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Doug Brewer
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cold reading books

Postby Doug Brewer » December 3rd, 2004, 10:33 am

This isn't really my cup of tea, but I have a friend getting into cold reading. I'm desperate for some gift ideas with the coming holidays.

I believe I saw a book reviewed recently that included "standard" cold reading replies (and questions) that are so generic they could mean just about anything. Could someone direct me to this booklet, please?

Also, there is another book out called "Something for Nothing" by Angelo Stagnaro. Any opinions on this book?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: cold reading books

Postby Ian Kendall » December 3rd, 2004, 10:42 am

Get in touch with Douglas Cameron - he had Steve Hamilton's copy of Cold Reading by Lee Earle for sale. That's a good place to start.

Next you've got Ian Rowland's big book and Brad Henderson's The Dance.

Hope this helps,

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Re: cold reading books

Postby Doug Brewer » December 3rd, 2004, 11:18 am

thanks, Ian!

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Re: cold reading books

Postby David Alexander » December 3rd, 2004, 11:34 am

Bob Cassidy sells an e-book, The Real Secret of Cold Reading. It's worth the money because it delivers.

Ian Rowland's book is encyclopedic, but if your friend is serious about cold reading, I'd stay away from any of the generic material.

I'd also consider giving him books on Rogerian Analysis. That's a great cold reading tool.

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Re: cold reading books

Postby Doug Dyment » December 3rd, 2004, 10:05 pm

You might also want to take a look at the list of cold reading resources I've put together here .

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Re: cold reading books

Postby RichHead » December 4th, 2004, 12:52 am

Rowland's book is excellent and is also a great read.


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