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  • Broken: How the Broken Mental Health System Leads to Broken Lives and Broken Hearts

    by Linda Comac
    The first section of the book tells the story of the author's son who died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Psychiatrists after psychiatrist failed to diagnose PTSD but wrote one prescription after another for a variety of suspected conditions. When the young man developed a serious back problem, opioids were added to the mix—a ticking time bomb if ever there was one. The second section relates the author's horrific experience when she was incarcerated in a mental hospital fol... more
  • Another's Basketball

    by Dominique. T. jenkins
    H h h...ELLO , As of today its typical ; for now .Well I came off as discreet And hope that my test comes back negative :any purpose really. On the nicer side I am on the Pill to help the growth, steady. But I do take up church my will is Courage Strength and Other.... i just Parents are known to take up for their kids right. Although 2 Corinthians 3:17, shows the works ,am I just on vacation from the romance or do germs continue of solid soulmate hopes. i am Single not really that type; vocalis... more
  • Above and Beyond: Life of an Alaskan Aviator and Voyager

    by Jack Hodges
    How does a boy from Virginia end up capturing bald eagles in Alaska, counting caribou in Siberia, and piloting the only American float plane to conduct wildlife surveys in Russia? How does tragedy lead him to become the first person to pedal a watercraft from Seattle to Alaska?
  • The Black Umbrella

    by Burhanulhaq Brula
    Life could not have been simpler in the small Indian village of Lakhowal--until all hell broke loose with the partition of the Indo-Pak subcontinent. In this gripping true story, a mother is forced to flee the village of her ancestors with her baby or risk being counted among the hundreds of thousands of deaths throughout the country. Faced with betrayal, chaos, and vulnerability, she is left with no option but to make the ultimate sacrifice.
  • Positive Affirmation: Fear No More

    by Anne Marie Herman
    From drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to writing from old notebooks, brochures, to composing open letters that reveal the power of your own voice, author Anne Marie Herman, who has written Anne Marie’s Family Favorite Recipes with a Caribbean Twist, offers innovative techniques that will trigger ideas for all writers of creative nonfiction.
  • A Korean War Odyssey

    by Tom Gormley
    The picture of the young soldier with the ears sticking out graced my mother-in-law’s kitchen forever. When asked, she would reply that her younger brother Donnie disappeared during the Korean War at the tender age of eighteen. In 2010, my wife, Sandy, and I set out to discover what happened to Corporal Donald Matney and to bring him home. Our journey took us to Washington, DC; Seoul, Korea; and many places in between. But slowly, carefully, step-by-step, we reconstructed the short life of Sandy... more
  • Whoa, Whoa, Whoa

    by E. P. Gold
    I did a full 180! It’s been totally crazy & incredible, if I think about the way that I was, has it all changed me? Yes definitely! But look at how I ended up!
  • The Farang, the Gora, and the Gwai Lo

    by Tamir Kobrin
    In today’s world, where cultures and peoples get the opportunity to interact through the globalization of expatriate work, the author captures not only the unique senses and feeling of each destination that he has experienced, but also provides in-depth insight into the nuances that enable a foreigner to manage effectively in a foreign country. The unique element of the luxury hotel business adds a sense of drama and excitement to what it takes to be a successful hotel general manager. The autho... more
  • The Accidental Caregiver Part II: Saying Yes to a World Without Maria Altmann

    by Gregor Collins
    After publishing his memoir about caring for Holocaust survivor Maria Altmann during the last three years of her life, actor Gregor Collins thought that was the end of the story. Little did he know, losing Maria and sharing her with the world through his book was just the beginning. The Accidental Caregiver, Part 2 chronicles a new journey, one that Collins embarked on just as accidentally as he did the first. With his unplanned sequel, he shares with readers how his life was once again transfo... more
  • How to Become an Ambassador: An American Foreign Service Odyssey

    by Thomas Armbruster
    You know that student ready to take on the world but not sure how. This book is a roadmap for anyone interested in the U.S. Foreign Service. Ambassador Armbruster believes in long shots. That's his message to the next generation of diplomats. President Obama nominated him to be Ambassador to the Marshall Islands, a little country with big issues. Marine resources, climate change, the nuclear testing legacy... it was a great assignment. Ambassador Armbruster encourages young people, particularly ... more
  • Soaring Through Silent Skies

    by Brian Ehlers
    The author provides a firsthand insight into his life as a trailblazer who, despite being deaf, became a successful athlete, father, coach, and life mentor in a hearing world. Lost his hearing at the age of three\t\t Dreamt of being an airline pilot Came close to racing motorcycles Became a high school basketball star Was a multiple volleyball champion Represented USA Men’s Volleyball Now a well-known volleyball legend Helped others reach for their dreams Never learned or used sign language... more
  • Soaring Through Silent Skies

    by Brian Ehlers
    The author provides a firsthand insight into his life as a trailblazer who, despite being deaf, became a successful athlete, father, coach, and life mentor in a hearing world. Lost his hearing at the age of three\t\t Dreamt of being an airline pilot Came close to racing motorcycles Became a high school basketball star Was a multiple volleyball champion Represented USA Men’s Volleyball Now a well-known volleyball legend Helped others reach for their dreams Never learned or used sign language... more
  • A Bagful of Kittens Headed to the Lake

    by Cathy Carlton Hews
    A frantic Betty navigates her father's end of life. "The poignancy and charm of A BAGFUL OF KITTENS HEADED FOR THE LAKE comes from how author Cathy Carlton Hews breaks the common image of the endlessly patient caretaker who knows exactly what to say and what to do in the face of mortality." Yi Zou - Indie Reader IR APPROVED
  • Learning How to Fly: A Speed Reel Journey Toward Life's Purpose

    by BRITT LIND
    Learning How to Fly is the story of Britt Lind’s journey from her childhood in Norway to the rewarding and often heartbreaking world of Hollywood. It outlines the ups and downs of her acting career and takes the reader from Los Angeles, to Seattle, New York and back to Hollywood as the vicissitudes of life had her searching for meaning and fulfillment as an actress and, more important, as a person. The book is filled with humor and stories of her friendships with famous actors and the people who... more
  • The Epiphany of Grace: A Memoir by David Pierson

    by David Pierson

    "The Epiphany of Grace" is a true story of a single mother's struggle to raise four children in the segregated South of the 1960s.

    Deserted after thirteen years of marriage Grace leaves California to return to her home state of Louisiana and is immediately confronted with everything she had escaped, the racial prejudices of her family, the social morés of the time, discrimination of women, and poverty wages in the workplace.

    This story shifts from poignant sce... more

  • Uncommon Threads- a Story of Adoption and Acceptance

    by Randi Chervitz
    In 1968, the author was adopted by a loving family in Saint Louis, MO. Throughout her lifetime, she struggled with abandonment issues, ultimately using them to inspire her commitment to making art. Uncommon Threads, the name of her jewelry-design company, is also the story of how Chervitz came to embrace her artistic nature as a reflection of her truest self.

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