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by BohunkA riveting life and death novel, directly from the mind of a famous author and physician writing under the alias Bohunk. The novel uniquely follows the steps of Bohunk’s life through both a humorous yet straightforward lens; from his childhood origins stoking the potential for future addictions, to his succumbing to addictive substances, to the tempest of addictions as his life descended into chaos, to pulling himself out of the darkness and shaking off the shadows of his past. Along his way, Bo... more
by Sylvia FowlerAt a school on the Pacific Ocean, a California girl named Sylvia meets and falls hopelessly in love with a devastating young Saudi man. He marries her and takes her to Jeddah, a five thousand-year-old city on the Red Sea. There, the unseen world of jinn and angels is as palpable as the sand of the desert. Bats swoop in and out of palm trees, camels graze by the water, talismans are used to ward off the evil eye, but as in all communities, love proves the one true binding force. Sylvia merges int... more
by Bethany A. Beeler
"In 2018, I didn’t merely come out MtF transgender, I discovered I was trans in the first place—as much news to me as it became to the world. On December 31, 2017, to quote the movie, Hot Fuzz, I had 'a great big bushy beard.' A year later, I was growing breasts! Yes, real breasts, as I hit my true puberty."
What's it like to be a trans woman? Even crazier, what's it like to NOT KNOW you're trans for your first 50+ years?
It's a roller... more
by Jon McVeyWhat happens when you are diagnosed with an incurable muscle wasting condition, called Inclusion Body Myositis, and told that you will lose your mobility? Simple tasks such as picking things up, opening things, getting up from a chair, walking, climbing steps and driving become enveloped in new complexities, assisted by curious equipment. Familiar places become inaccessible, blocked by steps and often unnecessary barriers. Add to that the injuries from falling… ...Oh! and many unexpectedly funny... more
by DARLENE DEACONIsolated from the outside world, Darlene had no idea how brutally abusive her life was. She just thought it was normal. Her mother, Jean, beat her from infancy, mentally abused her, and later sold her to men to use as they pleased. All the while, Darlene suffered sexual abuse at the hands of her father since a toddler as Jean looked the other way. Leaving home as a young teen, Darlene ended up in a twisted relationship of bondage and slavery. Still, it was better than going back home. Before and... more
by Brendon LukeWhile this is a biography based on true stories, no man is an island (unless he is a fabulous gay man and the island in question is Barbados in the 70's or Ibiza in the 90's). So, the stories I am going to tell are probably less about me, than the people I have been lucky enough and at times unlucky enough to meet. They are not famous (and if they are, they have been anonymised because I’m aiming for serious but relatable author situation, not gossip rag ‘journalist’) but the lessons I have lear... more
by Jody A. ForresterIt is 1969 and Jody A. Forrester is in her late teens, transitioning from sixties love child to pacifist anti-Vietnam War activist to an ardent revolutionary. Guns Under the Bed: Memories of a Young Revolutionary, revolves around her three years in the Revolutionary Union, a Communist organization advocating armed overthrow of the ruling class. In readiness for the uprising, she sleeps with two rifles underneath her bed. One of millions protesting the war, what sets Jody apart her from her pe... more
by Karen Draper
The Place of Us is centered around the pivotal moments in the lives of parents, Karen and Sam, whose son had cerebral palsy and died unexpectedly at the age of twenty-three. Not a book on how to raise a child with a disability, but a personal story of parenthood and the messiness and beauty that goes with it all when life surprises you. From the daily grind of caring for a special needs son and a healthy daughter to mystical, angelic appearances, Karen learns about life, d... more
by Julianne Haycox"Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you." - Rumi The more we strip ourselves down, the more potent life becomes. Having the courage to unearth our individual truths leads us to the sacred space of an open, peaceful and loving heart, even in the midst of controversy and challenge. While navigating through unforeseen death, the loss of her baby boy, cancer, and a miraculous birth through surrogacy, Julianne Haycox found herself nudged closer and closer towards a spir... more
by Lucille Messina
A mother of a medically fragile child, is traveling an emotional rollercoaster caring for her special-needs daughter as she desperately searched for a diagnosis. What had happened to her baby? What did she do wrong?
You are placed in her business world where bosses do not want a mother with this baggage. The mind-boggling callousness from adults, professionals, to a waitress in a restaurant tells another tale. Amid trying to adapt to her life as a new mother, she herself developed a lif... more
New 2020: Thoreau, The Kid and Mr. Lou: Book Notes of a Foreign Correspondent- (Great Life Press) -iSBN 978-I-938394-40-9. Firstby Louis J. Salome"Thoreau, The Kid and Mr. Lou: Book Notes of a Foreign Correspondent." .Lou Salome a.k.a. Mr. Lou in Asia, Africa and Europe, lived for a year in the New Hampshire woods where he wrote his first book, "Violence, Veils and Bloodlines -- Reporting from War Zones" .He kept a daily journal detailing his life in the woods, a year when dreams, notebooks, a card game called cribbage, baseball and the natural world played vital roles in helping to banish is demons. Those thick journals are the main, but... more
by David KroeseThe Centennial: A Journey through America's National Park System is the first published narrative covering all 400+ National Park Service sites, a two-year adventure across every state and territory through America’s diverse landscapes and their fascinating human and natural history. Experience the inherent marvels within America’s diverse landscapes and their fascinating human and natural history, revealed in engaging context, poetic descriptions, and heartfelt appreciation. The Centennial is a... more
by Clifford BrowderA quirky memoir by a longtime resident of New York who loves his crazy but profoundly creative city, with glances at that city's history, and weird facts that will surprise visitors and residents alike. Who New Yorkers are, how they live and die, how many languages they speak (you'll be surprised), the author's affair with a Broadway chorus boy, scams and cons to avoid, a cemetery that offers whiskey tastings, and a funeral that caused an all-day riot.
by Mark UngerFirst Survivor is the true story of how one family's tireless search for answers helped save their son and countless others from a rare form of pediatric cancer. When Louis Unger was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, he was given a zero chance of survival. With the help of some of the greatest doctors in the world and the advocacy of his parents, Louis beat the disease and became the First Survivor. All profits from the sale of the book are donated to the Carrot Seed Foundation. The foundatio... more
by Christopher WheatFeeling bullied at work? Wondering if HR is talking behind your back? I’ve walked in your shoes! This volume as additional material about autism and other disorders. This story chronicles my experience with a harsh boss who wanted me out. If you are a worker, teacher, parent or disabled person, I’ll give you the best options for dealing with this problem. I’ll let you know what worked and what failed. I know how you feel! My situation was so bad I almost lost my house, all because my job wan... more
by Madison Scott-Claryally is an ergodic, arborescent, semiautobiographical work about identity, mental health, spirituality, and the mutability of the past. A lot of the information contained within is real, some of it isn’t. Each page is structured as a conversation between myself and my ally, a mirror reflection of myself. Based off the interactive project at ally.id, this book explores different facets of my life — some true, some embellished, some wholly fictitious — in a non-linear fashion, using color, page-la... more