- Paperback: 287 pages
- Publisher: Feral House; 2 edition (May 10, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0922915679
- ISBN-13: 978-0922915675
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,195,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kooks: A Guide to the Outer Limits of Human Belief Paperback – May 10, 2001
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In this book you'll discover religious movements, political movements, racism, health, art, and more. Are you aware of the Anti-Mucus diet? Did you hear about The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millenium General Assembly? Probably not - but Ms. Kossy has.
If there's a flaw here, it's that some of the summaries are unfortunately brief - the book could easily be twice as large. But it's a small complaint for a great product.
The book is divided into a large quantity of small articles. Kossy presents her kooks in such an objective manner. Considering some people think that men can become pregnant and that the inside of the Earth is hollow, it's amazing that she doesn't paint portraits of loons and loners but of humans you can empathize with. Sure, you and I might be perfectly content to believe that gravity exists, but someone out there has devoted their life to disproving it.
I came into this book expecting to experience tons of schadenfreude, but I didn't (well, maybe a little, I can't help it). Read this book. You owe it to yourself to understand how idiosyncratic the human mind can be. You might even become a better person through your tolerance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amusing, delightful, shocking and amazing. A fun and serious book for anyone interested in strange people and their strange ideas. I learned a lot and was delighted I got it.Published 8 months ago by joyjoy
Kossy divides this book up into sections from the "fringe" of belief covering religion, politics, science, conspiracy, ufos, etc. Read morePublished on October 3, 2008 by Cwn_Annwn