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by Dawn JamesShe experienced being blind, deaf, and mute before the age of ten. In her teens, she faced the fight of her life which left her paralyzed from the waist down. How much more could she endure? Two decades would pass before her world would begin to unravel again. An unexplainable loss of appetite was swiftly followed by a heart-stopping event – her biggest challenge yet – death! An Awakened One explores what each pivotal – and sometimes traumatic – life experience revealed and how her world ... more
by Marie EstorgeTHEN THERE WAS LARRY: Dating is an iffy business at best. Being set up by a close friend usually offers some reassurance, but what happens when this close friend and boyfriend are not who they claim to be? Headlines about the arrest of a well-regarded community member for charges of child pornography and abuse are disturbing in the collective sense. When the person charged and sentenced to 15 years turns out to be a man you've dated, the blow is sharp and personal. The questions and shock, the... more
by Matt PullinThis is my real life story about the parents that emotionally, verbally and physically abused me. They left me with lifelong physical and emotional scars that I would have to first recognize and then fight to overcome. I have no back up or safety net to rely on in life, its just me and always has been. When I turned 17, I started life on my own, paying my own way and making my own mistakes at my own peril. I worked extremely hard to put myself through high school, college and became a Vice Presi... more
by Michael McDaeth
Bedridden, unable to walk, riddled with cancer, it was a panic attack (brought on by a sudden obsessive thought that he was about to die) that gave Michael his most effective tool for dealing with the radiation, chemo, bone marrow transplant, and learning to walk again. In the aftermath of the panic attack four words came to him out of the blue: Love, Trust, Gratitude, Healing, and he began repeating them like a mantra. Exploring each word in turn through meditation and cultivating a deeper a... more
by Eric HeardThe purpose of this book is an awkward discussion of Eric Heard’s life to his son. He talks about his life in a candid way that tries to explain his anxiety as an African American dad. It is an open and honest account of his life through the life of a child that has been through a lot in his life. It is a reflection on his life that has been shaped by his childhood experiences.
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by Rasheed SoofiBreaking the prototype of traditional autobiography writing, the author brilliantly blends daruma and comedy of his first three decades of his life into a delightful tale that resonates to millions of immigrants and others in the same situations across the planet, who either have thought of travelling outside of their homelands at some point, or have been forced to take a similar path as author did. The story appeals to all creeds and colors of immigrants, in every corner of the earth who lived ... more
by Carole D. FontaineFontaine shares stories and adventures from her 20-year journey on a sailboat, the joys of life surrounded by the ocean, the challenges she faced, her search to regain her health after a debilitating health crisis and learning to live in a meager 41-foot of living space, with her husband, and a dog. It's also an inspiring tool of self-discovery with each chapter sharing an adventure, a life lesson, a journaling question, and a transformational exercise for readers to discover their own path and... more
by Ruth KleinRuth Klein’s story is about merchants and landowners—aristocratic Polish Jews. It’s about their lives in refugee and concentration camps. About parents who survived the Holocaust but could not overcome the tragedy they had experienced, and about their children, who became indirect victims of the atrocities endured by Holocaust victims. After their liberation, Ruth’s parents were brought to the Displaced Person Camps in Germany, where they awaited departure to the United States. They we... more
by Allen WebbI wrote this book for two main reasons. First reason is I woke up every day with these stories on my mind. I knew for some reason I needed to write them down. The second reason is for future women. Quite honestly I get tired of telling these stories to strangers because most think there is no way this could happen to one person. I can assure you that all stories contained in this book are true and happened to me. If I am interested in a lady again and she is getting interested in me I will just ... more
by Bernard GwertzmanBernard Gwertzman tells the story of growing up as a journalist in the world of print newspapers, his hometown New Rochelle, New York’s Standard-Star then the Washington DC Evening Star (both of which went under as print papers collapsed) where he became a senior diplomatic correspondent until moving to the New York Times, where he served during the Cold War as Moscow Bureau Chief and then traveled with Henry Kissinger who was making deals and opening the way toward peace in the Middle East. He ... more
by Anvi HoàngMaking coal patties. Selling liquid soap. Shopping at a glittering shoe mecca. She’s done them all living half her life in deprived-post-war-communist-Vietnam-turned-free-market. It’s life in a vacuum when strange types of brainwashing happened. Part memoir and part social criticism, Why Do You Look at Me and See a Girl? is a provocative read about a full-fledged bilingual who fights to get free from the dead past and her ancestors’ sins. The story starts with her grandmother’s prison visit a... more
by Susan J TweitBless the Birds, a personal journey through the terra incognita of life’s ending, shows us how to be our best when life throws us the worst. Embracing the idea that love will carry us through, this story reminds us that the personal is the political. How we live—each and every day—really does impact the larger world. Our every day actions create the society we live in, and also chart our paths. Writer Susan Tweit and her economist-turned-sculptor husband Richard Cabe had just settled into their ... more
by William Spencer
But, if my hands were empty of honey,
and pearls and gold,
There were treasures far sweeter than
honey, and marvelous things to be told.
This is the true story of a young man’s epic bicycle journey from England to India. Traveli... more
by Roni McFaddenThe true story of a troubled teenage girl whose life is saved by horses, an old cowboy, ancient native spirits, and the High Sierra Mountains.
by Rainy HorvathA tale of coming of age in World War II, this memoir follows a Hump Pilot with the 14th Airforce flying perilous transport missions over the Himalayan mountains. Dodging bullets, missing mountains and navigating one of the most dangerous air routes in the world he survives many dangerous missions only to be forced to bail out and become one in need of rescue himself.