Don't Kiss Them Goodbye *** International Bookray ***

by Allison DuBois | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0743276027 Global Overview for this book
Registered by aussieangel2 of Dayton, Western Australia Australia on 8/11/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by aussieangel2 from Dayton, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, August 11, 2005
Purchased today at Kmart. Cover is different.

Loaned it to my friend to read first and then may send out on a bookring (australia only).


Editorial Reviews (from Amazon.com)

Review


"Allison is an engaging and inspirational young woman -- her gifts are exceptional and I count myself privileged both to work with her and to call her friend."

-- Kelsey Grammer, star of the hit TV series Frasier, Executive Producer of the NBC television series Medium



"I have been fortunate enough to work side by side with Allison as a research medium. She is accurate, compassionate, and full of integrity -- in a word, brilliant."

-- Laurie Campbell, Director, Research Mediums Committee, Human Energy Systems Laboratory



"Allison DuBois is a gifted medium who has dazzled us and our audience. She's been referred to as 'the Michael Jordan of mediums' and has proven to be worthy of that distinction. Her book is compassionate and poignant. A must-read for anyone who's struggling to understand the mystery of death and the afterlife."

--Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk, hosts of the radio talk show The Unexplained and authors of the Road Guide to Haunted Locations books



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"Allison's greatest strength is her ability to balance equally within herself the qualities of love and compassion with those of courage and tenacity. In laboratory research readings, both the specificity and the accuracy of the information she conveys are repeatedly remarkable."

--Dr. Julie Beischel, PH.D., Assistant Director, The Veritas Research Program


FROM THE PUBLISHER (Barnes and Noble Website)

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.



Journal Entry 2 by aussieangel2 from Dayton, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, August 11, 2005
I'm sending this out on an International Bookray.


If you would like to join please pm me, stating your location and shipping preferences. Posting order is listed below.

Georgina (non-BC friend)
aussieangel2 (me)
amberC (NT)
MadamMuck (QLD, Aust Only)
Crystaljade (Qld, Aust Only)
michyj (QLD, Aust Only)
Brazen20au (ACT)
Hearth-crafter (NSW)
astro2480 (NSW, Aust Only)
cosmic-gin (NSW, Aust Only)
c-a-m (NSW, Aust Only)
catsalive (NSW, Aust Only)
LizzieM (NSW)
Funkybamboozle (NSW)
SuJaDon (VIC)
leeny37 (VIC, Aust Only)
Redguard (VIC)
Puppymummy (VIC)
gypsyrose02 (WA)
Arrietty (SA, Intl)
froggirlwendy (QLD, Intl)
wirigerie (SA, Aust Only)
kitten70 (SA, Aust Only)
Calissa (ACT, Aust Only)
senna1 (SA, Aust Only)
violetcrumble (WA)
mummifiedx5 (NSW)
scrapoholic (NT)
gabbysmum (QLD)
hetku77 (Finland)    <-- book is here





Last person to release by whatever means they choose (wild, relay, rabck, continue ray, etc.)



Please journal when you receive the book and pm the next person on the list for their address.


Journal again when you have finished reading so we know what you thought about the book. Also make a journal entry when you post the book to the next reader.

Journal Entry 3 by aussieangel2 from Dayton, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, January 03, 2006
I finished reading this a few days ago but kept forgetting to journal it!!

I really enjoyed this. Allison has a really interesting life and survived a difficult childhood, dealing with her gift.

The book could have used a bit more editing, nothing major, just some minor grammatical or typing errors that were missed.


Released 13 yrs ago (1/4/2006 UTC) at mailed to the next participant in by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Posted to amberC - the first participant in the bookray.


Journal Entry 5 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, January 16, 2006
one of 4 bookrings received today, why do they always arrive in groups?

thankyou for the calendar. it's lovely to look through it and see some of my favourite places.

Journal Entry 6 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, February 07, 2006
An interesting story of how Allison discovered she was psychic, coped with and developed her gift.

She has had a variety of experiences using her abilities.

Do i believe she is psychic? not sure but she is convincing.

posting to MadamMuck today.

Journal Entry 7 by MadamMuck from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Yippee, my first bookring. I can't wait this is so exciting. Thank you very much Amber for the lovely postcard.

