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by Helen AndersonIn July 2013, fourteen-year old singer-songwriter Georgina Anderson received the shock news that her recent ‘indigestion’ was in fact an aggressive form of liver cancer. As doctors battled to save Georgina, her mother Helen poured her thoughts and fears into the pages of a diary. Piece by Piece is a transcript of that diary as a new member of the ‘club’ no parent wants to join. A breathtaking record of the author’s journey as a mother from that day onwards, this unforgettable book also charts t... more
by Corey D. JamesGrowing up in disadvantaged neighborhoods, our youth learn at an early age that they have to adapt to the rules of the streets or fall victim to it. Thus, they replicate the image of their environment, resulting in the ongoing cycle of violence, drugs, incarceration and tragedy. This book brings you into the harsh and complex world in which our urban youth struggle and you will hear first-hand accounts of the alarming images and circumstances inner-city youth must overcome. You will learn that a... more
by Charles WrightA Historical Autobiography Detailing the Racism and Hardship the Wright Family Faced as Sharecroppers Near Clarksdale, Mississippi Circa The ’40s and early ’50s.
by Robert BrownAuthor Bob Brown, wrote about understanding you, others and the meaning of life in his book, Personal Wisdom, which the Midwest Book Review called a “highly inspirational resource.” The prequel, Simply Bob is the backstory to the earlier writing; it tells how Brown discovered the reason why to get out of bed in the morning. This memoir describes the moment that stimulated this search, his intellectual and emotional guides, and what he learned over his fifty years of answering the big questions.
by Luke G.The Java Dream is an intimate and personal look at the unusual life of a mother and her only relative—her son—as they listen to their dreams and follow their hearts. The journey, begun by the mother, is one of no limits—a life lived in truth. There are many obstacles in this young mother’s life—alone in the world except for her son. But this responsibility does not divert her from following her unusual path. She courageously pursues the life her heart—and her dreams—know is right. Leaving Engl... more
by Barbara K KincaidIn a deeply personal and heartfelt memoir, Barbara K Kincaid recounts stories from her experience as a caregiver for her mother as she battled Alzheimer's. Offering hope, encouragement, and sympathy, Ms. Kincaid reflects on an all-too-familiar experience for many families throughout the country. With moments of heartbreak and moments of laughter, "Come Live With Me" is touching memoir not to be missed by anyone who has felt, either directly or indirectly, the devastating affects of Alzheimer's d... more
by Lisa Orban
Author Lisa Orban Pens Memoir About Her Life Including Her Foster Care Years
It'll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting shares the author's stories, her memoirs, her ups and downs.
Readers are saying great things about this book:
"A Rare Gem" - Top 1000 Reviewer on Amazon
"A Must-Read. Should be Mandatory for All Participants in Foster Care & Faculties in the Educational System. Laughs & Tears." - Top 1000 Reviewer on Amazon
"Foster Ca... more
by S. C. Sterling
In 1996, Scott was nineteen and lost in adulthood with an endless job and no future ambitions. Teenage Degenerate is his story about drug addiction, music and growing up. Over the course of ten months, he quickly descends into the dark and dangerous world of crystal methamphetamine.
Scott experiments with crystal meth in a dark, deserted parking lot in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado and soon after his crew of misfits will do almost anything for their next high. One by one, family ... more
by Greg Cope WhiteWhen Greg Cope White’s best friend tells him he is spending his summer in Marine Corps boot camp, all Greg hears is “summer” and “camp.” Despite dire warnings from his friend, Greg vows to join him in recruit training. He is eighteen, underweight, he’s never run a mile—and he is gay. It’s 1979—long before Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, and with no LGBT rights in place in most states, and the Marines having a very definite expulsion policy in place for ga... more
by Cheryl Miguel
I am Enough is a gut-wrenching and heartwarming memoir of a courageous and dedicated woman who refused to succumb to her life’s extreme physical and emotional challenges. Tapping into her vast inner resources, Cheryl brings forth a wellspring of healing and enlightenment for herself and those around her.
by Charles RiesCharles P. Ries latest book, The Fathers We Find, set amidst the farm fields and rolling hills of Southeastern Wisconsin. It is a coming-of-age story that takes place between 1950 and 1971. Based on memory, The Fathers We Find closely parallels the experiences of its author, Ries, who grew up on a mink farm just outside of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Drowning in a sea of nuns, priests, and hard-working church-goers, “Chuck,” our narrator, stumbles his way to enlightenment with help from a series of de... more
by Alejandro CordovaFollow a spiritually hungry young man from his tumultuous experimenting years of the late sixties, to his years in reclusion, to his travels across the world and back, from sitting in meditation on the banks of the Ganges River to having lunch with the president of Costa Rica. He was in search of a romantic solution to a spiritual equation. The story culminates forty years later as a spiritual guidebook and a romping fun travel story. The book delves into many of the themes typ... more
by Timothy Oliver Stoen
On November 18, 1978, Jim Jones, in Jonestown, Guyana, killed 907 people by cyanide and 5 other innocents, including a US congressman, by gunfire. Among those poisoned was a 6-year-old child, John Victor Stoen, the son of the author. This book traces Jim Jones's "development" from utopian to devil. It is Tim Stoen's firsthand account of his experiences as Jones's attorney, enemy, and postmortem target.
by Walter Hackman
by Earl S. Beecher, Ph.D., CLU, CFAReading this book is a unique experience. You'll catch yourself laughing out loud and maybe even shedding a tear as you get inside the head of this young Chaplain who muddles his way from one awkward situation to the next. You'll share his struggle to get commissioned in the Army, his training (and lack thereof) that shape his ability to cope with personal disasters and console victims' families and friends. His experiences cover the widest range of human emotions: from men under the pressures o... more
by James Garland PowellJames Powell’s earliest memories are of airplanes. His imagination was fueled by gasoline-powered models; balsa-wood gliders; and stories of military aircraft. Amazing, though, James never believed he would have the opportunity to fly in an airplane. While stumbling through school unsure of a career, James took a “dollar ride” in a Cessna 150. After a thirty-minute flight, he had an epiphany. As they taxied in, James’s heart and mind were still in the air. “Eureka! I’ve found it,” he said to hi... more