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Review - Dancing with the Devil: Why Bad Feelings Make Life Good by Krista K. Thomason

  Dancing with the Devil by the author explains why it is important to acknowledge and accept both positive and negative emotions in life. The author argues that while positive emotions like happiness, love, and gratitude are essential to our well-being, negative emotions such as anger, sadness, and envy can offer insight and perspective to our lives as well. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK The author suggests that ignoring these so-called negative emotions and focusing only on the positive can lead to a distorted outlook. By recognizing and appreciating all kinds of emotions, one can have a fuller and more meaningful life. This book is a must-read for adults of all ages. WHAT I DISLIKE Nothing. WHO IS THIS FOR? This is for every and any adult. Many thanks to Oxford University Press for providing a review copy.

Illegal Cargo by Augusto Mora - Book Recommendation

Augusto Mora's book "Illegal Cargo" gives an unflinching account of the risks, heartaches, and potential misfortunes endured by illegal migrants, particularly those taking the Mexican route to enter the United States. It details the dangers they face and the exploitation that occurs during their journey, and it sheds light on those who benefit from human trafficking and the trail of blood that is left behind. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK Illegal Cargo poignantly shows the emotional toll that the Mexican route experience takes on the migrants, and its frank portrayal of the ugliness of this issue offers readers a powerful understanding of the human costs of illegal migration. DISLIKES Nothing. WHO IS IT FOR This is for anyone and everyone. Many thanks to Diamond Books for providing a review copy.