Journal Entry 8 by MadamMuck from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Saturday, February 18, 2006
Finished this book before bed last night. I think I can see where AmberC is coming from, she certainly went through her "gift" and when she discovered it and had the stories to show what she has done, but for me it felt a little clincial. I recently read The Eagle And The Rose which was similar but to me, seemed to be more personal and intimate.

I still loved finding out more about this gift and really enjoyed the chapter from her husband, a brief insight into living with someone with this gift.

Journal Entry 9 by MadamMuck from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Saturday, February 18, 2006
Continuing its journey to sunny Hervey Bay, ahhh, a holiday. Off to Crystaljade.

Journal Entry 10 by Crystaljade from Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia on Saturday, March 04, 2006
Received while moving house, but it is safe on my bookshelf. (Seems my bookshelf and kitchen where amongst the first things sorted out....strange that! LOL) I'll get it moving again as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 11 by Crystaljade from Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, March 22, 2006
This was a very interesting book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Interestingly, after seeing me reading this book, my son (15 year old) told me of some psychic experiences he has had. He was relieved that I was willing to listen to him, and not just put it down to imagination or something. I'm encouraging him to explore the psychic world. So, if nothing else, this bookray has helped one young man feel more comfortable about psychic abilities. Thanks so much for the chance to read this book, now I've got a good idea of how to help my son accept any special talents he has.

Journal Entry 12 by michyj from Daglish, Western Australia Australia on Friday, April 07, 2006
Just received this one in the mail, it looks like a good quick read. I am currently reading another super thick bookring (although I am debating about not finishing that book) and hopefully will be able to get to Don't Kiss Them Goodbye soon.

Journal Entry 13 by michyj from Daglish, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, April 11, 2006
I'm not sure I believe in the afterlife and ghosts and all that, but I really find myself drawn to reading about it. This was an interesting book because I watch the show "Medium" every once in awhile and this book gives an insight into what she is really like. I also liked the chapter her husband wrote and wished that would have been a bit longer. Thanks for sharing this aussieangel2, I'll post it to Brazen20au when I have an address.

POSTED APRIL 12, 2006

Journal Entry 14 by brazen20au from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, April 22, 2006
This arrived a few days ago but our computer had died on us! can't wait to read it, love the tv show and these kinds of books...

thanks guys!

Journal Entry 15 by brazen20au from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, April 26, 2006
i quite enjoyed it, though I was disappointed there weren't more stories in it, compared to the John Edwards version. this was more of manual for young mediums.

thanks for the chance to read it! off to pm Hearth-crafter now :o)

Journal Entry 16 by brazen20au from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, June 02, 2006
oh gosh, i just found this next to my bed tonight and realised that i never heard back from hearthcrafter. aussieangel2, what would you like me to do with it? try funkybamboozle instead?

Journal Entry 17 by astro2480 from Lismore, New South Wales Australia on Monday, June 12, 2006
Arrived today ... thank you.

Journal Entry 18 by astro2480 from Lismore, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Being interested in the world of psychics and the unexplained, I really enjoyed this.

I've had some experiences myself, mainly via dreams. One in particular I try not to dwell on, however reading this had made the experience even more depressing because it's seem I may have received it to intervene. But back then I didn't realise the significance. Won't happen again ...

Off to c-a-m today.

Journal Entry 19 by ATM-325045 on Saturday, July 22, 2006
Recieved sometime this last week..[i think]..
Ive been in hospital with pancreatitis for the last 6 days.
Sorry there was no way i could journal it recently.


Journal Entry 20 by ATM-325045 on Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Hi ah..im ready to post this book on..will be PMing LizzieM shortly.

<3

Journal Entry 21 by ATM-325045 on Tuesday, August 08, 2006
PMed leeny37 since the 2 people after me are wanting to pass..
Will send it off ASAP

<3 Cas

Journal Entry 22 by leeny37 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, August 14, 2006
It arrived today! :) Thanks for mailing it to me and I'll post again when I have read the book.

