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

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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,
Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 26th 2007 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 2007)
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Jan 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
My aunt read this book last year to help her deal with the death of her son, my cousin, in Iraq. Since then it has been making the rounds in my family and my mom just passed it on to me. There are few conversations about my cousin that do not involve tears, but when my aunt, my mother and I discussed this book, there were only tears of joy. This book and the information it contains has been a comfort to us, as i'm sure it is to anyone who has lost someone dear to them. It is hard not to be a lit ...more
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: spiritual
Yes, they do!

A nice compendium of questions that cover just about everything you’d want to know about the other side and your loved ones there, answered by a renowned medium. A wide breadth of questions are covered as succinctly and as honestly as possible. This makes it a quick but comforting read.

I found it to be of great solace and would recommend it to anyone who has recently lost a loved one as did I when I read it.
This book doesn't quite live up to the title. It does provide a nice philosophy for those people who have lost loved ones, and I believe that it would be nice to believe that Dead People watch you shower.

While reading the book, I did try one of the suggestions for talking to dead people. I put the book down, and called to my Grandma, who died 8 years ago. Right at that moment, the door to our bathroom slammed shut. My daughter had gotten out of bed to use the bathroom.

I am sure that the author
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the question and answer format and found she confirmed what many other mediums say about being in your physical body to learn certain predetermined lessons and to help others in their journey. I really liked that she believes the souls of your loved ones wait for everyone else to get there before returning for another journey. I get through each day knowing I will see my son again so I found her messages very comforting.
May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Knowledge is power.
The knowledge you can learn from this book (whether you choose to believe it) has the power to heal, to comfort, to better your life...

I started getting into this subject after watching Long Island Medium on TLC (love that show), and I've always wanted to know more. The author not only answers so many questions I've been wanting to know, but she answers questions that just open your eyes and your mind to things you never thought possible. I guess I always believed in the whole
Anna H
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Everyone has different beliefs about spirituality, religion and the afterlife -- or what happens after we die, but we all have many of the same questions about them. In this book, Concetta Bertoldi explores the biggest mysteries we'd like to have unraveled about souls and what happens to them in the hereafter. She gives fresh, funny insight into her own life and work as a medium, and offers good perspective and ideas about what it means to believe in today's world.

She also gives us some great (
May 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was hoping this book would be just as funny as the title, but it had a bit more of a serious quality. There were some funny parts and some parts that made me reflect on life and losing loved ones. Mostly it was an interesting look into Bertoldi's life as a medium.
Jan 19, 2016 rated it liked it
It was set up in a good format, but I was surprised how many times the author wrote that she did not know something or did not have an answer. I didn't expect her to have all the answers, but I didn't want to keep reading the words "I don't know," either.
May 20, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in life after death and psychic mediums
A good book......but I'm not a fan of the question/answer format. Also, the author is clearly not a writer, but I did enjoy reading about what she does. I read this book in preparation to see Concetta at a group event, so when I went, I felt like I knew her a little bit, which was neat.
Ashley Barnett
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book really put a lot of my unanswered questions into perspective. I not only understand everything this author explained I also feel comforted after finishing this book.
Oct 10, 2009 rated it it was ok
This was a kinda weird book, actually. I read it because I was bored, and yes, it did keep me from getting bored. I think my problem with the book was that it dealt with death too much.
Phyllis Mullins
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you've ever wondered if spirits are real, if your loved ones and friends have passed on but are still "living", then this is the book you should read. Concetta is a medium who has connected many people with their loved ones on the "other side". Her stories and answers to many questions most of us have asked are answered truthfully from her experiences, but also done with humor. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and feel it has opened my eyes to many things I've felt were real, but was ne ...more
G.L. Jackson
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This is a fun quick read, a look behind the scenes at the life of a medium.

There are no real answers to be found if that's what you're looking for, only the author's impressions and feelings. It's more about Bertoldi's life experiences than anything else, but it could be both comforting and inspirational for those who've suffered the recent loss of a loved one.
Oct 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: occult, ebook
Its hard to take this book seriously. Its a fun and interesting read about the other side but everything is oversimplified.
Jose Carlos
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Este libro me ayudó, de alguna forma, a llevar mejor la muerte de mi padre. Se lo recomiendo a cualquiera que haya perdido a un ser querido.
Char Gust
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
I liked the Q&A format but overall it got a bit redundant
Oct 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-favorite-read
Do Dead People Watch You Shower? and the answer is: Yes they do! I feel like I've been on a bit of a spiritual ride lately, having also finished The Ghosts Among Us; Van Praagh a few days ago. I enjoyed both of these books, but this one was much more fun to read.

The author, Concetta Bertoldi, has seen and talked to dead people since she was child. She lives in New Jersey and has a private practice which has a 2-year wait for a reading. Some of her clients include Britain's Royal family, actors,
Aug 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, 2008
I picked up this book at the library after hearing about it when it was featured on MSN. Ever since I read those teen books set in the spiritualist town of Lily Dale, NY, I think my reading list has managed to include more books like that, but that's okay.

