Thursday, January 19, 2017

G801 the skeleton code a satirical guide to secret keeping

Title of the book: the skeleton code a satirical guide to secret keeping

Author: Ken Massey and alla Campanella

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

Publishing Date: 2017

ISBN: 978-1-63047-953-4


Early in life, we learn to exaggerate our positive personal qualities and hide or deny our failures and weaknesses. The Skeleton Code is a satirical and humorous look at the many ways we protect our public personas by closeting our personal secrets, an ultimately self-deluding way of life. As a parody of the self-help success genre, the book presents facetious strategies about how to cover up our silly and scandalous secrets before turning to The Skeleton Cure."

Author Info:
(From iRead Book Tours)

Buy the Book:  Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble

Meet the authors:

Ken Massey is a public speaker, author, humorist and minister enjoying the second and truer half of life. He holds two graduate theological degrees and is trained as a life coach, conflict manager and transition specialist. He enjoys golf, and traveling, but finds his greatest fulfillment helping other people discover their true worth as human beings. Ken, a native Texan, loves the beauty and the people of North Carolina, where he and Alla reside.

Alla Campanella, after traveling throughout the world, has lived in the US since 1992. A longtime student of the arts and humanities, she enjoys her work as an artist and photographer. Alla was inspired to write this book because she heard so many personal and painful secrets from her clients about their failures and foibles and wanted them to face these realities rather than hide from them. 

Connect with them: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

Personal Opinion:

According to this book, keeping secrets is akin to tying up one's body in knots while juggling on a ball bounced on top of an elephant's trunk. At least that's the way it felt to me. Some of the advice that was given seemed counter-intuitive, but at the same time its designed to make the reader feel exhausted financially, mentally, emotionally and so forth. If that is what it's like to keep various secrets, I don't think I want to experience those emotions outside the book. There is advice on keeping secrets in the skeleton closet to which the reader should immediately prepare themselves to battle the endless zombies, but there is also advice on how to shut down that skeleton closet permanently without jumping hoops and tying selves up in pretzel knots.

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4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

1 comment:

  1. The Skeleton Code is a good read and is exactly what it claims. A humorous, satirical and insightful book. You may find yourself doing some self reflection and that can be a good thing.


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