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by Kwame KingIN ALL MY YEARS IN POVERTY, I HAD ONE GOAL : To make it out, by any means necessary. With many illegal involvements in the streets and high school no longer an option, I was certain that my life would result in struggle. Sure enough, it did: Homeless, wounded, neglected, and investigated. I mean, I got dragged through the bottom before I felt comfortable enough to mentor these students. In this 320 page autobiography, SICKO THE STUBBORN CHILD OF GOD, I discuss relationships and de... more
by Graci HarkemaIn this astonishing memoir, diversity, equity & inclusion expert Graci Harkema traces her path to finding her place in the world. Growing up as a queer woman and an adoptee from the Congo in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Harkema was different from those around her. Eventually, she learned to see her identity as her superpower, instead of her shame.
by Adam LieberIn a series of colorful recollections, Adam Lieber describes an unusual journey through life and love. The insightful narrative examines his intrepid determination in pursuing careers as an artist, chef, and entrepreneur, traveling around the US and to faraway countries. The allegorical prose is alive with humor and energy, highlighting a very human tale lying underneath.
by Rejoice Kur
This is a story inspired by a childhood journey from Raga to Wau towns in South Sudan in 1987. This is a story that depicted what was sought after before I was born. In a journey of a civil demand of a just cause I came along and join the march. Within the story is a reflective memoir of about the power of a good cause and a family who believed in the triumph of the people. In reading the book, the reader could discover that what sojourned in our labour are the good that we assembled fro... more
Surviving Creative Evolution: Future-Proof Your Creative Career, Overcome Automation Anxiety, and Thrive in the Era of Artificiaby Shannon HaynerIn our era of artificial intelligence, where automation transforms how we work and create, my new book Surviving Creative Evolution is your guide to thriving amidst disruption. I take you on a journey through the AI revolution, shedding light on what makes us distinctly human. While machines mimic language, we possess deep critical thinking, imagination, and emotional intelligence. Your perspectives and creativity remain invaluable. Surviving Creative Evolution provides practical self-care strat... more
by Jim BarryJim Barry had it all: professional success, a great family, good health. Then, on a season-ending mountain bike excursion, he crashed, fracturing his skull and suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. After spending months in hospitals and rehab centers, he came home to more rehab on an outpatient basis. His lasting disabilities from his traumatic brain injury include limited vision, reduced hearing, lack of balance--necessitating a wheelchair--and weakness on one side. This book tells the story... more
by Daryl DittmerWhen I Stop Fighting is an eye-opening, honest, unapologetic take on life. It’s about overcoming obstacles, overcoming addictions, and taking risks. Sometimes we find ourselves in a place in life where we don’t want to be. For me, there is no more glamorous way to explain it than my head was in my ass. When I Stop Fighting illustrates how every single one of us can stop for a few moments, take a pause, evaluate ourselves, and determine what we want to get out of our time here. A move to... more
by Joyce PerrinA Restless Spirit, Unexpected Connections To Joyce Perrin, a divorced fifty-something living in Canada, the lure of adventure unleashed her undying curiosity about the world and about people as she crisscrossed the world for over twenty years and visited 156 countries on all seven continents. Not just as a tourist, but as an ambassador for adventure, working for the World Health Organization, touching (and changing) lives in healthcare settings in the Middle East, Africa, and South America. ... more
by Peg KerswellGirl Storm is the true story of a mother struggling to care for her profoundly autistic daughter and having to make the very difficult decision of placing her in a residential home.
by Michael Pevarnik
A Peek Under the Hood is a true crime investigative adventure that travels from the streets to the jungle in the quest to reclaim an inner-city neighborhood's stolen quality of life.
In the mid-1990's, an altruistic DEA agent and his atypical informant, a noble soul who'd endured the injustices of war and forced labor camps in Vietnam, set out to make a difference in Worcester, Massachusetts, a tex... more
by Shaley HowardAs a young child, in many ways, Shaley didn’t stand a chance. Growing up as a closeted lesbian in the 1970’s, in a dysfunctional family with an often mentally unstable mother, the only thing on her mind was survival. Turning to alcohol and drugs at an early age, she thought she’d found the perfect escape from the shame of being gay and her mother’s erratic emotional roller-coaster ride. Excuse Me, Sir! Memoir of a Butch is a story of the outsider. It’s about what it means to be marginalized,... more
by Jogi KalsiThis is a motivational memoir based on my life—my trials and tribulations, achievements and successes, and dreams and reality. My book takes readers on a journey from my humble upbringing in Pakistan through relocations to various countries. It shows how those experiences, including my ability to adapt to different cultures and my immense appreciation of education, impacted my life and are today defining my legacy.
by Ani TuzmanThe daughter of Holocaust survivors and recent immigrants, Ani Tuzman grows up in a world darkened not only by her parents’ unfathomable grief and rage, but also by the bewildering bigotry of her American neighbors, schoolmates, and teachers. Yet on the farm that is her home, Ani can’t help but find beauty and joy. Ani doesn’t tell her parents that every day on the school busher hair is searched for her Jew-Devil horns or that she’s ganged up on at recess. She also doesn’t dare talk about the... more
by Hanna Perlstein MarcusThe only daughter of a master dressmaker, a single mother Holocaust survivor, struggles to develop her own independent character, apart from her mother's vision. Sidonia's Seam Binding, the last volume in the Sidonia's Thread trilogy, is the most introspective and raw glimpse into the author's psyche as she grows into adulthood up to the present moment. Imagining an alternative reality of her mother's life as though she had never been born, while also tracing her mother's lost Hungarian ancestry... more
by James Pauley, Jr.Since the late 1970s, James Pauley Jr. has been jet-setting around the world as a flight attendant. During his time on this planet and in the skies, he’s pretty much seen and heard it all. In Bumpy Rides and Soft Landings, Pauley chronicles his life—both in the air and on the ground—one meaningful adventure after another.
Bumpy Rides and Soft Landings: Stories of Coming Out, Flying High, and Not Learning to Play the Pianoby James Pauley, Jr.Since the late 1970s, James Pauley Jr. has been jet-setting around the world as a flight attendant. During his time on this planet and in the skies, he’s pretty much seen and heard it all. In Bumpy Rides and Soft Landings, Pauley chronicles his life—both in the air and on the ground—one meaningful adventure after another.