I don't know how much of this book I completely, 100% believe. I think it's certainly possible - even plausible - that some people have an ability to hear messages or see future events; it happens to me sometimes. But with that said, I don't th
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an occasionally light-hearted look at the dear departed. Concetta Bertoldi is a "full time medium with a 2 year waiting list who is regularly consulted by members of Britain's royal family, American celebrities, politicians, and others." (From book). She describes her development as a psychic medium, and some of the interesting things she's learned from talking to dead people. She kept her abilities secret (even from her husband) until her brother's spirit convinced her to go public. She ...more
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Here is some light reading about communications from the dead. There is nothing very startling in what Bertoldi describes, mostly everything in is agreement with folk wisdom and what has been described by others. There are a few oddities peculiar to her impressions which gives it some substance. Her main message from those in the beyond amounts to the point that they love us. She does assert that evil and darkness do exist but she rejects exploring them. (For example, she admits that communicati ...more
Feb 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
When I saw this book at the B and N, it was like I was a kid in a candy store because I HAVE always wanted to learn about mediums (legit mediums, that is). Concetta Bertoldi is super down-to-earth and matter-of-fact (and funny!), and personally I believe that she's the real deal. For the most part, I wasn't creeped out by any of the information because she doesn't deal with anything dark, only the spirits of loved ones who have died and want to deliver happy messages to their families who are st ...more
Feb 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-books-read
I picked this book up a couple of days ago at a library book sale, intrigued by the title. It was a quick read, tantalizing and entertaining. The author is a full-time medium who consults with celebrities, the British royal family, politicians and has assisted the police in missing person cases. She has had the gift of communicating with spirits from the "Other Side" since childhood, and in her book tries to explain what this other world is like, what happens to a person who dies, and answers to ...more
Sara Harrison
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone open to knowing about the hereafter
Recommended to Sara by: no one--just discovered on my own
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was concise and so well focused on the questions we all have about the other side. As far as I know, she seemed to be completely honest with the answers she provided and I truly feel like I have a better understanding of how the process of mediumship is done because of her simple way of explaining the (to most of us) hidden world of those who have departed before us.

Anyone with an interest in where we go and what we do after we pass into the next ph
Kryssy Kirsch
Sep 17, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011
As a believer in the afterlife and a slight sensitive, I thought this book would help me understand more about the afterlife. Yes, there were questions answered, however, I didn't feel this is what I believe to be true. There were too many contradictions. For example, if someone were to die a violent death, their soul is automatically taken out of their body and crossed to the Other Side. She also talks about Gettysburg and how the souls are stuck there. Hmm...I thought something as violent as b ...more
Ilana Waters
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book for a number of reasons. The first, admittedly, was instant gratification. With a question on each page or two, the volume can be gobbled up quite quickly! The second, selfishly, that Bertoldi's notion of the afterlife and spirituality really resonated with my own. There's little in here to offend any particular religious system; it's all about love, helping others, and forgiveness. Plus, it's brassy and funny, and I love how the author admits to not having all the answers. D ...more
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
As someone who stopped watching scary movies about spirits and ghosts a long time ago, this book helped to assuage some of my fears about the "spirits" on the "other side". Bertoldi, as a medium, reveals her personal experiences with dead spirits (close relatives, celebrities, her client's relatives) and portrays them in a positive light; they are always with us and subtly guide us through life.
As someone who didn't believe in mediums or their ability, I found it hard not to believe this woman'
Katharine Kimbriel
Jun 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: research, non-fiction
I really enjoyed this fast read. I should admit that I know several people who plainly are somehow more in tune with the cosmos, shall we say -- can see ghosts, hear spirits, know things that they shouldn't, etc. Concetta finally admitted that she had the same gift, in her case, that of a medium, and now practices as one.

If you are curious about the possibility of another plane of existence, this is a good book to read. If you're skeptical, but wonder if any of these people might be real, this i
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As much as I don't like to admit it, I am somewhat clairsentient and have always felt a deep attraction to all things spiritual. This book was just what I needed to help validate and clarify a lot of what I have experienced. Even though I am Catholic and am not technically supposed to believe in reincarnation, I find it hard to follow this rule. There are so many things I cannot explain and Bertoldi does a lovely job in bringing light to a topic that is often and obviously misunderstood. She is ...more
Aug 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book is really fascinating. The question-answer form makes for quick reading. Concetta Bertoldi comes across as a very real person answering questions about what life as a medium is like for her. Take it or leave it; she's not trying to convince anyone, just answers as best she can. She also answers with a fun streak of humor. She's just one of us, only she senses spirits and communicates with the dead. No biggee.
Sep 03, 2008 rated it it was ok
I hate skimming books because I feel like that's cheating, but I couldn't help myself with this one.

In summary: Yes, dead people watch you shower and yes, they know what you like to do in bed, but they look at it the same way as living people look at animals mating: It's funny, but it's natural.

THAT'S comforting. :-P

This book also "answered" some interesting questions about reincarnation, but I had to take it all with a grain of salt, obviously.
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Concetta Bertoldi is a full-time medium with a two-year waiting list who is regularly consulted by members of Britain’s royal family, American celebrities, politicians, and others. She is the author of Do Dead People See You Shower?, Do Dead People Walk Their Dogs? and Inside The Other Side:Soul Contracts, Life Lessons, and How Dead People Help Us, Between Here and Heaven." She lives in New Jersey ...more
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