Today's book is Do Dead People Watch You Shower? And Other Questions You've Been All But Dying to Ask a Medium (HarperCollins, 288 pages, $13.95) by Concetta Bertoldi, whose bio lists her as a full-time medium who consults reguarly with members of Britain's royal family, American celebrities and politicians.
In answering the title question, Bertoldi writes: "Sure they do! They see us in the bathroom and they see us in the bedroom! But who cares? They're dead! Who're they gonna tell?"
The punctuation-happy Bertoldi continues: "The dead are not peeping Toms — they don't get any special thrill out of watching, it's not entertainment to them."
How she knows these things I'm not sure, but she says she's had "the gift" since childhood. She also claims the dead can see all our "sneaky" behaviors, too, like raiding the refrigerator and picking our noses. (How lovely for them — and what pleasantries we have to look forward to in the great beyond!)
Believers will delight in knowing the answers to other questions, such as:
* Do the dead have sex on the Other Side? (Short answer: No)
* Is it crowded on the Other Side? Do we have to wait in lines? (No, and no)
* What do the dead wear? (Nothing)
* Do the dead attend their own funerals? (Yes)
Non-believers will come up with counter-questions after reading each answer.
My take is that there must be some substance to what she's offering since her "practice" has a two-year waiting list. And any way you look at it, it's interesting reading for anyone curious about the afterlife.