Future Perfect: A Skeptic’s Search for an Honest Mystic

Future Perfect: A Skeptic’s Search for an Honest Mystic

A witty, unflinching, and provocative memoir about one woman’s journey into the fact, fiction, and fraud of the modern mystical complex.

In the months following the breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Victoria Loustalot crossed paths with multiple psychics eager to impart their vision. Persistent and prescient, each one slightly chipped away at Victoria’s innate skepticism. She had to admit that what they knew about her past was eerily accurate. As for her future? She couldn’t shake the feeling that some powerful force in the universe was trying to tell her something and, for once, she ought to listen. Or at least investigate.

In Future Perfect, Victoria draws on her own personal experience to launch a broader inquiry into the phenomena of psychics, shamans, astrologers, and their fans. Through historical documents and interviews with clairvoyants, seers, and their believers, Victoria opens herself up to the modern mystical complex in cultures and cities around the globe. She pays close attention to what they have to tell us about how we choose to live, what we might be missing out on in the process, and what in the world we’re supposed to do with all that information.

Title:Future Perfect: A Skeptic’s Search for an Honest Mystic
Edition Language:English
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About Victoria Loustalot

Victoria Loustalot is the author of the three memoirs This Is How You Say Goodbye, Living Like Audrey: Life Lessons from the Fairest Lady of All, and Future Perfect: A Skeptic's Search for an Honest Mystic.


    Future Perfect: A Skeptic’s Search for an Honest Mystic Reviews

  • Trudy

    Full disclosure: I received this book free as a member of Amazon Prime through Amazon’s First Look promotion. I’ve been studying what the author refers to as “the woo-woo stuff” since the earl...

  • Hillary

    Did not finish.This was one of the December 2018 Amazon First Reads choices. I am about 20% in and have decided to stop because life is too short to waste on a book I don't love.I was intrigued by the...

  • Julia V

    This is genuinely the worst book I have read all year (It's 12/26.. so that means something). Honestly it may be one of the worst books I have ever read. I feel like the biggest problem is not the qua...

  • Katie

    Jumbled and rambling. This book does not follow "a skeptic's search for an honest mystic." Mostly this follows a woman's relationship with a new boyfriend, which happens to overlap with a period of ti...

  • Bari Dzomba

    Giving this 2 stars only because I feel sorry for the author. I actually started to enjoy the book in the beginning and then it completely fell apart. This book is disorganized and all over the place....

  • Penny

    (Kindle)Good title.Loustalot has commitment issues and they aren't just related to her romantic relationships. On the one hand she claims she is a skeptic, on the other hand, she falls into a lot of w...

  • Linda Leenig

    A self absorbed, trivial and meaningless memoir. More about her life tribulations than about a search for any type of mystical knowledge. I ended up knowing more about her and her various dysfunctions...

  • Michael Book

    I found myself wishing I could read at 4X speed. There is so much underbrush to wade through to get a view of the occasional tree that it turned into a long read. It is a long book. There are some wel...

  • Vivian

    From my editor’s letter:In Future Perfect, journalist Victoria Loustalot leaves no tarot card unturned. Witty and thought-provoking, Victoria’s writing reads like a best friend telling you her lif...

  • Sarah

    I am glad this was free via Amazon Prime. There were moments and passages in this that I highlighted and enjoyed but on the whole those were singular moments of clarity in a confused mess of stories a...