Do Dead People Watch You Shower?

Do Dead People Watch You Shower?

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by Concetta Bertoldi
     
 

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Medium Concetta Bertoldi answers all your questions about life after life

. . . from the irreverent:
(If the dead are always with us, do they have a XXX view of my bedroom?)

. . . to the poignant:
(Will my deceased father be with me when I walk down the aisle on my wedding day?)

. . . to the heartfelt:
(When loved ones

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Medium Concetta Bertoldi answers all your questions about life after life

. . . from the irreverent:
(If the dead are always with us, do they have a XXX view of my bedroom?)

. . . to the poignant:
(Will my deceased father be with me when I walk down the aisle on my wedding day?)

. . . to the heartfelt:
(When loved ones leave this life too early or under tragic circumstances, are they eternally heartbroken or can they find peace in heaven?)

Concetta Bertoldi has been communicating with the "Other Side" since childhood. In Do Dead People Watch You Shower?, the first-ever book of its kind, she exposes the naked truth about the fate and happiness of our late loved ones with no-holds-barred honesty and delightfully wry humor, answering questions that range from the practical to the outrageous. In addition she shares with us her own intimate secrets, revealing with refreshing candor how her miraculous gift has affected her life, her marriage, her friendships, and her career, as well as the myriad ways she has used it to help others.

Editorial Reviews

"I'm just a normal human being who happens to hear dead people." Concetta Bertoldi's odd protest gains more plausibility as one reads her often witty, sometimes heart-wrenching memoir of her life as a medium. Concetta has been communicating with the Other Side ever since she was a child in Newark, so it should not surprise us that her account of her psychic experiences possess a certain Jersey verve. In addition to the title conundrum, Do Dead People Watch You Shower? answers a variety of questions, both irreverent and deeply touching, about the afterlife and how it interfaces with us. Looking at life from both sides now.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061743375
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
110,741
File size:
852 KB

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Do Dead People Watch You Shower?
And Other Questions You've Been All but Dying to Ask a Medium

Chapter One

What is the difference between a medium and a psychic?

A medium is a psychic, but a psychic is not necessarily a medium. Someone who is just psychic can give you a prediction, but they can't tell you where or who they got it from. I (and other true mediums) not only can tell you what is going on and what will happen, but we can tell you who on the Other Side is bringing the message. I'm the whole package, baby! When did you first start talking with dead people?

I can't say exactly, but certainly it was when I was a small girl. It wasn't really having a conversation, I just knew something. I understood so little at that time, I had no one to explain to me what this "knowing" was. One of my very earliest memories of this was walking home one day when I was about nine years old (this wasn't the first, but one that I strongly recall) and "realizing" that my older brother was going to be taken from us at an early age. As I was walking into my backyard, I "heard" the Other Side (I didn't know at the time that's who was communicating with me) tell me this. I can't recall the exact words I heard. I'm not even sure it was a full sentence. Nevertheless, I knew what they meant, and I remember it like it was yesterday.

Other messages like this one came to me at other times. I was told, for example, that I would never in this lifetime have children of my own. I was also told that in a past lifetime my soul had been married to my father's soul—one of the reasons, I'm sure, why I completely adored my father in this lifetime. Theeffect of these messages, for me, was one of grounding me. Even if I didn't like what I'd been told, even if, like anyone would, I fought against losing my brother and against whatever it was that decided I would not have children, the fact that I'd been told these things in advance eventually helped me gain perspective.

When did you first tell someone about the things you "knew"?

I don't think it even dawned on me to talk about these things. I guess when you're young, you don't really know what's normal to know or not know. But I remember one event that my mother has said was the first time she was aware that anything special was going on with me. I was just a small child playing outside in the backyard. My mother recalls that I came into the kitchen and declared that my uncle Jerry's leg was all bloody. My mother was shocked that I would say such a thing, and told me to go back outside to play. A short time later, our kitchen phone rang and my mother got the news that her brother Jerry had been in a motorcycle accident and they were going to amputate his leg. Fortunately, the doctors were able to save his leg, but my mother was never the same! She didn't know what to make of what I had told her and at the time she was really frightened.

When my father came home from work that night, my mother told him the story. As my mother tells it, he just sat there without any expression. Finally he said, "Well, looks like Pop was right. He said she had the gift."

My grandfather had been a gifted medium. He crossed over when I was very young so I don't really remember him from this side. But we're in contact now and I've gotten to know him from the Other Side. Maybe now is a good time to say that even though my grandfather said I had "the gift" I'm not really comfortable with that term. I would never say that about myself. To me, it kind of sounds pretentious to say, my gift. I think of it more as an ability, the way everyone has different abilities. But sometimes in this book I may use the term gift just because it's shorter and I tend to talk fast.

Why does mediumship run in families?

I believe that it is just like any other talent that seems to run in families, like the ability to draw and paint, or having a good ear for music and being able to sing or play an instrument. We don't really question that, it's almost expected: "Well of course she can sing—her mother was a music teacher!" Nobody would think it the least bit weird if Picasso had a son who was a painter. But, like any other talent, there's also a choice that goes along with it. Maybe everyone in your family was a teacher—they just had a knack for communicating ideas, and maybe you also have this knack. But you can't see yourself in a classroom with kids all day long, your whole life. You might choose to use that talent in another way. Or you might decide that that's not the most important thing to you, there's something else you'd rather do. You still have the talent, but you don't have to use it at all. That's our free will.

