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by Elizabeth SHARLANDSynopsis: STEVE ROSS CABARET PLAYS AT THE RITZ HOTEL IN PARIS AND WRITES SEVERAL CHAPTERS ABOUT BEING A FRANCOPHILE. THE AUTHOR CONTINUES WRITING ABOUT LIFE IN PARIS AND OPENING HER OWN THEATRE THERE.
by Beverly KeilTen newborn puppies are discovered in a Dumpster. They have only minutes to live. How could anyone be so cruel? The author, a cat lover who has never owned nor cared for a dog, must become mother and lifeline to a dying hours-old puppy. This true story takes you along during the first ten weeks of Bandit's life. You will smile and cry at this week to week account of his rescue and development.
by Kasey ComptonThe biggest barrier entrepreneurs face is the insurmountable number of obstacles to overcome, coupled with the lack of time to find solutions to them all. They are trapped in the mindset that in order to be successful they must do everything, but they don't know where to start. How do you determine what needs to be fixed first? How do you accurately prioritize your To-Do list? If only you had a compass and a roadmap, you could navigate your business's problems with confidence. Fix This Next f... more
by Al Price
Gravel and Grit recounts not only a rural boyhood in a period of racial hostility and class exclusion but also of simple country pleasures and strong family ties. Other approaches to writing about the South either romanticize or demonize the people and culture in which the author was reared. What makes this work different is that it reveals both the gravel (the course, unflattering, and shameful side of that era) and the grit (the remarkable will to survive). Stories are told with a backdrop ... more
by Steve Ostrow-
by Andy PalmerAndy is trying to escape. His diet of booze and drugs has pushed everything good away. After his mum saves his life by sucking vomit from his lungs, he sets off in search of a reason to live. From Barnsley he heads to Texas. From Texas to Dorset. His days start with wine and cigarettes. His nights end in blackness. One day, he finds himself on the floor of a supermarket in a puddle of wine, glass, and blood. But between that floor and the end of a pier, everything changes.
by Jo-Ann VegaSet in the last half century of transformative cultural change, a memory-keeper shares personal voyages of discovery beyond traditional boundaries of gender and culture. An engaging and wide ranging coverage of how the times affected the author and the country. Part 1 is an extended eulogy to the immigrants and an active childhood in the south Bronx. Part 2 details the impact of the famiglia's relocation to suburbia and coming of age during the cultural upheavals of the 1970s. Part 3 is a bridge... more
by Blessing Ntamu (PhD)
by Rick LenzIn his forties, after startling good fortune as an actor/playwright (he’s had plays performed in New York and on PBS; played leading roles in films, on television, and stage with some of the greatest stars in Hollywood history), Rick Lenz finds it all falling apart. One evening in North Hollywood, standing alone, naked—not only metaphorically—on the stage of a tiny Equity Waiver theater, it hits him that his career has dropped out of frame and into helpless free fall. North of Hollywood is th... more
by Marilyn DavisNew in recovery, a chance encounter with Gray Hawk, a 74-year old Native American, showed her that healing would include looking within, taking Steps, and creating a house of healing for other women. Today, Marilyn is a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, recently celebrating thirty-two years of abstinence-based recovery. From 1990-2011, she opened and managed North House, an award-winning residential facility for women. Before reaching this milestone, she was a desperate... more
by Vivian M. Lumbard
"Each family's journey with autism is as unique as a fingerprint."
Think about autism differently.
That's what Vivian M. Lumbard does. She's a mom to teenage twins with high-functioning autism challenges. As a retired air traffic controller, she is familiar with long-term and short-term goals, changing plans on a moment's notice, as well as being able to laugh when stressed. All of which comes in handy when ... more
by Julie McCoyFasten your seat belts and "get in the car" as author Julie McCoy takes you on a whirlwind tale of road trips near and far. From Canada to California and numerous European countries in between, we not only get a glimpse of some architecturally historical sites but are privy to her extensive food and wine knowledge. Julie will indulge the reader with an often humorous look back at travels she has taken with her husband and two children. Make sure you bring an appetite since her eloquent descripti... more
by Alex CountsSome people are dreamers. They choose a career shaped by dreams of making the world a better place—caring for kids, lifting up the poor, protecting the planet. When your dreams are that powerful, it’s easy to neglect yourself. Both lives and dreams can suffer the consequences. If you’re one of the dreamers, this is the book for you. CHANGING THE WORLD WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND is a down-to-earth guide to mission-driven leadership. Drawing on his decades of experience as an acclaimed nonprofit ... more
by P. A. AikenWho Are You Talking To? is a collection of personal, powerful experiences author P.A. Aiken wishes to share with her daughters. Throughout her life, Aiken has felt connections beyond the physical realm. She has had experiences with seeing apparitions as if they are living, breathing people among us. Her experiences are enlightening and powerful, and we may all learn a little from them.
by Carol Weis
New York Times and Washington Post freelance writer, Carol Weis bares herself (sometimes literally) in her debut memoir, STUMBLING HOME: Life Before and After That Last Drink, where she unveils her two lives in alternating chapters. In those chapters, you’ll meet a desperate woman-child riddled with anger and fear from childhood trauma and an equally desperate sober, single mom struggling to push those feelings aside to care for her young daughter.
Like many who abuse alcohol, the... more
by Sabrina NashSurvival PLANS (PLANS being the acronym for Poems, Letters, Art and Noteworthy Sayings) is an anthology and community memoir about life and what it's like to grow, survive, and thrive TODAY. Better than chicken soup for the soul, Survival PLANS is more than a healing anthology. It's a complete literary experience that brings community, culture and creativity together.