I bought a copy of this book thinking it would be a good first person account of a professional medium. I wish I had read the book description a little better. She claims that shes been a medium for 33 0f her 36 years. That means shes been a medium since she was a baby. Thats a pretty strange claim. It should have been a clue about how delusional this author is. Also in the first chapter she claims that she was dropped on her head as an infant.
The rest of the chapters if you can call them that recount lots of personal experiences. Experiences with ghosts, angels, demons and even Santa Claus. As fantastic as it sounds, Mrs Bryan thinks Santa is a real person and he regularly visits her. She recounts several experiences where she sees Santa in laundrymats, chili-cook offs and other mundane places.
Some of the problems of this book include;
Grievous grammar errors and lots of unnecessary capitalization. [continued below]....
It's extreamly short.
It's just crap she's already published in other places
Completely subjective accounts of paranormal activity.
chapters that seem to be commentary on popular TV shows about the paranormal.
Accounts that sound like a person suffering from delusions and pulling a gun on some poor soul.
A chapter entitled, Grabbed At becomes a story of when she was at a WalMart and saw some Hispanic man who she claimed had black eyes. Thats it. Then she was angry that the WalMart staff refused to call the cops for no reason on some random customer that Ms Bryan was suspicious about.
In The Shooting. Here Melissa Bryan recounts an event when she was 11 years old, she supposedly got shot by a rifle with the bullet miraculously turns into a paint ball, completely discounting the probability that she was just shot with a paintball gun in the first place.
Spirit Bear, recounts an event as a child where she broke another students nose because she was being possessed by a bear.
The Phantom Truck; Meliss and her husband see a truck on the road and imagine nobody was driving it.
Healing Hands; Melissa claims to heal the sick.
Most of the chapters which are a just a paragraph or two tell a tale of someone who has regular delusions and think they are all real. Its not a book about a medium or mediumship. Its just some lady in New Mexico who has a lot of hallucinations and thinks people should believe her. The book is very short, only a handred or so pages.
The kicker to me is when I googled her name on the Internet. I found a wealth of information on Melissa or Missy as some people call her. Shes got a long history of harassing and bulling people. If somebody criticizes her in any way they become subject to her wrath. If I reviewed her book on Amazon Id have to use my real name and she would begin a harassment campaign on me. She would find out where I live and who I work for. Then she would publish my name and address asking people to attack me at my home. She would call members of my family and my friends and even my employer. Since Im retired I dont really care if she calls my employer, but I dont need this person bothering people I care about.
People should steer clear of this book and Melissa Bryan. The book not worth the princely sum of $20. Its nothing more than the ruminations of somebody who is quite evidently mentally ill. The book is a complete ripoff unless you are a voyeur of crazy people.