Friday, July 29, 2005

Those who hesitate ...

Ever heard of Kevin Trudeau? He's the guy with the ubiquitous infomercial presence, the guy you always see on tv promoting various lines of junk products. After noticing that his latest book, "Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About," is being featured prominently at both my local Borders and Barnes & Noble as a bestseller I had planned on doing a post exposing Trudeau for the fraud and sham that he is. My working title was 'Things Kevin Trudeau Doesn't Want You to Know About'.

But I waited too long, apparently, as I see that Salon has a feature today called What Kevin Trudeau doesn't want you to know about. The Salon article details Trudeau's lack of scruples and his willingness to lie to people in order to steal their money. Trudeau is the worst kind of huckster - he's the kind that knows that what he's selling is garbage, he just doesn't care if its false or harmful (e.g. sunblock causes cancer.)


John Lombard said...

Actually, I've read Kevin Trudeau's Mega Memory (*sweatdrops*). The first half of the book was composed of generic memory advice. The second half of the book set out his peg system. It wasn't worse than the other popular books on memory I've seen.

But the claim about photographic memory is rot. 'Aint no such thing.

Hume's Ghost said...

The things in his books that aren't false tend to be common knowledge.