Judge’s Commentary* 22ND ANNUAL SELF PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS :
Invisible Grandparenting is a valuable book on a topic that doesn’t get a lot of ink, but is part of many people’s lives. The author has the advantage of being in the situation herself, and knows the ins and outs, the pain and the pitfalls, of being an “invisible grandparent.” She uses her own experiences to give insight to the book, but she also is a doctor who can look at it with the subjective eye of a scholar. That combination helps to make this book the helpful guide that it is.
The book is not only a must for anyone in this situation, but an interesting read for those who aren’t. What it says about human behavior and our ability to understand those around us is worthwhile. Many readers, as well, will know someone in this situation and the book gives valuable insight. The tips, particularly writing a letter you never send, can help anyone deal with a tough situation. In the end, the lessons of tolerance, love and overcoming the hurt others may do to you, are dealt with here.
The writing is clear, skilled and confident. The cover and interior production of the book are also professional. The one production quibble is the font used in the Legacy of Letters and Life Lessons section. That many pages of an italic font can be tough to read, especially for readers with aging eyesight. Since those letters and other documents are in their own section, an it is clear what they are, a more traditional font would be a better choice.
Overall, a well-written and much needed book that would be at home on the bookshelf of any store.