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by Yaffa Lawson
Yaffa’s short memoir of an interracial relationship with her then White boyfriend, Karl Frederick Schultz. The good, bad, and shadiness that she recalls they encountered among family and friends when discussing plans to marry. What color will our children be? came into importance when debating about their future offspring racial identity. In conclusion, Yaffa’s thought-provoking insight into her early adult life.
The question she asks herself today, “If I could do it a... more
by Jennifer L. HuntJENNY, 16, WISHED SHE HADN’T FOUND IT. Bobbi’s monthly list of bills, scrawled on an Aid to Families with Dependent Children stipend envelope, was tucked beneath an ashtray holding a half-smoked joint and smashed cigarette butts. “Mary Jane…rent…PG&E…groceries.” As always, Jenny’s mom’s weed connection topped the list while food sat at the bottom. Residing in rural Concow, California, in the 1980s, Jenny is accustomed to pot being the priority within her household and the necessities that mos... more
by MJV Literary
Robert was called to the Priesthood at 16 and was guided towards Ordination by local priests. After school he worked in the Briton Ferry Steel Works in South Wales, part of the Dupont Group. He later studied at St. John’s College, mid Wales and then St. Michael’s College Llandaff, Cardiff. Robert was ordained in 1974 at 23 years, the youngest a priest can be, according to Canon law. He has served in many parishes in South Wales, before becoming a Canon of Llandaff Cath... more
by MJV Literary
This book is written for seniors, potential seniors, and the young, who think that they will never grow old. Telling, in his own inimitable style, the eight decade life story of a first generation American - the son of Italian migrants - who has never lost his enthusiasm for life and his country. It may be disjointed, disorganized and rambling: the product of a clueless codger.
by MJV Literary
Ten years in the making, this real-life journal of a drug trafficker's 6 years behind bars is a revelation, and has become an invaluable resource for criminology professionals - it is as close to living the reality of prison life as most of us will ever get. This inspiring book is a must-read for anybody who feels unable to rehabilitate, and a fantastic resource for those with loved ones - or themselves - facing time in prison.
by Judith BrilesAs a multi-award-winning author, Judith Briles’ personal journey has been littered with NOES. Two of her children have died; she survived a life-threatening illness—leaving her paralyzed several months; survived a divorce that the tabloids would have relished; overcame cancer; and lost everything she had built when a partner embezzled over a million dollars leaving her without any assets but family, friends … and herself. No one holds a monopoly on good times. No one. Invariably, everyone co... more
by Wayne GriffinWhen I was sixteen I developed a unique attraction to Dame Elizabeth Taylor. My friend’s father introduced me to Taylor when he gave me a copy of the film “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” in the mid 1980’s. From that moment on I was trans fixed by the romantic renaissance which could only be known to me as Dame Elizabeth Taylor. I would spend hours scanning magazines at my local news agency and began collecting articles and making up scrapbooks that became overflowing with titillating tabloid... more
by Paul DrakefordRhyme Rhythm Reason This is not a book. Here we have a few giggles and chuckles for those who remember the three Rs and wished there were something better. At last it has arrived. Here it is. Rhyme Rhythm Reason, some wry fun and frolic with poems and paragraphs. Born at an early age at Dalwallinu Western Australia on Monday June 26th 1933 at 3:30 P.M. Future birthday gifts gratefully accepted. Monday’s child is fair of face, true but I was also meek and mild. Spent fifteen forget... more
by J.D. BelcherWhen a recent college graduate with a smoking habit is called to serve on the board at his local church, he immediately struggles with separating his public and private lives. His fantasized ideas of religion suddenly become dangerously real as he’s enmeshed in a perfect storm of events which leads to, of all things, spending three extremely paranormal days behind bars. When it’s all said and done, it seems as though he has entered through the gates of hell and been released to the flip side of ... more
by Barry JohnstonThis is a riveting portrait of an artist whose beliefs about art, religion, and politics intersect. Barry Woods Johnston’s As We Sow is an insightful and sprawling memoir that mixes religion and art, revealing a life shaped by political upheaval and artistic expression. The memoir centers on Johnston’s life growing up in the South. It includes accounts of his service in the Vietnam War and how he was inspired to become an artist, which helped him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. It... more
by melanie a crane
When her husband was offered a job overseas, Melanie Crane moved far away from her small mountain community in Colorado to the remote Greek island of Crete. She looked forward to an idyllic life in the Mediterranean, but she didn't anticipate how the experience would prepare her for her unexpected return five years later.
by Rosa Ann CrowderMy Life is Not Your Story to Tell Are You Writing a Book About Me Is that juicy nugget of information about me nagging at you, begging you to release it to the rest of your friends and the rest of the world? Do you sense the urge to blab about me behind my back to make yourself little more attractive? It might appear to be a temptingly great idea at the time, to dump me right in the core of a humorous tale or an awkward moment. But will your friend think so? In fact, your friend will be ... more
by Chris KnoblaughHelp your friends and family members create a lasting memory book using this simple method! Written in an easy to follow format with plenty of examples, Creative Memoir: Rewrite Your Life can help you capture the stories and memories shared by your family and friends. This handbook shows you how to produce and orchestrate a creative memoir of your own family's stories..
by Jared Penn
Throughout most of his life, Jared Penn has been coping with the most common form of mental illness…depression. In September 2017, his life went spiraling downhill as his depression worsened and he decided to end his life. After a failed suicide attempt, the only result that came to be was property damage. Two months later, he was arrested from his accidental criminal act and sent to a psychiatric prison. Living in a violent and unpleasant environment, Jared would spend the next five m... more
by Jared Penn
by Annierra MatthewsIt’s Basically My Diary is a memoir about God, self-love, family, love, and other things. Most importantly, it’s my step towards growth and healing. As you read the pages of me, my hope is that you begin to see your own light and find comfort in knowing you aren’t alone.