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by Alison T SmithAlison felt that her life was perfect. She had an amazing husband, had been able to step back from her stockbroking job in the City of London after twelve fulfilling but tiring years of commuting, and was extremely excited about her new role as a mother. Just 16 months later, all her hopes and dreams came crashing down around her when her husband became seriously ill. Overnight, her life went from being one of joy to one of fear, uncertainty and not knowing what each new day would bring. ... more
by Stephanie Benjamin
7:01 am: They just handed me a pager. Now what?
10:14 am: Things you don't want to hear in the OR: "Is this the right end?"
2:55 pm: Today I learned that my inside white coat pocket comfortably fits an entire bagel. Score.
6:08 pm: It took me a moment to place it, but I’m fairly certain my white coat now smells faintly of vagina.
11:14 pm: The naked paraplegic was found and returned safely to t... more
by Travis C. YatesNobody Told me My Legs Don't Work is an incredible story of a dog's will to walk again after a stroke and the determination of a couple that did everything they could to make it happen. It chronicles the dog's journey from paralysis to triumphantly walking again and the progression of her owners that grew from childhood sweethearts to parents.
by Caroline Hanna GuirgisThe Beginning Starts at the End chronicles the true story of a man who came to the end of himself and found God. It narrates how John Hanna, the author's brother, overcame cocaine and heroine addiction through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a recovering addict, John became a Pastor and boldly proclaimed the power of the gospel. He was an ordinary man who became extraordinary through his tremulous journey. The book is about how the grace of God redeemed John from the darkness of addiction and res... more
by Brigid P. GallagherLong time sufferer of fibromyalgia, Brigid Gallagher set out on a journey between Egypt, India, Rome, Lourdes, Carcassonne and Bali. In this beautiful travel writing memoir on healing, spirituality and alternative medicine, Brigid shares her travel memories and the importance of slowing down.
by Nathan Rich
Inspirational true story of a boy escaping the clutches of a cult, homelessness, emotional decimation, and rampant drug abuse.
The story of surviving on the streets, completely without family, friends or hope. The story of how to overcome against all odds; of will to carry on.
Born into Scientology, Nathan resisted indoctrination from the start. Eventually he was sent to the cult’s infamously abusive Mace-Kingsley Ranch, at age eight. He was sent again to the ranch at age fou... more
by Alexander WatsonTwo men launch across the American Heartland from Texas to Ohio in a vintage motor yacht. The America they find is one few know exists.
by Dawn EzelleIn her own memoir, Dawn Ezelle is transparent sharing her second Holy Spirit encounter that occurs in 2001 nestled deep within the Blue Ridge Mountains. Travel with Dawn as she embarks on her quest and solitude with God. Her photo album walks you thru 3 different mountaintop encounters. Are you looking for a greater relationship or intimacy with God? Dawn’s particular encounter will help you identify yours. Her battle with pain and unbelief seemed like an eternity. She found out that GOD is real... more
by Nya BNya B, born and raised on the south side of Chicago, recalls her life from 6-18 years of age. Nya shares her struggles with surviving a mom who is an alcoholic and being a teen mother, all while trying to finish high school. Nya eventually finds her strength by maintaining a strong support system and utilizing her strengths. With her 2 year old by her side, Nya eventually leaves Chicago for college but finds herself trying to adjust all over again.
by April KirkwoodFor rural Ohio beauty queen April Kirkwood, her #MeToo moment came way before the term was coined. She lost her virginity to the middle-aged Frankie Valli at 16, after a decade pursuing a childhood fantasy to be the crooner’s wife. The affair would go on (and off, and on) for decades. But Frankie Valli is just a central character in April’s complex story of her struggle to break the generational cycle of abused and dependent women. Indeed, the strong women in Working My Way Back to Me are fill... more
by Kathi KollWhen her husband, Don, called on his way to the hospital, Kathi Koll had no idea how dramatically their lives would change--or how her loving heart and indomitable spirit would fight it. From childhood, Kathi Koll's life seemed idyllic: growing up among children of celebrities and future TV stars and a beloved big brother engaged to one of Hollywood's leading ladies. But in reality her role as a caregiver began early with a mother dying of cancer, a father battling alcoholism, and both of her ol... more
by Jan RisherJan Risher took the long way to get from Mississippi to Louisiana with stops in between in Slovakia, Mexico, China, Burkina Faso, and more than forty other countries. Since moving to Lafayette in 2001, she has been a Sunday columnist for The Daily Advertiser and has written a column every single week since March 2002. Looking to the Stars from Old Algiers and Other Long Stories Short is the collection of these columns written over fifteen years. Arranged in chronological order, the collectio... more
by Wendy Sura ThomsonBorn in the Year of the Tiger, Wendy Sura Thomson has often been told she is fearless. Her life has shown her that she truly has the courage to fight for the people and dreams important to her, even against huge odds. Wendy was born with congenital skeletal abnormalities, and as a toddler had to have her leg amputated. Her father suffered from World War II-induced PTSD - her mother was emotionally unstable. To cope wi... more
by Nely Emiliani
This true-life story will resolve many of the questions posed by present day archeologists and historians about HATSHEPSUT, ancient Egypt's first female Pharaoh. MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT WILL ANSWER THE QUESTION OF WHOSE BODY IS REALLY ON DISPLAY IN THE CAIRO MUSEAUM IN EGYPT. A story of love, war, hatred, betrayal, conspiracy, assassinations, and the truth of what happened to Me! THEBES, EGYPT 1450 B.C. HATSHEPSUT, a woman of power, held the double crown of Egypt. A 5-foot 2-inch tall slende... more
by William L. McGee with Sandra V. McGee
Award-winning television broadcast pioneer, Bill McGee, tells the story of his 32-year career in broadcast sales and marketing. From the early days of 1950s television selling syndicated programs (My Little Margie, Our Miss Brooks, Cannonball, The Four Just Men) – to being on the creative team that put Henry J. Kaiser’s independent UHF station KBHK-TV on the air in San Francisco in 1968 – and to the launch of McGee’s own successful b... more
by Elizabeth SamuelsHumorous anthology, tales of a life of adventures with family and friends, two-legged and four-legged, from Unwilling Fourth of July Parade Float to the Beagle Who loved Palm Sunday.