Foreword Reviews

Melissa Wuske, Book Reviewer

Melissa Wuske (MelissaAnneWuske.com) has been a freelance editor since 2011. Prior to that she was an editor at Writer’s Digest Books. She specializes in holistic edits of nonfiction trade books, including how to, self-help, reference, and memoir titles. She partners with independent authors to make sure their books convey their expertise to their desired audience. Her favorite authors include Jhumpa Lahiri, Marilynne Robinson, Elena Ferrante, Wallace Stegner, and John Steinbeck.

Book Review

The Great Guide

by Melissa Wuske

Julian Baggini’s "The Great Guide" approaches David Hume as an example for living a rich life. Rooted in a biography of Enlightenment philosopher David Hume, this detailed book focuses on his insights into human nature. It showcases... Read More

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Turning Down the Noise

by Melissa Wuske

Heartfelt and with touches of humor, Christine Jackman’s "Turning Down the Noise" showcases the inviting power of silence. The book tracks Jackson’s growth into appreciation of the practice of silence. Her development happened in... Read More

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In Praise of Retreat

by Melissa Wuske

Kirsteen MacLeod’s "In Praise of Retreat" is a body, mind, and spirit book that invites refuge away from the noise. In today’s hyperconnected climate, wherein the idea of stepping away is unthinkable, this book calls stepping back an... Read More

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