Crossing Over reads like a casual conversation with an old childhood pal instead of like a memoir of a world-renowned psychic who has his own talk show on the Sci Fi channel. John Edward''s narrative is down-to-earth and filled with vernacular expressions (including plenty of instances of "holy shit!"). There''s the story of how his deceased mother finally gave him the three signs he hoped for after she died, and how he once contacted the recently departed songwriter Carl Perkins. Most of the time, Edward speaks about how the process of consulting with a psychic brings peace and reconciliation to those left behind--standard fare for medium memoirs. As compelling as Edward''s stories are, what makes this memoir unique is how readily Edward exposes his own vanities and ego bruisings. He also delves into the behind-the-scenes reality of being a television medium. For instance, he reveals how his producers wanted to have dead-people "theme shows"--for instance inviting grieving members of Mother Against Drunk Driving to be the audience. This kind of "gallery rigging" goes against Edward''s desire to enter readings without any prior knowledge of the person seated before him. Edward offers an amusing, and at times disturbing, look at how the ethereal world clashes with the celebrity world. --Gail Hudson
John Edward takes his fans with him on the extraordinary journey that has been his life.
In the style of his TV show and personal appearances?poignant, funny, and remarkably candid?John Edward deals head-on with the controversial issues he has confronted on his voyage as a psychic medium. On his way to success and fame, John had to learn his own lessons about the meaning of his work, the motivations of some of the people he encountered, and the spirits who accompanied them. Through his very personal stories, John has brought peace and insight to those grieving for their loved ones?but what makes Edward’s memoir unique is how readily he exposes his own vanities and ego bruisings.
In addition, he provides a behind-the-scenes look at being a television medium, offering an amusing?and at times disturbing?look at how the ethereal world clashes with the celebrity world.
John Edward’s wit, warmth, and passion will captivate readers?just as it has riveted the millions who view his landmark program.
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