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Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

By including personal stories alongside hard won business acumen, Mila Grigg delivers an engaging guide to building a brand in FORGED BY FIRE, a comprehensive...

November 16, 2022

BORN TO BOUNCE BACK

By Frances Teagan
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Frances Teagan's BORN TO BOUNCE BACK is an encouraging, unique memoir about the stories we tell ourselves while facing up to life’s myriad challenges.

Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

With its clean and simple layout, THE PLANS HE HAS FOR ME is easy to follow day by day. It’s a thoughtful guide to breaking...

Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Amusing in places and packed with Eric and Alexandra Right’s own insights and opinions, HIGHER CONNECTIONS (Humor and Inspiration from a Certified Public Pothead) is...

IR Approved
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Yol Swan’s graceful prose, wise counsel, and palpable strength make YOU ARE YOUR HEALER (The Ultimate Guide to Heal Your Past, Transform Your Life &...

September 16, 2022

LIPSTICK FOOTBALL

By Diana Weynand
Rating:
3.6 / 5.0

While NFL aficionados may struggle with the over-reliance on rudimentary explanations, Diana Weynand’s LIPSTICK FOOTBALL (8 Game-Changing Principles to Bust Through Limitations and Achieve the...

Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

While there are many nuggets of wisdom to be found in Jay Ibrahim's RAISE THE BAR--especially in the chapters dealing with generating wealth and negotiating...

IR Approved
August 1, 2022

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HAPPINESS

By Max G. Ansbacher
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HAPPINESS is a useful self-help book which serves up thought-provoking, straightforward advice for people looking for an entry point to learning...

Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

There is lots of useful advice in Remmy Stourac’s AN ARSENAL OF GRATITUDE and his stories about cancer camp and guiding in the wilderness are...

IR Approved
July 25, 2022

CHANGING HORSES

By Esta G. Bernstein
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

Part inspirational memoir, part equine celebration, Esta G. Bernstein’s CHANGING HORSES is a moving autobiography exploring the reciprocal nature of caring for animals.

May 23, 2022

HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE?

By Shannan Mondor
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

In a frank autobiographical account of alcoholism, mental illness and recovery, Shannan Mondor shares her story. HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE? demonstrates...

Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Alma C Lightbody distills more than 30 years of experience as an energy healer into YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME (Discover Your Authentic Self),...

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