Saturday Book Review: “My Truths: A Collection”

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, courtesy of Midwest Book Review:

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My Truths: A Collection

by Michelle Farmer Anderson

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 978147877793


“My Truths” is a masterpiece that reminds us of our humanity. This book welcomes you to partake in a meal that will most certainly nourish your soul; an open invitation to sit at the table with victory and defeat as you turn each page, as you read each phrase. Spend quality time in a world, the architecture planted firmly on a solid soil of magical words. The building, a smorgasbord of positive light and negative energy, all saturated with a very real passion for writing and a zest for living. The contradictions are deliberate and they play along with the theme of life… the ultimate support and unconditional love of a mother in HER clashes with the feeling of not belonging in OUTSIDER. The redemption of WINNING which speaks to insecurities ultimately overshadowed by strengths to BAD BOY- a potpourri of what could have been, and what might be. POISON is a haunting take on the drug epidemic and TOMBSTONE TALKS takes us to a cemetery where we can trust the secrets won’t be shared. My Truths is a book about life, death and everything in between.

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“My Truths” in poetic verse delves into many different aspects of life. Anderson has a unique style that takes readers on a journey thru many things we all take for granted. She deals with children, mothers and daughters, grandparents and romantic relationships. There is much to enjoy in “My Truths” that will hold readers interest to the last poem.


reviewed by Gary Roen of Midwest Book Review ]

Here’s what some other reviewers are saying:

This is a great collection of personal, yet relatable, thoughts and feelings. Each poem offers a different perspective on a person or time in Michelle’s life. Some pieces are deep and emotional, while others are inspiring and uplifting. A little something for every moment in life- great mix! You won’t be disappointed!

– Amazon Reviewer Amazon Customer

Written in an inspiring lyrical form. “My Truths” is a wonderful read for any occasion; to feed the spirit and to contemplate. Each poem transmits a personal touch of faith, hope and unique experience.

– Amazon Reviewer Amazon Customer

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