Many critics of John Edwards believe he performs the mentalist technique of cold reading.
John Edward claims he is able to turn off his psychic ability.
John Edward has a son named Justin, who was born on September 25, 2002.
John Edward is married to Sandra Edward.
John Edward has written several books such as One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost in 1998, What If God Were the Sun? in 2000, Crossing Over: The Stories Behind the Stories in 2001, After Life: Answers From the Other Side in 2003, Final Beginnings: The Tunnel in 2004, and Practical Praying: Using the Rosary to Enhance Your Life in 2005.
John Edward was once a ballroom dancing instructor.
John Edward graduated from Long Island University with a degree in health-care administration.
He is the son of a policeman.
He was named one of People Magazine's 25 Most Intriguing People of 2001.
He was raised as a Roman Catholic.
As of 2007, he currently lives in Long Island, New York.
John Edward's joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in South Park episode 94 entitled "The Biggest Douche in the Universe."
John Edward: I know that I have only a small window of time to deliver a message. And I get into a zone of "Just deliver the information". But when I'm watching the show, as a viewer, then it's very emotional to me.
John Edward: I don't need to be physically near them. Much of my work I've done over years has been on the radio connected by phone.
John Edward: I don't look at this as a religious-based thing. To me this is energy based.
John Edward: I believe that before anybody makes the journey to the other side, we have to know on a soul level that we are leaving, whether it's an accident or illness, and we prepare ourselves to a certain degree that we won't be there in the future.
John Edward: My view of the afterlife is that it's made of different levels, depending on how spiritual a life we live. It really helps to shape our experience there... but I always say, I live here and not there, and when I get there, then I will truly know.
John Edward: (when asked why do the dead want to connect with us) Well, if we don't define them as dead, and we look at them as the people who are in our lives-just without a body-it's the same as those who are alive want to connect with us. It's love.
John Edward: This is something that is driven by a belief in God. It's the energy from that force that I think allows us to create this energy.