Yes, this is Theresa Caputo aka the Long Island Medium from tv. Her book reads very much the same way she talks on her show. I don't think that she is faking. A lot of what she says agrees with observations of others who have had near death experiences or who are also mediums. She believes that people can come back multiple times and that the dear departed are able to help those left behind. She does not go as far out as Sylvia Brown,
but there are similarities.
I do like that she only channels positive spirits which is probably why she never sees anything negative on her show. She does go a little into negative energy, but thinks it should be avoided. Interesting book.