I believe the first review of Totem came out this week. Granted I didn't do a media blitz or send the book to a carefully constructed list of influential book reviewers.
But somehow or another, someone I haven't seen in years, one Max Reif, happened to see that I'd written a book and purchased it way back when it first came out last January. Unbeknownst to me, he reviews books for The Mindful Word, a website self-describes:
The Mindful Word is a collective of individuals committed to creating a culture of engaged living.
Now I want to read the other two books as well.
While I'm at it, I should point out that I read another recent article by Max Reif entitled, The Key Turned: A story of mystical catharsis and shattered illusions. It's a longish, at least semi-autobiographical, short story about his life and what led to his first marriage and first pilgrimage to India to visit the special sites associated with Avatar Meher Baba. All the while the narrator's inner struggle with new love and trust gets tested even as his illusions of what spirituality actually IS are gently smashed with a hammer. The intimacy and telling of the tale make it a journey well-worth taking. There are lessons for everyone on the pages of this story.