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Her visions have helped solve crimes; her instincts have helped find missing people.
She can predict future events and read your mind.
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 ...

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Overview

Her visions have helped solve crimes; her instincts have helped find missing people.
She can predict future events and read your mind.
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.
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 to define her own life, a life committed to the search for ultimate truth.

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Allison DuBois received her first call from the Other Side when she was just six years old. At first, she was understandably confused by these unbidden voices, but she gradually learned to adjust to her strange gift. Later, while she was serving as an college intern in the county district attorney's office, she discovered that her paranormal sense give her the ability to relive crimes and thus identify perpetrators. This singular memoir was the inspiration for NBC's popular show The Medium.
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"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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743282284
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 352,106
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Introduction

For those of you familiar with the hit television series Medium you probably already know that it's based on my real experiences. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, I encourage you to tune in and explore life after death. Don't Kiss Them Good-bye elaborates on my life minus the great television writers. It is my way of sharing with you how I'm affected by being a medium. Perhaps you are intrigued by my being able to see and feel events that not all people can. Perhaps learning about mediums will raise questions for you about your own life. Maybe you're one of many who knows your loved ones are still around and you want to strengthen your connections with them. I invite you to join me on this adventure through my life so that you can better understand how the events in my life have shaped who I am. I will give you a glimpse of what life can be after death. I also will talk to you about how to stay connected to those who matter to you most. May this book inspire you as so many have inspired me.

In this book, I share my own childhood experiences in order to connect and relate to young mediums who have questions and doubts about their gifts. I hope that my experiences can help show how a child with the gift might feel or view things. I also hope it illustrates how we, as people who love the gifted young, can help them to understand and embrace their abilities. Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings. I want the people reading my book to have real insight into the life of a person with special abilities. I want you to better understand where psychics and mediums come from and what kinds of potential we have. Being able to relate to or think about the unknown is half the battle of expanding your spiritual beliefs. Having the opportunity to experience it personally is the other half.

About Me

I am a medium and profiler. This means I can predict future events, I can get into a person's mind, I can detect health problems in people, and I can communicate with the dead. Yes, I see dead people.

I have often wished that someone would come up with a better word than "psychic" to describe people like me. Between all the con artists out there and the gypsy and witch stereotypes, the word has been forever tainted. Call it what you want; I have what I refer to as the gift.

I was brought into this world in the usual way on January 24, 1972, in Phoenix, Arizona. I'm old enough to have learned my craft and young enough to challenge it. I have one older brother, Michael, who teased me often. My parents divorced when I was a baby, but I grew up knowing they both loved me.

Even when I was little I knew that I wasn't a typical kid. Besides my encounter with my great-grandpa after his funeral (which I discuss in the chapter "A Little Girl Meets the Other Side"), there were many other significant signs of things to come.

I identified with characters who had special gifts. Whether it was Tabitha on Bewitched or Tia in Escape to Witch Mountain, I knew they were different, like me. I was sure they could relate to my feelings of being an oddity, misunderstood by adults. As I was careful about what information I shared with people, I understood why the characters on TV or in the movies hid their abilities.

My identification with these characters went beyond a child's imagination and the desire to be Wonder Woman or Superman. When I was around ten years old, I was told repeatedly (by those I have come to know as my guides) that I was unique. They told me that when I was older I would affect people in a profound way. It was hard then for me to imagine that I could do something that important someday.

I received visits from my guides on and off throughout my childhood and teenage years. I wasn't sure who those voices were, but I knew the source was good and that it was coming from upstairs. I could feel the energy of the visitor and, although I was not frightened, I was more afraid that I would not be able to live up to their expectations of me.

I couldn't help but think Why me? I look average, and my parents are divorced. I found church boring. My mom made me go with her every Sunday and I resented it. I preferred to talk to heaven personally when I was alone. I felt very connected to a higher power and I was sensitive to others' feelings about it. But it seemed that all the adults at church sang about one thing and then practiced another. It didn't make sense to me, but if I mentioned this I was scolded.

I filled my room with stuffed animals and dolls, but mine served a defensive purpose. I lined them up on shelves, on the floor, everywhere, positioned to fill space and form a barrier between me and the unknown. Since I could feel many variations of energy around me and sometimes I saw apparitions, my stuffed animals filled the physical void where I knew the energy existed. The toys also helped calm my nerves. I had created in my mind an explanation for the energy I felt. I was no longer looking at empty space and feeling as though an unknown energy occupied it. My toys now filled the space. Children, like adults, learn to deal with complicated circumstances in a way that creates comfort for them.

I spent my youth trying to convince myself that I was normal. I was a competitive roller skater for several years in the early eighties. Journey, REO Speedwagon, and The Go-Go's provided the background music for my childhood. The people at the rink were also quite memorable, with their big perms, leg warmers, and lights on their skate wheels. I sat for hours watching people skate around faster and faster, until they began to blur into circles of light. I watched them intently, as if I were looking for something inside each person to become visible.

