This is the story of Allison DuBois, medium, wife, and mother whose life is the inspiration for the hit NBC television series Medium. When she was six years old, her deceased great-grandfather came to her with a message for her mother. She shared his comforting words with her mother and thus began a lifetime of creating connections between loved ones and those they have lost. The purpose of her gifts became clearer when Allison worked as an intern in the homicide bureau of the district attorney's office and found that she visualized the crime as she handled the evidence. She now works as a profiler on criminal investigations. In this book, she shares stories of her encounters with people who have passed and her adventures as a profiler for various law enforcement organizations. She shows us what it is like to live with these special gifts and talents and also tells about her struggle to live a normal life as a devoted wife and mother. She shows how learning to accept her own gifts has helped her accept the unique gifts of others and how her compelling desire to relieve the pain of others has helped define her own life.--publisher description.