Right now, my brother Bobby and sister-in-law Choi's little girl, my niece Bobbie Concetta—she's six years old and a real sweetheart!—has the ability I have and that my grandfather had. She has spoken about people who are on the Other Side and has described a lot of things about her past lives. One time, when she and her mother were walking by a church, she pointed to a statue of a woman with clearly Caucasian features and said, "That's the way my last mommy looked." Being my sister-in-law, Choi knows all about this kind of thing and showed no fear, maybe just curiosity. So there is a strong likelihood that with this support Bobbie Concetta will retain the ability she has now. Is Bobbie Concetta currently giving readings to her little friends? No. And she may never do what I'm doing. It's up to her. She'll have to decide for herself.

Do Dead People Watch You Shower?
And Other Questions You've Been All but Dying to Ask a Medium
. Copyright © by Concetta Bertoldi. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold. <%END%>

Meet the Author

Concetta Bertoldi is a full-time medium with a two-year waiting list. She is regularly consulted by members of Britain's royal family, American celebrities, politicians, and others. She lives in New Jersey with her husband.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For somebody that doesn't believe in the afterlife, this will never be a good pick. For somebody that was hurting because they lost a loved one and they read this book and found peace, it was an awesome pick. I do not believe the author is taking advantage of anyone, she is giving them answers. Whether these answers are true, nobody else can say for sure, but she is helping some people find peace. I am one of those people. I have lost 3 people very close to me in my somewhat young life. Besides grieving for my mother, grandmother and grandfather, I also found myself panicking over my own eventual death, and even more so the eventual death of my husband and son. My grief and anxiety have weighed heavily on me for almost 11 years. I finally read this book and, overnight, found a very grounded peace. All of this takes a pretty big leap of faith. I understand that people do not believe in what this author has to say and I respect that opinion. I might not have agreed with this book at a different time in my life. But this author has helped me. This book, for me, was, as the detailed ratings would say, life-changing. This book, for me, was worth my money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Concetta I really loved reading your book. It has helped me deal with my son's death in a way that I didn't think I could...I recommend it to everyone. Thank you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've lost someone dear as I did losing my beautiful 24 year old son last year, you must read this book. The author is believable and honest ~ it is and will always be the best book on the afterlife I've ever read. This book has given me greater understanding and peace. I am grateful to the author for writing it.
Rebekah_Michelle More than 1 year ago
I went to the bookstore in search of a psychology book recommended to me by my cousin. The book I was searching for was not on the shelf where it belonged, but on the next shelf was this book. I thumbed through it and felt like I'd better put it down before I read the whole thing right there in the store! I didn't have the money to buy two books, and still held out hope of finding the one I came for. I left, returning a week later to see if the book I had searched for was finally in stock....I returned to the book store THREE times, picking THIS book up each time, and finally decided it's silly to ignore something I was so drawn to. I bought it, and it was the first step in a two-year journey down rabbit trails that led from a passing curiosity with spirituality and the afterlife to a decision to move forward with my life-long dream of being a healer. I would have never reached that point without first reading this book. READ IT -- you'll love where it takes you next!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I went to a Medium, I went to Concetta back in November of 1999. She is the most amazing person I have ever met. Well worth visiting her or reading her book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When my cousin passed away at a very young age, I had a lot of unanswered questions about death and the afterlife. This book answered all of them. From birth to life on the Other Side, Concetta Bertoldi offers the knowldge that she's gleaned after a lifetime of communicating with the dead. Some of what she has to say is sad, but the majority of the book is uplifting and shining with Concetta's fun-loving personality. This book will be a great comfort for anyone who's lost a loved one - It shows us that we haven't really lost them after all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting read on purely an uneducated view of the unknown. Concetta writings are genuine and pleasant. Leaves one with mild thought and a smile ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just ordered another six copies for gifts. This is perfect for the coffee table. I had a ball reading it by myself, laughing right out loud as I went. But it was even more fun when my family came over. It makes a great discussion starter. And you will be surprised the things people think of. We had so much fun and I can imagine their faces when they unwrap the package and remember it all over again. Oh, and you don't have to believe in this stuff to enjoy it. I'm not sure I believe myself but that is beside the point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Concetta answers tons of questions the reader might have about loved ones who have passed away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book, answered a lot of questions I had! The info is presented in a way that is honest, forth right, and easy to understand. If you are a medium and just developing or recognizing your abilities, this book will help you feel 'normal' and give you a great perspective. Concetta seems like a person I'd want for a friend. I'm really glad she took the time and effort to write her story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book comforting and have passed it on to others struggling with the loss of a loved one.
Gene-From-Texas More than 1 year ago
If you believe in the hereafter, this book gives you a lot of further insight. I have read and studied many books and theologies along this line and this book backs them all up. As usual, if you believe that once you die...you are dead forever and that is all there is, I doubt that you would enjoy this book and anything more than amusing reading at best.
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kimber62372 More than 1 year ago
Every question you can think of, I think Concetta had it covered in this book! She is so funny in this book as well. You can tell she is a down to earth person and loves to help people with her books and in person. I must get a reading from her pronto!! lol :)
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I've recommended this book to three others and they all loved it as much as i did. Written well, down to earth, and very interesting. I've read it twice.
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