Journalist Neil Strauss on calling up a death cult to spend New Year’s Eve with them:
The great thing about real life is that it will always surprise you. Nothing ever turns out the way you expect. I suppose that’s why I write nonfiction. If this were a movie, the organization would already have traced my number, bugged my phone, and kidnapped my brother. Instead, I was being transferred to the publicist and media relations executive for a death cult.
Taken from „Emergency — This Book Will Save Your Life“, New York: Harper 2009, p. 25.