- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Frog Books (June 3, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1583941231
- ISBN-13: 978-1583941232
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (316 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings Paperback – May 24, 2005
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About the Author
Rob Brezsny writes "Free Will Astrology," a syndicated weekly column that reaches nine million readers in over 100 publications, including the Village Voice, where it has appeared every week since January 1999. It is also published on his website, www.freewillastrology.com, and is distributed through a weekly email newsletter with 26,500+ subscribers.
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 its profile of Brezsny, The New York Times quoted a reader who compared his writing to that of Tom Robbins. The horoscopes "are like little valentines, buoyant and spilling over with mischievousness. They're a soul prognosis."
Before his other book, The Televisionary Oracle, Brezsny's enduring artistic artifacts were music albums, one created as a solo artist and three with the band World Entertainment War, which recorded for MCA. World Entertainment War's albums was nominated for a "Bammie," California's version of the Grammies, and benefited from the promotional wizardry of rock's top impresario, Bill Graham, who managed World Entertainment War until his death.
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Because it's fun to cheer for a rare good cause, and also in order to drown out the voices who thrive on criticizing outward rather than examining inward.
Rob's tome, - at once a free-wheeling compendium of life-enhancing philosophy, guerrilla humor, literate conversation, savvy journalism, scientific inquiry, upbeat provocation, inspired coaching, and poetic urgency --ranks as an inestimable and inimitable to contribution to modern culture and the art of living well.
It carries a blend of Whitmanesque sinewy optimism with a Twain-like perceptivity and a Chaplinesque acrobatic linguistic amusement.
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People are so accustomed to receiving random lies about the horrible condition of mankind, so Brezsny will surely challenge one's negative mindset with the truth behind the lie...hang on tightly...the world will never look the same again. Perhaps his vision will cause you to celebrate life rather than fear it; the medicine man, indeed, will get to the heart of the matter!