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  • Left To Fry

    by Christopher Fryer
    Remember 2010? Long before the pandemic, before the election. Before it felt like the world was crumbling before our eyes. A simpler time. Not that life was simple. That was the year I was fired. Then I broke up with my girlfriend. I had a Bachelors in Creative Writing, no career ambition, no savings, and about as much hope in the world as a snowball has in a microwave. I was on my own. Life started happening. Happening fast. And I did my best to capture it all in a blog called "Left to Fry,... more
  • The Deeper Fix: For Your Growth and Empowerment

    by Ilene V. Fishman
    The Deeper Fix: For Your Growth & Empowerment was born out of my personal and professional experience with and response to inefficient, disempowering, patriarchal and time-wasting psychotherapy. Because most of my own therapy was inadequate, I was driven to figure out how to get myself well from a severe eating disorder and extreme emotional un-health. I developed my theory out of necessity and have continued to refine it and use it successfully in my private practice for 36 years. It has helped... more
  • Raising Tomorrow's Champions: What the Women's National Soccer Team Teaches Us About Grit, Authenticity and Winning

    by Paul Tukey, Joanna Lohman
    A 16-year soccer professional and former National Team member, Joanna Lohman, aka “the Rainbow Warrior,” joins soccer dad and award-winning journalist Paul Tukey in Raising Tomorrow’s Champions: What the Women’s National Soccer Team Teaches Us About Grit, Authenticity and Winning. With unprecedented access to members of this iconic team, many of whom were Joanna’s teammates and opponents, the book offers intimate insights into what it takes to develop the grit to win in sports and life and becom... more
  • The More to Me

    by iasia bailey
    If we look deeply into the human experience, we uncover one’s innate yet unmet desire for love, peace, joy, and wholeness – the product of unsuccessful journeys conducted externally, instead of internally, never becoming “complete” in life. The More to Me offers a real, candid look into the life of Iasia, a young black woman with sensory addictions and toxic attachments, wrestling with depression and the strain of everyday living, yet embarking on a quest for “The More.” On a basic level, “The ... more
  • Hollywood D

    by tom tom
    A stuntman wakes up from a coma. The only thing in the room is a VCR. The VCR narrates the time travel from 2032 to 1983—of monsters there. And sex drugs and rock and roll.
  • Positive Vision

    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

  • Lonely Heart, Will Travel

    by Richard La Plante
    Married 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.
  • Roads Over Brown County: Winter's Story

    by T. C. Bartlett
    Roads 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.
  • The Drunken Tourist

    by Chris Santana
    From 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.
  • Mabel

    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
  • No Pianos, Pets or Foreigners! My Life in Japan in the 80's

    by Joe Palermo
    A 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
  • Tail Wags and Whiskers: Pet Tales of Love, Joy and Chaos from Forty Years of Cats and Dogs

    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

  • Blooming in Winter: The Story of a Remarkable Twentieth-Century Woman

    by Pam Valois
    When 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
  • Our Italian Journey

    by Ilene & Gary Modica
    Award-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.
  • UNVEILED

    by Dawn James
    She 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
  • THEN THERE WAS LARRY

    by Marie Estorge
    THEN 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
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