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by Elaine Ostrach ChaikaA blend of cutting-edge science and anecdotes from 77 years of living with dogs. The anecdotes are proof of what dogs can do, what they know, how they experience the world, and how they love to work for their humans. That is, I present the scientific questions and answer them with my own close observation of my dogs" behaviors. You can think of the anecdotes as case studies. The book shows that humans and dogs co-evolved and each has developed brain structures that allow us to communicate with... more
by Ryan TrappThere are 193 official countries on Earth. Fewer than 100 people have seen them all. The 34 people interviewed for this book have made it their life mission to visit every last one of them. Jam-packed with nearly 500 pages, these revealing Q&A interviews examine the lives of ordinary people who have undertaken extraordinary travels in their quest to visit every country in the world. Learn about their adventures and explore the highs and lows of what it means to be an extreme traveler, from ne... more
by Kelly LytleWhen Rob Lytle died at age 56, three decades after his football stardom at the University of Michigan ended and his professional career with the Denver Broncos began, his son Kelly Lytle poured his mix of grief, adulation, regret, gratitude, and even criticism into a series of letters to the man he considered his best friend. What began as catharsis evolved into a memoir that starts strong and gains steam the way Rob Lytle did in his dashes down the football field. To Dad, From Kelly adds dim... more
by Oliver MarkusSex and Crime: Oliver's Strange Journey is an autobiographical book that follows the incredible life of Oliver, a teenage hacker in Aachen, Germany, who is the victim of traumatic childhood abuse and suffers from PTSD. He falls in love with an American girl online, and spends many hours on the phone with her every day for a year, until he moves in with her in New York. After his crazy adventures as a New York cab driver, he becomes a successful cartoonist and goes on to be an Internet millionair... more
by Lori Schafer
The story of my life told in short fiction and essays. Features author commentary on the real-life events that inspired the stories.
“Girl in Pink, Seeing Red”
Never mess with a little girl’s best friend – even if she is dressed all in pink.
Micro fiction. Includes author commentary.
“He is clasping my hand and leading me down the street to the local bar; propping me up on a barstool so all his friends can see,... more
by Lori Schafer
It was the spring of 1989. I was sixteen years old, a junior in high school and an honors student. I had what every teenager wants: a stable family, a nice home in the suburbs, a great group of friends, big plans for my future, and no reason to believe that any of that would ever change.
Then came my mother's psychosis.
I experienced first-hand the terror of watching someone I loved transform into a monster, the terror of discovering that I was to be her primary victim. For ye... more
by RICK CarleIt's Mayberry RFD meets Breaking Bad when a small town Opie-like boy becomes a big time drug dealer. This is the semi-true story (selected changes to protect the innocent and the guilty) of Rick Carle, raised with strong upstanding Midwestern values, until he takes a bad turn and travels down a crooked road. Join him on the wacky, sometime heartfelt, often humorous ride that includes his encounters with State Patrolmen, Hell's Angels, and other unsavory characters. His outlaw journey should h... more
by K. Kidd
The author’s search for independence and a career with the Federal Government in Washington DC took her on a journey that far surpassed her fondness for mystery and intrigue. She was twenty-one when she met Sergei Kourdakov, a former KGB agent and Soviet naval intelligence officer. A Rose for Sergei is a bittersweet story about a young American woman and a Russian defector who escaped a life he didn’t want and could no longer face. It is a true stor... more
by Maritza Martinez MejiaHazel Eyes takes the reader on a journey to discover the personal life of the author and spiritual experience of faith.
by Rj CookThe Road behind Me (the Lie of Hannah) narrates a story of lost love, a journey, and a late-in-life epiphany. This memoir tells how, from the summer of 1974 to the summer of 1975, the author traveled from New Jersey to California and back again to escape the pain of a broken heart, only to discover that distance did nothing to diminish his memories. It’s a story of growing up and falling in love, losing love and seeking refuge in the land of milk, honey, and Disney; and of returning home a defea... more
by William Hunter Howell
"Every time you are able to find some humour in a difficult situation, you win.”
The chronicles of a young man dealing with bereavement and the journey it entails, negotiating the complications of life, love, drugs, guilt, expectations and the importance of knowing who he is at a crucial time and throughout all the trepidations he's faced with. The memoirs of William Hunter Howell, the son of deceased European Member of Parli... more
by Jeremy FlaggI moved to Maine when I was 5. I lived there for two years while my father traveled the globe as a soldier in the Marine Corps. I returned when I was 10. I resented my parents for it. There was nothing great or even good about living in Brownville Jct. Friends lived an area code away, making it impossible to play outside or even talk on the phone. I spent my summers consumed in novels, reading about adventures elsewhere; anyplace but here. In 1996, Josh Decker introduced me to the radio, and thi... more
by Ian MathieWhilst working in the Congo jungle the author was required by the community to become foster father to a village orphan girl as a condition for living in a village. Everything went well until a man walked out of the forest wanting to marry her and demanded he set the bride price. Mathie had to unravel the complications of tribal custom and set the bride price under the watchful gaze of the village elders, the political agent and the local witch-doctor. the result produced unexpected and dramati... more
by F.C. BlakeA biographical coming of age story of a dreamy teenager's upbringing, education, travels, and survival through sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and America interwoven with an intimate reflection on identity, family, running, dancing, love, life challenges, triumphs, and salvation.
by Jonathan Baylis
So Buttons: Man of, Like, a Dozen Faces collects the choicest slices of life from 10 years of So Buttons, writer Jonathan Baylis's autobiographical comics series.
Like the late great Harvey Pekar (American Splendor) before him, Baylis utilizes an all-star cadre of indie artists to illustrate his true-life tales. This collection includes stories drawn by Noah Van Sciver (Blammo, The Hypo), Joseph Remnant (Harvey Pekar's Cleveland), Rick Parker (B... more
by Izabela ShopovaTravel writer Izabela Shopova never perceived her life in New Zealand as exile and emigration as martyrdom, as it is the custom (and pretty much a patriotic obligation) in her native Bulgarian cultural and literary tradition. Her life in Aotearoa was a challenge and a lifetime adventure, a love affair and a comedy (with just a bit of drama) in a land regarded by the rest of the world as the Last Eden on Earth. East in Eden tells the luminous, heartfelt, and hilarious story of Shopova’s six ye... more