Super Sad and Misguided Emails Intended for the Long Island Medium

One year ago, in October 2011, I wrote a post titled "Is The Long Island Medium For Real?" I wondered whether or not Theresa Caputo, star of the TLC show, was using the technique known as cold reading. We all know that reality TV is not really real — conversations are edited out, producers arrange set-ups, the very… » 10/20/12 11:00am 10/20/12 11:00am

A Family Comes Together In Joy And Grieving

The Long Goodbye is Meghan O'Rourke's memoir about her mother's death from colorectal cancer and her own grieving process. In this excerpt, O'Rourke, her brothers Liam and Eamon, and family friend Diana have an emotional encounter with O'Rourke's mom, who is beginning to suffer confusion as a result of her illness. » 5/11/11 4:10pm 5/11/11 4:10pm