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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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3.5 / 5.0

Léonie Rosenstiel’s PROTECTING MAMA: Surviving the Legal Guardian Swamp is a passionate, well-researched exposé about the perils of adult guardianship.

IR Approved
February 23, 2022

THE DEMOGRA-FATE HYPOTHESIS

By Nguyen Ba Thanh
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

THE DEMOGRA-FATE HYPOTHESIS by Nguyen Ba Thanh employs statistical trends, common sense and the laws of physics to get its point across: modern living has...

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Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Prompts for reflection, journaling, and action-taking are amply provided in Stephanie Raffelock's CREATRIX RISING: Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women, an eclectic, personable, encouraging, deep-pondering,...

IR Approved
April 25, 2018

MANAGING BUBBIE

By Russel Lazega
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

Funny, tragic, and touching, MANAGING BUBBIE is a stirring memoir of an extraordinary woman and her legacy.

Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

THE HOURGLASS is a book that manages to combine rational, mindful analysis with an emotionally vivid, truly human perspective on old age, illness and death

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