I read this book last night and was really disappointed. The author says in the beginning of the book that this book is not about her life as a medium, but it IS all about her. If you'd like to know what her sun sign is and where her planets are, what she was told during her own tarot, astrology, rune and medium readings, and how much she thinks of herself as a "trained" medium, then buy this book. She tells the reader not to call a medium for psychic readings or if you have questions. Well, to those of you interested, ALL mediums are psychic, and can answer questions from the "readee". She says not to tell the reader anything about yourself or the spirits you want to hear from. I agree with that. When pertinent information is given to the psychic/medium, it makes it harder for the medium to give the information without thinking it is her own imagination. (Although this is not exactly what the author says) Once you have the evidence from the spirit that the medium is truly communicating with them, it is ok to ask some questions. The author does not agree. I feel she takes away from other psychic/mediums by saying do not call a medium if you have questions. Mediums are psychics, but not all psychics are mediums. Basically, here is what the book says in a nutshell if you take out all the stuff about herself: Carole Lynne says: do not call a medium for anything other than communicating with spirit. Do not give the medium any information other than your name and phone number. Do not come to the reading close minded if other spirits come through other than the one you want to hear from. Be prepared to pay different prices for a reading. If you want to know about your love life, career, etc. get a tarot, astrology or rune reading......OR.... call a psychic! (Hmmmm, mediums ARE psychic!) Go to a reading with a good attitude. Basically it's all common sense. My opinion is if you call a psychic medium for a reading and do not really want to communicate with spirit, but prefer a reading about yourself, tell the psychic medium this so she knows what to focus on, but don't limit yourself by not calling a medium at all. One thing she did not mention in her book that I feel is VERY important is, if you call a person who calls themselves a psychic and/or medium, and they try to get you to send them more money to remove a curse, or claim to be able to bring back a lover or control anyone in any way, RUN as fast as you can! These people are only trying to take your money, not help you! If you have questions about what a reading is like and would like to know the beliefs and practices of a medium, by all means call her and talk to her. No one should charge you for interviewing the medium before hiring them for a reading. Then, after talking with the medium, go with your gut feeling. Good luck to you all who are looking for a medium. There are plenty of good ones out there who want to help you. Remember though, a reading will not cure grief, but it will help by letting you know the passed loved one is alive and part of your life; just without a physical body, which in turn will help you deal with your loss a little better.