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Afterlives of the Rich and Famous

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  411 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
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For decades—on television, in consultations, and in packed auditoriums across the country—renowned psychic Sylvia Browne has been asked one question again and again: “What is my favorite celebrity doing on the Other Side?” Now, for the first time, you can follow the red carpet into the heart of the spirit world. Browne reveals intima
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by HarperOne
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Renee Thompson
Mar 20, 2011 Renee Thompson rated it did not like it
I find everything Sylvia Browne writes in this book to be ridiculous. She seems to be so obviously making it up out of what the public already knows about these celebrities. It's also interesting that the celebrities who have passed on mysteriously will remark on everything but what really killed them. They simply don't care to discuss it.

The actual amount of time devoted to the "afterlives" of the rich and famous is small. Most of the book puts forth the author's description of the spiritual wo
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Nanci Svensson
Apr 24, 2013 Nanci Svensson rated it did not like it
O.M.G... This woman, does she suffer the delusion that her psychic abilities are real and tangible or is she a pathological and opportunistic/clever liar? It is such a retarded topic that I after all can't help loving the campiness of it all. Could this be as good a read as "Is Elvis Alive", a poorly edited paperback I bought in St Louis in 1994 (the answer of course, is yes, he is alive, proved by the fact that the pall bearers thought the coffin "very heavy" which naturally only could be expla ...more
Lori
Feb 07, 2011 Lori rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, hollywood
I am a longtime Sylvia Browne fan, I also believe in and enjoy aspects of the supernatural, including the belief in life after death and reincarnation. Needless to say, I am Ms. Browne's target audience for her books. If you are not a fan of Ms. Browne's or are skeptical to the point of not being able to open a new age genre book, you can probably stop reading this review now because Afterlives of the Rich and Famous is likely not for you.

This book, like Browne's previous efforts, is broken int
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mary
Honest to God, that's the title: AFTERLIVES of the Rich and Famous.

I spotted it while surfing around somewhere and thought it must be a joke. "No such-a thing," as my m-i-l would have said; in this tome, crazy Sylvia updates us on the latest doings of the celebrity dead.

So far I've learned that Paul Newman is continuing his philanthropic work, and Marilyn Monroe welcomed Joe DiMaggio when he came Home. You might be interested to know the straight dope on her death. She did not commit suicide. S
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Marianne Jay
Jan 12, 2011 Marianne Jay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a "bit" of a Sylvia Browne fan. I like her take on death and dying and heaven and where you go, yada, yada, yada.

This book was "interesting". Yes, folks, Elvis has left the building but he has reincarnated.
Ryan G
May 05, 2014 Ryan G rated it liked it
I'm not sure how much of Sylvia Browne's vision of the Afterlife is one that I personally belief in. Probably not much of it at all, but what I appreciate is that she believes it. This isn't a woman who is making stuff up to give false hope and make a ton of money. This is only the second book of hers that I've read, but the fact that she truly believes in what she writes is evident and welcomed.

This book, like the last one I read, is easy to read and she doesn't come across as thinking that she
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Amy Siggelow
Feb 13, 2011 Amy Siggelow rated it really liked it
I am on the fence about whether I believe in the afterlife or not, but I thought this book would at least be entertaining. Not only do I hope that what Sylvia Browne is telling us about "The Other Side" is true, I also am kind of looking forward to going there when my life is through! Now, I'm not saying that I want to die, only stating that it's nice to believe and hope that there really is a paradise waiting for us when this life is ended.

The beginning of this book was a description of what th
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Kathryn
Jul 13, 2011 Kathryn rated it it was ok
I'll admit that the title snagged me. I realize people have differing opinions on the afterlife and reincarnation. Being a person of faith and having spent a year working at Edgar Cayce's ARE, I've been exposed to all sorts of beliefs, but I won't go into my personal beliefs here. I'll merely review this title based upon it's entertainment value.

