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by Mekdela“Plus-Size: A Memoir of Pop Culture, Fatphobia, and Social Change” chronicles the rise of the body positive movement and body positivity through pop culture reviews and personal reflections. This essay collection illustrates the insidiousness of fatphobia through analyses of film, television, books, and how they affect our perceptions and treatment of others. Altogether, the essays paint a big picture of fatphobia, misogyny, misogynoir, ableism, and capitalism in American society. Furthermore, t... more
by Kaitlin ThomsonKaitlin is an energetic and imaginative girl whose life is upended at the age of ten when her parents divorce and her mother reveals a secret she’s hidden for years. Kaitlin’s father isn’t her biological dad. Kaitlin’s mother remarries an Army vet, but he is unable to connect with Kaitlin because of the PTSD he developed after his experiences in the Gulf war. Kaitlin finds refuge in God and attempts to deal with the abandonment of her first father, the hostility of her second, and the growing r... more
by Jesse FiedorAngels From Heaven is the true story of my life as a child, disabled for life, not expected to live due to horrific grand mal seizures from epilepsy. I turned my life over to God and he sent me angel after angel where I experienced the miracles that gave me life and my faith in God when I became a Christian. I never gave up and praise God for what he has done for me by sending me angels from heaven.
by Steve HaberlyThe foundation of everything we desire in life is connection. We feel broken and are in search of repair. Life without connection results in loneliness and turmoil. The Covid Disconnect is a compelling book written to help readers understand and recognize relationship connections. Haberly walks you thru the steps to take to repair the disconnect before it is forever broken.
by Lalita GandbhirLalita Gandbhir, who was born in 1938 and grew up in Pune, India, vividly and insightfully describes her family's life, spanning a period from her great-grandfather's generation to the recent past (1846 to 1990). She addresses everything from issues of caste to birthing and parenting practices to arranged marriages, family living arrangements, and customs. She covers such memorable events as the influenza pandemic of 1918, her family's periodic retreat into the jungle during epidemics of plague,... more
by Keith Mason
A man finds his unknown father on a video of a TV quiz show from 1961. Across four years he charts a sociopath's life - his dad's seven marriages, eight "new" siblings, and a murdered grandfather and crusading reporter, all set against oddball chapters of the American parade.
by Rose Cantera MarshallseaMy experiences as a B-Polar
by Raphael Cushnir
When Raphael Cushnir's marriage fell apart, he decided to stop running away from the pain and embrace it.
This led to an unintended explosion of "Kundalini" energy, as well as a spiritual awakening. Yet his awakening was anything but typical. At first it was chaotic, terrifying, and even sometimes demonic.
With his life in danger, struggling to distinguish between madness and legitimate energetic attack, Cushnir chanced upon a seasoned guide who helped him restore his ... more
by Marcia SeligsonIt is my life story, from being a successful published author of 8 books, to a journalist writing for America's major magazines and newspapers, to becoming a producer of musical theatre. It's about my travel adventures all over the world, my time with Mother Teresa, John Denver, Steven Spielberg, and my kissing a giraffe in Nairobi.
by Ulysses S. King
Running Away is a memoir of truth and relationship between a son and his father, and the church that defined them
by Lindsay RudlandAutobiography by way of a confessional, this book is a ramble through the author’s experiences, impressions, opinions and ideas formed over seven decades. This autobiography sees the author regret her failed relationships, financial mismanagement, folly and fecklessness. It also sees her celebrate success, achievements, courage and a lifetime of service as a nurse. This book is a call for you to recognize yourself as a unique miracle of creation. It offers some cautionary tales and urges you to... more
by Celia Louise ParisThe author always enjoyed a sense of freedom, whether roaming around the Somerset countryside as a child or later on, living offshore with her husband and three daughters on a boat. She considers nothing strictly ‘out of bounds’, and for seventy years no-one has stopped her in her tracks. Thank You for My Dinner really sums up the dichotomy of her life – an upbringing steeped in Victorian-based principles and the free license to go her own way, which was generous even by twenty-first century sta... more
by Bernard M. PattenIn Neurology Rounds with the Maverick, clinical neurologist Dr. Bernard M. Patten recounts his most profound, entertaining, and uncommon experiences with patients throughout his 34-year medical career. Learn about the strange case of the teenage girl who got pulled out of class for medical treatment because she couldn’t stop laughing. Then consider the 14-year-old who faked grand mal seizures for more than a year to get away from her sexually abusive father. Consider the awkward situation ... more
by Laura DeSistoA true story of female friendship, adventure, heartbreak and finding purpose beyond motherhood. One morning Laura DeSisto woke up and realized her kids were gone and they weren't coming back. Worse still, the ungrateful bastards had taken her sense of purpose and identity with them. Her empty nest felt like a bottomless pit. It had swallowed her whole. An impromptu scuba diving trip to the Bahamas was the catalyst for enormous change and growth in her life. With biting humor and vivid... more
by Helen MorseTHE AUTHOR!S father was the editor-in-chief of Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia when he met her mother at a burlesque club. She was 20 years younger and a headliner there. They soon married and went on to have three daughters, moving to Palm Beach and buying a house that once belonged to Robert "Believe It or Not” Ripley. With a backdrop of Palm Beach and a life of privilege, the Morses appeared to have it all, but the reality was very different. Behind closed doors, the family was troubled. The Dif... more
by Mark EdmondsBorn into a communist family which he describes as a cult, Mark Edmonds went on to study at the International Communist School in Moscow. His father, Lloyd, had fought against the army of the Spanish fascist, Gen. Francisco Franco, who launched a civil war in Spain against the popularly elected Republican government. But Mark chose to not live as a red rebel on the fringes of society. Instead, he went out into the real world while keeping some of his inherited rebelliousness. He worked as a taxi... more