Confessions of a Retiring Book Editor—Three Things I Wish I’d Known at the Start

I've been writing and editing books as a freelancer for almost 30 years. When I started, I made a lot of mistakes. Over the years my mistakes improved: I made better ones that led to deeper insights. I'll spare you a complete list of my mistakes and what I learned from them. Instead, I'll just… Continue reading Confessions of a Retiring Book Editor—Three Things I Wish I’d Known at the Start

Why Deepak Chopra Worries Me—The Tension Between Self-Help and Spirituality

I've met several people who read widely in the "mind-body-spirit" category and want to write a book of their own in this genre. While I laud their intention, I also offer a gentle warning. Too many self-help authors treat the sacred teachings of the East—including the meditation traditions of Buddhism and Hinduism—as a vast smorgasbord… Continue reading Why Deepak Chopra Worries Me—The Tension Between Self-Help and Spirituality