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  • Discerning the Gold in Human Experience

  • How To Hollywood: Advice and Anecdotes from an Animator

    by Scott Claus

    "How To Hollywood" is a narrative non-fiction account of one person's journey through the Hollywood film industry with a focus on the the world of animation film production. Working both as a “how to” style user’s manual as well as personal memoir, this work documents the rise and fall of hand-drawn animation in the 1990s and the CG animation boom that is still going strong today, told from the perspective of someone who worked at major production houses such a... more

  • Don't Bring Your Vibrator To Rehab

    by Pam Gaslow
    Don't Bring Your Vibrator to Rehab: A Somewhat Comedic Memoir by Pam Gaslow is an emotionally frenzied memoir that uncovers the terrifying and lonely world of addiction. After almost a decade of sobriety, Pam relapsed into a life of dependency on marijuana, which nearly destroyed her. In her new book, she recounts a devastating downward spiral that shattered her at forty-five years old. From bongs to pipes to flavored vape pens, she drifted and then dove into a two-year-long stoned void - a prot... more
  • Burnout Diaries: How Work Stress Almost Killed Me

    by Janna Donovan
    BURNOUT DIARIES is the gritty, personal account of Janna Donovan, a marketing manager who found herself battling burnout in a foreign country. It details the distrust, shame, secrecy, and over-work that eventually led to panic events, depression, and plans for suicide. The story reads more like a novel than a business book. It’s funny and tragic and “Did she really go there?” rolled into one fascinating true story, making the pain at once recognizable and the advice actionable. The wisdom an... more
  • The Conspiracy: New Revelations

    by Liam McCarthy
    The Conspiracy chronicles the monumental struggles of an innocent priest, Monsignor William McCarthy, falsely accused in 2003 of molesting two young sisters more than 23 years earlier. On the eve of his retirement from a stellar career as a priest and pastor, for the next five tortuous years, he was the victim of an anonymous complaint that was accepted as true by his bishop and friend of 40 years. Share his travails and see how ones faith can overcome the worst injustices that man can heap on a... more
  • Blind Passion

    by Vincent I. Perry
    A true story, a personal love history, an autobiographical memoir of a loving couple, occurring during the years 1965-1976 at a major university in the state of Illinois. The love affair involved a middle-aged married woman and mother of three, named Dorothy, whose marriage had long been dead. She rediscovered happiness when a blind college student, named Grant, half Dorothy's age, fell in love with her; and their love affair resulted in a happy marriage of thirty years, a tribute to the power o... more
  • Why I Travel

    by Van Chesnutt
    Imagine, being in an Egyptian night market, experiencing the heat of the Egyptian desert, or dealing with hordes of school children in Monet's garden in Giverny. Or having a discussion with fellow diners in Lisbon shortly after the 9/11 attacks or dealing with the crowds at the Chelsea Garden show. Why I Travel is a collection of travel experiences, observations and conversations.
  • Civil Rights Baby: My Story of Race, Sports, and Breaking Barriers in American Journalism

    by Nita Wiggins

    In this deeply relatable true story, principled Nita Wiggins reveals the abuses that happen off camera inside television stations. She begins life with a belief in equal opportunity. She develops the unexpected goal to soar to the highest level in the male domain of sports reporting. For her that means reporting on the Dallas Cowboys football team in Dallas, Texas. But she is chasing a moving goalpost.Along her career climb, Nita interviews Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, U.S. President Jimmy ... more

  • The Ribbon Untied, A Journey to Finding a Family

    by Ann Eklund
    Are you searching for someone missing from your family tree? Ann was. Her husband, Chuck, was born out of wedlock in 1944 and raised by his mother, Mary Lou, and a stepfather. Chuck grew up an only child, thinking that his mother was the only blood relative he had. After his stepfather dies of a heart attack in 1966 and Mary Lou succumbs to cancer in 1972, Chuck needs to sell the family home. As Chuck and Ann clean everything out of Mary Lou’s house, they unearth a shoebox full of love letters... more
  • Suit to Saddle

    by Larry Walsh
    "Your job has been eliminated." In other words, you're unemployed, out of work, and desperate to find a new purpose. When US Army veteran Larry Walsh heard those words, his world was turned upside down. With a desire to move beyond unemployment, create an exciting new future for himself, and push past his limits, he decides to fulfill his lifelong dream to bike across the country. He purchases a Surly Disc Trucker touring bike and begins his 3,120-mile ride of the Southern Tier from Califor... more
  • The Rembis Report: An Observation

    by Michael Rembis

    What began as a monthly newsletter to friends and family soon grew to a mailing list with over 200 recipients. In the mid-2000's Mike Rembis spent three years observing the world around him and examining the cause and effect of fatal accidents that were pertinent to him. This provided a foundation for critical self-introspection to discover what was important, and why.

  • Hard-Boiled Egg Index

    by Kudzai Joseph Gumunyu
    The Hard-Boiled Egg Index is a true story on the struggles Kudzai Gumunyu and most Zimbabweans went through during the record- and heart-breaking hyper-inflationary period in Zimbabwe. Though saddening, the story is told in a humorous and vivid way detailing how Kudzai had to adjust to the effects of economic meltdown. Zimbabwe's inflation rate reached a mind-boggling 89.7 sextillion percent by 2008 and US$1 was worth 3 nonillion Zimbabwean dollars had the Central Bank not debased the currency t... more
  • Wheels of Injustice: Saving My Child from the Child Savers

    by Susan Louise Gabriel
    Six weeks into a blissful honeymoon, life turns into a nightmare when Susan’s 9-year-old daughter is taken away and her husband is falsely accused of child sexual abuse. As her own and other families throughout the country are crushed under its wheels, Susan musters the strength and the will to battle a behemoth system that has become the very thing it was created to eradicate. Wheels of Injustice is the true story of one woman’s fight against a powerful system that’s run amok, grinding f... more
  • The Lifespan Movement

    by Nayana Williams

    “The Lifespan Movement" is an inspiring and empowering account of one woman's personal progression to finding purpose, happiness, and financial freedom. Life brings challenges, adversity, and numerous obstacles. Who we are, how we are, and who we become, is the product of how we respond to adversity and overcome hardships. Get ready to follow along in Nayana Williams' compelling story of self-actualization and transformation.  

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  • life in a political cult

    by Mark Edmonds
    Born into a communist family which he describes as a cult, Mark Edmonds grew from newspaper delivery boy and model aero plane-tragic to become a student at the International Communist School in Moscow. It was true. They were a communist family. Mark’s father Lloyd had fought against the army of the Spanish fascist General Franco who had launched a civil war in Spain against the popularly elected Republican government. He had gone to England to study at the London School of Economics where h... more
  • Crossing the Bridges

    by Eva Cristina Hoffman Jedruch
    At the turn of the twentieth century, Central and Eastern Europe was a configuration of nations dominated by three empires: Austrian, German and Russian, whose borders promised to be set in concrete. The Austrian Empire was a multi-ethnic entity of countries that had been absorbed over time. Among these were Polish lands annexed by Austria in the eighteenth century, which became the Austrian province of Galicia, where Zofia Neuhoff was born in 1905 into an upper-middle-class family. Victorian ma... more