More About the Author
I'm sorry to report that Amazon is still selling copies of the old edition of my book "PRONOIA Is the Antidote for Paranoia." It's out-of-print, and was superseded by the substantially revised and expanded version.
If you're thinking of buying PRONOIA, please get the revised and expanded version here: http://bit.ly/Pronoia
Don't get the old one, which is here: http://amzn.to/XiwU0l
Because of the quirks of what Amazon is doing, I don't get any of the revenues from the sale of the old book.
What's the difference between the old edition and the new version of PRONOIA?
The revised and expanded version has over 63,500 new words and 73 new illustrations -- 55% additional material beyond what the first edition had. Basically, there's a whole extra new book crammed into it.
There are 2 extra chapters, 18 completely new pieces, plus 14 new Sacred Advertisements. Many of the original pieces of the book were revised and expanded, as well.
A central piece in the book, "Glory in the Highest," is nine times longer than it was in the original.
Here's more on the differences between the two editions of PRONOIA:
The ISBN-10 of the revised and expanded edition is 1556438184. It's 400 pages, and was published in September 2009.
The ISBN-10 of the old edition is 1583941231. It's 312 pages and was published May 2005.
Here's my bio:
Rob Brezsny is an aspiring master of curiosity and founder of the Beauty and Truth Lab. He writes "Free Will Astrology," a syndicated column that appears in 115 publications around the world and on the Web. He periodically performs a pagan revival show called the Sacred Uproar.
Brezsny's latest book is the revised and expanded edition of "Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings." Novelist Tom Robbins had this to say about it: "I've seen the future of American literature and its name is Rob Brezsny." According to Popmatters.com, "Brezsny holds his own place next to cultural shamans like Robert Anton Wilson, Timothy Leary, William Burroughs, and Ken Kesey."
As much a storyteller and social observer as astrologer, Brezsny brings a literate, myth-savvy perspective to his astrological writing. When Utne Reader named Brezsny a "Culture Hero," it observed: "With a blend of spontaneous poetry, feisty politics, and fanciful put-on, Brezsny breathes new life into the tabloid mummy of zodiac advice columns."
In addition to his books and column, Brezsny has created five music albums. Three were with the band World Entertainment War, which recorded on MCA Records and was nominated for a "Bammie," California's version of the Grammies. WEW benefited from the promotional wizardry of one of rock's top impresarios, Bill Graham, who managed the band until his death. The story of Brezsny's life in music is recounted in his book "The Televisionary Oracle."
Here's some further evidence:
Rob's website: http://FreeWillAstrology.com
Facebook page: http://bit.ly/BrezFB
Rob's weekly horoscopes are at http://FreeWillAstrology.com/horoscopes
Rob's book The Televisionary Oracle: http://bit.ly/Televisionary
Rob's music page: http://bit.ly/RealWEW
Rob's CD: http://bit.ly/WEWmusic