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The extraordinary travels of a young, alone and broke psychic. The heart-warming and adventurous true story of a young woman on her own at age seventeen, broke and surrounded by talkative spirits that don't want to go away. Living in-between the physical world and the spirit realm, yet feeling a stranger in both, Sherrie Dillard criss-crossed the country by bus, train and ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by 6th Books
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Emily Horton
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book and couldn’t put it down! In fact, I finished in one weekend. I’ve read several of Sherrie’s books and love how she opens up about her personal journey in this one. It’s incredibly validating to those of us working to connect on a higher spiritual level. The book is written in a digestible format, with short, well organized chapters. It will be an enjoyable read for all, from the most enthusiastic readers to those who “aren’t really readers.” I highly recommend it!
Ginae B.
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Without regard for what she's putting out there, I cannot get enough of Sherrie Dillard.

I've Never Met a Dead Person... is no exception. She's living a life that I cannot help but wonder if I could even handle.

This title offers almost a fly-on-the-wall vantage point of the life of a psychic. Dillard is honest and real. The lessons are not fabricated. They are as real as the human herself.

The book is telling in a lot of ways. For example, it was just today that I read on Quora. Well, I read beca
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Elizabeth
May 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
The Goodreads plot description actually makes the book sound much better than it is. I had high expectations and was disappointed. I received this book from a publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I think that I received the book because I had written a good review of Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest. My review of that book is here.

I did not know that this book was a religious book, otherwise I never would have read it. I was totally open to believe that the author saw gh
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Producervan in Cornville, AZ from New Orleans & L.A.
I've Never Met A Dead Person I Didn't Like: Initiation By Spirits by Sherrie Dillard. John Hunt Publishing Ltd. 6th Books. Religion & Spirituality. Publication date is set for 26 July 2019—01 August 2019. (Paperback: 200 pages.) Format: Kindle ebook. 5 Stars.

Enthralling memoir that fascinates, inspires and instructs. I truly enjoyed reading about the author’s hard-won journey to mediumship, her years of service, her connections with the Mayans, and her strong spiritual bond with Mother Mary. Lik
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Jewel Hart
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written, this book has it all: spirituality, exploration of the physical and spiritual realms, adventure, and self-discovery. It moves the reader along at a rapid pace, never bogging. Its pages pour hope and inspiration. K.C.

I absolutely loved Sherrie Dillard’s memoir and I couldn’t stop reading it late into the night. Dillard’s journey takes you to fascinating places that you couldn’t imagine. She shares so much of her life with the reader in a truly relatable way. I’m thankful for
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Billie
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
The extraordinary travels of a young, alone and broke psychic. The heart-warming and adventurous true story of a young woman on her own at age seventeen, broke and surrounded by talkative spirits that don’t want to go away. Living in-between the physical world and the spirit realm, yet feeling a stranger in both, Sherrie Dillard criss-crossed the country by bus, train and hitchhiking in a search for answers. Along the way she was led to help the poor and homeless on skid row, install water syste ...more
Grant Price
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
NB: I received a copy of I’ve Never Met a Dead Person I Didn’t Like for review.

Probably should just preface this by saying it is not the kind of work I would stumble upon of my own accord. Even so, I’m glad I had the chance to read this. Part autobiography, part instructive text and part novel, it offers some vivid insights into death and the means through which we process this and learn to live side by side with it. There is no sense of self-importance here and no shying away from uncomfortable
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Dee
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's understandable that some people will be skeptical about Sherrie's experiences, but no one was more skeptical about them than Sherrie herself. She has written a lovely, personal and touching autobiography about a person who just wants to do good, be the best she can be and, most importantly, with a really strong desire to help others. There is nothing more admirable than this quality in a person, especially one who has had such a tough upbringing, and struggles which continued into adulthood ...more
Gretchen Horton
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Sherrie’s books and this one is by far my favorite. Unlike her other books, this one is about her as a person and a psychic. More specifically, it’s about her psychic journey and the difficulties she has endured as well as the growth she has experienced. I’m not sure how or why, but reading it and understanding her journey has somehow made mine more understandable and meaningful. I can only imagine how difficult it was for her to open herself up like this but, boy, is it ever ...more
Terrie
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is about Sherrie Dillard's voyage of discovery. From a childhood of abuse, through her discovery that she could speak with spirits, Sherrie lets us accompany her as she discovers herself and her powers.

Sherrie is a gifted story teller who doesn't shy away from the darker elements of her life. This is a powerful telling of somebody coming to terms with being different and finding acceptance and love for who they are along the way. It will not be a story for everyone, it builds upon rel
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Darcysmom
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley and John Hunt Publishers for free in exchange for an honest review.
Sherrie Dillard's memoir is a quick, engrossing read. Her tone makes it easy to feel like you are having an intimate getting to know you conversation. This is a bit of a double edge sword though, like all getting to know you conversations, a lot of depth is left out. I would have liked to know more about her experiences and the people she met, both living and dead.
I read I've Never Me
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Lora Milton
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I found this a very autobiographical account of the author's life, as of course it's meant to be. What distinguishes it is the incidences of psychic perception of spiritual entities.

