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  • The Teachings of Shirelle: Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead

    by Douglas Green
    Relish the day. If you re not in awe, you re just not paying attention. She hadn t even been in the crowded pound a week, but she d already developed a nickname, Knucklehead. As a puppy she destroyed property and precious clothes; as an adult she injured her owner, ruined romances... and changed the world-views of those around her. Have you ever watched an animal and wondered how it thinks, how it sees the world, how it views you? And have you ever wondered what wisdom you might learn if you cou... more
  • Memoirs of a Dead White Chick

    by Lennox Randon
    It began as one of those days when I asked myself, what else could go wrong? And then I died. Eleanor, a harried, middle-aged White female elementary schoolteacher (and former police officer), begins her day by dying in the year 1999. Somehow, while her essence is en route to wherever one’s essence goes upon death, she inadvertently ends up occupying the body of a 16-year-old Black male in 1858 Philadelphia. Not only does she have to deal with the obvious gender, race, and time p... more
  • Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities

    by Staci Sprout

    In this intensely personal memoir, Staci Sprout offers a vulnerable account of her recovery journey from the painful world of sexual intrigue and addiction. She was an honors student and cheerleader, and later a talented young social worker, but her life had a dark twist even her closest friends didn’t suspect. Childhood sexual abuse and exposure to pornography had ignited a drive to be sexual that eventually threatened to unravel her sanity and her life. Desperate for relief, she tried... more

  • Mt Kilimanjaro & Me

    by Annette Freeman
    Ever wondered if you could climb a mountain? Maybe one of the Seven Summits? What if you are a middle-aged, unfit, inexperienced business woman with a sedentary job? This is the story of one such woman who decided to leave her office job in Sydney and go climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. She tells the tale with wry humour, undaunted – well, only a little daunted – by the difficulties of spending nine days and eight nights on the slopes of the mountain, dealing with no running water, hours of up... more
  • Tea In The Library

    by Annette Freeman
    Fulfilling the dream of many a book-lover, Annette Freeman bravely stepped outside her mid-life comfort zone and opened a bookshop café in the heart of Sydney. Tea In The Library became a beloved haven of readers and a cosy forum for writers. Plus a great place for coffee – and nineteen varieties of tea. But behind the scenes were anxieties large and small, frustrations, challenges, and – now and again - glorious moments of success. Welcome to retail! “How hard can it be to run a successful smal... more
  • My Farthest North - An Arctic Diary

    by Annette Freeman
    During three weeks in the High Arctic our heroine reaches her ‘farthest north’ as well as her ‘coldest north’. With a wry sense of humour, this fictionalised memoir introduces us to a diverse cast of characters, including polar bears, reindeers, walrus, a Polish Arctic explorer, a Russian sea captain, a quirky expedition leader...and the shadowy Eduardo. As she journeys on, our narrator tells Eduardo about everything she is seeing, experiencing, learning and reading. We learn gradually that Edu... more
  • Apocalypse: The Memoir

    by Chantelle Oliver
    World's first zombie apocalypse memoir. The story of my fifteenth summer and struggle to survive and find my father on the run across America.
  • The Other Side of War

    by Diana Mankin Phelps

    Marine Combat Correspondent Aaron Mankin was in Iraq only ten weeks when he was injured by a road side bomb. The phone call to his mother, Diana Mankin Phelps, was devastating. She opens up her life and the lives of her family, for all to share in the triumphs that took place during this time of healing. The injuries that Aaron suffered were severe and life threatening. Their lives took on a whole new meaning, as they navigate through his long road to recovery. With humor and heartache, this ... more

  • Veronica's Grave : A Daughter's Memoir

    by Barbara Donsky
    When young Barbara Bracht’s mother disappears from her life—no one tells her that her mother has died—she leaves in her wake a confused child whose blue-collar father is intent upon erasing any memory of her mother. Forced to keep the secret of her mother’s existence from her younger brother, Barbara struggles to keep from being crushed under the weight of family secrets as she comes of age and strives to educate herself, despite her father’s stance against women’s education. Told with t... more
  • LEAVE THE LAND YOU LOVE, Love the Land Where you Live

    by Do An Duc Tri (Trieu Doan)
    A story of survival under Communist domination and of a risky escape out of the iron curtain to the open world. The memoir with poetic brilliance narrated all the Communist implemented measures to subdue the author's fatherland under the impoverishing and obscurantism policies after the end of the Vietnam War. Leaving the Vietnam fatherland, the former home-arrested puppet resident lingered for 15 months as a boat people refugee in Hong Kong transit centers prior to being accepted to rese... more
  • Peace Behind the Wire

    by Kit Cummings
    On January 18, 2011, twelve prisoners signed a solemn pledge and set out to see if they could live in peace with the men inside Georgia’s most dangerous maximum security prison. It was a simple but powerful pledge: for forty days they would follow the example of iconic peacemakers and commit themselves to timeless, nonviolent principles. Peace Behind the Wire: A Nonviolent Resolution chronicles the Power of Peace Project’s story as it grew to include prisons, schools, and churches across the Uni... more
  • Why Not? Conquering the Road Less Traveled

    by John Brown

    Despite being born with Cerebral Palsy, John enjoyed a 44 year radio career in Philadelphia & Chicago. Recipient of Variety Club 's Lifetime Achievement Award, he was named Philly!s Best Traffic Reporter four times & Best Weathercaster twice. He also received the Philadelphia Milestone in Radio Award for 30 plus years of contributions to the radio arts of Philadelphia. The books takes you from birth when his parents were told he would never walk through retirement. In between is a li... more

  • Animals Don't Blush

    by David R. Gross
    The confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers is a region of the USA steeped in histories of the mountain man, fur traders and the northern upper plains nomadic tribes. I joined a veterinary practice there in 1960. Our clients were determined, independent-minded folks who expected their veterinarian to be physically tough, knowledgeable about all species of animals, and skilled in the practice of the profession. Our animal patients were usually stoic but never embarrassed by anything the... more
  • My Father and Comrade

    by Aneeshmon Thankappan
    Do you want to know from a simple man how to live your values? Do you want to define the purpose of your life? Want to appreciate the beauty called life in the life-long journey of life long-learning? Trust you would find the answers in this book… Here is a true story of a man with beautiful mind... A rare bond of love between a father and his son… A true leader by actions and his contribution to the society as a social activist… An image of degeneration of values among comrades an... more
  • You Can Leave Anytime

    by Robert Dinsmoor
    You Can Leave Anytime follows the story of a 53-year-old freelance writer and yoga teacher who falls down a rabbit hole and checks himself into a rehab facility in Florida. For 3 months, he enters a strange new world of controlling therapists, burnt-out orderlies, and young junkies straight out of jail. As he sobers up and gets his head glued on straight, he faces the greatest challenge of all--getting out.
  • More Than Crumbs

    by Serita Braxton
    You can only watch so many couples find love no matter the adversity at the end of every romantic comedy before you begin to fall into the trap of thinking there is always going to be a happily ever after. After dozens of lack luster first dates and defunct online dating attempts many find out the hard way that finding love isn't as easy as it seems on the big screen. More Than Crumbs is a young woman's firsthand account of the challenges faced when looking for love. Included are the emotion... more