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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
John Edward is the host of a syndicated television show, Crossing Over with John Edward.
This book talks mainly about how Crossing Over with John Edward came to be. Although interesting, I had hoped for more afterlife experiences shared from the show and a more in... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rashel Torchia
He is very interesting and this book teaches much! This was a great purchase and I would recommend to anyone.Published 16 months ago by Kevan Yuck
The book seems as though it was designed to follow his other books and earn some extra cash. All it really talks about is how he got famous. Read morePublished on July 29 2013 by Melinda DeNicola
This book is easy to read. Having lost a son recently, I was looking for consolation/ explanation and reassurance. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2012 by Sabine R. Crackle
This is another book by medium John Edward that entertains the reader and will confound the skeptics. Read morePublished on March 27 2004 by James F. Anderson III
I think this book was very intresting...I didnt believe in psyhics till i read this book...The reason i didnt give the book 4 stars is because it jumped around a lot... Read morePublished on March 19 2004 by Jefferiesm2005
I have read all of John Edward's books and this one is just fantastic. A great insight into launching his career and TV show. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2003 by Michelle
John Edward's writing style is like that of a dear friend - warm, casual, straightforward. He is open about the difficulties he faced on his path, he is humorous in his telling,... Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2003