Welcome to Midsummer Medium, where your host, Alex goes solo and brings to life the ideas and perspectives he usually shares in his column on Medium. In today's episode, we're diving headfirst into the often baffling and always intriguing world of Amazon book reviews. We'll explore the challenging landscape authors face, discuss the peculiar cases of misguided criticism, and touch upon the issues that platforms like Goodreads present. Be prepared for an in-depth examination and yes, a bit of a rant, about the nuances and complexities that make up this fascinating ecosystem. Let's get started.
Actor Stanley Tucci’s delightful memoir, Taste.
Listen to Alex's experience losing his sense of taste: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tasteless/id1080474124?i=1000546302643
Two-time Mysterious Goings On Podcast guest George Stevens, Jr.'s excellent memoir, My Place in the Sun.
Alex Greenwood on Medium: https://a-greenwood.medium.com/
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