Dear readers, listeners and fellow bloggers;
Good morning. Today we learned that we have won the prestigious Five Stars Award of Reader Views. The final list of winners will be published in their website in the Spring. We are ecstatic !!!
We are hereby enclosing the critical review of our book, which was very adulatory. Here it is:
Emotional Frustration: The Hushed Plague
Dr. Mario O. Laplume
Outskirts Press (2021)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (01/2022)
“Emotional Frustration: The Hushed Plague,” is written in formal expository prose to highlight
issues that lead to women being frustrated and dissatisfied. A wide range of topics are discussed
around issues relating to women today, and also how they have been impacted in the past.
Women who have made contributions to history are highlighted, and unfortunately, their gifts to
society did not guarantee happy endings for many of them. The author Dr. Mario Laplume also
provides a great deal of insight into why women think differently than men. The physiology of
the brain is used as a very interesting and enlightening example. Disparities involving financial,
educational and career opportunities are reviewed in depth, with women often coming up with
the short end of the stick.
In each section, Laplume also offers “Nuggets of Wisdom,” which are suggestions to help men
best assist their women through difficult situations. These suggestions tend to be a bit humorous,
at least in my eyes as a woman, because if my partner tried to placate me using some of them, it
would not end well for him. But it would be nice to see more men step up to the plate by helping
alleviate some of the stressors in which women are currently dealing, especially when the
woman is working, parenting, and trying to maintain a household.
I found “Emotional Frustration: The Hushed Plague,” to be well crafted and highly informative.
It is clearly well researched and referenced. The topics covered are too numerous to mention, but
I am amazed by how much interesting information is packed between these pages. While there is
a great deal of information being presented, the material is written in a way that makes the
reading enjoyable. I would love to see this be used as a text in a women’s studies class. In my
day, those classes were referred to as “Man Hating 101.” I need to emphasize that this work does
not convey that feeling all, rather it highlights the differences between the two genders and how
historically woman have had to overcome a lot to get where they are today.
“Emotional Frustration: The Hushed Plague,” is definitely highly recommended reading. I would
also suggest offering as an engagement gift to a future groom!
Did you not get a copy of our book yet? What are you waiting for? Here is the hyperlink.
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