A lot of people are sceptical about spirits, ghosts, afterlife or what have you, but taken at face value, it's an interesting look at how someone who does see spirits has their life affected by it.

Though much of it seemed to be unrelated and just a story about incidences in the author's life, I found it strangely int
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shanna washington
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is such a captivating memoir and I was immediately hooked! The author has a fantastic writing style and her story is so adventurous and insightful. I hardly knew anything about psychics prior to reading this book but found it totally accessible for a novice like me. It was the first book I've read by Sherrie Dillard but its already inspired me to check out her other books and I'm really enjoying them. I feel like its opening me up to a whole other world, I'm excited to expl ...more
M.K.
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoir
I'll be the first to admit I read a lot of medium stories because I'm curious. Most are interesting, but occasionally the timing or editing hurts the tale. Not so with I Never Met a Dead Person I Didn't Like. what impresses me most is how authentic it is and how the author manages to keep a positive outlook when besieged by spirits who want to talk to her plus her own personal trials. Thanks for putting it down for the rest of us to read. :)

I received a free copy of this book as an early reader
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Anne
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written, eminently readable book. Sherrie Dillard writes in an easy, no frills style that just draws you in and warms your heart. I found this book very difficult to put down as I felt I was travelling alongside Sherrie on her psychic (and geographic) journey.

I have never read anything else by this author before but I will now be seeking out her earlier books.

My thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for my copy.
Becky Morlok
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I know Sherrie Dillard and have read all of her books which truly are outstanding. This book is a step away from her others in that it is quite personal to the events of her life. These events, one on top of the other, have you holding your breath in fear and suspense. Hers was not the best of childhoods.

If you don’t believe that Angels and guides are with you trying to support and guide you every day, you will after reading this book. Thank you, Sherrie! Well done!!
Matthew
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an honest and enlightening insight to the other side of our lives. Sherrie's memoir recalls her early encounters with the spiritual dimension, and reflects on a childhood complicated by visitations, doubt and eventually acceptance of her life as a psychic. The author’s style is very readable, unpretentious, and believable. A great read for anyone possessing the gift of an open mind. ...more
Sarah
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved how the author opened up to let us into her world. It was comforting to read about the emotions she experienced on her journey, and even though it was tough at times, she followed her intuition. I feel inspired to continue to hone into and connect with my intuition.
Looking forward to checking out her other books!
Jill Long
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I could not put this inspirational memoir down. Sherrie Dillard's story should be heard. She has suffered abuse as well as personal growth. I can't wait to start reading her previous books.
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and author for this ARC.
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Gio
May 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I've Never Met A Dead Person I Didn't Like is the empowering story of how a broken girl came to accept her psychic gift and vocation. Dillard comes from a broken homes and had to learn from a young age how to care for herself. Left alone, she embarked on a journey that took her to help the poor and homeless both at home and abroad. All the way, dead people, spirits and angels were talking to her, helping her to develop her psychic abilities. Like many people in her situation, Dillard resisted th ...more
Cyd O
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fascinating look at Ms. Dillard's life. You'll be surprised too!

I am in the midst of reading Sherrie's book on medical intuition (found here: Develop Your Medical Intuition: Activate Your Natural Wisdom for Optimum Health and Well-Being https://www.amazon.com/dp/0738742015/...) and saw this book as a recommended read. I thought "That'll be good after I'm through with this one." But my guides had a different idea. I felt strongly that I should go ahead and buy it now.

I have to say they
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Stephanie
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspirational and honest

Love how down to earth and honest Sherrie's story felt. Being a spirtual person myself I relate to her struggles and I'm glad she found the courage to share her story so people like myself don't feel so alone. Love all her books and she has been a part of my spiritual journey from the beginning without even knowing it.
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Sarah Wolf
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Compelling Memoir This book hooked me from chapter one, and I read it in a day. Sherrie's bravery in sharing her story has helped me accept my innate abilities and find a place for them in my daily life. I'm sure countless others who have grown up with psychic gifts will find comfort in knowing they are definitely not alone. ...more
Deborah Underwood
Fascinating

Inspiring account of Sherrie's experiences with the spirit realm and her growth as a psychic. I couldn't put it down.
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Psychic since childhood, Sherrie has been a professional psychic, medium and teacher for over twenty-five years.

Drawing from years of empowering others to develop their intuitive ability, Sherrie wrote her first book the best-selling Discover Your Psychic Type, (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2008 to help others better understand and identify their innate intuition. Business Reed Information said of the bo
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