Review To the Survivors Robert Uttaro
Book reviews , Essays / March 4, 2020

To the Survivors is the touching memoir written by Robert Uttaro. The book arrived in my hands at the proper time and just some days after learning about the upcoming conviction of Harvey Weinstein, the movie producer accused of sexual harassment and sexual violence against some now popular actresses. To the Survivors is the journey of a 30 year American guy, Robert Uttaro, who serves as a voluntary counselor at a healing center for sexual trauma survivors in the United States. Indeed, the complete title of the book is To the Survivors: One Man’s Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence. The work is a light of hope in the black hole of loneliness of women, men and even children who have been victims of sexual violence. Anyway, the work is not a debate about sexual violence, it is a way to give a voice to those who were raped by their best friends, their partners, their husband, their employer, by the priest in their parish. Behold: true stories, true life, not a Television show such as the one about the aforementioned Weinstein. These stories tell about sexual violence by the depths of the soul…

Review In the Closet of the Vatican Frederic Martel
Book reviews , Essays / July 9, 2019

It is regarded as the most controversial book about the heart of the Catholic Church, namely the Vatican. I am discussing about In the Closet of the Vatican, the book written by French journalist Frederic Martel and this is my review about this controversial essay. First of all, you must know that the disclosure of the work has been authorized by Pope Francis. This is, at least, the first shocking revelation made by the author in the pages of his literary text. As a matter of fact, In the Closet of the Vatican is a collection of the interviews made by the journalist during a long tour between Italy and the South of America. These interviews represent an excellent journalistic inquiry about the untold and unmentionable secrets of the Vatican Church. Yes, because the Vatican is a church, the Catholic Church. However, according to the book, the Vatican is a world aside, with its lies, secrets and dirty deals, as suggested by the complete title, namely, In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy. The work is shocking and shaking, in my view, because reveals the impressive and the unthinkable degree of corruption of the Catholic clergy! Just think…

Review of The Complete Food Substitutions Handbook by Jean B. MacLeod
Essays , Short book review / January 18, 2019

 I must admit I remained lightly impressed when I read this handbook for the first time. Yes, impressed and, later,  nicely  struck. The work, is, in fact, a wide collection of unusual recipes that taught me to replace common and dangerous  ingredients such as salt and sugar,   with  absolutely  low fat  and low sugar organic compounds.  And so, I brought the handbook to my kitchen and started cooking  delicious vegan, gluten free and lactose free recipes. I warn you that the dishes listed by the author are not only to lose weight,   but to follow a healthy  organic diet, as well.  Furthermore, the recipes are not only vegan, because you can also find the ones with  ham and the famous Italian Bresaola.  I read the Kindle edition of the book. That is not a work to read on the sofa, but a cookbook, a stunning culinary guide to prepare a different meal every day.   Keeping reading it, I learnt that flour can also be made with banana and that spices like paprika and ginger make the dishes absolutely delicious and flavored better than adding salt. The collection of recipes is really countless and you can find any kind of dish,…

Review of The Blogger Trailmap by Chivi Frost
Essays , Short book review / November 23, 2018

If you are looking for a book that  teaches  you how to create a successful blog, read my review about the book titled  The Blogger Trailmap: How to Take Your Blog to the Next Level in Easy Steps. The author of this very interesting guide for bloggers is Chivi Frost. Chivi is a successful blogger now, but before starting a blogging and writing career, this author had a traditional full time job. I am also a blogger and a writer, and I must  admit that I found this book very helpful to learn about the main rules and principles to start a profitable blog.  Unlike other online tutorials and books, The Blogger Trailmap explained in a plain manner, some truths that many bloggers overlook when they decide to start  a blog  and that I overlooked, too.   Have you ever asked you, what do you want from your blog and from  your hard work as a blogger? Well, this is one of the most interesting questions I found in the book. That is not a pointless question, because,   in addition to know your target audience, in order to convey the right message to the right people,  you must find your real…

Figures of the One Must Go by Victor Living among the best selling philosophy books
Essays / May 11, 2018

