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Memoir

  • Life and Decline of the Family Doctor

    by Charles Rees
    This book comes from my experiences as a family doctor in a small town in Dorset England for 38 years covering 1972 to 2010. During most of that time being a Family Doctor was more than being a General Practitioner. I have tried to explain the changes that occurred without trying to extol the virtues of a golden age which never existed. The process of computerisation, advances in medicine, change in the family, de-skilling of the doctor, training of GPs and the rise of the ‘portfolio’ doctor are... more
  • I Drove a Red Car to a Better Me

    by Dean Skewes
    Dean Skewes draws on his life experiences as a sheep shearer and farmer in sharing this life-changing journey that he and his family went on after a car accident.
  • The Three Good Fridays

    by William Morrison
    The book recounts the events and memories of eight decades of the author’s life from the late 1930s - a mere fifteen years after independence - to the current year of the pandemic, 2020.It describes the simple village life of an ordinary middle class family growing up in the suburban village of Blackrock County Dublin. It is as much a social history of the times as a description of a personal childhood. The story of the early working life and subsequent business career reflects the changes the c... more
  • My Friendship with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

    by Dr. Mary Hilaire Tavenner
    My Friendship with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is a book about a unique relationship between someone born in 1774 and the author, born in 1948. It is the adventures of Dr. Mary Hilaire (Sally Lynne) Tavenner and the first native born American Saint, spanning forty years. In this book you will learn the life of Mother Seton, read a firsthand account of her canonization as recorded by one of the 14,000 Americans present in Rome for the event. e reader will learn about the process and documented miracl... more
  • Accountability: Facing the truth to discover self-empowerment

    by Laura Strobel
    Accountability is the true account of perseverance through a terrible ordeal that evolves into an inspiring, enlightening experience. Told in three parts, in the beginning Aurora only registers Shock at what has happened to her. Then Denial shields her from seeing or believing that there could be any correlation between what she’s learning in the mandatory classes she’s attending and her own life. Finally Aurora gains insight and Acceptance of her own Accountability as she learns about the dynam... more
  • Accountability: Facing the truth to discover self-empowerment

    by Laura Strobel
    Accountability is the true account of perseverance through a terrible ordeal that evolves into an inspiring, enlightening experience. Told in three parts, in the beginning Aurora only registers Shock at what has happened to her. Then Denial shields her from seeing or believing that there could be any correlation between what she’s learning in the mandatory classes she’s attending and her own life. Finally Aurora gains insight and Acceptance of her own Accountability as she learns about the dynam... more
  • The Struggle: 10th Anniversary Edition

    by Brian Storm
    Addicted to heroin and unable to stop on his own, Brian Storm finds himself sitting on the tracks waiting for a train to come and take his life. But things weren’t always this bad for Brian, an aspiring white rapper from Philadelphia who had a good upbringing. In Brian’s early teen years, he discovers that drugs and alcohol are the perfect solutions to his low self-esteem issues. Like most addicts and alcoholics, Brian believes that he can stop at any time, so he doesn’t see any harm in continui... more
  • When Love Sticks Around

    by Danielle Dayney
    In this collection of short essays, Danielle Dayney recounts her experiences as an awkward child in the piecemeal family that raised her. From her biological father’s absence to her mother’s battle with cancer to the birth of her daughter, Dayney’s stories venture beyond anecdote to nest safely among the tangled experiences that shape the people we become. With a keen eye for the pebbles of humor and glimmers of beauty along the rough roads of her life, Dayney has crafted a book that feels as fa... more
  • Pearls Hang in Dark Clouds

    by Jolene DeLilys
    At the onset of a bout with mental illness that erupted at the age of seventeen was when the author penned her first three poems, barring a few rhyming poems written as a child. Recovery began immediately. After the standard E.E.G. and prescribed psychiatric therapy, the worst of it was short lived. Having moved from the north to a stretch of the Bible Belt, Nashville, Tennessee, at age thirty, also sets a central theme for this deep psycho/spiritual journey through an interesting labyrinth... more
  • Becoming Ordinary

    by Michael Fox
    The war was over long ago, but the Holocaust still lived in his family. It was the subtext of his life, the trauma that held him captive. He was named in consolation after six million dead, and his legacy haunted him. How could he break the shackles of the trauma that was his legacy? How could he move on? Yet he knew he had to.
  • On The Future of Wagnerism

    by Lawrence D. Mass
    On The Future of Wagnerism: Art, Intoxication, Addiction, Codependence and Recovery is the sequel to Lawrence Mass’s memoir, Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite: Being Gay and Jewish in America. Together, they form a narrative of consciousness and experience in the author’s life as a gay Jewish man, as a physician, and as a writer. Via the trajectory of his own struggles with and specialist work in addiction, Mass explores interfaces of culture, social tolerance, health and spirituality. How do su... more
  • A Season of Disruption: A Memoir

    by Jacqueline P. Walker
    Obstacles are a part of life. Overcoming them motivates others to persevere and soar! A Season of Disruption is a fictional memoir that tells a story of courage, love, and the willpower to withstand challenges that often break and defeat families. Widowed due to a twist of fate, Murna Moreland, a Caribbean homemaker, makes a nearly unimaginable choice. She leaves her children—alone— in Jamaica and journeys to the US to find opportunities. Murna anticipates that she will be able to have the ... more
  • It's Hard Being You

    by Sharon Emery
    This is a book for people facing the limits and the losses life sends us, despite our desperate attempts to avoid them. The focus is on disability and death – but, wait! wait! – the message is on our amazing ability to survive what happens to us. For Emery, that involved telling the story of her life-long struggle to speak with a significant stutter, and to survive the crushing loss of her eldest daughter, who had cognitive disabilities. She says everyone who suffers losses and limits – ... more
  • Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels

    by Simone Yemm
    Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels: The Girl with the Eating Disorder is a window into the depths of dysfunction as experienced through bulimia, binge-eating disorder, self-harm, and suicidality. Carrying messages of self-loathing and inadequacy from her childhood, Simone explores key relationships and how they shape her—for better and for worse—over the decades. Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels offers vulnerable insight into an oft-hidden world. It doesn’t pretend to answer all the questi... more
  • Bullets in The Fire - The Saga of New York Red

    by Edward Roy
    A liberated young woman, “New York Red” (Erma Louise Hill,) comes of age during the depression in rural South Georgia under difficult family circumstances. She fights off white rapists and escapes too the high-life in Atlanta within an inch of her life. She moves to New York City and becomes a celebrated Number Hustler, Number Banker and Mafia Associate in Harlem, NY. She fulfils her dreams for her children and herself in New York City by living a life style that resides on the edge of the law. ... more
  • The Sixth of September

    by Callista Bowright
    Olivia comes from a simple Lancashire background, where her terrible, traumatic childhood leads on to further drama, pain, and tragedy, which mould her into a tough, beautiful fighter. Sophie is raised in wealth and comfort; she has the education, talent, and intellect but no confidence. She struggles, in her hippy way, through similar life experiences - and appalling losses - with nervous bravery. Both are sensual, raunchy, strong, and loving women, who defy society's hypocrisy. Then, one Septe... more

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