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  • Burn Zones: Playing Life's Bad Hands

    by Jorge Newbery
    Life was good for Jorge Newbery. A high school dropout and serial entrepreneur, he had built a real estate empire of over 4,000 apartments across the USA. Taking risks and working tirelessly were the ingredients to his rise. But, he took one risk too many. An ice storm on Christmas Eve 2004 triggered his collapse. He was maligned, publicly shamed, and financially gutted – even arrested. He lost everything and ended up $26 million in debt. As he struggled to regain his footing, he spent... more
  • 7-10 Split: My Journey as America's Whitest Black Kid

    by Michael Gordon Bennett

    7-10 Split: My Journey As America’s Whitest Black Kid, is the memoir of Michael Gordon Bennett, who at age 5, escaped America’s fractious racial climate for the friendly streets of Madrid, Spain, only to return to America and be captured by hatred’s web, forced to simultaneously confront the personal anguish of his own existence, and the harrowing history of a nation in a centuries long battle with a malignant past. 

    It’s late 1965 when... more

  • Island of Memory: Growing Up in Cuba Before the Revolution

    by Virginia C. Lopez
    Memoir of Cuban immigrant Roberto Diego Lopez captures the spirit and color of Havana in the 1930's and 1940's. It's a personal account about one young boy growing to manhood; his stories reflect upon the Cuban lifestyle, values, and temperament. Lopez was fascinated by the strong, colorful personalities of the people around him and tells their tales with warmth and humor. Lopez also recounts what it was like when things ruptured—when the communists took over—and made it impossible for him to st... more
  • Married Sex: Fact and Fiction

    by Shannon Bradley-Colleary
    Bradley-Colleary has written about married sex on her popular website The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful since the spring of 2011. In that time she’s lost the respect of friends and neighbors, but gained a readership of 100K per month. She was also chosen as one of twelve keynote speakers at the 5,000 attendee BlogHer conference for her piece, “What I Know About Sex Now That I’m Forty.” This book is a compilation of the best of Bradley-Colleary’s factual married sex stories, some culled from ... more
  • Smash, Crash and Burn: Tales From The Edge Of Celebrity

    by Shannon Bradley-Colleary
    From the poignant requiem for former flame,legendary martial artist, Bruce Lee's charismatic son Brandon, to the hilarious degradations of dancing at the 1990 VMAs as a Suicide Blonde for INXS to a sweet interlude with a pre-fame David Schwimmer, Bradley-Colleary brings us into the world of celebrity circa 1988-1995 through the eyes of the hapless outlier. These aren't just a series of brushes-with-celebrity anecdotes, but a rites-of-passage story where art may never bring Fame and Fortune, but ... more
  • Into the Child: 40 Weeks in the Gestational Wilderness

    by Shannon Bradley-Colleary
    Kirkus Review says: "Debut author Colleary chronicles 40 weeks of pregnancy in this irreverent account. Sometimes sweet, sometimes sassy, screenwriter and blogger Colleary tells all with witty sarcasm and edgy, laugh-out-loud humor. She begins with conception and the results of a home pregnancy test before careening through laments of sleepless nights, mood swings, weight gain and nausea with snappy but snide remarks most pregnant women think but few express. Colleary’s book is a fun, literary... more
  • Life's Too Short for Leftovers: 9 Lessons from a Third World Kitchen

    by Michael Ditchfield
    Part inspirational rallying call, part first-person, autobiographical narrative, part eulogy for a treasured friend and mentor, "Life's Too Short for Leftovers" takes the reader on a highly personal journey of self-discovery. Best-selling author Michael Ditchfield's Life's Too Short for Leftovers - cleverly presented as courses on a menu - conveys a singular perspective on what it means to be human, and what is required of us as individuals to be active, engaged participants in humanity. Wi... more
  • No More Closed Doors #mystory #mytestimony

