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Memoir

  • In Society's Web

    by Edwin Cruz
    This is a narrative of an exceptionally inspiring, thought provoking, and true account of one man’s life altering journey into the abyss of captivity in the Illinois penal system. As he encounters the harsh reality of incarceration and the constant confrontations with both guard and inmate, he comes to his realization that the environment of prison and the ghetto are not dissimilar at all. As he is shuffled from one institution to another because his pride refuses to succumb to the status-quo, h... more
  • Zen and the Art of Caring for Pets

    by Donna Kelleher
    Zen and the Art of Caring for Pets is a heartfelt and inspiring story of overcoming the challenges of pet care. This book will help veterinarians, animal rescue volunteers, animal shelter workers, veterinary technicians, environmental advocates and anyone who has a special place in their heart for animals. Elaborating on a variety of holistic modalities, this book addresses some of the common obstacles to optimal pet care such as unhealthy food ingredients, over-vaccination and weakening genetic... more
  • Summerlands

    by Jenny Chapman
    In the final instalment of her trilogy, Jenny Chapman describes a personal journey around the landscape of the Glastonbury Zodiac. The resulting story is a fascinating insight into how to heal childhood trauma and grief, and the need to move beyond them and communicate with the spirit worlds. Jenny uses story, myth and legend to vividly communicate each step of her journey. As she attempts to unravel the mysteries of King Arthur’s round table and her own psyche, she encounters the Underworld whe... more
  • STEALING BABY JESUS: A Treasury of Ludicrous Attempts to Rescue Christmas

    by Bernadette Nason
    Inspired by her mother's attempts to create joyful traditions in tough times, and by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Bernadette Nason has been forever striving to find the perfect Christmas, even though childhood memories haunt her. When she reads that her hometown of Winchester is vying for the coveted title of "Most Christmassy Town in Britain," she's gob-smacked. Most Christmassy town? Snort! Not on your nelly! Suddenly, the ghosts of Christmases past are back, and Nason is reflecting on ... more
  • Listen Mama

    by M.S.P. Williams
    Through a series of heart-breaking and poignant letters, come explore the 20-year journey of a child longing for the love of his mentally ill mother while facing seemingly insurmountable odds. Witness Manny's transformation in this coming of age story of a forgotten and disfigured child, born into spirit-crushing poverty in Houston, Texas, and thrust into adulthood all too soon. Crying out to the world for understanding and forgiveness, Manny battles the silent and treacherous enemy of menta... more
  • Misfit in Hell to Heaven Expat

    by M. K. McDaniel
    As 1999 turned into 2000, I was placed into a medically-induced coma and onto a ventilator for almost three weeks. During that time, I slipped over to the Other Side. Finding myself in Hell was an unpleasant surprise. Fighting the demands of Demons, I eventually burst into Heaven and was greeted by my recently-deceased best friend. He told me I had "too much left to do" and I awoke in the ICU unable to move or to breathe on my own. This memoir tells the story of generations of my family of surv... more
  • Autobioscenes & Necrographies

    by Norman Weeks
    \tAutobioscenes: A word coined by the author to describe episodes from his life. And so, not a full straight-through autobiography, but a series of scenes. \tThen, necrographies. Biographies are life stories. Necrographies, another word coinage of the author, are death stories of people with whom the author had some acquaintance. \tPut together, they are Autobioscenes & Necrographies, “Some Personal Experiences of Life and Death”, reported in 65 short narratives arranged in rough chronological... more
  • One Day Stronger: How One Union Local Saved a Mill and Changed an Industry--and What It Means for American Manufacturing

    by Thomas M. Nelson
    In August, 2017, the death knell sounded for yet another troubled American manufacturer: Appleton Coated, a historic paper mill in Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley. The mill and its parts were set to be sold for scrap, devastating a community. But then the unlikely happened. Dedicated union workers teamed with a lone local official to leverage an obscure legal strategy proposed by a community-minded attorney to stop the sale, enable a profitable new business plan, and save hundreds of jobs. In a wor... more
  • Without A Voice: A Woman's Journey to Resiliency

    by Erika Obando
    Brought to the United States illegally by Colombian parents seeking a better life for their family, Erika Obando allows her readers a candid view of the horrors and hardships she endured and how she used them to transform her life. This powerful, coming of age story traces Erika's growth into a resolute young woman who struggled to overcome incredible odds and build a solid and successful life for her son, herself and those who follow in her footsteps.
  • 26 & Fu¢ked

    by Dorothy Paredes
    26 & Fu¢ked is a story of many — whether afflicted by cancer or something else — that forces us to look inward and assess our personal histories, relationships, health, and the important decisions and actions that inform and define our futures. It is an honest, raw, transformative story of hope through adversity, and growth through challenge that wraps the reader in the intimacy and upheaval of her emotions as she struggles through her diagnosis.
  • Grateful for the Color Blue: Surviving the Loss of an Adult Child

    by Ellyn Wolfe
    Parents aren’t supposed to outlive their children, but they do. Ellyn Wolfe’s journey through hell and out the other side begins with a phone call from 3,000 miles away, “Mom, I have cancer.” A memoir of loss and survival, denial and fear, optimism and coping strategies, “Grateful for the Color Blue” is a compassionate outreach to anyone who has lived through loss and needs to know they are not alone. Beautifully written with heart-wrenching intensity, diversionary escapes into natu... more
  • Reflections on Mountaineering

    by Alan V. Goldman
    Presented as seventy-three narrative-style poems, some of which are rhyming and others are in prose or blank verse, Reflections on Mountaineering, A Revised and Expanded EDITION: A Journey Through Life as Experienced in the Mountains summarizes much of what the author, Alan V. Goldman, learned in his more than thirty years of climbing. Many of the same moral issues that confront us in everyday life are present in the high mountains, only to a sharper degree. Musing on topics such as awe and wond... more
  • The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You

    by Simone Knego
    Do you wake up every day feeling like you’re going through the motions, that the hundreds of choices you make have almost no impact on the people around you? Many motivational books will tell you that in order to better the world, you must first better yourself. But you really only need to change the way you see yourself and the world around you will change. What you do everyday matters and inspires others. By sharing your story, you can motivate and encourage those around you—and in doing so,... more
  • Roller Rink Starlight: A Memoir

    by William Hart
    My coming of age memoir about an amateur roller racing team poignantly recounts my education in love and sex against a backdrop of flat-out athletic competition.
  • The Queen's Christmas & Easter Messages: Queen Elizabeth II Describes the Significance of Christmas & Easter

    by Geoffrey Waugh
    Queen Elizabeth II describes the significance of Christmas and Easter. An illustrated anthology with a double page for each broadcast from every year of The Queen's reign.

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