Don’t give me an honest book review

Thank you for this! I am an author too, and would appreciate the same thought process in reviews that I give in my books. It takes months to years to research, write, edit, and market a book. Respect comes with truthfulness as well. Well said. I would like to reblog!

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The problem with honesty

by Stan Faryna


As some of you know, I urgently seek book reviews on Amazon.com for my debut book, Francesco Augustine Bernadone as I compete for a finalist position for Amazon’s 2017 Storyteller contest. Over the years, I have given and received reviews on products, services and other things. This blog post serves for reflection on what makes a review, relevant, meaningful and useful.

Please don’t give me an honest book review. Be truthful, start a new conversation with me, and be an encouragement that I will take to my heart. Don’t be the problem. There’s too much misunderstanding, discouragement, indifference, envy, contempt, violence, pain and hate in the world. Let us endeavor not to add to it.

Lest we destroy the world, each other and our selves.

What is truth?

Truth is not just your or my view of the facts…

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