The Bottom Line
- Short book, easy read
- Conveys sensitivity to a controversial topic
- Interesting discussion about children and pyschic ability
- A bit too short
- Could use more humor--the lighter side?
- This is Allison DuBois' first book. It is an autobiography describing her life as a medium.
- In Don't Kiss Them Good-Bye, Ms. DuBois describes her encounters with people who have passed.
- The author tries to provide some advice on life in general, based on her knowledge of the afterlife.
- Allison DuBois discusses how to tell if your child has pyschic abilities, and what to do about it.
- Ms. DuBois writes about how she tries to maintain normal relationships with her family and friends.
Guide Review - Don't Kiss Them Good-Bye
First, let me define my 'position.' I enjoy the TV show and the characters in it. I am a skeptic about psychic phenomena, but I leave open the possibility that it exists to varying degrees in some people. I also am willing to concede that there might be an afterlife, if only because I have a tough time imagining the concept of null after death. So, I am interested in a woman from Phoenix who apparently has an extraordinary gift.
The book is written simply, so it is very easy to read. It is mostly a compilation of anecdotes that describe what it is like to be Allison DuBois. There are some sections where Ms. DuBois shares some general philosophies with us about living our lives, and appreciating our friends and loved ones. Allison lets us know that she has a sense of humor, but it really doesn't shine through in this book. I think that might have been appealing to me.
I enjoyed most of the stories she told, although one or two got overly complicated. I'm sure that's because she was not making them up. I enjoyed the chapter written by her husband. Different from the impression given on the TV show Medium, I was interested to learn a bit more about how their marriage is impacted by her abilities. Generally, I would have liked to have read more about some of the criminal cases with which she was successfully involved.