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  • mr.

    by wawat napata
    Time and The Other Side gives an insight into my psycho-social, emotional, political and spiritual experiences from being incarcerated at the Belize Central Prison (BCP), how the privatized BCP is run, and a colorful insight into the mindset of many of the young black men doing time at the BCP. The time spent also gave me the time to produce a philosophical essay on time, and to hand record some mystical experiences of Shyne and Diondre, two fellow inmates who shared some of their personal expe... more
  • Three & Me

    by Sue Lika Dotan
    I was kidnapped and saved at five. I danced with two Princes in one evening. Dined with Elizabeth Taylor, and Roddy McDowell. Got chased and yelled at by Billy Graham. Was seconds away from being blown up by a bomb in Israel. Was put up in the penthouse of the Plaza Hotel as a guest of Donald and Ivana Trump. Shared grief with Nancy Reagan. Turned down a famous actor's proposal. Found myself unknowingly becoming the sister of a gunman. This is a story of my life, growing up in the crosshairs ... more
  • Where Two Worlds Touch: An Outsider's Memoir in England

    by River Faire

    River, an alternative healer and Paris-trained chef—a decidedly reluctant mystic—returns to England from America to help his ex-partner, back from the brink of death. Stepping into a London life he left behind, he finds himself on an unanticipated journey of the heart. Together in a familiar house once more, haunted by the ghost of a lost dog and wreckage of a painful separation, the two men must forgive each other in their attempt to mend what was broken—not simply their fo... more

  • Diary of a Woman's Misadventures in Iraq

    by Melia Meichelbock
    Sgt. Melia Meichelbock is no ordinary soldier. She's one of us — an educated business professional. But in February 2004, she received shocking news that would change her life forever: She was being mobilized for deployment to Iraq. Readers follow Melia's intimate, often humorous, fish-out-of-water journey as one of only two women in her company, as she fights to survive and fit into a world unlike anything she's ever known. Her misadventures lead her through all the phases of fear, anger and,... more
  • Daughter of Korean Freud

    by Heawon Hake
    As a child, Heawon Hake endured hellish conditions. so when she left South Korea as a young adult, the studious woman immersed herself in a long career dedicated to helping people through her empathic psychotherapy. But when she took on a client who had practice dying her entire life, the successful counselor found herself reliving years of abuse. In a heartbreaking and raw account of how her own painful history resurfaced after interactions with an eerily similar patient, Heawon Hake brings... more
  • Self Love Experience

    by Lindsay Rae
    Self Love Experience is over two hundred breathtaking pages of the real-life stories and drop-dead gorgeous imagery of women who have risen from the ashes of trauma to embrace their power, their bodies, and themselves. Written and photographed by body image activist and professional photographer, Lindsay Rae Cohen, Self Love Experience is a full color truth and dare coffee table book illustrating that you're not just scraping by and flourishing, you're pirouetting through life's minefields an... more
  • FLOURISH BECAUSE, A Memoir: The Inspiring True Story of Dashed Hopes, Faith Restored and Dreams Fulfilled

    by Kay Whitaker

    “Life is full of twists and turns, tears, and lots of craziness. We’ve learned, thanks to the grace of God, how to do this thing called ‘LIFE’. Just keep flourishing in whatever comes your way because He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life!” ––KAY WHITAKER

    THIS MIGHT BE THE STORY OF SOMEONE JUST LIKE YOU. Flourish Because is the memoir of Kay Whitaker, a person whose name is not recognizable and who has no claim to fame. This is a story of dashe... more

  • Stuck: A Cold War Diary

    by Jay Fields
    The diary of an effervescent time, wedged between the sixties and the end of the Vietnam War, the story of an army journalist and his wife stuck in Cold War Germany traveling about in a third-hand VW named Velma. A reflection on coming of age, friendships under duress, service to country, race relations, the '72 Games, the life of gypsies, small theatre, missiles, escape routes to Spain, jazz and joy in the middle of pulling guard duty and painting tires.
  • Leaving Faith, Finding Meaning

    by Lynne Renoir
    Lynne Renoir was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1941. She was the eldest daughter of an evangelist who believed every word in the Bible had been dictated by God. This led him to the view that his child had been born in sin, and that it was his duty to belt the devil out of her. The frequent physical punishments Lynne received caused her not only psychological damage but a feeling that she had somehow failed God. This situation led her on a long quest to discover whether she was, in fact, a failu... more
  • Make it Count

    by Casey and Coby Gent
    I was born with a genetic disease called cystic fibrosis (CF). After the age ten, the disease started to take over my body. I was put in a wheelchair and on liquid oxygen. My lungs finally gave out. My family and I moved to the University of North Carolina so I could have a double-lung transplant. In August 1992 I got new lungs. I am not going to lie, there were many times when I thought I would die fighting for my last breath on a vent in a hospital. For years I put on a show for people. My ... more
  • Adrift on a Sea of Grief -- With a Quart of Ice Cream and a Fifth of Gin

    by Candace Wade
    “Adrift” is an irreverent tacking through the stormy seas of loss. “Adrift” is a “How It Is” book – a gust against “give-up-itis.” As we struggle to keep our heads above the squall, grasping at normal, we get such sage advice as “You should get a dog.” Get a dog! That’s the solution to the shipwreck that’s my life? A bit of macabre comedy relief to lighten the journey. We who grieve, feel loss, and need a smile, sail together in “Adrift.” Bonus – this book is a primer on what not to say to a... more
  • TIME MANAGEMENT

    by Kingsley Peters
  • Powerhouse Radio: Rough Roads, Radiance, and Rebirth

    by Kingsley H. Smith

    Powerhouse Radio: Rough Roads, Radiance, and Rebirth; My True AM - FM - Satellite - and Audio Streaming Survival Story by Kingsley H. Smith is an authentic true story about adversity, failure, and ultimate success. Smith performed on-air as an engaging radio personality and off-air as a program director in the hyper competitive radio broadcasting field.

    Despite roadblocks, the author details how he took advantage of growth opportunities offered at both general market and Black comm... more

  • Trauma and Uprooting

    by Diana Miserez
    Trauma and Uprooting came to be written about some of the most tragic occurrences of violence in our world over the hundred years from the outbreak of the First World War and the genocide of the Armenians in 1914 to the 2014 attempt of the « Islamic State » (ISIS) to annihilate the Yazidi people of northern Iraq. The takeover of Afghanistan by the hardline Talibans in August 2021 and the brutal invasion of Ukraine by the Russia of Vladimir Putin on 22 February 2022 added a short addendum to the ... more
  • Becoming Italian: Chapter and Verse from an Italian American Girl

    by Linda Dini Jenkins
    Here, in chapter and verse, is the tale of an Italian American girl who started out in the suburbs of New York City and writes her way to understanding herself, her family and her place in the world.
  • Raising Owen: An Extra-Ordinary Memoir on Motherhood

    by Suzanne Lezotte
    As a first-time mother, the diagnosis of Down syndrome derailed every expectation the author had of motherhood. From complete grief and denial to acceptance and advocacy for her son, she takes the reader on her quest for full inclusion from preschool through high school. "Life will not be a special needs class" became her motto as she challenged society and the norm while raising her son.
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