Journal Entry 23 by leeny37 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, September 20, 2006
I love the TV series, Medium, it's one of the shows that I try not to miss. As for the book, I thought it was just okay. I don't think it provided enough insight into her life as a medium and I felt she tended to gloss over details. She also stressed a bit too much on the fake psychics that give the true mediums a bad name; while I understand where she's coming from, but by her mentioning the fakes so much, it actually made me increasingly sceptical. It's strange actually, when I watch Medium, I believe that the character Allison DuBois truly has a gift, but when I was reading the book, I had my misgivings about the real Allison DuBois. I did, however, enjoy the chapter that her husband, Joe, contributed, that did help to give the book a bit more weight. I'm glad I had the chance to read the book, but I think I'll just stick to the TV show! Thanks, aussieangel2, for sharing, I will pass this on to the next participant as soon as I get a mailing address.

Released 13 yrs ago (9/21/2006 UTC) at Post office: Mailed to another bookcrosser in Australia, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Mailing off today to gypsyrose02 via a prepaid Express Post satchel, tracking #: MV5187021.

Journal Entry 25 by gypsyrose02 from Byford, Western Australia Australia on Monday, September 25, 2006
arrivedc today. am half way thru one then shall read this. thanks for including me.

Journal Entry 26 by Arrietty from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Monday, December 11, 2006
Can't wait to read this. Love the TV series and enjoyed Dubois' other book. The series is back on TV on Wednesday too! hurray.

Journal Entry 27 by Arrietty from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, January 03, 2007
I have to agree with Lenny37, this book is disappointing compared with TV series. Well I know the Allison Dubois in Medium is only based on the real Dubois, however I found the real life Dubois's life less interesting! That's hardy surprising. The part I laughed at was when the real Dubois muses on how 9/11 changed things and how people need to value the important things in life such as going to Disneyland! She should read Kingsolvers books of essays 'Small Wonders' - her musing on changes after 9/11 are much more complex. I also didn't agree that helping with jury selection so that criminals can receive death penalty is helping the victims of crime. That's such a narrow view of justice.

Still good to read about a real psychic and her role in helping people. Thanks aussieange2 for sharing.

Journal Entry 28 by froggirlwendy from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Monday, January 15, 2007
Arrived today - thanks Arietty. Luckily I am last on this ray (so far) - yay!!! so I can get through the other bookrings I have here before this one. Thank you aussieangel2 for adding me to this ray - I look forward to reading it :o) Hugs.

Journal Entry 29 by froggirlwendy from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, March 28, 2007
OMG I can't believe I still haven't posted this one on. Huge apologies to all participants.

I've always been interested in psychic phenomenon, after life etc so found this book to be very interesting. More example stories would have been great, but over all I found Allison's book to be an interesting read. I have her other book 'We Are Their Heaven', and 'Your Inate Psychic Powers' (different author) both on my TBR list for a day I have no bookrings to read.

Thanks aussieangel2 for including me. On it's way to wirigerie now.

Journal Entry 30 by froggirlwendy at Controlled release in Boondall, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (3/29/2007 UTC) at Controlled release in Boondall, Queensland Australia

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On it's way to wirigerie - next reader on this bookray. Enjoy :o)

Journal Entry 31 by Wirigerie from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Arrived safely in the mail, thanks :)
Both my girlfriend (kitten70) and I are looking forward to reading this!

Journal Entry 32 by Wirigerie from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Monday, April 16, 2007
I enjoyed this book but wished there was more details given of actual cases Allison has worked on. The book seemed more of a primer for young psychics than a story of a particular psychics life.

Passed on to kitten70 by hand.

Journal Entry 33 by kitten70 from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, May 08, 2007
was intersting but not quite me

Journal Entry 34 by Wirigerie from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Sent to Calissa this morning.

Journal Entry 35 by Calissa from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, May 12, 2007
Arrived safe and sound today. I'm really looking forward to getting into it.

Journal Entry 36 by Calissa from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Like so many others on this bookring, I was disappointed with this book. I think it largely steps from a misconception regarding the book's purpose; Allison was pretty clear it was to help other psychics, but that's not really how it has been marketed.

I disagree with the Foreword's description of the book as "warm". It seemed much more clincal and unemotional, more a logical presentation of the facts as she sees them. As a result I found it difficult to engage with. It didn't hold my interest very much at all.

