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by Ken Brandt
Poor eyesight never impacted author Ken Brandt's vision of what life could be. Positive Vision makes a rollicking good read from cover to cover.
Whether galloping across the Montana range, exploring claustrophobic (and fiery!) caverns, chasing a thief through the streets of 1980s New York, or taking a plunge from a plane, his adventures are sure to entertain.
Complementing the adventures are amusing and relatable anecdotes demonstrating the advantages of poor eyesight... more
by Richard La PlanteMarried twice, each time for 18 years, Richard began online dating at the age of 64, after the end of his second marriage. Lost in the cyberspace of strange faces and distant places, he chronicled his journey to discover a true soul connection. Many years, many encounters, and countless lonely nights later he produced Lonely Heart, Will Travel in a cathartic effort to heal his own wounds while helping others to navigate the quagmire of finding real love.
by T. C. BartlettRoads Over Brown County is a true story about one moment in the life of the author T. C. Bartlett, giving us a heartfelt peek into the trials and tribulations of one woman’s pursuit of happiness.
by Chris SantanaFrom Los Angeles to Prague, throughout Europe and New York. with a bottle in one hand and The Urantia Book in the other, The Drunken Tourist continues to translate a really good bender into the convoluted cause of uniting the Church with the Pub.
by Everett L. Jennings and Jon C. Rogers“Mabel” is an illustrated, humorous tale of three unusual characters, in an eccentric old roadster, trying to survive the unexpected dangers they encounter as they explore the back roads of Western America, far from civilization. It started as a simple vacation trip but transforms into a life changing adventure that will take you to places you’ve never been before. Meet Everett, he’s an Artist and a two hundred and twenty pound roly-poly package of fun and wit. He, with his two friends, the a... more
by Joe PalermoA young Japanese woman was running through Tokyo station screaming “Save me! Save me!” There was a Japanese man chasing her and closing in. He grabbed her wrist and caught her about 10 feet in front of me. The woman was still yelling “Save me! Save Me!” but the Japanese people in the crowded station ignored her, not wanting to get involved. This is the beginning of just one of the stories from my experience living in Japan in the 1980’s, where I had moved right after graduating university. It... more
by Laurie Stone
For anyone who has ever loved a fur baby, or thought of adopting one, Tail Wags and Whiskers chronicles a 40-year marriage and the cats and dogs that romp, yip, and purr their way throughout.
Starting in 1980 and working its way to the present, Tail Wags and Whiskers shows how cats and dogs come into our lives, not only teaching us resilience, patience, and love, but also marking the passage of time. In fact, many a family’s most fun, treasured memories are entwined in... more
by Pam ValoisWhen Pam Valois met her in the 1970s, Jacomena (Jackie) Maybeck was a model of zestful, hands-on living and aging, still tarring roofs and splitting logs in her seventies, and Pam was a young working mother trying to carve out time for creative projects. Jackie became her mentor, and their friendship led to a best-selling book, Gifts of Age, that features portraits of Jackie and other exemplary women in the winter of their lives. Decades later, when Pam and her husband bought Jackie’s home, s... more
by Ilene & Gary ModicaAward-winning bloggers, Ilene and Gary step out of their comfort zone while living in Italy in 2019, writing their adventure travel memoir. Experience the seducing charm of the country, the twists and turns, and their humorous moments along the way. Live vicariously through them and encounter the Italian zest for living.
by Dawn JamesShe experienced being blind, deaf, and mute before the age of ten. In her teens, she faced the fight of her life which left her paralyzed from the waist down. How much more could she endure? Two decades would pass before her world would begin to unravel again. An unexplainable loss of appetite was swiftly followed by a heart-stopping event – her biggest challenge yet – death! An Awakened One explores what each pivotal – and sometimes traumatic – life experience revealed and how her world ... more
by Marie EstorgeTHEN THERE WAS LARRY: Dating is an iffy business at best. Being set up by a close friend usually offers some reassurance, but what happens when this close friend and boyfriend are not who they claim to be? Headlines about the arrest of a well-regarded community member for charges of child pornography and abuse are disturbing in the collective sense. When the person charged and sentenced to 15 years turns out to be a man you've dated, the blow is sharp and personal. The questions and shock, the... more
by Matt PullinThis is my real life story about the parents that emotionally, verbally and physically abused me. They left me with lifelong physical and emotional scars that I would have to first recognize and then fight to overcome. I have no back up or safety net to rely on in life, its just me and always has been. When I turned 17, I started life on my own, paying my own way and making my own mistakes at my own peril. I worked extremely hard to put myself through high school, college and became a Vice Presi... more
by Michael McDaeth
Bedridden, unable to walk, riddled with cancer, it was a panic attack (brought on by a sudden obsessive thought that he was about to die) that gave Michael his most effective tool for dealing with the radiation, chemo, bone marrow transplant, and learning to walk again. In the aftermath of the panic attack four words came to him out of the blue: Love, Trust, Gratitude, Healing, and he began repeating them like a mantra. Exploring each word in turn through meditation and cultivating a deeper a... more
by Eric HeardThe purpose of this book is an awkward discussion of Eric Heard’s life to his son. He talks about his life in a candid way that tries to explain his anxiety as an African American dad. It is an open and honest account of his life through the life of a child that has been through a lot in his life. It is a reflection on his life that has been shaped by his childhood experiences.
by Pertef Bylykbashi
by Rasheed SoofiBreaking the prototype of traditional autobiography writing, the author brilliantly blends daruma and comedy of his first three decades of his life into a delightful tale that resonates to millions of immigrants and others in the same situations across the planet, who either have thought of travelling outside of their homelands at some point, or have been forced to take a similar path as author did. The story appeals to all creeds and colors of immigrants, in every corner of the earth who lived ... more