Don't Kiss Them Good-bye

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 14, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
"Death is a funny thing. It brings out the best and worst in people. It casts light on the truth and makes life blindingly clear."
Her visions have helped solve crimes; her instincts have helped find missing people; she can predict future events and sense your thoughts.
These are some of the extraordinary gifts that define the remarkable Allison DuBois, the real-life medium, wife, and mother whose life is the inspiration for the hit NBC television series Medium.
When she was six years old, Allison's deceased great-grandfather came to her with a message for her mother: "I am okay, I am still with you. Tell your mom there's no more pain." Allison shared his comforting words with her mother and thus began a lifetime of creating connections between loved ones and those they have lost. The purpose of her gifts became clearer when Allison worked as an intern in the homicide bureau of the district attorney's office and found that she visualized the crime as she handled the evidence. Allison now works as a profiler on criminal investigations.
In this stunning book, Allison shares fascinating stories of her encounters with people who have passed and her adventures as a profiler for various law enforcement organizations. With wit and compassion, Allison shows us what it is like to live with these special gifts and talents and also tells about her struggle to live a normal life as a devoted wife and mother. She shows how learning to accept her own gifts has helped her accept the unique gifts of others and how her compelling desire to relieve the pain of others has helped define her own life, a life committed to the search for ultimate truth.
If you have ever questioned whether there is an afterlife, this book will help you see that there is a living energy beyond death.
 

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User Review  - seldombites - LibraryThing

This book is both very sad and very inspirational. The author, Allison DuBois, is the woman whose life formed the inspiration for the TV show Medium. This book explains how she came to realize her ... Read full review

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Contents

1 My Way
1
2 A Little Girl Meets the Other Side
13
3 Angel on My Shoulder
17
4 Missing
21
5 Kindergarten Mediums
41
6 Hormones and Teen Psychics
58
7 Empathy
69
8 Painful Living Peaceful Goodbyes
73
10 Gifted
97
11 Do You Really Want to Know?
124
12 If You Never Die
131
13 Once in a Lifetime
150
14 Baby Boy
160
15 Loving a Medium
169
16 Science and the Other Side
176
About the Author
195

9 Little Things
83

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About the author (2005)

Allison Dubois's unique story, the inspiration for the hit NBC TV series Medium, started during her senior year at Arizona State University while she was interning at the D.A.'s office. Soon after, researchers at the University of Arizona validated her ability through a series of tests. Allison continues to support research as a medium, as a member of the Veritas Research Program Mediums Committee, and as a member of the Forever Family Foundation's Medium Advisory Board. In her short career, Allison has conducted over 1,200 personal readings. Allison donates her time to missing-persons and criminal cases for agencies across the country.