Growing Up Psychic: From Skeptic to Believer
  • Growing Up Psychic: From Skeptic to Believer
  • Growing Up Psychic: From Skeptic to Believer

Growing Up Psychic: From Skeptic to Believer

by Michael D. Bodine
     
 

What's it like to grow up psychic-in a family of psychics?

Michael Bodine was only seven when his family made a shocking discovery: he, his mother, and his siblings-including his sister, the renowned Echo Bodine-are psychic. What was it like to grow up in a house teeming with ghosts and psychic experimentation, contend with a mind-reading mother, befriend a

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What's it like to grow up psychic-in a family of psychics?

Michael Bodine was only seven when his family made a shocking discovery: he, his mother, and his siblings-including his sister, the renowned Echo Bodine-are psychic. What was it like to grow up in a house teeming with ghosts and psychic experimentation, contend with a mind-reading mother, befriend a spirit boy, and hunt ghosts with his sister Echo? And what happens when Michael's psychic talents become more of a burden than a blessing?

From adolescence to adulthood, this gripping memoir chronicles the wondrous, hair-raising, hilarious, and moving moments in Michael Bodine's life, punctuated by an ongoing struggle to come to terms with the paranormal. Discover how he rebounds from drug and alcohol dependency and learns to accept-and embrace-his unusual gifts.

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Publishers Weekly
Fans of based-in-reality psychic family TV drama Medium, or anyone who wished Running With Scissors had more ghosts, will be gratified with this memoir from professional psychic Bodine, who grew up with a psychic mom and sister in a house full of spirits. Happily, the paranormal isn't Bodine's primary focus; among relatively few instances of psychic phenomenon, Bodine's account is an absorbing family drama featuring a mother suddenly enraptured with the beyond; a wealthy father who leaves his wife and four children; Bodine's own pre-teen descent into drugs and alcohol; and, ultimately, personal redemption and fulfillment. Most striking is Bodine's sense of loneliness and abandonment; he makes it seem almost natural when he embraces a friendship with Jerry, a dead boy who chooses to be Bodine's spirit guide, but who reads like an increasingly malevolent imaginary friend. Still, Bodine's narrative can meander, and occasionally skips over important-seeming events without explanation ("My therapist tried to have sex with me which completely freaked me out so I stopped seeing him"). Though it won't turn any skeptics into believers, Bodine's tale should capture the imagination of the open-minded.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738719610
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Pages:
289
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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