Really, all you'll get here is a "directory" of random celebrities and historical figures. There's a generous biography of each, some more accurate than
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Monique
Apr 08, 2011 Monique rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: metaphysical students and spiritualists only
I'd say 2 1/2 stars...I'm not usually a Sylvia Browne fan, I don't know why, just never really felt a connection with her, but, I happened to see this book on the new non-fiction shelf I'm guessing right after it had came in, and I too it out and read it...It took me about three days...Didn't list it on here because at first I wasn't even sure if I was going to finish it or what...But, I did...And I mean in some parts it was interesting to here what her and her spirit guides view of the othersid ...more
Amanda Caldwell
Blehhh, I love Sylvia but this was kinda boring. Especially since I don't even know who half these celebrities are. I skipped over the first 50 pages because after scanning it's stuff she has all ready wrote several times over in pretty much all of her previous books. Then, I found myself also skipping over celebrities whom I've never heard of, or know little about or don't care to know anything about. So basically, I read this book in just a few hours. The biographies of the celebrities were pr ...more
Linda
Jun 11, 2013 Linda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1/3 rehash of her other books, 1/3 short bio of chosen celebrity, 1/3 supposed summary of what they are doing now.

I find certain things striking. One celeb she wrote about, Sammy Davis Jr, was involved with Anton Levey's Church of Satan for a while. I would think that should be mentioned when talking about afterlife, karma, etc, but somehow that bit of personal history was omitted. George Harrison was supposedly met by his guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, but George died in 2001, and the Maharishi
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Julie
Dec 05, 2011 Julie rated it liked it
I often enjoy the secret pleasure of psychics memoirs or books of the afterlife and have read a few of Sylvia Brownes ones. They intrige me and on the whole are pretty short and sweet. Here Sylvia Browne talks about what happened to many of the worlds most famous celebs after they died. Lady Di,Dean Martin, Gregory Peck, Abraham Lincoln, Elvis, John Belushi, Anna Nicole Smith and of course Michael Jackson.




I liked that they all seemed to get to live in a little house by themselves and have little
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Lois
Mar 28, 2011 Lois rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a hoot and you need to seriously suspend disbelief or reaffirm your beliefs while reading it. I've never read one of Browne's books before so it was the first I've read her descriptions of what the other side is like. I really enjoyed that part of the book the most. She then went into what various stars are doing on the other side now, such as Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, George Carlin, and Heath Ledger. Interesting to hear about what they're supposedly up to on the other side. As B ...more
Christina Packard
Jan 17, 2016 Christina Packard rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
This books subjects seemed a bit too much to believe, but I have believed some of what Sylvia has said when on TV or what she has written was interesting. I just wondered why if we have so many lives why people don't go ..back.. to those other lives and not even be any part of who/what they just were and knowing those around them who most always were said to be named, acting as they too just were. I gather we only look, know and act as we had just gone through the Earth life experience and will ...more
Pat Winter




2.0 out of 5 stars
A little disapointed with content.
August 6, 2013

I guess I was expecting more of a specific question and answer scenario in which Sylvia would have shared the direct response from a famous deceased person that she had contacted herself. ( even via Francine ) . Although I understand that it is important to give the individual history of the people , the book read more like " bios of the famous dead".The book " Afterlives of the Rich and Famous" seemed nothing more than a boring
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Kimberley
May 30, 2011 Kimberley rated it really liked it
This book's layout was well put together. I enjoyed reading the celebrity's biography before hearing about their lives on The Other Side. It gave me a deep understanding about what they wanted to accomplish while here.

The book was also inspiring to me. It showed me that everyone is human, makes mistakes, and feels guilty about them. It showed me that what may seem like a perfect life to us, may not be to the individual living it. This gives me encouragement to live my life and not look at my mi
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Criss
May 11, 2012 Criss rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-only-once
eh....not too bad but not Browne's best. Maybe it's because I am too young (almost 30) but I didn't really know who some of these people are. Also, although I know it's because someone may pick up the book that hasn't read any of her others she spends a lot of time repeating things that are in her other book. This made skim through a lot. Also, and I know publishers set the prices but the Nook version is not cheap something like $9.00 so if you're not really interested in Browne's work then you ...more
Gaile
Apr 29, 2011 Gaile rated it did not like it
This is a "could be, might be" nonfiction book of what happened to celebrities after this departure from this planet. It is a fast read and highly entertaining.
Sylvia Browne has amassed a large body of work that I believe is integral to the spiritual development of this planet. At the same time, I have noticed her later books often contradict her earlier ones. She is sometimes judgmental and always opinionated. That said, it should be noted Ruth Montgomery also wrote on the same themes and her w
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Sara
Aug 05, 2011 Sara rated it liked it
Shelves: fluffer
With my Catholic religion and general Christian upbringing, I have a hard time swallowing what Sylvia Browne says is present on "The Other Side" or "Home". A scanning machine? An aloof God who has no personal contact with those at "home"?

