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  • The Unexpected Benefits of Being Run Over

    by Naseem Rochette
    Find the beauty and the power in your cracks. Recognize that breaking doesn’t mean broken. In a pedestrian crosswalk on a quiet tree-lined street, Naseem is hit and then run over three times. Onlookers yell for the driver to stop as she hears her fate in her husband’s screams. Is he is watching the mother of his children die? Miraculously, she survives, yet she is no longer the person she worked so hard to be. Her “cracks”—the changes to her body and mind—initially feel impossible to acc... more
  • Growing into the Gray: Reflections on Transforming Trauma for Women and the World

    by Laurie Lee Davidson
    From the microcosm of personal transformation to the macrocosm of global healing, Growing into the Gray is equal parts life story and social prescription. A collection of interwoven evocative reflections on trauma, somatic healing, and the state of the world, it delivers a universal message of profound hope: we can heal. In it, I demystify the meaning of trauma and invite readers to view their lives and our society through a new lens, that of the body, offering a vision for openhearted living in... more
  • How Women's Hockey Saved the World* (and defeated Donald Trump, but not necessarily in that order)

    by Alex Charns

    "Poignant, philosophical, humorous, and wise… A part handbook on hockey and a part political satire, Charns’s latest book is both wholly hilarious and deeply reflecting. The narrative straightaway delves into prejudice based on gender, especially in the field of ice hockey, and the story that follows is periodically interrupted by Charns’s hilarious tips on the vigorous sport as he narrates his family story, including his son and daughter’s passion for the sport ... more

  • My Aphrodite within her Athena: The Transcendent Beauty of Jeri

    by Michael Boyajian

    A friend called to say that my late wife was pretty in her youth. I tried to move his needle to understand that Jeri was beautiful at all ages in different appearances sometimes on the same day much the same as a faceted prism like gemstone. This book illustrates that beauty. Jeri on Olympus would be Aphrodite and Athena as one and on Earth she was Queen Penelope of Ithaca from Homer's Odyssey.


    by Margie Smith Holt
    When her carefully laid plans for career and marriage fall apart on the eve of her 40th birthday, a risk-averse Philadelphia journalist finds adventure, love, and meaning in an offbeat Caribbean “paradise,” but two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes threaten to blow it all away.
  • How Hockey Saved My World. An off-beat family memoir.

    by Alex Charns
    Poignant, philosophical, humorous, and wise. Part handbook on hockey and part memoir. The story is periodically interrupted by hilarious tips on the sport, as the author narrates his family story, including his son and daughter’s passion to play and his missteps as a hockey dad and husband.
  • Echoes in the Stars

    by Gordon Frisbie
    Boo was a predominantly white Australian shepherd. Her only handicap, aside from bone-headed bravery, was deafness in one ear. Deafness is a common disability for the lethal white variety of this breed. She was found alone in a city park, brought to an animal shelter, and ended up with a man who had never owned a dog. For fifteen years man and dog enjoyed dog-sports, adventure, friendship, mishaps, law breaking, and (unofficial) law enforcement. This collection of stories and essays also include... more
  • The Mayor of Mardi Gras: A Memoir

    by Gregory L Fischer

    New Orleans Mardi Gras parades date back to 1857. Many people attend Mardi Gras. Fewer people participate as members of a krewe, and still fewer work year-round as artists and float builders. My cousin McKinley "Mackie" J. Cantrell, III was one of the artists and builders who worked full-time to bring Mardi Gras to life. A third-generation float builder, Mackie's grandfather began building floats during the Great Depression. By the mid-70s, "Big Mac" Cantrell had his o... more

  • Let that dark horse run

    by Sean Taylor-Cole
    My story is about how other people's actions, abuses and words can impact,alter and completely annihilate your life. It shows how apathy and complicity are just as ruinous. It is a disturbing, candid and gritty memoir that reveals the deterioration of the mind when unlawful harassment is allowed to run rampant in the workplace. It reveals how this grievous and shameful abuse caused mental suffering which left me alone and vulnerable to unscrupulous and negligent people. My harassers poss... more
  • Born Into Crisis

    by Kenneth Nixon

    The American mental health system is in crisis, and those affected by its shortcomings are drowning without the tools and resources they deserve and need to thrive. In Born Into Crisis, author Kenneth Nixon shares his story of growing up with a mother with severe mental illness and a family stuck in an enduring cycle of trauma. He knows firsthand the impact trauma can have on a person's life. Kenneth not only takes you on a powerful journey through his stories, he provides cogent and prac... more

  • My daughter, myself

    by Connie Easterbrook
    Grief and mourning are taboo subjects-in our society, so how do you interact with the world after your daughter dies in a tragic car accident. My Daughter, Myself is Connie Easterbrook’s journey towards understanding the complex relationship she had with her daughter, Simone, and the complicated grief that ensued.
  • Firsts and Lasts

    by Sara-Savannah Sparrow

    Summer Fling or Soulmate?

    True story of taboo love.

    Sara Sparrow has spent the past decade of her life dedicated to her work, her wellness, and most of all, her young daughter. This single mom does not have time for anything else. So when a shocking court decision gives her ex shared-custody, Sara doesn’t know what to do with her time. COVID has let up a bit and she’s craving to be out again. She has a new slice of freedom, but she’s sti... more

  • Midpoint: A Memoir

    by Patricia Angeles
    Midpoint: A Memoir is an immigrant woman’s story of perseverance and building a legacy future generations can be proud of. Patricia Angeles is at the midpoint of the average human lifespan. Decades of experience, mistakes, love, and loss have led her to contemplate what anyone might when they’ve lived half their life. “What kind of legacy am I leaving behind? What do I want my friends and family to remember after I’m gone? What are the biggest life lessons I can impart while I’m still here?” ... more
  • Strange Vibrations: What it was really like to grow up a Baby Boomer

    by Craig Reem
    BABY BOOMER Craig Reem’s upbringing in Los Angeles is a reflection on the life, loss, and laughter of a boy who walked toward Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s and ended up at Sears. His family’s early abandonment by his father awoke a five-year-old to the emerging turbulence of the new decade. He became an active player as both an inquisitive journalist and traveling chronicler beginning in the 1970s. This prepared him for fatherhood at the dawn of the 21st century, an effort of love and direction he... more
  • Clearwater

    by James Obi
    The author was born and raised in a traditional rural village in the most violently homophobic country on earth – Nigeria. His memoir tells a harrowing story – how he negotiated ostracism, imprisonment, homelessness, violence, extortion and intense persecution. But he is never a victim – drawing on his own spiritual and emotional resources, he overcomes. He seeks to understand the root causes of homophobia, providing fascinating insights into Igbo culture, history, spirituality and cosmology. Mo... more