I enjoyed the all-or-nothing stakes of winning competitions. Figures, dance, freestyle skating-I did them all. I especially loved those rare occasions when the boys and girls were allowed to compete against one another. I enjoyed beating the boys the most.

Skating also provided an escape from the conflict at home between my mom and stepdad. When I was twelve, my mom and the man that I had called dad for ten years dissolved their marriage. I saw him with his new family a year later. He didn't see me and I never saw him again.

My mom remarried a year or two later, and I didn't fit into the new arrangement. I was on my own just one month before my sixteenth birthday. I lived in an apartment with a high school friend named Domini. I remember kicking back with a beer and thinking how ludicrous it was that I had once told my sixth grade teacher that I aspired to go to Harvard. Ridiculous! I thought. At this rate I wouldn't even be going to a community college!

My teenage years were painful and lonely. People were all around me, but I felt as alone as anyone could be. I also felt as if I sometimes attracted people who had bad energy. I always worry about young people who stand out in crowds because they have an inner light that shines through. I heard this often as a young person and now I understand it. Dark entities are naturally attracted to light and will try to manipulate it. A dark entity can see a light entity from a mile away. Unfortunately, it's typically harder for light entities to spot dark ones, but with experience they can learn to recognize and avoid them.

Have you ever looked at a recent picture of someone close to you and compared it to one from the past? There is a light that flickers in a young person's eyes that is often extinguished as he ages. The trick is to make sure your light remains strong and bright. It's a reflection of your soul. Never let it be extinguished. I have met seventy-year-old men and women who have the essence of people in their early twenties. I am determined to always retain my mischievous inner youth.

The night I met my husband he swears there was a light shining down on me. Joe says he couldn't resist knowing what I was about. I thought he was just an irritating guy with a pickup line. Joe has helped to make me a better person. He has taught me many lessons that I wouldn't have held still long enough to hear from anyone else. The most important thing he taught me is that there are people who are true to their word, people who will always be there. He has taught me to trust.

Another lesson Joe taught me was math and that it wasn't too late to apply it to my dream of going to college. Against all the odds I did graduate from college. I received a B.A. in political science with a minor in history from Arizona State University. Even though I had grown up around all kinds of people who were going nowhere fast, a part of me had always known that somehow, some way, I would earn a college degree. I guess I am just one of those lucky people for whom things always work out. I see myself as being constantly pushed back onto the right path by a force greater than me. I am thankful.

While sitting in class at ASU, feeling sorry for myself, I met a girl in a wheelchair. She was blind and had a Seeing Eye dog, but I never heard her complain, not once! I got over feeling sorry for myself really quickly. Life is a series of learning important lessons. You have to pay attention in class. Thinking of her helps me remember there's always someone who has it harder than I do.

Overall, my twenties were rich and exciting. I made mistakes, met Joe, graduated from college, experienced motherhood, interned at the homicide bureau, produced a safety video, and prepared myself to start over again with a new story. I don't know how I ended up with such a colorful, remarkable life, but I am thankful for all I have done and all that I have.

Now that you know my background and what I do, I encourage you to use the rest of my book to think about your own experiences.

Please remember that mediums serve people both living and dead. We bridge the gap. If you have ever questioned whether there is an afterlife, I hope this book will help you to see that indeed there is a whole world on the other side.

Copyright (c) 2004 by Allison DuBois

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Introduction

1. My Way

2. A Little Girl Meets the Other Side

3. Angel on My Shoulder

4. Missing

5. Kindergarten Mediums

6. Hormones and Teen Psychics

7. Empathy

8. Painful Living, Peaceful Good-byes

9. Little Things

10. Gifted

11. Do You Really Want to Know?

12. If You Never Die

13. Once in a Lifetime

14. Baby Boy

15. Loving a Medium

16. Science and the Other Side

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  • Posted July 16, 2010

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    MEDIUM SERIES-ALLISON DUBOIS-

    This book is for everyone, even the skeptic. This book validated my sensitivity to the other side's energy. My children also feel the energy. My grief is more managable from what I have read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2010

    Disappointing

    Though the television series based on the life of Allison DuBois is one of my favorite t.v. shows, I was very disappointed in this book. I found it overly repetitive and lacking in any kind of engaging content. Basically, it was just plain boring. She may well be gifted...but not at writing. Even the editing was weak as "typos" were plentiful, making this book even more of a struggle to finish. I've never been one ditch a book before I've finished it, so I was actually relieved when this one turned out to be less than 200 pages. Save your money and stick to the t.v. show.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

    Ok

    This book was ok. I believe there are much better books written by mediums out there. The type was very big and spaced and it seemed to me as though they were trying to drag it out, so they didn't have a 50 page book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

    Do you believe?