    by Christina Nance
    "Just like an addict keeping track of their sober days, I too keep track of mine...I am a survivor, a suicide survivor." Growing up we did not speak on or acknowledge any type of Mental Illness. We were raised on the sayings: "what goes on in my house, stays in my house" or "ain't nothing wrong with you child, let us pray over you." I believe it is time to break this cycle and bring awareness to my community, the black community and for us to stop hiding behind closed doors.
  • Magic Fishing Panties

    by Kim Dalferes
    Have you taken to blaming the little people for stealing all the things you can’t find, like the damn Chico’s gift card you are 100% sure you left on the dresser? When you take off your bra, is it as if an airbag has deployed? Have you more than once started a sentence with the phrase “Back when I was in school…”? If you answered yes to any of these questions, welcome to the middle-aged cheap seats. Magic Fishing Panties is the follow-up to Dalferes’ debut book I Was in Love With a Short Man ... more
  • Run Toward the Sun

    by Anton Haardt

    "Run Toward The Sun: Remembering Juanita Rogers" s ia supernatural  Photo Memoir of Juanita Rogers, a black  self- taught artist from the South . This is a story about an  African -American  woman and a young privileged white woman -both artists . Behind this double biography is a soulful sub-text that acknowledges the force of friendship, and the fears and strengths that shape and change the lives of not only these two women, but all of us. A story of two bold w... more

  • He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother ( Guns, Girls, & Gambling in East Texas )

    by Rocky Hawkins

    "An eyewitness account of the rough-and- tumble world of East Texas hustling, as seen through the eyes of an impressionable youth force to grow up quickly. A tale of beer joints, outlaws, corrupt officials, oil field money, and intrigue fueled by an endless parade of strange characters drawn to the mix.

    Rocky's ability to share his story and emotions, gives the reader a sense of how normal his life must have seemed to him at the time, but how outragous it appears on the written... more

  • A Never-Ending Battle, How Vietnam Changed Me Forever

    by Howard Patrick
    My memoir describes my Vietnam tour with the First Cavalry Division, the constant struggles and setbacks I went through after returning home, and how I was finally rescued from the grips of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My goal in writing my story was to provide veterans and their families with a better understanding of PTSD, and the stress and anxiety issues many combat vets have to deal with in their attempts at readjusting to civilian life.
  • Scoria Roads

    by Norma Thorstad Knapp
    "Scoria Roads" with a subtitle of "Twenty Houses in Twenty-One Years" is a memoir and more set mostly in western North Dakota. In heart-rending short stories (titled names of songs) set from 1942 to 1963, it shows how living with loss, abuse, poverty, and domestic violence can give life lessons. This memoir, including letters to a sister, is filled with towns and landscapes changed from the sweet safe 40s, 50s, and 60s to the chaotic world today caused by the blistering oil boom. Throughout, ... more
  • The Camouflaged Heart

    by Susie Guckin
    What would you do if the only 20 years you have lived were erased in an instant? Who would you be? How would you act? How would you find your place in the world? I did that very thing with the support of the troops returning from war at the local Army base's medical hold unit, where I volunteered for over eight years. Discover the path of my life from devastating invisible injuries and twenty years of memory loss, to triumphant tools that are used to inspire and help others on their path of ... more
  • Screwed: Dancing with the Generals

    by Sergiu Viorel Urma

    Screwed chronicles how AP correspondent Sergiu Urma's life becomes a cat-and-mouse game with the Securitate, Romania's version of the Soviet KGB. The memoir offers a rare peek behind the Iron Curtain as it documents the life of a reporter working in an extremely dangerous political environment in Ceausescu's Romania.

  • We Sleep Around: (Homeless by Choice Pictorial)

    by Susie Davidson
    My husband and I have been traveling world-wide full time as House/Pet Sitters since we sold our home in 2/2002. We have slept in more than 800 beds. This books shares our travels through the first 5+ years of travels and gives advice to other travelers.

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