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by Elizabeth StallThis is a story of sexual awakening, a great love letter of our age. The promise was that if a couple followed all the rules and remained virgins until they married, everything would magically work out. But the church was wrong--the best sex happened outside of those rules. Purity culture--virginity culture--was a mistake. Find out what women really want--or at least, what one of them does. Read about what sex--really good or really bad--is like for a woman. You'll find adventure! Sex scenes! Se... more
by Gil Garcia
The Tom Sawyer of South Central is the best way to describe this little guy who manages to find himself in impossible one of a kind situations that will leave you smiling as he visualizes for you, and so descriptively beautiful, a neighborhood's panorama of life as seen through eyes of a child.
Gil's parents, his warring brothers, two sisters, a Dutch priest, and a English Sheep dog make up the cast of characters in this entertaining collection. It's Gil'... more
Growing Up Eldon, a Memoir: Tales of Surviving (Mostly) and Thriving on a Pacific Northwest Family Farmby Eldon N. Spady
Growing Up Eldon, a Memoir is a humorous collection of stories and experiences from Eldon Spady’s growing-up years on his family’s dairy farm in Sequim (say “Skwim”), Washington.
Why this book?
When Eldon was young, his Grandpa Spady lived with him and his family for a few years. You’ll meet him inside. After Grandpa Spady’s death, Eldon became aware of some of his fascinating life history. To this day, he wishes he knew more about his grandpa&r... more
by Marlene Tucker
Marlene was nominated most likely to succeed amongst her peers as a young adult while attending one of the former largest Pentecostal Churches in the Midwest. Marlene was ready to trail blaze the world, and set the foundation for others in her family to follow. Marlene is the daughter of a successful African American Business Contractor/Landfill Operator and Civil Rights Activist from the Mid West. Marlene tells her story, a story of redemption, the way she lived it. <... more
by Wendy ThorntonDear Oprah: How I Beat Cancer and Learned to Love Daytime TV is the tale of a battle with an unusual cancer. Told with snarky humor and pathos, this is the story of an interrupted life and the struggle back. There's never a good time to get cancer but Wendy wrote this book to explore all areas of the cancer experience, including how to survive, how to recover, and how caregivers and friends can support their loved ones. Wendy was diagnosed with rectal cancer just as her career was accelerating, ... more
by Gloria P. HumphreyGloria P. Humphrey, a South Florida native and single mother of four, was raised by her single mother, grandparents, aunts, a host of neighbors, and family friends. Growing up in an era that she claims as the best time to be a kid became her inspiration to become a writer. This project became a memoir while learning the craft of writing that eventually led to an exclusive retreat in Italy and begins a series chronicling her life from a child.
by Douglas A. HarrisIt was the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s in Burlington, NJ—a unique time and place. And these were the people we knew growing up. They were Giants and remain so in our esteem for them, the lessons they taught and sacrifices they made. They were Black folks from the South. Working men who freely gave the sweat of their brows to support their families. Dads on “Father Knows Best” and “Leave It to Beaver” went to work carrying briefcases. Our dads carried lunch buckets. They returned home tired, cl... more
by Douglas Harris
by Grady HicksThe Amazing Journey is a fast-paced, true story of Grady and Austin Hicks, a father and son who travel the world for twenty-eight days before Austin attends college. Austin is the first of three Hicks children who embark on this globe-trotting tradition with their father. In the spirit of adventure, their route and activities are kept secret—even from family. They complete daily, self-imposed Journey Tasks that deliberately immerse them into cultural authenticity, and far outside their comfo... more
by Bart BoehlertStyle is the art of living, and it’s always changing and evolving. This evocative jewel-of-a-memoir tells the story in words and pictures of one writer’s adventures, and how they shaped his sense of personal style and taste. From growing up in upstate New York to summers on Martha’s Vineyard to life in Greenwich Village in New York City, this book recounts the places and people and experiences that have influenced the author. Elegant, educational, entertaining, and inspiring, this ode to America... more
by Leif WrightSean Goff was a dynamic Pentecostal minister who was already running his own church by the age of twenty-two. He had wed a pliable teenager and bent her to his will, eventually convincing her to agree to his secretly taking a second young wife named Joy. Leif Wright, Sean's friend and co-worker, confronted Sean about his hidden polygamous lifestyle, which was threatening to scandalize their employer, a world-famous televangelist. Then Joy suddenly disappeared, although friends continued to r... more
by John Holton
ABCD...EEG: Synopsis John Holton
The only people who can truly hurt you are those that you love. This may be intentional on their part, which in itself is hard to comprehend, but often it is unintentional. The latter forms the basis for this book.
The birth of a child, a first child especially, is the greatest most anticipated and at the same time the most frightening experience of a couple's life. This was proven without a doubt... more
by Jack DunsmoorOK2BG is a Memoir about a guy who wants to help kids at-risk, especially gay kids at-risk for suicide, mainly from bullying. After the protagonist tries to Mentor a kid in Foster Care & later some neighborhood kids, he focuses his attention on books, specifically biographies about gay men, after an incident in Sept/2010 when 4 gay kids commit suicide. OK2BG provides a list of 2,000+ books in Memoir, Biography & Autobiography format by or about 1,000+ allegedly gay men who had the tenacity to ex... more
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