    You can tell by the writing style Ms. DuBois wrote this herself without intervention from a professional writer which makes it all the more real and convincing. I enjoyed reading about her experiences and explanations of why life ends early for some and not for others. And they are out there, no matter what your belief system this is hard to ignore.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2007

    Worth Your Time

    Allison Dubois is a refreshingly enjoyable author and this was a great one-night read. She candidly speaks about what the world really needs to know about mediumship and human decency.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2006

    they are with us

    It is nice for people like Allison DuBois to give us a peek of what we don't see or feel, but what is real. There is no beginning and there is no end, it all continues. Open your mind with no fear and your heart will also know.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2006

    Wonderful Book!

    I've read this book and enjoyed it so much. I cna't tell you how much it helped me to read it. I loved the show on TV and thought I would read this book, since it was by person show is based on. I was not disappointed at all. I would read it again and recommend it to anyone. I will make sure to read anything she writes from now on.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2006

    THIS IS AN AMAZING BOOK!!!

    I would really like to know what medications the person who wrote the last review was taking when they wrote it. This is an amazing book written by an amazing person who I look up to. I myself being sensitive, and also planing on writing a book, Allison Dubois is, to me, a person to look up to and ask many questions. This book will answer all of them... it answered mine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2006

    Do you believe?

    The book was a little lightweight. I expected there to be more written about her psychic abilities than there was. She explains how to enhance your gift or your child's gift if you are lucky to have the power. For the most part, the book was about the fact that not all psychics are charlatans. Many psychics are good people wanting to help others and not bilk them out of money. I believe this was the real motive behind the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2006

    A good read

    I read Don't Kiss Them Good-bye for a book report this is a great book book but she talks to much about what to do if you are a medium or if your child is a medium and for people that aren't mediums or don't have children that are Mediums that part can be boring I thought it would talk about her life more So its not good if you you where looking for a biography but otherwise its a great book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2006

    A Wonderful Read

    When I found this book, I couldn't put it down. I lost my only brother at the tender age of 26 and this gave me reason to believe that he is alive in spirit. A wonderful read for people who are grieving. I now know for sure that there is life after death....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2006

    It's great if you believe!

    I loved the book because I have actually experienced a few of the same things that Allison discusses in the book. It proved to me that I wasn't just 'dreaming'. I think it's a great book for anyone who is 'on the fence' when it comes to the question Is there life after death? Easy & interesting reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2005

    Excellent

    I found this book to be absolutly inspiring and relaxing. I origionally picked it out because of my interest in the show Medium. I couldnt put it down from the minute i picked it up which is quite unusual for me.I had a cousin who died at a young age of 17 whom which i was very close with when i was very young, and have always had many questions about death and life after death ever since. But after reading this book by Dubois, it has given me not only answer many questions that i have had for a very long time, but also reassures me that there is a life after death and that your lost loved ones are watching over you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2005

    A Weight Lifter

    I have carried the weight of the unexpected death of my mother for 15 years always thinking that if I had paid more attention to the signs she was giving me I could have saved her. In Allison's first chapter she made me see what I have always believed, except in the case of my Mother, that when it is your turn to go, you go. I now know that even if I had pushed her to see a doctor, she would have gone anyway. It was her turn. About two weeks before she passed on she told me that if she could get in touch with me after she died it would be through a number that was important in both our lives. I am pleased to tell you that she is in touch with me at least once a week and more often when each one of my Grandchildren were born. I think she is happy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2013

    This book is both very sad and very inspirational. The author, A

    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 <i>Medium</i>
    . This book explains how she came to realize her talent and how she came to use it for good. It contains several actual cases and readings she has worked on and is finished by a chapter about what it is like to live with a medium, written by her husband Joe.

    This is an excellent book that is an easy read, and it will have you run the full gamut of your emotions before you are through. Well worth picking up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Awesome

    Very good book. Loved it from the first word to the last.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

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    HORRIBLE!!!!!! Allison DuBois is a FRAUD and a MEAN, EVIL person!

    Allison DuBois is absolutley sick in the head. She is mean, spiteful and witchy with a capitol B. Look her up by searching for "Allison DuBois +realhousewives". Watch the episode with her in it and see how much you like her after she really reveals her true self. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS WOMAN in any way. Everything about her is tainted and dirty.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    Love it!

    I really like all of Alisons books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2006

    Don't waste your money!

    I cannot remember the last time I read a book this poorly written. Her writing is scattered, she leaps from one subject to another without ever truly explaining anything. One does not get a clear sense of what it is like to be a medium, she only hints at this. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, don't waste your time reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2006

    Excellent journey into the life of a Medium!

    This was one of those books that confirmed what I've always believed that the spiritworld is all around us. This memoir is filled with humor and intelligence and is a must read, skeptics included! This particular memoir though is unlike the others I've read by Mediums or Psychics because there's a chapter written by the author's husband, which I think particularly adds credibility to Allison's abilities. It was also very comforting to know that my loved ones who have already crossed over are watching over me as I suspected! The section where Allison describes her experiments with Gary Schwartz is also fascinating! An excellent, well-written book, and one of those books that I know in a couple of years, I'll pick it up and read it again. L Logan, Author of The Crime Chronicles of Decker Zane

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