The Skeleton Code by Alla Campanella & Ken Massey


Skeletons. We all have them hidden away, usually in an overcrowded and unsecure closet where they are likely to rattle loose. As prisoners, their prime directive is to break their shackles and haunt our happiness.

Alla Campanella and Ken Massey have discovered and interviewed many of these free and feral skeletons and the people who didn’t guard them well. Their true stories and raw realities are found in these pages. You will laugh at many, cringe at some, be in awe of others, disbelieve a few, and be challenged by all.

The Skeleton Code is a satirical and humorous look at the many ways we protect our public personas by closeting our personal secrets. The satire helps us wade into the dark and difficult waters of that famous river called Denial.

You can use the facetious strategies of The Code to maximize a self-deluding way of life, but Alla and Ken hope you will look into this mirror and discover The Skeleton Cure, which is a life of deeper self-honesty and transparency.


Let’s focus for a moment on human behavior. It’s in our nature to be secretive and sly, and we all end up with those skeletons rattling around in our deepest, darkest closets. But sometimes, they wake up and want out.

Alla Campanella and Ken Massey have taken a witty, satirical approach in poking fun at some of the lengths people go to in trying to keep those skeletons from seeing the light of day. This odd self-help book will enlighten you, using humorous anecdotes, on how to hide those bags of bones. It discusses how to use the art of distraction, plausible deniability, and how to glean tips from watching celebrities in action. Moving forward with a smile on your face, you finally get to the last two chapters, where the tone becomes more serious. The basic gist is – the best way to hide your secrets, is not to keep any. It’s a funny little book, one I think is definitely worth your time. It’s a fast read, and you’ll even learn something along the way.

I found this book to be an interesting commentary on human nature, with a positive spin on how to free yourself from the emotional bondage and burdens of secret keeping. Bottom line, it’s all about honesty, a solid, true living, and having several plausible alibis and passwords for those closets under your stairs. Those old bones just love to sing.


Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

Release Date: November 1, 2016

ISBN-10: 1630479551

ISBN-13: 978-1630479558