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  • Riding the Edge, My Love Song to Deborah

    by Michael Tobin
    Deborah is an Arab American. Michael is an American Jew. Six years ago, they fell in love, and in the spring of 1980, their life together checks all the right boxes: love, money, and successful careers as psychologists — a straight road to a perfect future. Yet, beneath this ideal picture, something indefinable is missing from their flawlessly ordered life. In a bid to rescue their relationship, they risk it all and leave their practices for an around-the-world bicycle odyssey, seeking to exp... more
  • Toughing It Out

    by John Holliday
    It started as a boyhood dream to own and run his own business. But it didn’t come to him directly and, as with so many men and women in the workforce, his route to entrepreneurship demanded the apprenticeship of working for others, usually as a small cog in a huge corporation. Then, one day, he cut away the corporate safety net and hanging on, Tarzan-like, to a vine in the tall and dark forest of self-employment, he joined a few like-minded, ex-corporate colleagues and leaped into the entrepre... more
  • An Autobiographical Letter: with a "Self-Portrait of the Author" and a Post-Autobiographical Postscript

    by Norman Weeks

    How do life experiences feed into the books that an author writes?

    In An Autobiographical Letter, Norman Weeks recounts the experiential origins of his writings. Looking back over his first fifty years, he presents a comprehensive treatment of his life, especially those aspects that proved source material for what he would eventually write: His upbringing, education, maturation, personal interactions with friends and lovers, adventures and misadventures, travels and travails.... more

  • Journal of Abuse

    by Collette Scandrett
    The journal entries of a woman as she reflects on the experiences that have helped shape her life. These experiences being the many forms of abuse she encountered that nearly broke her. The abuse that drove her to many attempts to end her life. Did her life choices bring this life to her? Was she right in thinking this type of love was all she deserved? Sometimes the only mistake is not being strong enough to walk away
  • The Heart of God

    by Dorcas Massanga Germaine
    The book is inspired by the Holy Spirit to be published as a warning to the world, that God the All-Mighty is alive and wants to give a last warning, to His children, to repent and to straighten their lives, for the day of judgement is near. The book is about God speaking directly to us through Dorcas, using her has an instrument to publish His words to the world. The Heart of God is compelling and tugs at the heart. A must read and a companion to the Holy Bible.
  • A Hard Day at the Orifice

    by Dr. John M. Miller
    This very personal account provides unique insights into the training and life of a dedicated Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. There are also fascinating accounts relating the history of the profession. Dr. Miller underwent extensive training both in Australia and overseas prestigious institutions. In addition to delivering well in excess of fifteen thousand babies in his private practice, in his long career he was responsible for numerous thousands more in his roles as medical superintendent of... more
  • Hey Kid, There's Nothing Wrong with You

    by Jared Garrett
    I grew up in a cult called The Foundation Faith of God, which splintered off of Scientology in the Sixties. I escaped when I was seventeen after a childhood of neglect, abuse, rituals, intermittent good times, and lots and lots of work and books. I spent my childhood wondering why I'd been abandoned by my parents. My journey to overcome years of abuse, neglect, and emotional damage has been a process of discovering what individual worth and personal strength mean.
  • Finding Mother: A Journey of Loss and Love

    by Grace LaJoy Henderson
    BASED ON A TRUE STORY Two-year-old Grace, and her five siblings, were abandoned by their mother Geneva, who ran away and left them with their father, Jerome, never to return. When Grace turned 18, having a baby girl of her own inspired her to begin an emotional journey to locate her mother. Finding Mother: A Journey of Loss and Love is Dr. Grace LaJoy Henderson's recollection of searching for, finding and reuniting with her mother after 49 years. Grace LaJoy has combined her Finding Mother Ser... more

    by Anna Penenberg
    Dancing in the Narrows chronicles a mother and daughter’s multiyear journey through illness and trauma. At sixteen, Anna’s youngest daughter, Dana, is stricken with a mysterious and debilitating condition, eventually diagnosed as Lyme disease. Desperate to find a cure, the two women are thrust into the established medical world, then far beyond. Full of adventure, humor, and blind faith, Dancing in the Narrows is an inspiring story of self-discovery as a single mother fights to save the life of ... more
  • Aussie, Actually

    by Lois Nicholls
    Lois Nicholls is pregnant and heartbroken when she leaves her country of birth, South Africa in 1997 to begin a new life in Australia with her husband and toddler. Through a series of anecdotes, she provides a snapshot of her emigration journey with candid, humorous and touching accounts of her new life on foreign soil. Battling through endless Brisbane summers, she tells of her struggles to make friends, coming to terms with leaving her family behind and understanding the quirks of living in... more
  • Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home

    by Susan Pohlman
    The true story of a California couple on the brink of separation who unexpectedly find love again on the Italian Riviera. Tired, empty, and disillusioned with married life, Susan Pohlman was ready to call it quits. As soon as she and her husband, Tim, wrap up a business trip in Italy, she planned to break the news that she wanted to end their eighteen-year marriage. During their last day as they walked along the Italian Riviera, Tim fantasizes aloud that, perhaps, they could live there. Susa... more
  • A Time To Seek: Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife

    by Susan Pohlman
    With wisdom, reverence, and grace, Susan Pohlman delivers a lyrical meditation on midlife and motherhood while traveling the cobblestoned streets of Florence, Genoa, and Rome. A Time to Seek is a must for those navigating the empty nest or a period of personal transition. As the journey through Italy unfolds, Pohlman shares how travel moments can be used as opportunities for contemplation and spiritual growth. Various settings stir feelings and issues that speak to the concerns and hidden fears ... more
  • Silver Linings

    by Richard Squires
    Joachim “Joe” Nitz, born December 31, 1937, in Berlin, Germany, lived his early life amid the chaos of World War II. Forced to flee Berlin as British bombs fell, Joe found refuge in Poland and Northern Germany with his sister and mother while his father languished in a Russian camp. Through run-ins with Russian soldiers and war-related difficulties such as hunger and trauma, Joe and his family persevered. Joe later became an engineer, fell in love with Helen and emigrated to the United States, w... more
  • Answers Inside Out

    by Blanche Haddow
    Answers Inside Out is the story of finding out, aged 51, that the author has Aspergers. It follows on from her first book, Living Diagnosis in the journey of exploring just how our heads process things and how we fit in or not with Society. The book looks at and describes how the world is experienced through the eyes of this particular adult female and how this might be different, not only from the currently normal, typical ideas and views of Aspergers but also from the rest of Society in genera... more
  • My Impossible Life

    by Charlene Jones M.Ed/M.A.
    Spontaneous, impossible miracles like meeting Madam Pandit, Neru's sister, who guided me through India conflict with extraordinary dangers like being held hostage for 3 days by two armed criminals. While others in his group of followers wanted Enlightenment, I wanted to go home. Life continued to be impossible delivering both dark adventures from the slums of Sydney Australia to the Swiss Alps and healing from the golden beaches of California Baha to Norway's rugged coast. Through it all... more
  • Arcade Life - Life versus Video Games

    by J.W. Tapper
    From Space Invaders in a village pub to the final chapter of this book, this is a true story of life and death, winning and losing, extreme heroism and tragic failure. There are also a heck of a lot of video games. John Tapper was born in 1963, sixteen years before he first played Space Invaders, forty-seven years before he started the mobile gaming blog Arcadelife. Now he describes that life, from the dawn of the golden age of video game arcades to the current era of disposable mobile games;... more