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by Michael BoyajianJoin the author and his late wife Jeri as they cross together from one world into another
by 'Deji AyoadeUnderground is an emotive journey of restored hope and faith along the path of attaining the American Dream and communion with a higher power that was there all along. Page by page, a personal narrative is revealed to the reader—one brimming with trials and triumphs, grief and joy, loss and love in equal measure. Through poignant, candid, and vulnerable storytelling, ‘Deji Ayoade shares his innermost stirrings of the heart and all the maelstroms they entail with utmost poise. Beyond the pages of... more
by Alastair HenryAwakening in the Northwest Territories is an inspirational, humorous, and absorbing account of one Boomer’s transformative life journey over a sixty-year period. Follow Alastair’s story from his strict Catholic upbringing in England to Canada by himself at the age of 19 in search of love and adventure, where he quickly acquires a family, and over the next twenty years, climbs the corporate ladder and builds up a flourishing business, all of which subsequently go sour. He takes an early retiremen... more
by Preston Nelson
Always love yourself first, be cautious of giving the emotion of love too soon. Make a conscious effort to make sure that you're getting loyalty, honesty, respect and dedication from the other person first before you give in to the emotion of love. Don't make the mistakes I made that's pointed out in the book, keep in mind love can't be turned off like a faucet if the other person becomes problematic. How many times have you heard of someone staying in a toxic relationship the... more
by Gabriella LangIn 1956, a young couple packed their few possessions into a small brown suitcase and set off on foot to the Hungarian border. Half frozen, shot at by Russian soldiers, they eventually reached Austria and freedom. Like so many of their countrymen, they ended up in Sydney. This is their story, interwoven with the history of Hungary and much-loved family recipes. Food that defined a woman's love for her friends, her family and her Hungarian culture. Food was love. But it was more than that. Many ... more
by Dr. Paula C. PerezAt the age of sixteen, I decided to remain a virgin until the day I said, "I do." However, I could not have known that this decision would require a thirty-three-year commitment on my part. This memoir chronicles my journey of being delayed. One of the overarching themes in my life is that I was delayed, but not denied.
by Celia LatzThe author left Indiana to study Art in Venice, Italy where she invented a new life, filled with beauty and romance as well as almost insurmountable challenges. After 35 years of daily life on the small island, she learned that in a city like Venice, and in the heart of an Artist, there is no room for hatred or resentment, and this could be true for any heart in any city.
by Pete Napolitano and Susan BloomPete Napolitano began his career in the produce industry in the early 1950s at the tender age of five, peddling fruit and vegetables door-to-door to help support his family’s New Jersey-based produce business. “Discovered” at his store by a TV producer decades later and given the moniker “Produce Pete,” he’s since become a fixture on WNBC’s Weekend Today in New York show, where his tips on selecting, storing, and preparing various produce items – all shared in his authentic, endearing, and plai... more
by Jay E. ValusekThe book represents one father's three-year investigation into the life and death, by suicide, of his daughter, drawing upon memory, hundreds of pages of journals and other documents, the science and psychology of suicide, humor and imagination: all in service of answering the haunting, cosmic question: Why in hell did this happen?
by Kate NasonSeven years into her second marriage, Kate Nason discovered her husband was cheating on her. Then, the unimaginable happened. She woke to the news that one of her husband’s “other women” was at the center of a national scandal. The press surrounded her home, clamoring for details, and quickly transformed Kate’s private heartbreak into public humiliation. Nason’s memoir uncovers the little-known side of a well- known story. It's a cautionary tale about the ways we deceive ourselves when we al... more
by Michael Boyajian
Why the term Sketch Book in the title of this book and not the term Notebook? Because Sketch Book is part of a book title by Washington Irving who was my late wife Jeri's favorite author and Notebook is associated with a title of a book by one of our greatest authors F. Scott Fitzgerald but not a favorite of Jeri's and this is a book about Jeri so her favorite author takes immovable precedent over all others. Though I should mention that it is a series of random notes more... more
The "Hell's Angels" Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classicby Margaret A. Harrell
The first new writing by Hunter Thompson to be published since his death in 2005, The Hell's Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic is an important revelation in the legacy of Thompson, with high-end full-color scans ofletters that survived precarious shipping and travel over decades, cloaked away from the public. “If Hell’s Angels hadn’t happened I never would have been able to write Fear and Loathing in Las V... more
by John McDonnellEntrepreneur’s often sacrifice their health and wellbeing in exchange for success in business and I was no different. After years of growing overweight and out of shape, something had to change. The sport of running was my saving grace and within the span of two years I had dropped 25% of my body weight, while at the same time my running results improved dramatically. Then came a mind-bending shock that blindsided me, and everyone I know. As a 48 year old marathon runner on the verge of bre... more
by Harvey HavelMother: A Memoir follows the turbulent relationship between the author’s mentally ill Pakistani mother and the author himself who carries the same mental illness. From living together in the slums of New York City’s Lower East Side in the 1980s through the author’s education in Connecticut and the several hospitalizations he has to confront, Mother is a powerful and unforgettable read that tries to be as honest as possible in portraying what ought to be a loving relationship between a mother and... more
by Randi-Lee BowslaughAddiction is a rampant mental illness that takes hold of individuals of any age. Brandon was only a teenager when drugs took over his life. The battle raged for decades before he lost. Randi-Lee shares the truth behind the eulogy. Having a brother with addiction created a fissure and forced the need for boundaries. Stepping away and loving him from a distance was her only way to keep herself safe. This book goes beyond losing a brother. It delves into risk factors, constructive coping stra... more
by Teri FinkRiver of Ghosts is the true story of Yugoslav athlete Isak Gaši who survives internment in a prison camp during the Bosnian War. The story includes personal conflict between Isak and his Communist ex-policeman of a father (who killed for the Communists), along with the broad scale conflict of a war where neighbors turn into enemies defined by ethnicity. Isak is of Bosnian Muslim heritage. Although he never practiced the Islam religion, Isak was grouped together with those who did during the Bosn... more