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cold reading books

Posted: December 3rd, 2004, 10:33 am
by Doug Brewer
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.

Doug Brewer

Re: cold reading books

Posted: December 3rd, 2004, 10:42 am
by Ian Kendall
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,

Take care, Ian

(who is _not_ Ian Rowland, despite what people think...)

Re: cold reading books

Posted: December 3rd, 2004, 11:18 am
by Doug Brewer
thanks, Ian!

Re: cold reading books

Posted: December 3rd, 2004, 11:34 am
by David Alexander
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.

Re: cold reading books

Posted: December 3rd, 2004, 10:05 pm
by Doug Dyment
You might also want to take a look at the list of cold reading resources I've put together here .

... Doug

Re: cold reading books

Posted: December 4th, 2004, 12:52 am
by RichHead
Rowland's book is excellent and is also a great read.