Tag Archives: Lauren Sandler

7 Rules for Writing Non-Fiction

7 rules for writing non-fiction

Over the years I’ve come across a few common issues that can be easily rectified. Authors can’t always control every aspect of their work, but they can darn well try. Here are 7 ways in which non-fiction writers can help themselves to better sales.

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Worst Books of 2013


Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

MY REVIEW

“I can’t believe it”


Final Boarding (Turbulence, #8)
by Jordan Castillo Price

MY REVIEW

Disappointing


One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One
by Lauren Sandler


MY REVIEW

Unrepresentative



One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One by Lauren Sandler

One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being OneRating:

This is propaganda, pure and simple. Designed by the parent of an only child to make herself feel better about her choice by collecting countless positive (quantitative) studies to dismiss the negative only-child (qualitative) experiences of Sandler’s friends and other interviewees, while debunking supposed stereotypes and replacing them with reasons why everyone should do as the Chinese do: have only one child, and in the process, shaming those that have more. In the end, I feel this is a biased, self-congratulatory piece of questionable value, of which I learned nothing new.

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