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

Appalachian Zen

by Melissa Wuske

Steve Kanji Ruhl’s "Appalachian Zen" is a memoir about a Buddhist awakening. Ruhl grew up in a trailer park in Appalachia with a deep yearning to be somewhere else. He began to practice Zen Buddhism, viewing it as a welcome contrast to... Read More

Book Review

Why Am I Taller?

by Melissa Wuske

Dave Williams and Elizabeth Howell’s "Why Am I Taller?" covers the medical side of an astronaut’s life. Physician astronauts, like Williams, have a unique window into what it’s like to be in space. They both experience and diagnose... Read More

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