Are you interested in reading and buying the best selling philosophy books, but, above all, is there a philosophy book that became a real best seller? Yes, there is. I am discussing about Figures of the One Must Go by Victor Living. This work has sold tons of copies since the first three months of his release. It is not traditionally published, but self-published by a new author living in the US. Indeed, his pen name Victor Living is already a symbol. Starting from his pen name, in this best-selling philosophy book, the author deepened the most hidden sides of the modern world, its gloomy nuances and the worst flaws of Humans. It is really interesting reading a book written by such author-originator who lives in the US. Just these days, where the fear of a new cold war between the US and Russia is always closer and closer, a philosophy book like this can give an unconventional point of view to try fixing the problems of the globalized world. The main philosophical concept of the book is that the worst human happenings, such as exploitation, wars, slavery, dictatorship, have the same root, in common. If you observe the subtitle…

The books which tell the truth about SEO
Essays / June 5, 2017

What are the books that tell the truth about SEO, or rather, about creating a successful blog or a successful online business? I wondered this many times and bet you are also wondering the same thing. Most often, during an online career, there is always a time in which you ask yourself these questions: why a website is successful and another one not? Why the Internet is inhabited now by a few successful bloggers and many unsuccessful, frustrated and desperate bloggers? Apart this, I always think that all that glitters is not gold, because on the Internet, lies are very easy to be said, and if there are fake social profiles, fake social share count, there are also fake successful bloggers and fake web marketers. However, on the Internet there are also real successful bloggers and online marketers who earn a lot of money from their online activity. It’s just this reality, even though it belongs to very few people, which attracts millions of other people toward an online career, or I had better to say, an online job. In this time of heavy and hard global economic crisis, earning money online is the best dream that we all can…

Books about emotional abuse
Book list , Essays / May 22, 2017

Emotional abuse. What is it? If you arrived at this website, maybe you are looking for an answer. I can only imagine what you feel, because I am only a book reviewer and not a psychiatrist, nor a psychologist. However, emotional abuse is an insane behaviour aimed to destroy a person psychologically. Those who act an abusive behaviour can be anyone: a partner, a parent, an employer, a teacher. The consequences of an abusive behaviour can destroy not only self-esteem but also the entire life of the victims, who, many often, believe mistakenly, to be unable to get rid of their abuser. This belief is usually the main consequence of emotional abuse. Taking advantage of the psychological weakness of victims, an emotional abuser leads them to think that there is no way out of an abusive relationship. Cold and cruel words such as “you are stupid”, “your life is pointless”, “you are a failed person”, “you will never get nothing” are said just by emotional abusers . In reality, in life and also in abusive relationships, there always is a way out. You are only need to know how to get rid of your emotional abuser, how defend yourself and…

Books to prevent multiple sclerosis
Essays / May 16, 2017

In this post, I published a list of books to prevent multiple sclerosis. Beware: to prevent and not to heal. In these books you could also find suggestions about new treatments for this disease, but since I am not a doctor, but a book reviewer, my only interest is only to suggest books which contain the best solution to prevent MS. In my opinion, this is the worst disease of our century, along with cancer. Both of them are chronic diseases relating to different organs of the human body, but with equal causes. Both of them can be caused by genes or environmental conditions or lifestyle. When diseases are caused genetically, many solutions described in medical and science books can be pointless, but when diseases are caused by bad diet and lifestyle or particular environmental conditions, the suggestions of books can be very helpful. I published this list because I lost one of my loved ones a couple of months ago, just for a disease which was very similar to multiple sclerosis. I prefer not to talk about this experience because it is possible you are living the same and I don’t want remind or raise anguish or grief. I…

Review of 7 Health Myths Demolished by Janice Yap
Book reviews , Essays / March 6, 2017

This book has been written by a researcher who lives in Singapore. She is Janice Yap and is skilled in nutritional immunology. The latter is a science which helps people choose the best lifestyle solutions to prevent aging and diseases. According the point of views of the author, human beings can live for many years only if they return to the root of a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet and a likewise healthy lifestyle can be pursued only using products coming from nature. That is why a natural lifestyle, also made with natural and organic products, can help us to live for a longer time and defeat many diseases. Topic and opinion Which are the diseases who human beings fear the most?  Cancer and neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases, but also aging and troubles directly linked to the aging of our cells and body.  Unfortunately, technological and chemical progress didn’t help Mankind  live longer and get a healthy life, but only to keep many chronic  diseases under control.  However,  keeping diseases under control is completely different from heal diseases. Healing and wellness can be conquered only if human beings learn about the most important properties of plants and vegetable products. I…