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eBook Small Mediums at Large ePub

by Terry Iacuzzo

  • ISBN: 0399152350
  • Category: Occult and Paranormal
  • Subcategory: Spirituality
  • Author: Terry Iacuzzo
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult; 1st Printing edition (December 29, 2004)
  • Pages: 368
  • ePub book: 1891 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1295 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 381

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The title of Terry Iacuzzo's book, Small Mediums at Large, made me laugh out loud so hard and long that I was . Entertainment is only a small reward at reading this book.

The title of Terry Iacuzzo's book, Small Mediums at Large, made me laugh out loud so hard and long that I was shushed by the librarian. I immediately took the book home and read it 2 times. An even greater prize is inspiration and validation that our physical world is just a smidge of what we humans really experience on a day to day basis and that there is indeed more to our existence than we know.

Terry Iacuzzo was born on Halloween in Buffalo, New York. Terry's father is the only marginally normal character in the book. She and her brother, Frank Andrews, have been professional psychics in New York City for over thirty years. A contributing writer for Seventeen magazine, she also writes a monthly column for CosmoGirl! called "Ask the Psychic. Her mother, brother Frank, sister Rosemary and all the others who put in an appearance here - even the ones who only get a paragraph or two - are, to some degree, troubled people. The writing is choppy, and most of the characters and situations don't play out to a resolution.

Small Mediums at Large book. A Six Feet Under-style story of a family of psychics by one. I thought this book was pedestrian at time in the dialogue that Iacuzzo wrote and also in the way that she highlighted various remnants of her life without much introspection or connection to a larger picture. She may be a Just because you have an interesting story to tell does not mean that you should write a memoir. In fact, even if your life isn't terribly above the norm or outside the box you still can write a memoir as long as you are proficient at expressing yourself using the written word.

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Small Mediums at Large. THE BOSTON GLOBE: A READING LIFE March 13, 2005 The mediums are the message By Caroline Leavitt. When two books about psychics came into my house - one about 19th-century spiritualist Maggie Fox and one about modern-day clairvoyant Terry Iacuzzo and her family of psychics - I was thrilled, because as an equal-opportunity believer, I love reading about the occult as much as I love reading about quantum physics. But as I read, I realized clairvoyance was really the subtext, and not the main point, of these stories. In this lively memoir, a professional psychic to New York celebrities wittily recounts her colorful childhood in a dysfunctional Sicilian-American family of seers. Her father gave betting tips to friends, her mother revealed neighbors' marital secrets, her sister led seances, her brother boasted a VIP client list. Introverted and insecure at 18, Iacuzzo moved from Buffalo to Manhattan in the late '60s, experimented with drugs and sex, then set up a successful practice in her tiny walkup apartment.

I am also reading a biography of Mao and 'Small Mediums at Large', by Terry Iacuzzo.

A practicing clairvoyant describes growing up in a colorful family of psychics in Buffalo, New York, profiling the diverse members of her extraordinary Sicilian family, their unusual talents, and their influence on her life and later career. 35,000 first printing.

Comments

Risa Risa
When I first came upon this book, I was perusing the 'new age' section of my local library. Sad and despondent over not only losing my father to a sudden death, but I was reeling from an on / off again relationship that was keeping me in a constant state of crazy. The title of Terry Iacuzzo's book, Small Mediums at Large, made me laugh out loud so hard and long that I was shushed by the librarian. I immediately took the book home and read it 2 times. I finally bought my own copy because it was so incredibly fascinating and made me laugh many more times than I'd laughed recently...for sure. Even a skeptic of psychic phenomena will find themselves so ensconced in the story of Terry's adventures through the psychic realms from child to adulthood, they will be hard pressed to put the book down. Entertainment is only a small reward at reading this book. An even greater prize is inspiration and validation that our physical world is just a smidge of what we humans really experience on a day to day basis and that there is indeed more to our existence than we know. Soaking in her words will open your mind, heart and eyes...if you allow it.
Hǻrley Quinn Hǻrley Quinn
It takes true courage to expose your personal psychological vulnerabilites to the world. Iacuzzo does that, possibily in an attempt to debunk any 'better-thans' around being psychic. People are people no matter what 'talents', innate or otherwise, they come into the world with and Iacuzzo seems to go out of her way to show us some of the personal hazzards that go with her particular growth path. The lack of self esteem; inability to create boundaries; constant need for approval and love, are just a few of the 'drivers' that propel her through her early adulthood. Now throw in the drug culture of the sixties and some wildly dysfunctional family members and her story begins to take on mythic proportion for all of us who survived those wild and crazy times. Throughout it all emerges a woman who is trying to keep her heart open and her mind discerning. Someone who is trying to understand her 'talent' w h i l e building a healthy 'self'. No small task when you can see behind the curtain.
White gold White gold
Terry Iaccuzzo's wonderfully written story shows the fallacy of the assumption that pronounced psychic ability automatically gives you an immunity to life's pains, fears and uncertainties. She reveals with candor, humor and excruciating honesty that gifted psychics are as full of human frailty and vulnerability as any other human beings. In addition, their misunderstood abilities can be very challenging to learn to manage wisely.

Terry's writing style is wonderfully engaging and her ear for dialog is superb. Rarely does an autobiography translate into a compulsive page- turner, but she has accomplished this feat with apparent effortlessness. I laughed, marveled and felt great compassion for the times in her life when she seemed to be struggling to find the basic foundation for a meaningful, stable life. I'm getting more copies to loan because I can't wait for the friend who has my copy to finish it before I give it to others to read.
Xarcondre Xarcondre
One of the most interesting and entertaining books you'll ever read. The writing is superb, the story incredible. I could not stop reading this fascinating true story of a medium and her family.
Domarivip Domarivip
Fun book to read. She is an interesting woman from an interesting family. Not one that I couldn't put down, however.
Saintrius Saintrius
Excellent, great shape
Buridora Buridora
I knew I was going to dig this book; call it "intuition"! As a fan of anything leading edge- and trust me the world hasn't even scratched the surface of multi dimensional reality- I was hoping this book would give glimpses of things that I haven't yet been able to view first hand. I was not dissapointed ; I loved feeling just like I was right beside the author as she gives the reader a tour of her experiences. The psychic eccentric early family dynamics that gave birth to the current life are hysterical and poignant.I enjoyed seeing firsthand what certain pockets of experience were like in the sixties and seventies in NY city, downtown and on the Upper west side,in psychic dens, tarot readers lairs and spiritualists meetings. Most people will be left with with their mouths agape over some of the events that take place in the spiritualist community- objects that materialize out of thin air and are delivered via a horn!

The author is very sincere and open, revealing personal heartaches and doubts, the pain of being so receptive and wildly spiritually adventurous- LSD trips notwithstanding. Imagine having no filters to the despair that surrounds you at times- i.e. catching the eye of a man on the subway and seeing a mental picture of a murdered woman in a hotel room- knowing that he was the killer ,reading the headlines the next day confirming the story ...

We also get a whole lot of the authors organic journey and the maturation of herself into a bona fide psychic reader separate from the family shadow , cast from the Jupiterian Wizard that is her famous older brother... Really nothing is held back or hedged, it's rare to find this kind of honesty in a life tale; revealed in nuanced details. I just couldn't put the book down once I began, and that's always the highest praise.