Monday, February 28, 2011

TLC Book Review

Afterlives of the Rich and Famous
• Hardcover: 288 pages
• Publisher: HarperOne (February 8, 2011)
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For decades—on television, in consultations, and in packed auditoriums across the country— renowned psychic Sylvia Browne has been asked one question again and again: “What is my favorite celebrity doing on the Other Side?” Now, for the first time, you can follow the red carpet into the heart of the spirit world. Browne reveals intimate details of how some of our most cherished actors, musicians, and public figures have fared since their deaths, giving us one more glimpse into the personalities we loved and lost. Both moving and rollicking, this is one book that’s truly impossible to put down!
Afterlives of the Rich and Famous features intimate afterlife accounts of Princess Diana, John Lennon, Heath Ledger, Marilyn Monroe, and other charismatic celebrities. By channeling her longtime spirit guide, Francine, Browne gained unrestricted access to a dimension most of us can only imagine, one in which telepathic communication is the norm and everyone occupies their healthy, thirty-year-old beautiful body. In candid reports, these stars reveal fascinating details about their new lives and the work they’re doing on the Other Side, many even sharing whether and where they intend to reincarnate.
With accounts written entirely in a trance state, Afterlives of the Rich and Famous offers an unprecedented look at life on the Other Side. You’ll find detailed descriptions as Browne brings the spirit world vividly to life and explains how we get there, from what transpires at the moment of death to the extraordinary welcome spirits receive. Afterlives of the Rich and Famous is a book that no one else could have written and a must-read for every fan of this extraordinary assembly of celebrities.

I was asked very graciously by Trish Collins to be one of the hosts of  the TLC Book Tour featuring Sylvia Browne and her book Afterlives of the Rich and Famous. I was very excited because I was never asked to do a book review before and I thought it might be fun. Let give my condolences now.

It took me only the weekend to read it from cover to cover. She starts out explaining in the introduction about her life and her Spirit Guide, Francine. The the pace is picked up starting in the first part with what to expect after death as explained by Francine and then the Glossary that explains the different things that will happen to you after death. Then she tells about the celebrities  on The Other Side and what they are doing.

I'm very sorry but this is extremely preposterous in my point of view. Almost to the point of insulting my or anyone else's intelligence. For one thing why would we need homes to stay in over there. 

Case in point:
Grace Kelly - Grace is making up for lost time on the Other Side. She's hardly cloistered, but she chooses to live alone in a Georgian style house that she says "feels like home."  Yadda, yadda, yadda. She loves going to the theater with friends, but has no interest in performing, and she's an accomplished equestrienne.

Walter Cronkite - His two recreational pursuits are sailing and playing tennis with his old pal from Home, Peter Jennings.

Please!! This kind of crap goes on and on. If this wasn't such ridiculously garbage, I might have given a better review. Well I might have but I also did some looking into Browne's history. It seems the lady is no better than a two bit Tarot Card Reader. Most of this crap would be right at home in The National Enquirer. Check what others have to say about her by just Googling her name. It's not at all very pretty. I thought you might like to see what is being said about her:
So sorry TLC, but I can't give a good review about a hack for one thing and a  very bad book for another. I'm just glad I didn't have to buy this thing.


SpiritPhoenix said...

I've never been a fan of hers. Though I haven't read any of her stuff. I always got a "Phony" vibe from her. Guess it was spot on, huh?

Plus this topic just seemed really, really, (almost laughably) fake.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that this book wasn't a good fit for you - hopefully your next read will be better.

TheBlakkDuchess said...

Glad you slogged through that one, not me... but hey! All is not lost! You could turn that book into one EPIC drinking game! Every time she blows the bullshit meter, take a shot! XD

And thank you for the bday wishes! ^-^ We're celebrating this weekend when my dad comes to visit. ^-^


Unknown said...

Ooh! Ooh! Let me try! Let's see... Okay, okay. I've got it.

Michael Jackson lives in that treehouse just down Fluffy Cloud Dr. from Jesus's McMansion. Jackson enjoys dressing up his Barbies, and continues his aversion therapy in the afterlife by banging his head against Jesus's front door every time he thinks of another dance move that involves grabbing his crotch.

Also, Betty Grable is now in a committed and passionate relationship with her soulmate, Ernest Hemingway - who first met her in a past life in 1732 as a gopher. The two live in a charming villa overlooking Detroit where they raise dead celebrity's monkeys. Jackson even occasionally comes to visit his chimp, Bubbles.

...I should write a book. :P

Madame Genevieve Serafina said...

Great review... I've seen her on TV, and just knew she was a quack. I don't understand how there are so many wonderful true Psychic out there, who can barely make a living, yet we have people like her and John Edwards, making a living on screwing people over. BTW, love your blog.
Also, Blue Faerie, i truly loved your comment :)

Heathen said...

Oh my god Blue Faerie...that's hysterical! Love it!

Yeah, I never was a fan of hers either. What a load!

Anonymous said...

Hi...I was asked to review the book also. Mine is on my site. Was surprised to see someone else who wasn't thrilled with the book.

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