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  • 58 Days: A Wilderness Story

    by Marissa Gould

    Experienced child actress Marissa Gould is looking forward to spending the summer before her senior year of high school at UCLA’s musical theater program in hopes of entering the drama school there as a college freshman. Instead, she is jolted awake one morning by strangers who drag her off to a wilderness character development camp for troubled teens. Until now, Marissa thought she shared an open relationship with her parents. At the wilderness camp, Marissa endures exhausting hikes through ... more

  • Tales of Bus and Subway Riders

    by Peter J Miller
    Pay your fare or purchase a ticket, and then get onboard to take a ride with author Peter J Miller, on the numerous public transit venues across the United States. Become astonishingly aware of the odd, bizarre, and humor-filled circumstances that occur regularly while commuting on any kind of bus, subway, or train. Make the sign of the cross, hoping that you will survive to return from the sublime infinity of public transit.
  • The Reluctant Security Guard

    by Peter J Miller
    Discover the strange and dysfunctional world of the Special Police and Security Guards. Their primary responsibility is to enforce specific rules and protect property in selective areas. Be amused and shocked at the antics and mindset of individuals who must mentally function in this occupation which deals with the most bizarre situations encountered anywhere. You surely will very much enjoy this non-fiction work involving actual experiences of the author, Peter J Miller. Photos are included as ... more
  • DELILAH and Others Like Her

    by Trish Titus
    For all animal lovers and especially pet owners. DELILAH and Others Like Her are memoirs from pet owners whose animals have passed away. They share what it was like adapting to having a pet join their family. When tragedy strikes a pet down, the pain is unbearable. And if a trip to the vet is necessary and the outcome is not what was expected, the denial and grieving process has started. Heartbreaking decisions are made. The nineteen stories shared here hopefully will bring some comfort to yo... more
  • The Nightmare of the Mekong

    by Terry M. Sater

    "The Nightmare of the Mekong" is a gritty account of the Vietnam War, from a sailor who manned automatic weapons in intense combat, on the rivers, streams and canals of the Mekong Delta. It is profoundly personal, with diary entries, and letters to and from home. It includes summaries of official "Operations Reports" and military historical records. The interwoven references to music and news of the day provides a vivid picture of the culture and politics ... more

  • The Girl Who Said Goodbye: A Memoir of a Khmer Rouge Survivor

    by Heather Allen

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia 1975

    The Girl Who Said Goodbye is the story of a young Cambodian girl who has just completed her first year of University when there is a sudden take-over of the violent and ruthless Khmer Rouge Army. Her country is turned upside-down, and the young girl is forced to survive in a world that changes overnight. She bravely faces starvation, labor camps, disease and absurd new rules all while being separated from her mother. Memories of her childh... more

  • 978-1733970600

    by Kevin Rose
    After the horrific events of September 11, 2001, Kevin Rose knew that warfare was inevitable, and he needed to develop a way to help those who served when they returned home. He witnessed how the devastating attacks affected the country’s collective psyche and felt the resulting meteoric rise in his manual therapy clients’ stress levels. Kevin knew if he could build a program to help combat veterans counterbalance stress, people from all walks of life could benefit as well. Calling on a lifet... more
  • A Curious Life: From Rebel Orphan to Innovative Scientist

    by Thomas Haines
    A Curious Life chronicles the remarkable life of preeminent biochemist Thomas Haines. Born in 1933, Haines was barely four when he was sent by court order to The Graham School, an orphanage in Hastings-on-Hudson NY founded in 1806 by Isabella Graham and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. His trajectory is a series of radical reversals: from penniless orphan to innovative scientist and educator; from right-wing McCarthyite to left-wing activist; founder of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Educat... more
  • Contact Tracer/Virus Diary

    by Phil Barber

    A "Sex Detective's" (health dept. field investigator) memoir in prose poetry form dealing with the early years of one of the three (Influenza 1917, Polio, 1950s) major epidemics of the 20th century in America, the AIDS crisis (1981-1997).

  • The Great Wheelchair Escape

    by Don Crowell Jr.
  • How To Make Blockbuster Movies: And Do It on Your Own

    by Tom Getty
    How does someone make a blockbuster movie? Especially if they... Live nowhere near Hollywood... Have no money... and NO industry connections. And that's a blockbuster movie. Not a short. Not a documentary. Not a YouTube video. A REAL, BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE. Like Inception, Die Hard, Jurassic Park, Memento, & The Dark Knight. Movies that people actually love! Would you like to make that kind of movie? Then READ this book now. Are you a filmmaker looking to make the jump to feature filmmaking (or... more
  • Enabled

    by Ceci Sturman
    Enabled is the memoir of Ceci and Lucy Sturman, following a love story of inseparable sisterhood. A vulnerable exposition of their relationship illuminates how Lucy (19), radiant, theatrical, diagnosed with Down Syndrome, has been able to claim her ability with the help of her older sister. Similarly, how Ceci (22), artistic, prone to anxiety, has come to terms with her own. With both sisters alternating perspectives through a mix of poetry and prose, Enabled aims to offer both beauty and truth ... more
  • Rona - A Life With Sharp Edges

    by Arlene Murray Adelkopf

    Born to an unwed mother in 1916 and left with 2 maiden aunts who take in all the unwanted children in the family, Rona learns early that life can be happy or hard but it is never predictable. Follow her as she moves from a poor home to a posh boarding school then back; then is sent to America at 15 to live with a mother she doesn't know and a step-father who doesn't want her. See her determination to return to Scotland to marry her pen pal; watch her bring 3 children into the world du... more

  • My Lucky Stroke: One Woman's Journey to Manifesting an Ideal Life

    by Laurie Freedle
    A lifelong history of magically receiving exactly what she wanted, created an unconscious knowledge that whatever Laurie needed would be received. Conversely and more importantly, she learned, whatever she received was exactly what she had asked for. This strong lesson came when she had a stroke—losing part of her vision and hampering many cognitive processes, making it impossible to do her job as budget director of a billion dollar per year agency. In the journey that ensued, she found that she... more
  • The Power of Disruption: A Memoir of Discovery

    by Susan Cross

    Not sure you have what it takes to get through the big and small disruptions of everyday living? Guess what? You do. In my candid memoir, I share my survival story — my appendix ruptured while vacationing on a remote Caribbean island – and how I turned the whole experience into a personal eruption of the best kind. I had to nearly die in order to learn how to really live. The Power of Disruption: A Memoir of Discovery tells my story. 

  • The White Tornado

    by Jim Quinn BSc FIMechE
    This is the inside story of the man who was known as the White Tornado in Rolls-Royce Bristol aero engines, for he outlines the work he and others carried out over twenty-one years during the early concept, development, and service stages of the Panavia Tornado engines. He went on to project manage Rolls-Royce?s first production single-crystal turbine blades and then worked on control systems for several years, describing these works as the story proceeds. A whistle-blower, he enjoyed Gilbert an... more