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by Gary OrleckA simple “thank you” led to the trip of a lifetime, along with an unbreakable friendship of two opposites. See them come of age while rubbing elbows with the rich and famous like the Shah and Queen of Iran, The Who, Paul McCartney, Brigitte Bardot, and even Shirley Temple Black. An unbelievable story, yet it’s true because nobody could make this story up. Find out things the rich and famous do not want you to know.
by Jerry M. ElmanMiracles Through Hell is a deeply moving account of bravery, luck, and redemption, in which Elman uncovers the details of his parents’ lives before the Nazis took control of Poland, leads us through the miracles and hell his parents experienced as the war raged on, and finally, reveals the trauma of second-generation survivors. Through the telling of his family history, Elman’s own story is told.
by Sephe Haven
A loving Courtesan, once a Juilliard trained actress, looks back to her younger years to find why, being a Courtesan seemed to be her best fit.
by Rony GuldmannThis academic memoir recounts Stanford Law graduate Rony Guldmann's time as a law school fellow researching conservatives' alleged cultural oppression by the liberal elites. Things go awry when the project metastasizes into an all-consuming obsession that thrusts Guldmann into headlong conflict with his milieu, and he soon finds himself gaslighted by a cabal of elites seeking retribution for his transgressions against the ideologies of academia and the chattering class. Formerly a standout stude... more
by Shani-Lee WallisHeld captive in a dangerous web by circumstances and fear, Shani-Lee watched the mystery and wonder of her childhood disintegrate leaving behind searing embers of abuse and bullying that scarred her deeply. Desperate to change and to control the narrative of her life, Shani-Lee found herself engaged in a battle royale, not with perpetrators but rather with herself. War with Myself is an eye opening, heartfelt memoir of one woman’s struggle with Bulimia and the horrific side-effects of th... more
by Gary OrleckFind out how I, a nobody from the state of Rhode Island, was invited to travel Europe with the son of the richest man in the world at the time. We drove 19,965 miles through 12 different European countries in 10 weeks. We dined with Kings and Queens in Denmark, we gambled with the Shah of Iran in Monte Carlo, we had high tea with her Imperial Highness of Iran Princess Farah in Paris, we were rescued out of handcuffs by Shirley Temple Black during the Russian Invasion of Czechoslovakia, and Brig... more
by Alison Ripley CubittA young New Zealander lands in London with stars in her eyes, rising up the ranks of the cut-throat television industry, before crashing down in a sea of burn-out, exhaustion and relief.
by Gary R. LindbergThe Vegetable Grows and the Lion Roars: My Peace Corps Service is a memoir about author Gary Lindberg's experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Ivory Coast, Africa in the 1960's. This powerful book offers a fascinating glimpse into what it was like to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in the early days of the program. This one-of-a-kind memoir presents how he decided to apply for the opportunity, how he trained, his project, the daily life activities, and the friends he made while he was there. H... more
by Karen TellingWhen a young British couple, Karen and Nick first took a holiday in the Algarve in Portugal, little did they know that 35 years on they would find themselves permanent residents and much-loved members of the local community, well-known for rescuing and housing stray animals, working alongside the local vet and even helping the local fire brigade! This eagerly awaited sequel to Karen’s acclaimed and hugely popular first book “Another Day in Paradise” continues the story of life in the Algarve, i... more
by John H StainesJohn has wrestled between sanity and insanity during a very busy professional career working for the British and American governments as an international travelling market researcher, despite his handicap of suffering a pronounced mental illness of bipolar affective disorder. This has resulted in cycles from ecstasy to manic depression which is reflected in his candid and honest description in a humorous non-judgmental tone, and even at times of absolute despair, he has looked back over his lif... more
by Tom FaheyWhen you find out you are going to be forced to have extensive down time with radiation treatments, you can react in many ways. I choose to use the time to put down my reflections on my life and my thoughts about topics I wanted to share with my children, family, and close friends. While facing 43 treatments I sure had time for 43 topics. My brother said I needed to share this outside family and friends. I hope you find some humor and commonality in spirit. Being a survivor of now two different... more
by Cathy Koning‘I decided to call my cancer the little c rather than the Big C. I wasn't giving it that much power over my life!' Cathy has been feeling unwell for some time. Eventually her worst fears are confirmed with the shock diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Cathy has a deep-seated aversion to medical procedures but without immediate treatment she will not survive - not a great combination. Maybe this is not going to end well. Cathy's moving, unflinchingly honest and often humorous recollections a... more
by Judy KiehartSet in a time before sexual identity became a household phrase, Judy and her parents settled into a neighborhood called Calico Lane. In Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Lane, Judy develops attractions for an older girl. Year after year, the feelings intensify. Other girls want to kiss the boys; however, no one talks about girls kissing girls. “Don’t Make Shame” is the family’s mantra, and over time Judy fears her emotions are not typical and, if continued, will shame the family and dishonor the ch... more
by Karen TellingIf you’ve ever pondered exchanging your hectic existence for a simpler lifestyle by the sea. If you’ve ever entered that demi-world of life viewed from a hospital bed. And if you’ve ever let your heart rule your head when adopting animals in need, then you will have much in common with the author of this witty, insightful, emotional yet unsentimental tale.
by Michael BoyajianThe author and his late wife had always loved camping in the Catskills but now they decide to turn it up a notch and actually purchase a summer home in those magical healing mountains in the party town of Margaretville where every weekend friends and family visited as the lovers put sweat equity into their dream home and where the author's first book came into being, Green Enchantments.
by Kevin DonnerWorking in senior care isn't for everyone. It isn't even for most. But for those rare few who find their passion in this multifaceted industry, the sense of job and life satisfaction are limitless. So too, however, can be the pervasive sense of loss and hopelessness. After graduating from university in Vancouver, Canada, Kevin Donner followed his high school sweetheart to Australia and the United States as she pursued her dream of medical school. Over the years that follow, each move forces D... more