporters don't like these types of books. Some people with verified purchases of 'Afterlives of the Rich and Famous' on Amazon:

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I like Sylvia, but this book had me rolling my eyes
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I feel bad about this , but it must be pointed out. Rock Hudson died on October 2,1985. Francine says that when Rock crossed over he was met by his good friends Marlon Brando and Roddy McDowell, very sweet only one problem: Roddy McDowall died October 3, 1998, and Marlon Brando July 1, 2004. These guys were still alive here on earth!!!!
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Not completely horrible (... ??) -- but definitely not completely convincing, either...,
These books seem to be making some of Browne's fans skeptical.
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Old 2nd December 2012, 09:14 PM   #7
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It sounds almost self-refuting.

The thing about Rock Hudson might make for a decent SSB article some day...
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quit with the 'some day....' stuff and get back on yer horse big feller. We're all waiting, y'know.
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There's nothing I'd like better, Reno.
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