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Humorous, fascinating and refreshingly unique
on 23 November 2013
I have been a fan of this author's work since his Michael Jackson book and have eagerly been awaiting a new book. This did not disappoint. However, before I purchased, I did have my reservations as I didn't see how superstitions had anything to do with emotional behaviour but as I have now reached the end, I am incredibly surprised at how superstitious beliefs have infiltrated every aspect of life, especially in sport stars. My husband is very superstitious and this guide helped me to understand where the origins of walking under a ladder, new shoes on the table and saluting a magpie come from (I was very surprised at the origins!).
The body language section is well thought out and is full of practical information that you can actually use (a lot of other body language book are filled with confusing 'jargon'). Craig references much of the leading scientific research in the field (Morris, Eckman, Navarro) to back up his assertions. I have read many books on psychology, counselling, transactional analysis and body language; however his style of writing makes it very easy to learn and apply the information he delivers which is helps no end. He also adds two very funny stories about his experiences of skydiving and doing a hot air balloon ride, both of which made me laugh out loud. This was a very interesting and unique Kindle book and unlike anything I have read before.