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An in-depth look at the men and women who call themselves "Real Life Super Heroes."



Dressed like heroes from comic books and action movies, Real Life Super Heroes are out there. They dress up at night, fight crime, save people, and some of them even have secret identities. Are they ordinary, mild-mannered citizens, or are they larger-than-life characters, determined to
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ebook, 216 pages
Published September 16th 2017 by Dundurn
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Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
Did you know that Real Life Super Heroes exist? Oh yes they do. Some say they are cheesy, some say they're delusional - regardless of that, I believe they do manage to do some good in the world. Please come read my full review (plus, a review of V.E. Schwab's Vicious!) here on my blog.

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I thank Dundurn for giving me a free review copy in exchange to my honest review. This does not influence my opinion.
Kyle
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received an ARC via NetGalley of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Before coming across this book, I had no idea about the extensive nature that is Real Life Superheroes (RLSH). I had seen a mention here or there, but I honestly thought that these mentions were isolated events or exceptions, not the rule. Upon reading this book, I discovered a whole new world of RLSH, and that this is a much more sophisticated and meticulous undertaking than I assumed. Fezzani provides amazing insight
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Dean
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, kindle, arc
RLSH is most certainly one of the strangest and more abstract books about crime I've ever read. Being an experienced true crime reader, but having very little knowledge in this particular area, I definitely didn't quite know what to expect.

Nadia Fezzani does a great job in bringing to life the peculiar topic of those in the community who dress up in costumes to fight crime their own way. With the rise of superheroes in media and movies, it would be easy to see this as a trashy throw away book -
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Helen Callahan
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Real Life Super Heroes is actually about REAL LIFE super heroes. There are 800. I did not know there was such a thing. Before writing this book Nada Fezzani spent time with and went out on patrol with these RLSH. Some individually, some in groups. NF's writing is inviting, informative and detailed. Well Done!!! Whether you are for or against individuals being real life super heroes, this book is worth your reading time. I received this book from Dundurn Publising, through NetGalley. I am ...more
Brian Greiner
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a well-written book that delves into a world that few of us know anything about other than some lurid reports in the media. The author, an investigative journalist, treats the topic as if it were worthy of an honest investigation.
This isn't a book that tries to glorify or demonize people. There are no lurid stories. Rather, it is an investigation into the backgrounds, motives, and operations of people who have chosen to try to help society in a way that is difficult for most of us to
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Kristine
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
Real Life Super Heroes by Nadia Fezzani is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late August.

Fezzani assembles a longer-length thesis from a series of interviews with RLSH's (see title for definition of acronym), supervillains, and Extreme Altruists about their activities (homeless outreach, restraining suspects until police response, patrolling streets at night), creating their costumes and personas, outfitting themselves with self-defense gear, and policing their own self-image in person and
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Tony
Sep 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Thanks for the ARC from NetGalley.
I really wanted to love this book. It turns out I like fake superheroes better than real superheroes. I do not know what I was expecting, but it was not a graphic description of a conference call or long interviews while riding a bus.
Eric
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, nonfiction
Deborah
And reader I married Him!
An excellent expose of super heroes, super villains and their reasons for being involved.
I was given this book by NetGalley and the publisher. This is my voluntary review.
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Nadia Fezzani is a Canadian journalist/author who has conducted extensive research and interviews with many notorious American serial killers. She is known in Europe as having interviewed American serial killer Richard Cottingham for a French documentary that first aired on TF1, Enquêtes et révélations. The first person to interview Cottingham in 30 years, Fezzani got him to admit his culpability ...more
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