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Memoir

  • Losing Richard

    by Yvonne deSousa
    Losing Richard is a coming of age memoir that destroys the bad boy cliche. With an addicted hero, and an insecure protagonist, this is a tale of a young woman who finds her way while a soulmate loses his. Set in a quirky coastal community, this story shows love can last forever, even without the happy ending we all long for. Sometimes the wrong person says the right thing and it makes all the difference.
  • Fierce: Essays by and about Dauntless Women

    by Karyn Kloumann
    What is a catalyst for a memoir, and how can a memoir be more impactful than a simple linear documentation of a life lived? "FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women" deconstructs the boundaries of the average memoir by using the stories of underrepresented women from history as an impetus to examine our lives now against the backdrop of the #MeToo, #TimesUp, #BlackLivesMatter, #NoDAPL movements flourishing in our current cultural conversations. The FIERCE anthology contains personal perspect... more
  • My Shorts: Brief Scenes From My Early Life

    by Brian Kagan
    An uproarious collection of true stories featuring a chubby Cheetos-loving Jewish middle child with overactive sweat glands and an abundant imagination. From lusting for a BB gun, accidentally setting the family shed on fire, to his “first time” . . . every one of Brian’s stories will make you giggle and feel the nostalgic joy of the messy, hilarious, and poignant journey we call life. Written with a fresh and honest voice blending humor, Americana culture, and “it’s like I’m right there i... more
  • Passion, Paradox and Revolution

    by John and Mahin Goodall
    Three young ladies, Mahin, Taher and Azar visit an Assyrian fortune teller in Tehran. Mahin learns that something will come into her name, that she will meet a man with blond hair and blue eyes and travel the world. At first, the fortune teller refuses to reveal Azar's and Taher's terrifying fortunes but when they insist Azar learns that she will have a serious accident and Taher that she will lose someone very close to her. When sometime later, Azar is pulled from the wreck of her car cove... more
  • Finding Joe Adams: Overcoming Great Odds A Son Searches For His Father

    by Joe Field
    Joe longs to know his father, though he's never adopted. He doesn't even know his dad's name. His birth certificate contains a blank line for father. Overcoming tremendous obstacles, including eviction from public housing projects and hitchhiking cross-country to attend school, Joe perseveres to become a lawyer. And then even that is lost in a few years. A Father's Day prayer in 2016 provides the break Joe is looking for and over 1.1 million people will view on national television the emotional ... more
  • To Hair and Back: My Journey Toward Self-Love One Strand at a Time

    by Rhonda Eason
    If hair was a woman’s crowning glory, then why did Rhonda Eason have a mass of uncontrollable tumbleweed at best? At worst, it was a source of frustration and self-condemnation. Raised in a family of women born with tresses suitable for romance novel heroines, Rhonda was apathetic toward her kinky coils, and, in turn, herself. To Hair and Back – My Journey Toward Self-Love One Strand at a Time is a debut memoir that details her quest for the perfect head of hair and the discovery of something fa... more
  • Adesso: Father of Cure

    by Gene Adesso
    As Genes’ first book Dear First Lady DSR? was more of a technical book filled with knowledge and equations, Genes’ second book Adesso Father of Cure is one part technical and two parts personal. Put together, this book is full of health knowledge, full of Genes’ personal journey with his wife, and full of warmth and love. In this book, Gene shares words and wisdom, pictures and postcards and much more with you. You will have an opportunity to view Gene the author, Gene the educator and Gene t... more
  • Raised By a Dead Man: A Coming-of-Age Memoir Between Two Shootings

    by Brock Heasley
    When Dad was shot the first time in an armed robbery, it was cool. I was twelve, they had the best chocolate milk at the hospital, and I had no doubt whatsoever he would live. When Dad left the hospital a few weeks later, it was a surprise to everyone except me. Dad was a superhero. Superheroes always live to fight another day. A year later, the proto-reality show Rescue 911 asked Dad if he’d like to recreate the shooting and have host William Shatner (Dad’s personal hero, Captain Friggin’ Ki... more
  • The Stemwinder: Stories of a Faithful Care Manager

