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by Sue DowellThe Dark Has Its Own Light chronicles the author’s experience as a patient in a psychiatric hospital, at a time when limited treatment methods meant less chance of recovery. Alternating between recounting the family history that resulted in hospitalization, and the relationships that developed in the hospital, the book charts a story of loss, suffering, and the discovery of hope and love where none seemed possible.
by Bob StocktonListening to Ghosts, Second Edition is an accounting of Bob Stockton's reminiscences while coming of age in a northeastern blue collar neighborhood, his subsequent escape to the United States Navy for a twenty year career and his service during both the Cold War and the hot war in Vietnam. Bob chronicles the many adventures - and misadventures - of his Navy career in frank, candid and politically incorrect fashion. The Second Edition, written by Bob contains streamlined chapters, new illustratio... more
by Bob StocktonListening to Ghosts, Second Edition is an accounting of Bob Stockton's reminiscences while coming of age in a northeastern blue collar neighborhood, his subsequent escape to the United States Navy, his twenty year career as an enlisted man during the Cold War and later while serving in Vietnam. Written in the first person, Bob chronicles his many adventures - and misadventures in a frank, candid and politically incorrect fashion. The second edition features streamlined chapters, new illustration... more
by Guylaine ValleeThe Happy Palmist is an inspiring true story about how Guylaine Vallée became a much-loved and respected fixture on Quebec television and radio, helping people achieve their dreams. From meeting motivational speaker and author Wayne Dyer, visiting Mother Teresa and traveling to Varanasi, India, to reading the palm of pop superstar Ricky Martin to an inner journey seeking self-knowledge through Kriya Yoga, Guylaine Vallée never rests on her quest. How does a small-town girl from Quebec de... more
by Donald Holmes LewisOn a cold winter morning in 1935, a nine-year-old boy huddled next to his uncle on a horse-driven wagon heading for the train station in Bitola, Macedonia. His destination was America and he'd be making the train and ocean liner trip all by himself. His father had sent for him, finally. His mother was dead. The boy's name was Pandel Savic. His autobiography was released in Octdober 2016 by Orange Frazer Press. The book tells a remarkable story about a great man as the memoirs sweep across mu... more
by Ivan Von BaublitzFollow Ivan through the Department of Children of Services in Cook County Chicago to adulthood. This epic 40 year journey is a tragic and gripping autobiogrpahy that will leave a mark on a generation forever. A tragic yet triumphant story of one mans ability to survive and overcome the most unimaginable situations. Dirty laundry is a creative twist on traditional biography's with a visit from a certain person who once was President of the United States. A awesome page turning experience.
by Shirlee Sky HoffmanThrough her accessible poetry and prose in this beautiful yet searing collection, Shirlee Sky Hoffman, who lived in post-Holocaust Germany twice in the 1970s, chronicles her initial reluctance to go to West Germany and the healing power of personal relationships with a close group of German contemporaries. She explores how remembering the Holocaust has affected her own life and the broader Jewish community, delves into the ironies of her family's history, and takes a hard look at the persistence... more
by Shawn WoodsShawn Wood writes about his life as being labeled a mistake and how his mother verbally abused him throughout his life. Even to this day, she insults, degrades, and rejects him. Shawn went through school with learning disabilities; he graduated high school with a 6 to 8 grade in reading and spelling level. His book is written in his own words so you can see for yourself how he struggles with expressing his thoughts. Despite Shawn's disability and abusive mother, he managed to graduate in college... more
by Walter Harp
In this true story, Walter Harp brings readers along for the ride on his hair-raising, heart-breaking, hope-making adventures with acute, life-threatening leukemia. He pulls no punches, writing with candor of the horrors of cancer as he humanizes it. This engrossing and poignant book is terrifying and tragic, uplifting and funny. Leukemia, like most serious illness, is fearsome—particularly when it repeatedly recurs and no treatment options remain. It hijacks and destroys lives without warnin... more
by Paul E. PerkinsWhat does it feel like to die? Paul Perkins knows, and he remembers -- he died at least twice during surgeries on his path of worsening heart issues that led to his double organ transplant of a new heart and a new kidney -- and ultimately to a new life. The tall, rangy banker and entrepreneur from Missouri with a big smile looks like a guy who has played some basketball, but he doesn’t look like someone who died on the operating table. Except he did, multiple times, and his doctors confirmed ... more
by Christopher E. Pelloski, MD
Silver Medal Winner of the 2016 Living Now Book Awards.
Bronze Medal Winner of the 2016 Global Ebook Awards.
There is a reason books that recount the regrets and advice of the dying strike so deep a chord: people who have nothing left to lose can tell their stories with a sincerity and unpretentiousness we crave but that is all too rare. In “Trauma, Shame, and the Power of Love,” Christopher Pelloski relates his own downfall from a prominent physician-scientist in the ... more
by Leila Summers
On the 24th of February 2007 my husband, Stuart, drowned himself at sea, leaving me widowed with two young daughters aged six and four. I knew it wasn't an accident, even though the medics and police never suspected suicide. Stuart had been talking about ending his life for a year. His most recent suicide attempt had been only three weeks earlier. Afterwards, he explained that day as the most peaceful day of his life. Sitting next to the dam, he smoked his last cigarette. He drank a hundr... more
by Jodi Auborn
"This is my story of growing up as a child of the 1980's and teenager of the '90's, in upstate New York. It's a story of pets, and vacations, and unexpected adventures. It's a story of the roundabout ways that life can lead you home. However, it's mainly a story of Place. Whether lived or merely vacationed in, the places and events that shaped my life have become some of my most cherished memories..."
Growing up, the author always knew she was ... more
by Gordon Jackson
by Elaine AmbroseMore than 40 million middle-aged women are tumbling over the hill laughing all the way because the kids are grown, their menstrual periods stopped, and they survived at least four decades of arbitrary rules dictated by a crabby universe. They went to work with varying degrees of success and they brought home the bacon but threw it in the freezer and ordered pizza. Now they're ready to celebrate the freedom of pending retirement because they know it's more fun to laugh hysterically than to stab s... more
by Dan MartinLife in the military… as you’ve never read before. At nineteen, filled with wanderlust and hormones, Dan Martin made the hilariously amazing decision to join the military to travel and meet girls. Three months later, with Desert Storm in full swing, he found himself surrounded by dudes with not much to do. What unfolded was a long, protracted series of adventures into the art of curing boredom. Told in a collection of vignettes, Operation Cure Boredom is a coming of age story in camouflage. F... more