I walked past this book on the READ ME pyramid at the library and couldn't resist. Who doesn't want to know what life after death is like firsthand?

While the reading is fast and easy, with a short bio on each famous face, it's a fluffer. Turns out that most of
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Lisa
May 19, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychic-medium
Devoured this book quickly. It was fun to read about celebrities lives on the Other Side. It's nice to know that we're not all sitting on the Other Side just hangin' out doing nothing productive. The celebrity factor made it more fun, since everyone can get a view of the private lives of these people who almost don't seem real. But even if it had non-celebrities in it, I still would have liked it. The subject will always be interesting to me.
Janice
Feb 21, 2011 Janice rated it really liked it
This was one of my favorites by psychic Sylvia Browne that features over 40 legendary stars that we have loved and lost including Michael Jackson, Princess Di, John Candy, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Farrah Fawcett and John Kennedy Jr. to name a few. Sylvia looks into the lives of our beloved celebrities after their death. If the afterlife fascinates you as it does e, then this is certainly a book to ready. I read it in a day since it was a fast read and could not put the book down.
M Strawberry Reviews
Aug 13, 2013 M Strawberry Reviews rated it did not like it
Shelves: ignorant
She's already done a book called Past Lives of the Rich and Famous, now she's doing one of their afterlives? She got a lot of historical inaccuracies in the other book, and this one is no exception. However gifted someone claims to be, they should be using their powers (if they really have any) to help people, not try to snoop into the lives of others (or make up stories about them)
Jaymi Boswell
I don't know why I love reading her books. I think it's because it's fun to escape for a while. I've been to her salon's and paid a pretty penny for her to tell me very silly things. This book is interesting for no other reason than because it's silly. I read it in one sitting while watching television. It's almost like reading a National Enquirer in the check out line.
Sally Knotwell
Feb 26, 2011 Sally Knotwell rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I've seen Ms. Browne on the Montel Williams show several years ago. She always struck me as probably authentic. Regardless of whether she is a psychic or a psycho, I always come away from reading her books with a good feeling, a feeling of hope, and a certainty that there really IS a heaven and it's just as lovely as we are told. More so, actually. Definitely NOT a waste of time to read!
Michelle
Mar 24, 2011 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting for this book for two years. Sylvia mentioned that she was writing this when I went to her show. I loved when she started talking about Michael Jackson and everything she told the people at her show is in this book which I find nice. Overall it was very entertaining to read about dead famous people, even if some parts seemed to unreal even for me.
Slaa!!!
Jul 07, 2011 Slaa!!! rated it it was amazing
Lifechanging, tbh. You learn so much about yourself and about life in general, as well as the lives of these particular celebrities. A must-read for all people. Unless you don't believe in an afterlife, in which case that could be a problem. Read it anyway.
Helen
Mar 17, 2011 Helen rated it it was ok
I find it hard to believe that that is really what the stars are doing on the other side. She talks about things that the stars do what we would be familiar with (e.g., dogs that meet them on the other side. Interesting but hard to believe regardless of her being a psychic.
Audra
Apr 16, 2011 Audra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: library-books
Sylvia Browne's books are always interesting. It was fun to read about some of the celebrities that I was interested in and to read about some of the celebrities that I have only heard about. I won't say that I believe everything I read but I want to! lol
Bebe Burnside
Dec 29, 2011 Bebe Burnside rated it really liked it
A look at what happened to some of our favorite celebrities when they passed over to the other side. Some famous people include: Michael Jackson, Katherine Hepburn, Lady Di, Ray Charles, Dean Martin etc.
LapeerDistLib
Sylvia takes you into the spirit world to see how people from Paul Newman to Princess Diana are doing. And don't forget Michael Jackson! Very interesting reading what she has to say about the 39 more celebrities. ~LDL Staff
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Sylvia Browne was a number one New York Times–bestselling author and world-famous psychic. She appeared regularly on The Montel Williams Show and Larry King Live and made countless other media and public appearances. She was the founder of a church, the Society of Novus Spiritus.
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