Small Mediums at Large
Library Journal Review
November 1, 2004
SMALL MEDIUMS AT LARGE
By Terry Iacuzzo
Renowned medium and Cosmo Girl! columnist Iacuzzo tells all in this
surprisingly charming autobiography. Born in Buffalo, NY, to a family of
Italian psychics, she explores the realities of growing up in a
Her emotionally unavailable mother, Mary, thrives
on predicting the perils of her neighbors' on predicting the perils of her
neighbors' relationships, while her father, Andy, entertains his friends by
successfully forecasting winners in horse races. Then there are her sister,
Rosemary, who terrifies acquaintances by predicting catastrophes, and her
brother, Frank, who amuses the other children with feats of psychic prowess.
When Frank departs for the metropolitan thrills of Manhattan in the 1960s,
Terry is close behind.
Much of the book chronicles Terry's struggle with
drugs and insecurity, along with her quest for a spiritual calling in
bohemian New York City.
Comparable to HBO's Six Feet Under, this work offers
its own insights into dysfunctionality and recovery.
Recommended for large
public libraries with books like Maryrose Occhino's Beyond These Four Walls:
Diary of a Psychic Medium and Jess Stearn's Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping