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  • Infertile Ground

    by Michael L. Patton
    In this haunting memoir, Michael L. Patton shares stories of his challenging childhood. It is the story of his determination and struggle to overcome growing up with an alcoholic, abusive father. The author paints a heartwarming and terrifying picture while sharing hard-earned lessons in life. He instinctively searches for guidance outside of the chaos, finding positive mentors, and promising himself that life can be different, even while witnessing physical and mental abuse at the hands of h... more
  • Shimmering Around the Edges: A Memoir of OCD, Reality, and Finding God in Uncertainty

    by Kathrine Snyder
    This fast-paced, novelistic memoir gives readers an intimate look into Kathrine's struggle with OCD and PGAD, while weaving a deeper story of reality, identity, and meaning. A poignant true story of hope. What happens when the voice of uncertainty never sleeps? OCD rituals have become Kathrine’s prison. A joyful and creative child, she is slowly being consumed by her compulsive attempts to understand relationships, sexuality, and faith. She spends days in endless prayer and confession, sleep... more
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    by vishwas c
  • STRONG: Successful Women Share Stories of Childhood Trauma and Triumph (illustrated in full color)

    by Mia Doucet
    Eighty-one successful women from 22 countries share poignant memoirs of early childhood struggle and suffering: trauma, loss, betrayal, bullying, neglect, sexual abuse, and the disconnection of dysfunctional family relationships. The memoirs read like intimate bits of conversation between best friends, overheard, at times in sordid detail. These stories are in stark contradiction to the nostalgic ones we like to tell ourselves about the charms of childhood. They paint the picture of early ... more
  • In Search of a Salve: Memoir of a Sex Addict

    by K E Garland
    No topic is too taboo or off limits; from the sexual assaults she suffered as a child to the exhibitionism displayed and multiple abortions she had as an adult. Garland weaves the seedy and secretive world of a sex addict with her words, removing the erotic and replacing it with the reality of what it means to live a double life; lying to and cheating on the ones you love. But like anyone wanting to see the other side of addiction, Garland had to do the necessary work to put her urges in perspec... more
  • Simpin' Ain't Easy: Twelve Steps to Embracing Common Sense and Rejecting Stupidity

    by Vincent Gervasi
    Simpin' Ain't Easy: Embracing Common Sense and Rejecting Stupidity Introduction In "Simpin' Ain't Easy: Embracing Common Sense and Rejecting Stupidity," I invite readers into the depths of my personal journey—a journey marked by addiction, unhealthy relationships, and a revolving door of recovery programs. This memoir chronicles my transformation from a life of chaos and self-destructive patterns to one founded on the principles of Stoicism, with a deep exploration of its virtues: justice,... more
  • NOT #MeToo. #MeinCharge.

    by Aphrodite Phoenix
    More than merely a memoir, this is an impassioned and ambitious manifesto for independent sex workers’ rights, evolved compassion for men, a deeper understanding of relationships, and victimhood transformed into power. My goal is to engage the general reading public with emotion and empathy, and to provide well-sourced apologetics that can interest academia, as well.
  • Tough and Competent

    by Eugene F. Kranz
    “It was as tough a test as could be conceived and put to flight control . . . if there was any weakness, the team would have crumbled. The teams dealt with IT!! There is no way that you could have a team stand up the way we did. We knew we had IT. It was all built in as we had been working on IT! for years.”— Arnold Aldrich (Apollo 13) Tough and Competent documents the leadership and teamwork principles which emerged from an organization of novice, part-time engineers in NASA Mercury Control.... more
  • No Regrets: A Life in Catalonia

    by Dvora Treisman
    At the age of fifty-two, Dvora Treisman took her cat and flew off from the San Francisco Bay Area to a new life in Barcelona. She had gone salsa dancing, met and married a Catalan, and they were going to live in his hometown. There are adventures, there are cultural and other discoveries, there are highs (getting a Spanish driver’s license) and lows (getting a divorce), there is the challenge of learning a new language and trying to fit in, and there is the life-enchancing adoption of two cats a... more
  • Yesterday"s Soldier, A Passage From Prayer to the Vietnam War

    by Tom Keating
    “Yesterday’s Soldier, A Passage from Prayer to the Vietnam War” is a Vietnam War memoir of a different flavor. Packed into this tidy book is the story of a young man's coming of age in troubled times. The author, after five years of studying for the priesthood in a Catholic seminary, leaves and is quickly exposed to the Draft. He chooses to enlist rather than be drafted, and proceeds through the Army’s infantry training cycle of weapons and war tactics, which clash with his years of prayer. Duri... more
  • Diplomat to the Galaxy

    by Glenda Pliler
  • The Guide: Survival, Warfighting, Peacemaking

    by Greg Munck

    Life with a drug-addicted father meant sleeping with one eye open, nervously anticipating but not knowing what chaotic event would happen next. Whether it was having a shotgun placed against his head or snorting cocaine at 13 with his dad, the unpredictable and unwanted were Greg Munck’s normal. But just when the anxiety and anger inside of him were starting to vent and rumble, the United States Marines and a long boat ride to Kuwait to fight in the Gulf War intervened to change the tra... more

  • The Birth of a Radical

    by Clifton Reive Whitley Jr
    This book traces the development of the author from early childhood through a long chain of experiences ranging from a semi-handicapped child to a combat hero with triple bronze stars. It traces his, the author's, development from a hired sawmill hand to a functioning farming cooperative. The book follows the author from a disenfranchised war veteran to a vice-chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
  • Pocket of Pain

    by LadyWarfield
    Pocket of Pain is a coming-of-age memoir that takes place in a world of 80’s popular culture, music, and fashion. As her parent’s marriage falls apart, Suzanne escapes into a relationship with a boy who is five years older and ends up being more controlling than her father. She escapes once again, this time as she leaves for college, and submerges herself in the RVA punk rock scene. Ultimately, a dark secret from the past surfaces, and she is forced to take another hard look at the relationsh... more
  • Go and Live

    by supriya singh
    Discover the unbreakable bond of a mother's love as you embark on a heartfelt journey of pain, struggle, and growth. Experience the power of unconditional support and unwavering devotion that guides you through life's challenges. In this tale, you'll witness the strength and love that can conquer anything, reminding you of the incredible force that exists between a mother and her child.
  • Rent Boy

    by Vixen

    Based on my uproarious & eye-opening life as a gay escort.

    Discover "Rent Boy": A Memoir of Love and Survival

    In a world veiled by neon lights and secrets, Vixen navigates the perilous line between love and survival. As an escort entrapped by a relentless past, he owes a dangerous debt to an ex-lover turned ruthless pimp. But his life takes an unforeseen turn when he finds himself ensnared in a forbidden love affair with a client, Quinn. As ten... more