Nonfiction

Queer Formalism: The Return

William J. Simmons (Floating Opera Press)

| Reviewed by Matthew Novak

Queer Formalism: The Return by William J. Simmons is an essay that is inspired by the author’s original work, published in 2013, “Notes on Queer Formalism,” a work the author wrote as an undergraduate and that laid the groundwork for the original ideas and concepts explored in this book. In this groundbreaking work of queer art, the author challenges readers to rethink ''queer formalism'' and the concept of queerness. He takes readers on a journey that is intellectually exciting and emotionally stimulating, discussing the works of a wide s...

Song Over Silence: A Story About Finding My Voice While Healing Child Incest Abuse

Jill Dyann Bittle (FriesenPress )

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

A poignant memoir on overcoming the trauma of sexual abuse and finding light, Song over Silence: A Story about Finding My Voice While Healing Child Incest Abuse by Jill Dyann Bittle follows the author's painful journey towards self-acceptance and healing. In clear prose and a voice that echoes with honesty, Bittle shares her story, taking readers through the harrowing experience of being sexually abused as a child by her paternal grandfather while her parents were away on vacation, an experience that remained buried in her subconsciou...

Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within

Jocelyn Jones (Goodspeed Press)

| Reviewed by Matthew Novak

Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within by Jocelyn Jones is a classic work from one of the best acting teachers in Hollywood, a book that not only talks about the art but shows readers how they can tap into the core of their creative genius without losing touch of their humanity. While sharing powerful lessons from her unique journey in the acting industry, Ms. Jones discusses invaluable truths and observations about creativity, providing tools that will help readers undertake, with confidence, the journey to self-discovery, self-mastery, and...

Brilliant Creations - The Wonder of Nature and Life

John Phillip Jaeger (Chamber of Authors)

| Reviewed by Daniel Rhodes

Brilliant Creations - The Wonder of Nature and Life by John Phillip Jaeger is a book that arrests the attention of readers and forces them to reflect, think, meditate, and even pray; it is one of the finest books I have read on nature and one that will have an irresistible appeal to fans of physics. The author examines some of the wonderful, albeit, mysterious traits and elements of nature with brilliance and intelligence. He articulates the limitless possibilities and discoveries that nature holds in store for humanity, its intelligent resilie...

Roots of the Kingdom

Glenn L. Marx (Valley Warrior Publishing)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Roots of the Kingdom by Glenn L. Marx is a fascinating book with an irresistible appeal to Biblical fans and history buffs as well as readers who are intrigued about the nature of God and His presence in human history. In this book, the author offers a compelling account of history, supernatural phenomena, and heavenly beings, allowing readers to uncover hidden threads and links between heaven and earth. Readers will understand the primordial place of God and the proverbial conflict between good and evil and how the violence that is witnes...

The Clutter Remedy: A Guide To Getting Organized For Those Who Love Their Stuff

Marla Stone (New World Library)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

In The Clutter Remedy: A Guide to Getting Organized for Those Who Love Their Stuff, Marla Stone teaches readers the real art of decluttering and creating not just ample but meaningful and clean spaces in their lives. I have always understood decluttering as putting away what we do not want in order to leave space for what is most important, but this author shows that it is an attitude of mind, and she helps readers understand what matters most to them and why. In this book, readers will learn to organize their rooms, kitchens, and wor...

The Golden Gladiator

Michael Lynch (Michael Lynch)

| Reviewed by Matthew Novak

As the subtitle of The Golden Gladiator by Michael Lynch aptly suggests, this memoir is the true story of the oldest American Football player's return to the gridiron and glory. The story follows sixty-eight-year old retiree, Michael Lynch, who returns to play Football after many years. Seeing his nephew play in in a high School All-Star game on Long Island in 2012, Michael's passion for the game begins to haunt him and he is buoyed up by the desire to rekindle that passion and experience the thrill of playing a sport he once enjoyed in the 60s...

The Clutter Remedy: A Guide To Getting Organized For Those Who Love Their Stuff

Marla Stone (New World Library)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

The Clutter Remedy: A Guide to Getting Organized for Those Who Love Their Stuff by Marla Stone offers readers clear, easy-to-follow techniques and effective strategies that will help make their lives easier and more relaxing by creating clean and organized spaces. While decluttering for many would imply doing away with old or undesirable stuff, the author teaches readers how to maximize living spaces, and create more room without discarding things they hold dear. But the book goes beyond organizing physical spaces to explore the link betwe...

The Cluttered Mind

Deborah J McKenna (Self publishing)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

The Cluttered Mind: Organizing the Junk Drawer of Your Mind by Deborah J McKenna is a book that has a strong message for everyone. This means there is a tool that anyone can use to unlock their potential and create the life of their dreams. In this book, the author provides a path for readers to uncover their hearts' desires and the unique skill required to ignite change in their lives. The author writes about the incredible power of faith and what it takes to harness it. She shares the secrets to identifying and overcoming obstacles and provid...

Lady and the Tribe, How to Create Empowering Friendship Circles

Brenda Billings Ridgley (Whole You Media)

| Reviewed by Jane Riley

Lady and the Tribe, How to Create Empowering Friendship Circles by Brenda Billings Ridgley is a revolutionary tool that will help women — especially those caught up with the burdens of contemporary life as wives and career women — to create deep and meaningful relationships with other women. This book highlights a crisis that affects women across the world, and negatively: loneliness. The author explores some of the striking root causes of loneliness and shares powerful insights and lessons in friendship and relationships that will enable women...

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