Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written.

When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review:


How Emotionally Damaged Are We?

John Lindsay O’Brien

Publisher: Outskirts Press


Unhappiness seems to be everywhere, with contentment seeming to be a myth. “How Emotionally Damaged Are We?” is a spin into happiness as John O’Brien suggests readers change the way they think and fight the way their world has crafted them into depression. Advocating mind over matter for life, “How Emotionally Damaged Are We?” is a solid recommendation for anyone who wants to conquer the old wounds of life. Highly recommended.