Here's the first review of The Five Step Exit:
As I'm moving away from university life, there's less pressure to work with mainstream publishers, so I've published this book independently. Its success will depend not on a marketing budget but on its value to therapists and readers, and to grassroots strategies for putting the word out. That's where you come in!
I hope you'll find the book a useful resource in your work, and if you do, I would very much appreciate your drawing attention to it among your clients, customers, colleagues and social networks. If you are so inclined, please consider posting a review of the book (either with your professional credentials or anonymously, as serves you best) on the book's page at Amazon.com. If you have a blog, Facebook page, website, or e-mail list on which you would be comfortable sharing the review above, your own review, or a link to the book (I'll put one below), which is available in paper and digital formats, its visibility to people who can benefit would expand exponentially! If you are a library user or have influence on a university library, please request that your favorite library buys a copy! How awesome would it be to help even more people be free of toxic relationships this year?
One note before I close: I've designed the book in a way that I hope will make it accessible to people across the gender and sexuality spectra. I've found the literature for partners of people with "borderline," narcissistic, and antisocial traits to be deeply gendered and oriented toward heterosexual audiences. In The Five Step Exit, I try to write in ways that will allow both heterosexual and queer readers involved with people whose traits fall across the Cluster B categories to find themselves reflected in the work. It meant giving up "he and she" for a singular "they" that would have gotten me a C in English, but that seems a small price to pay for inclusive language that will support people in moving toward happier lives.
I hope you and your clients or friends or colleagues will check out The Five Step Exit. Please let me know what you think! Thanks again for putting out the word!