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  • David and the Giant Mailbox: Walking 1000 Miles to Talk About Climate Change

    by David Henry
    Angered by the seeming indifference of people to the crisis of climate change, David Henry set out to cross the country by foot having conversations with people along the way. What he found might surprise you.
  • Broadway, Schrafft's and Seeded Rye--Growing Up Slightly Jewish on the Upper West Side

    by lyla blake ward
    A lighthearted look back at life in the 1930's and early 1940's. Through essays and poems, histories and vintage photos, the author makes this unique neighborhood—72nd Street to 110th, east and west of Broadway--come alive. It’s a place, she recalls, where almost everyone she knew was Jewish and only the pigeons ate white bread.
  • Fixed: Dope Sacks, Dye Packs and the Long Welcome Back

    by Doug Piotter
    Fixed is a darkly comedic memoir that spans my unsupervised youth, drug and alcohol addiction, bank robbery, life in prison and ultimately my release and re-entry into my life’s new and sober orbit. With the perspective gained from more than two decades of sobriety, I give an accounting of my debauched life with humor and irreverence. I grew up with alcoholic parents trapped inside their own lonely skins, a painful childhood full of cold shoulders and broken furniture. I burst onto the drug sce... more
  • Tom Waits for No One: The Illustrated Scrapbook

    by Jack R. Lamb
    Tom Waits For No One: The Illustrated Scrapbook tells the story of a pioneering, nearly forgotten animated music video by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Tom Waits. The book features the art, character sketches and memorabilia collected from the film's production in 1979, and highlights the young animators who created the film, which includes David Silverman, director of The Simpsons Movie and co-director of Monsters Inc. The story presents a humorous insider’s view of the animation process ... more
  • Strange Passengers: A Memoir of Madness, Addiction, and Faith

    by Paul Gill
    Containing what may be the most detailed and nightmarish account of methamphetamine psychosis in all of literature, STRANGE PASSENGERS is the electrifying record of author Paul Gill's descent into madness, and chronicles his eventual transformation from an atheistic drunk into a clean and sober man of faith. By turns shocking, profound, bizarre, and beautiful, Paul's hallucinatory narrative takes readers across his blasted inner landscape and deep into the wild country of the human heart—a journ... more
  • Walking through Sunflowers: through Deepest France on the Road to Compostela

    by Denise Fainberg
    “Walking through Sunflowers: through Deepest France on the Road to Compostela” is the narrative of my pilgrimage with my companion across France along one of the traditional paths toward the shrine of Santiago in northwestern Spain. The trail, known as the Chemin du Puy, leads from mountainous central France to high limestone plateaus and fertile river valleys; to jewels of Romanesque architecture at the many traditional shrines along the way; through the vineyards and rich farmland of Aquitai... more
  • A Movable Marriage

    by Tricia Pimental
    In her early forties, Tricia Pimental has everything she ever wanted: beautiful children, a lovely home, and in her new marriage, the romance of a lifetime. She soon realizes, however, that she and her husband are at odds over one critical issue. She is a homebody. He is a nomad. So begins the never-ending journey. The author crisscrosses North America, relocating on an alarmingly regular basis. Along the way she meets an imposing cast of characters, from a gun-slinging landlord to cowboy weathe... more
  • A Movable Marriage

    by Tricia Pimental
    In her early forties, Tricia Pimental has everything she ever wanted: beautiful children, a lovely home, and in her new marriage, the romance of a lifetime. She soon realizes, however, that she and her husband are at odds over one critical issue. She is a homebody. He is a nomad. So begins the never-ending journey. The author crisscrosses North America, relocating on an alarmingly regular basis. Along the way she meets an imposing cast of characters, from a gun-slinging landlord to cowboy weathe... more
  • Surrendering to the Music: 6 Life Lessons Playing Piano Taught Me

    by Gerry Baird
    Gerry Baird started learning to play piano at age 26 and not only developed a lifelong passion for music, but also learned powerful life lessons along the way. This musical memoir features entertaining stories and wisdom that will appeal to musicians and non-musicians alike.
  • Climbing the Holy Mountain of Recovery

    by Adrian Auler

    This story is an autoethnography. That means that it examines the problem of heroin addiction and the value of ibogaine for its treatment with respect to our culture and society through the lens of my own experience. So while it has a generally autobiographical character, supported and enhanced by memoir-like experiential passages, I also discuss elements and aspects of addiction and recovery, and describe some features of ibogaine treatment.

  • Trading Places: Becoming My Mother's Mother

    by Sandra Bullock Smith
    In Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother, author Sandra Bullock Smith shares her personal experiences spending ten years caring for her ailing mother. This heartfelt look at the trials and tribulations of that decade offers powerful insight and encouragement for anyone entering into a similar period of life. Smith’s touching stories share the heartbreaking, and sometimes comical, moments she experienced while providing assistance to her aging parent—and how they mirrored similar events ... more
  • Busted Boom: The Bummer Of Being A Boomer

    by Brian Paul Bach
    t’s true: the superpower known as the USA is now being run … by Baby Boomers. They dominate government, control corporations, steer society and culture. Boomers are in power. This is their time. But who are they, really? What do they think? And most importantly, what have they done? What are they doing? The Baby Boomer generation is certainly well known, but rarely described or even revealed. BUSTED BOOM: THE BUMMER OF BEING A BOOMER takes a crack at it. A wild ride awaits. You’ll need seat b... more
  • Beyond Embarrassment: Reclaiming your life with neurogenic bladder and bowel

    by JoAnne Lake

    Beyond Embarrassment.  One woman’s story of taking her life back. 
    Personal stories, health tips, practical help, and the latest medical research.  A ready resource for women who live with neurogenic bladder and bowel—and anyone who faces a challenging physical condition—this is a story that will educate, encourage, and inspire.

     

  • The Half Book: He's taking his ball and going home

    by Dan Duffy
    Dan Duffy had finally hit the stride of his life. The almost-successful video producer and sports director for the nationally syndicated Steve and DC Radio Show had just met the girl of his dreams. Everything seemed to be coming together… and it was shattered in an instant. Lingering back pain masked a stage-three testicular cancer diagnosis, forcing Dan into a six-month purgatory of survival, partially physical, partially psychological, and almost entirely ridiculous. The highest high and the l... more
  • Dressing a Tiger

    by Maggie San Miguel
    A father in the Mob, a couple of hit men, a Secret Service uncle, famous politicians, a mother in need of shock therapy and a kid who eavesdrops on it all makes for a unique childhood. Jack Dahlstrom’s prior knowledge of the Kennedy assassination and his friendships with Jack Ruby, John Connally, Henry Wade and infamous Mafia bosses such as Carlo Gambino, Sam Giancana and Paul Castellano is a story untold before now. Maggie’s babysitters were hit men that took over when her mother became emotio... more
  • Memoirs by Proxy

    by Beth Harlan Greb
    "Memoirs by Proxy" is a series of memoirs, including the author's own. For her parents memoirs she draws on the thousands of letters and documents they had kept, beginning before they married in 1941. He was an Iowa farmer who became the Legal Vice President of Eastern Airlines. She was a New Hampshire typist who became his sophisticated and charming wife. The author examines parents and grandparents and great-grandparents in the context of their generations. She then goes on to reveal her re... more

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