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  • Can't Breathe: A Memoir

    by Laesa Faith Kim
    A child born too early, clinging to life. Her heart is incorrectly formed. Her airway is compromised. She is unable to swallow or breathe. A mother losing, finding and remaking herself, again and again. A family who refuses to give up. Can’t Breathe is a young mom’s compelling recollection of her medically complex daughter’s journey toward life. Evelyn Faith survives—she even thrives. But her path is unimaginably hard, riddled with pain and trauma, hope and miracles, and incessant uncer... more
  • Knocking from the Inside: A Memoir Veiled in Numbers

    by Jacquii Leveine
    YOU’VE NEVER READ A MEMOIR LIKE THIS, but you will want to follow my nine-year road map which backtracks to the beginning of my story—year 2010. I lie desolate on my living room couch, deciding the fate of my unborn child. My unilateral decision results in a vengeful breakup. In the fallout, I meet the alluring Siete Jackson in 2011. We’re quickly enraptured. But he changes, adding another layer of complication. He slowly slips away, offering himself in small bites, feeding me cryptic riddles ... more
  • Coaching for Life

    by Andrew Pansini
    "Coaching for Life" opens our awareness that we have been given the gift of knowledge, and we can choose to use this resource to improve the world for those around us, and ultimately for ourselves.
  • Riding Soul-O

    by Debi Tolbert Duggar
    In 2007 I was 52-years-old; I was facing an empty nest, an empty occupation, an empty bank account, a quantifiably empty, love life, and a bankrupt ideology of what comprised my purpose in life. If Maslow’s Theory was correct, I was still a long way from the Pinnacle of his triangular reference of Life Stages - Self Actualization. I was soul sick; I was left wondering, “Is this all there is?” I arrived at this point in my journey and realized I was again alone on the Life Road, and my role as ... more
  • Too Good to Be True: Scottsdale and Privatization in the 1980s

    by Paul Redvers Brown
    This is the personal story of a very public project. In 1984, a respected Boston environmental engineering firm took on the industry’s biggest engineer-constructors to win the first municipal water treatment plant privatization project in the country. The City of Scottsdale, Arizona had embarked on the "untested" financing approach to take advantage of tax incentives that arrived with the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Because it was the first of its kind, and the water industry saw many more to c... more
  • The Path of a Buddhist

    by Michael Boyajian
    Join the author as he recalls his earliest encounters with Buddhism and his subsequent awakening on the Dharma path.
  • The Rise of a Freemason

    by Michael Boyajian
    Join the author as he recalls his earliest encounters with Freemasonry and his subsequent rise in the craft
  • Whatever Happened to Lil' Bobby Burton? A True Adventure

    by Becky Brinkley
    Beginning on the playground as a child, the love of football drove Bobby Burton through his life. Nobody expected 145-pound Bobby to play or survive college football, let alone be MVP. Follow Bobby’s adventures as a college football player, a pro recruit, an Air Force pilot, a Vietnam vet, a survivor of two plane crashes, and a father of six. A true sportsman at heart, Bobby’s humor and sports go hand-in-hand. If you like classic football or true military stories, you'll love this one.
  • Partner with Purpose: Solving 21st Century Business Problems Through Cross-Sector Collaboration

    by Steve Schmida
    Today’s “wicked” problems combine daunting business, social, and economic challenges. That’s why solving them demands cross-sector partnerships among companies, nonprofits, and governments. Partner with Purpose is a step-by-step guide to planning, launching, and growing such partnerships, illustrated with vivid stories from Fortune 500 companies and partnership professionals around the world.  
  • This War Within My Mind

    by John Poehler
    This War Within My Mind is a game plan that will change the way you view bipolar disorder. It starts with simply changing the way you see yourself. You are a warrior. A bipolar warrior. It is within you to take back control of your life and your illness.
  • The Girlfriend Mom, A Memoir

    by Dani Alpert
    What do you do when your boyfriend's daughter asks you for a tampon two minutes after first meeting her? And how young is too young to curl up and watch "Borat" with said boyfriend's son? Dani mulls over these questions and more while highlighting her unconventional and pseudo-parenting role as the Girlfriend Mom.
  • Our Encounters with Ancient Rome and Greece

    by Michael Boyajian

    Join the author as he and his wife Jeri travel Britain and Europe in search of Ancient Rome and Greece.  "Scratch the soil of Britain and Europe and you will find Rome"

  • Life in the Camel Lane: Embrace the Adventure

    by Doreen M Cumberford

    Life in the Camel Lane

    Life in the Camel Lane: Embrace the Adventure is what Doreen Cumberford, a Scottish author, calls her learnoire!  It is a combination of her story and the stories of other expats learned while living in Saudi Arabia for 15 years as expat employees or spouses.

    The book takes the reader through the four stages of culture shock: arrival, honeymoon, frustration and adjustment stages to final acceptance followed by the retu... more

  • Never a Stranger

    by Tania Romanov

    Tania Romanov hangs from the final limb of a family tree of generations of unintentional travelers—exiles, refugees, displaced people. 

    She grew up with stories of exile—stories of adventure. Perhaps that’s why, as an adult, she started living her own adventures—and hasn’t stopped since.

    In India, she learned that to Indians the way she mourned her husband was far less personal than their custom of dropping cremated bodies into a river; in Japan,... more

  • Stark Raving Zen: A Memoir of Coming Alive

    by Kristy Sweetland
    Stark Raving Zen is the story of how one woman came home to her soul on a road trip from Minnesota to California, a journey both terrifying and beautiful. Her only physical companion through each stage of this sudden awakening was her dog, Arya, who kept her grounded through shocking revelations, heavenly and hellish visionary experiences, and an intuitive opening including a voice in her left ear that guided her, working to keep her safe as her mind unraveled. This heroine’s journey is also th... more
  • Attacked!

    by Mark Simon
    In 1980, in Houston, Texas, I was bullied in high school. I ignored the gang and the bullying grew worse. The first major attack was at a bonfire party and about 30 teens attacked me in my car. A number of them showed up later that night at my home and attacked my family in our front yard. My family was terrorized for months including horrible death threats of our bodies being found in a bag in bloody pieces. I was attacked with bats, chains and tire irons on multiple occasions. My friends were... more

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