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Here & Hereafter: How Wisdom from the Departed Can Transform Your Life Now
By Tyler Henry
Here and Hereafter by Tyler Henry will be released March 29, 2022. The edition I read is an advanced reader copy. There are some formatting issues but nothing that really takes away from the reading experience. I literally knew nothing about this book or the author before reading this. Which says something being as he had a TV show at one point. But I don’t watch much TV anymore. So, maybe that’s why. But it seems the target audience would be fans of John Edwards and Theresa Caputo. Have you ever wanted to know what messages your loved ones have for you? Do you want to know what they suggest we do to make life the best it can be while we live it? This is the book for you.
I don’t know many people that haven’t wondered what a loved one would say to them since passing. Messages? Lessons? Where are the coffee cans buried? This helps answer those questions. Well, not the coffee cans. Keep digging. But he does help assuage fears about death and passing. Which is super important as we live in continuing unprecedented times. Tyler gives his experiences either personally or through clients to help us feel more comfortable about our inevitable ends.
If you’re unfamiliar with who Tyler Henry is, let me help. He is a clairvoyant. He has a TV show called Hollywood Medium. He has worked with many Hollywood celebrities. He has another book out called Between Two Worlds.
I’m sure I didn’t understand the assignment but I feel like the point of this whole book was to make the reader feel better about death. Whether it’s their own death or the dead of a loved. He accomplished that with me but I’m an easy sell on that kind of thing. I’m fairly death positive. Thanks, Caitlin Doughty.
If you need some insight into the death and funeral industry, check out Caitlin’s YouTube channel
As for this book, I feel like the first half is very heavy on the standard platitudes used by psychics. There also seems to be a lot of back patting and name dropping. His writing voice comes off a little pretentious. Those things made it hard for me to get into the book.
He relies heavily on his own personal experiences and the experiences of the clients he reads for. That being said, if you’re a skeptic, you’re going to have a hard time with this book. There was a lot of the same things I’ve heard constantly from other TV psychic/medium people.
I did like how he handled the subject of death. We can’t escape it. And for two years now, all we’ve heard is death and dying and sickness. He makes it not so scary. Aside from that, I feel like this doesn’t really stand out among any other book in the same field.
Tyler, although young, is experienced and I love that he is sharing his insights and experiences.
The book reads like you’re having coffee with your brother’s new boyfriend and he’s trying very hard to impress you. I think he could have mentioned his clients without name dropping. That’s a real turn off point for me. It comes off like, “Look at me. Look how special and important I am.” Like, nah. Sorry. I’m done listening now.
Will I read his first book? No. Will I read another book by him? If it’s sent to me. Will I check out an episode of his show? Maybe, if I can find it. But like I said, if you’re a fan of Long Island Medium, I think you would like Tyler.
Honestly, I was a little disappointed. I was thinking this was going to be a Q & A session with the dead. There is a Q & A session in the back of the book where Tyler answers some FAQs. I thought we would get more actual messages from spirits and the departed. But, oh well.
What do you think? Will you read it when it comes out? Is this your kind of book? Let me know.
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