Dubois' black and white viewpoint on people discouraged me too.

All in all, it made me think about some of my misconceptions but was hardly a fascinating read. As to the question of whether I believe or not... well some of the phenomenon fits in with experiences had by my boyfriend and his family. However just reading the book wouldn't have convinced me. I'd be much more interested in reading some of Gary Schwartz' research.

Journal Entry 37 by Calissa from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, May 17, 2007
Posted off to senna1 today.

Journal Entry 38 by senna1 from Parafield Gardens, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Received yesterday. Am anxious to read! Thanks for the opportunity, aussieangel2.

Journal Entry 39 by senna1 from Parafield Gardens, South Australia Australia on Sunday, June 03, 2007
I really enjoyed this book. I think it gave a comprehensive view of her life & I enjoyed it. She obviously had a personal mission in this book, to give advice to younger psychics. I think though that this stems from the difficulties that she faced when she was younger, they really seemed to affect her still. I would have preferred that she include more stories of things that happened rather than her life story but that's just me!
Overall a good read!
Now, where to on the next part of its journey???

Journal Entry 40 by senna1 at by post in Another BookCrosser, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (6/12/2007 UTC) at by post in Another BookCrosser, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 41 by violetcrumble from Wanneroo, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Arrived safe and sound, Thanks Senna1!
Have started reading already and will be happy to post on once I've finished.
Thanks aussieangel2 for starting things.

Journal Entry 42 by violetcrumble from Wanneroo, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Thankyou again to aussieangel2 for starting this bookray!
I have just finished reading this book, and have to say I have really enjoyed it. It is a good insight into the world of the medium.
While only the viewpoint of one medium is available, that is the same with any other book you might read. So agree or disagree with her it's your choice as a reader.
I agree that it is aimed at young mediums, but it also gives an insight to anyone curious about this topic and leaves you to make your own choices.
At least that's how I took it with my open-minded attitude.
Definately worth the time if you have an interest in the field, skeptics will probably still be skeptics, but hey read it anyway.

Journal Entry 43 by violetcrumble from Wanneroo, Western Australia Australia on Friday, July 13, 2007
Posted to mummifiedx5 on 10th July. Safe journey. I hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 44 by mummifiedX5 from Wollongong, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, July 15, 2007
Arrived safe and sound! Thanks violetcrumble :)

Journal Entry 45 by mummifiedX5 from Wollongong, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, September 13, 2007
Sent on to scrapoholic :)

I am SO sorry that I kept it for so long. I think I have overcommitted myself with some book rings *blush*

I'm a fan of the show "Medium" and found it hard not visualising the show's characters. I agree that she emphasised the "fake psychics" a bit too much. I'm till a bit of a sceptic but I haven't experienced the appearance of someone from the "other side" so till then, I think it's a matter of "I'll believe it when I see it"

Journal Entry 46 by scrapaholic from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Arrived today in the post.

Journal Entry 47 by scrapaholic from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
I enjoyed reading this book. As I have watched the show it gave me some insight into her life.

Am posting onto gabbysmum.

Journal Entry 48 by gabbysmum from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, October 16, 2007
This arrived while I was out buying 2 more books as I had run out of things I wanted to read,typical ! lol

Thank you for giving me the chance to read this.

Journal Entry 49 by gabbysmum from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I really enjoyed this book {especially the clear large print lol},althought it wasnt what I was expecting but still a good read.Like others I really liked the chapter written by Joe and I had a giggle when she called herself Gary's lab rat!

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Now on its way to the next on the list

Journal Entry 51 by winghetku77wing at Nokia, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, January 05, 2014
13.11.2007 I received this in the mail, thank you gabbysmum!

5.1.2014 I read the book already a month ago (at last), but I'm behind making journal entries of the books I've read (once again). I've liked the series "Medium", so I expected the book to tell about Dubois's experiences. But like others have mentioned before, it was more of a guidebook to other mediums. Yet it was interesting enough. What bothered me a bit was Dubois's attitude sometimes - everything was either black or white/good or bad. It's not what kind of picture you get from her from the series. I'm no believer in afterlife at all, but these kind of things are interesting to ponder about.

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