"A startling story, beautifully told. If you believe that science
can explain everything, this book might change your mind. "Walking
Through Walls" is a window into a fascinating world through the
sensitive eyes of an observant son." -- Delia Ephron, author of
"Philip Smith's compellingly readable memoir of his father -- a psychic, exorcist, hands-on-healer, and...decorator! -- is as entertaining as it is bizarre, all the way to its unexpected and deeply moving conclusion." -- John Berendt, author of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and "The City of Falling Angels"
""Walking Through Walls" is a funny and poignant memoir about growing up in a family as strange and mysterious as the Bermuda Triangle -- Dad is a psychic healer with a day job interior decorating for dictators, the dead speak, and adolescence is an altered state of grace." -- Dirk Wittenborn, author of "Pharmakon" and "Fierce People"
"At long last, a subject worthy of a memoir. Philip Smith recounts the story of his father, a visionary, a psychic healer, and a saint, with matter-of-fact grace, without ever denying how difficult it was to be the child of a man with unlimited supernatural gifts. Lew Smith was a man we are unlikely to ever see the likes of again, one of the few fathers in literature whose death I mourned as if I'd known him. I wish I had known him; he was a miracle. Every page of "Walking Through Walls" reminded me of how vast the universe, and how meager the dreams of our philosophies." -- Haven Kimmel, author of "Iodine" and "A Girl Named Zippy"