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  • Living as a Dead Man

    by Jeff Lester

    What would you do if you were told you had a terminal disease in your twenties and given three years to live? What would you do if your doctor told you to go home and plan your funeral? Jeff Lester, diagnosed with ALS in 1993, faced this dilemma when he was twenty-six. Unmarried and childless, he was advised to plan a party, since that's all Jeff could look forward to with the remaining part of his life.

    The day Jeff Lester was diagnosed with ALS started his darkest days. Life was o... more

  • Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire

    by Dan Conway
    For years Dan Conway shuffled his way up the corporate ladder. He made a good salary—just enough to support his family and save for a distant retirement. Facing career turmoil, bills and an existential crisis, he turned to the curious world of cryptocurrency as a Hail Mary. He literally bet his house, his career and his reputation on Ethereum, a corporate-killer blockchain that promised to upend modern work as we know it. After nearly going to zero, ether skyrocketed three thousand percent, prov... more
  • The Lost Kitchen: Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer's Caregiver

    by Miriam Green
    The Lost Kitchen is an honest and heartfelt look at the hidden gifts of living with a parent with Alzheimer’s. Miriam Green weaves poetry, recipes and anecdotes into a nourishing whole as she details her family’s struggle to maintain balance—and laughter—in the face of her mother’s diagnosis and deterioration. Throughout this most personal of stories, Naomi has been Miriam’s greatest teacher. Together, they remind us how to love and laugh in a world that is often confusing and painful.
  • Downtown

    by Ginger Henry Kuenzel
    Come along on a visit to the sleepy lakeside hamlet of Downtown. Find out how the town got its name, and meet some of the quirky characters who live there. Learn how the year-round residents entertain themselves during the long winter months when the summer people abandon this Utopian lifestyle and return to their 'real' lives. As you discover just how much fun the folks in the crazy town have, you might even start thinking that you'd like to move there yourself. But beware of the winter months... more
  • By Way of Canarsie: A Memoir

    by Rob Cuccurullo
    While growing up in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, New York during the ‘70s and ‘80s, Robert and his siblings had to endure their father’s violent temper. Robert’s brother Warren found solace in music, first joining Frank Zappa’s band, then co-founding the group Missing Persons, and eventually becoming the lead guitarist for Duran Duran. Following an encounter with a violent sociopath and witnessing a mob murder, Robert became a heavy drug user by the age of sixteen. By his twenties, with his... more
  • The Salaryman: An American dude becomes a Tokyo white-collar warrior

    by Michael Howard
    A humorous, manga-illustrated memoir from a Tokyo American who tried and failed to fit into Japanese office culture for almost a decade. The Salaryman is an immigrant's story from a land where there are famously few immigrants, with even fewer being crazy enough to do what the author did: become a real train-cramming, brow-wiping, late-night overtime-working, passed-out-drunk-on-the-train-ride-home salaryman. A working-man consumer's take on the U.S.-Japan culture gap, the book hums with authent... more
  • More Than I Can Bear If Not For God

    by Dr. Philemon Topas

    More Than I Can Bear is partly autobiography and mostly personal memoir of the author and his family. Philemon Topas earned his undergraduate degree in Zoology and Botany in his native country where, as a budding Christian, he participated and was involved in the university Christian fellowship. He traveled abroad for an MSc. studies in Entomology. He proceeded to another University for Ph.D. studies in the same field. He married a Citizen of the Country where he pursued his graduate studies.... more

  • Evelio's Garden: Memoir of a Naturalist in Costa Rica

    by Sandra Shaw Homer
    Enter the enchanting world of the northern highlands of Costa Rica, where the author begins a memoir, tracing the seasons and closely observing the natural riches around her. But Evelio, who helped build their house, interrupts with an idea to plant an organic garden on their property. Although her husband has already agreed, she is wary, suspecting Evelio will pull her into the daily ups and downs of his project. This is exactly what he does, creating an often funny, always frustrating, and ult... more
  • Devastated Families: A true story about the power of love, immigration, and government

    by Kristina Juarez
    This memoir is about my family's journey through the process of legalizing my husband. It's emotional and heart wrenching, and just one tale that many families are going through. It talks of the hard times of living apart as a couple, but also as a family. It talks about everyone involved, and all the trials and tribulations that people go through during such a hard time. It's also encouraging to those going through the same situation and how to get through it. Most of all, it's eye opening to t... more
  • The Birds Sang Eulogies

    by Mirla Geclewicz Raz

    In this poignant memoir, The Birds Sang Eulogies, Anna and Danny Geslewitz's incredible stories of survival are told by them, their daughter and their granddaughter, three generations affected by the Holocaust. Danny's harrowing story began the moment the Germans invaded Lodz, Poland in 1939. His harrowing story of survival begins in the ghetto where starvation and death were rampant. When the Germans liquidated the ghetto in 1944, Danny and his remaining family members were sent to A... more

  • Dame Elizabeth Taylor: Shades of Violet

    by Wayne Griffin
    When I was sixteen I developed a unique attraction to Dame Elizabeth Taylor. My friend’s father introduced me to Taylor when he gave me a copy of the film “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” in the mid 1980’s. From that moment on I was trans fixed by the romantic renaissance which could only be known to me as Dame Elizabeth Taylor. I would spend hours scanning magazines at my local news agency and began collecting articles and making up scrapbooks that became overflowing with titillating tabloid g... more
  • I Want More

    by Tracy Burkholder
    A lyric hybrid of poetry, memoir and image, I Want More maps the experience of want and the ways it is born, complicated and celebrated from childhood to middle-age. From the pleading of a child’s prayers to the ecstasy of a perfect spring night, to the frank exploration of an open relationship, I Want More expands beyond the realm of boy meets girl (or girl meets girl) into the internal and external geographies that make up the territory of our desire.
  • Time and Effort

    by James E. Turner, M.D.
    I was born with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities. In 1st grade, I was labelled as having "minimal brain dysfunction." My parents were informed I would probably never be able to learn. I ultimately graduated from Northwestern University Medical School and practiced neuro-critical care medicine. This is the story of my educational path. Its purpose is to convince atypical children and their parents that they can accomplish more than they have been told. The book is organized as a se... more
  • Rising Stronger: Living, Loving, and Leading From a Seat of Gratitude

    by PAULINE ELIZABETH WALLNER (NEE NOOKS)
    Rising stronger above adversities, setbacks, grief, abandonment, divorce, career transition, and other challenges comes easier for some people and more difficult for others. Dr. Pauline E. Wallner shares more than forty years of experience in Jamaica, United States, and Canada, recounting how she overcame challenges on the road to a successful consulting career. As many experienced authors will tell you, the content of any non-fiction book is more about the author than the reader. Rising stronge... more

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