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by Deanne BurchAt the age of twenty three, Deanne Burch accompanied her husband, Ernest Burch ( Tiger) to the Inuit village of Kivalina, Alaska, a barrier island 23 miles above the Arctic Circle. Tiger was conducting a participant study of the natives whereas Deanne, was a city girl, ethnocentric, naïve, and completely unprepared for the journey she was about to embark on. In Kivalina, she lived on the edge of two worlds — the one she left behind and the one she where she reluctantly participated in all as... more
Behind the Red Door: How Elizabeth Arden’s Legacy Inspired My Coming-of-Age Story in the Beauty Industryby Louise Claire Johnson
In 1908, Florence Nightingale Graham moved from the suburbs of Toronto, Canada to Manhattan with dreams of becoming a self-made woman. Within two years, she opened her first beauty salon on Fifth Avenue. Adopting the same name as her company, Elizabeth Arden went on to pioneer the global beauty industry (valued at $532 billion today) and become one of the wealthiest women in the world. By the end of the 1930s, it was said “there are only three American names known in every single corner... more
by John SavantThis book is a continuation from my first one the Escalator Trap System. Escalator 2 will provide the reader with an entirely new understanding and appreciation on how the Pick 3 lottery operates. The author has held nothing back and tipped out in the open, top- secret strategies, to make you a better player. You will find informative and eye opening revelations that you will enjoy reading over and over again. With this book and some applied practice, you’ll soon find yourself playing like a pro... more
by Shelley KoltonThe frightened 7-year girl. The aggressive 14-year old boy. The terrified 3-year old child. The cult leader. She lived with these, and over thirty other parts of her mind, no less real than you and I, throughout endless periods of deepest depression, paralyzing panic, thoughts of suicide, a revolving door of psychotherapists. A harbinger of the coming storm, darkness followed her everywhere, from infancy to a career as a renowned, openly gay OB/GYN in New York City. A loving wife and three... more
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by Sheila M Burke
BULLSH*T TO BUTTERFLIES is the unfiltered story of Shane Burke, a simple man who broke the cycle of trauma and created a beautiful life from nothing. You will laugh, you will cry; you will feel hope and sadness.
A memoir written by the love of his life, Sheila, wife of 32 years, this book was born on the advice of their adult children, a hospice social worker, and good friends.
Over the years, Shane learned to grapple with patience, generate a p... more
by Elizabeth SHARLANDSynopsis: STEVE ROSS CABARET PLAYS AT THE RITZ HOTEL IN PARIS AND WRITES SEVERAL CHAPTERS ABOUT BEING A FRANCOPHILE. THE AUTHOR CONTINUES WRITING ABOUT LIFE IN PARIS AND OPENING HER OWN THEATRE THERE.
by Beverly KeilTen newborn puppies are discovered in a Dumpster. They have only minutes to live. How could anyone be so cruel? The author, a cat lover who has never owned nor cared for a dog, must become mother and lifeline to a dying hours-old puppy. This true story takes you along during the first ten weeks of Bandit's life. You will smile and cry at this week to week account of his rescue and development.
by Al Price
Gravel and Grit recounts not only a rural boyhood in a period of racial hostility and class exclusion but also of simple country pleasures and strong family ties. Other approaches to writing about the South either romanticize or demonize the people and culture in which the author was reared. What makes this work different is that it reveals both the gravel (the course, unflattering, and shameful side of that era) and the grit (the remarkable will to survive). Stories are told with a backdrop ... more
by Steve Ostrow-
by Andy PalmerAndy is trying to escape. His diet of booze and drugs has pushed everything good away. After his mum saves his life by sucking vomit from his lungs, he sets off in search of a reason to live. From Barnsley he heads to Texas. From Texas to Dorset. His days start with wine and cigarettes. His nights end in blackness. One day, he finds himself on the floor of a supermarket in a puddle of wine, glass, and blood. But between that floor and the end of a pier, everything changes.
by Jo-Ann VegaSet in the last half century of transformative cultural change, a memory-keeper shares personal voyages of discovery beyond traditional boundaries of gender and culture. An engaging and wide ranging coverage of how the times affected the author and the country. Part 1 is an extended eulogy to the immigrants and an active childhood in the south Bronx. Part 2 details the impact of the famiglia's relocation to suburbia and coming of age during the cultural upheavals of the 1970s. Part 3 is a bridge... more
by Blessing Ntamu (PhD)
by Rick LenzIn his forties, after startling good fortune as an actor/playwright (he’s had plays performed in New York and on PBS; played leading roles in films, on television, and stage with some of the greatest stars in Hollywood history), Rick Lenz finds it all falling apart. One evening in North Hollywood, standing alone, naked—not only metaphorically—on the stage of a tiny Equity Waiver theater, it hits him that his career has dropped out of frame and into helpless free fall. North of Hollywood is th... more
by Marilyn DavisNew in recovery, a chance encounter with Gray Hawk, a 74-year old Native American, showed her that healing would include looking within, taking Steps, and creating a house of healing for other women. Today, Marilyn is a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, recently celebrating thirty-two years of abstinence-based recovery. From 1990-2011, she opened and managed North House, an award-winning residential facility for women. Before reaching this milestone, she was a desperate... more
by Vivian M. Lumbard
"Each family's journey with autism is as unique as a fingerprint."
Think about autism differently.
That's what Vivian M. Lumbard does. She's a mom to teenage twins with high-functioning autism challenges. As a retired air traffic controller, she is familiar with long-term and short-term goals, changing plans on a moment's notice, as well as being able to laugh when stressed. All of which comes in handy when ... more