Victoria Loustalot - Future Perfect (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Elise Craig

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 Through historical documents and interviews with clairvoyants, seers, and their believers, Victoria opens herself up to the modern mystical complex in cultures and cities around the globe.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.

Elise Craig is a freelance writer, and the managing editor of Pop Up Magazine. She's a regular contributor to the New York Times for Kids, and has written for the California Sunday Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, and Marie Claire. Her favorite publication is the Valencia Bay-Farer, a newspaper created by the 8-14 year olds of 826 Valencia.


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San Francisco, CA 94111
Future Perfect: A Skeptic's Search for an Honest Mystic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503903654
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little a - January 2019

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