Gary Schwartz has had the opportunity to research the work of many of the most famous mediums in America. Unfortunately, he continues to pass off fragments of data along with many embellished anecdotes as if they were credible science.
It is sad that he has squandered such rich opportunities. This superficial and unenlightening book--apparently published with the goal of cashing in on the recent popularity of one of his (former) research mediums--unfortunately confirms the downward spiral of a once promising field of study.
The sloppy data collection and poor scientific methodology evident in "The Truth About Mediums" continue to spread misinformation and do more harm than good to the study of mediumship, since the results are so easily discredited. Not recommended.
I have an extensive collection of books on psychical research and mediums dating back to the mid-1800s and am by no means a skeptic, but this thin book is simply not worth your time or money. It is almost completely devoid of any evidential material. The sole point seems to be that the TV show "Medium" is only loosely based on the mediumship of Allison DuBois. It isn't clear to me why we needed a book to tell us this. The author does a fair amount of cheerleading for Ms. DuBois, but there is very little evidential material to back it up. I am thoroughly familiar with the author's research and other books, but I really see no purpose for this one to exist. It has all the earmarks of an attempt to cash in on the popularity of "Medium." For approximately the same price, David Fontana's "Is There An Afterlife?" would be a far wiser purchase.