A lot of people seemed interested in the book Style reffered to on Cold Reading in his rather mean post on Social Robots (but I guess when you're as good as he is, you have the ability to look down on us mere mortals).
Regardless, thanks to IN10SE's help, I was able to track it down. It's called Completely Cold and is written by Kenton Knepper. It seems to be a book on mentalism tricks for street magicians, so it only seems natural Mystery would have incorporated something like it into his game. Here's the description from the website:
For years Tank and Kenton have been working on an "ultimate" system for "psychic readings". They dreamed of a system using absolutely No memorization. No props whatsoever! No having to read a spectator's body language for information! A system you could do over the phone! Simple. Never fails. Use it anytime, anywhere. No set up of any kind.
This system is so easy, you can learn to do the readings in minutes. You only need to know two amazingly simple, yet potent rules. Even the two rules don't need to be memorized...Once you know the secrets, YOU KNOW IT COLD! You have never seen anything this perfect and this simple in any other "cold reading" materials. It is truly a dream come true!
If you are a magician who has ever been asked to do readings, but had to back off because you didn't have a secure system, this is for you! If you are a seasoned mentalist or reader, this will greatly enhance what you already know. Just add in Completely Cold wherever and whenever you like. You'll never believe the power of this system's simplicity, until you try it!
You can buy the book here.
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