    by Nicole Forston
    Consider this: What if you had to decide if an elderly woman should or shouldn’t take a chemo pill, extending or curtailing her remaining years? What if you were faced with filing criminal charges against someone's family member? What if you had to contend with harassment and personal threats to protect another’s mental well-being? Denise M. Valerio takes you on a spin through her care management milieu introducing three extraordinary souls: “The Broken Dish,” “The Proper New Englander,” and “Th... more
  • Motivational Speaking

    by TA McMullin
    Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. “Terry” McMullin, is the author's incredible, twelve-time award winning, memoir meant to inspire hope and encouragement. Terry knows, as well as anyone, that hard times are a part of life. During her journey, she was an orphan, an adopted child, and placed into foster care by her parents due to a reading disability. Terry’s faith, hard work, compassion, and her internal desire to over... more
  • Just the Way He Walked

    by Kathy Pooler
    Just the Way He Walked: A Mother’s Story of Healing and Hope is a story of how one woman’s simultaneous battles of Stage Four Non–Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and her young adult son’s addiction to alcohol and drugs test her resolve to never, ever give up hope. Written for parents, particularly mothers, of children who are addicted, this is a story of love, faith, hope, and breaking the cycle of addiction. Family relationships, father-son, mother-son, single parenting, the impact of addiction on families,... more
  • Bandit Dreams & Beyond

    by Victoria Bolt
    Decatur, Illinois, 1972. Seven-year-old tomboy Victoria Bolt sneaks among the tables at her mother’s Bunco game, where housewives are tittering over a magazine spread. Though Victoria couldn’t have imagined what was on those pages that day, Smokey and the Bandit era Burt Reynolds would soon change the course of her life for good. In BANDIT DREAMS AND BEYOND, former stuntwoman Bolt shares how she escaped a volatile and violent home life to make movies with her childhood crush, Burt Reynolds, ... more
  • Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings

    by Suzie Gilbert
    “Charms, delights, and educates while providing a fascinating tale of love and devotion to the feathered creatures that share our increasingly crowded world.” (Joanna Burger, author of The Parrot Who Owns Me ) “Unique and engaging . . . [Gilbert] shows reveals in elegant prose how every creature has value, and how a voice for one is voice for all.” (Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds ) “Fascinating . . . . A testament to the challenges we all face when we love... more
  • Refugee Memoirs

    by Tom Zed
    This book is a personal take on the complexities of emigrating, immigration and a person’s uprooting to another place, and more importantly, another culture. Today’s globalised, almost borderless world makes it relevant, for millions of people choosing, some freely, to leave their homeland and live in another country.
  • Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA's Most Devastating Wildfire

    by Robert Kerbeck
    Malibu is known as an earthly paradise of multi-million-dollar mansions, movie stars and unimaginable natural beauty. But all that changed on November 8, 2018. Go deep behind the scenes of the most destructive wildfire in Los Angeles history. Alongside his wife and son, Robert Kerbeck battled the fire that threatened to take their home. He knows first-hand how the Malibu fires affected everyone – from the rich and famous to the firefighters who often risked their lives. Blending investigati... more
  • Nothing Works But Everything Works Out: My Peace Corps Experience in the West Region of Cameroon

    by Leigh Dannhauser
    Cameroon is a country in West Africa, directly south-east of Nigeria. Leigh Marie Dannhauser gets sent by the Peace Corps to be an agriculture volunteer in the West Region of Cameroon, specifically to Baleveng, a village of 15,000 people spread out over 88 square kilometers in the heart of Bamiléké country. There she faces the challenges of adapting to a completely new way of life, one where while struggling to adapt to new customs and the absence of amenities common at home, she undertakes a jo... more

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