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  • Love Is A Losing Game

    by Preston Nelson

    Always love yourself first, be cautious of giving the emotion of love too soon. Make a conscious effort to make sure that you're getting loyalty, honesty, respect and dedication from the other person first before you give in to the emotion of love. Don't make the mistakes I made that's pointed out in the book, keep in mind love can't be turned off like a faucet if the other person becomes problematic. How many times have you heard of someone staying in a toxic relationship the... more

  • Food and Freedom

    by Gabriella Lang
    In 1956, a young couple packed their few possessions into a small brown suitcase and set off on foot to the Hungarian border. Half frozen, shot at by Russian soldiers, they eventually reached Austria and freedom. Like so many of their countrymen, they ended up in Sydney. This is their story, interwoven with the history of Hungary and much-loved family recipes. Food that defined a woman's love for her friends, her family and her Hungarian culture. Food was love. But it was more than that. Many ... more
  • 49-Year-Old Virgin: Delayed Not Denied

    by Dr. Paula C. Perez
    At the age of sixteen, I decided to remain a virgin until the day I said, "I do." However, I could not have known that this decision would require a thirty-three-year commitment on my part. This memoir chronicles my journey of being delayed. One of the overarching themes in my life is that I was delayed, but not denied.
  • A Home Without A Roof

    by Celia Latz
    The author left Indiana to study Art in Venice, Italy where she invented a new life, filled with beauty and romance as well as almost insurmountable challenges. After 35 years of daily life on the small island, she learned that in a city like Venice, and in the heart of an Artist, there is no room for hatred or resentment, and this could be true for any heart in any city.
  • They Call Me Produce Pete

    by Pete Napolitano and Susan Bloom
    Pete Napolitano began his career in the produce industry in the early 1950s at the tender age of five, peddling fruit and vegetables door-to-door to help support his family’s New Jersey-based produce business. “Discovered” at his store by a TV producer decades later and given the moniker “Produce Pete,” he’s since become a fixture on WNBC’s Weekend Today in New York show, where his tips on selecting, storing, and preparing various produce items – all shared in his authentic, endearing, and plai... more
  • Girl of Light & Shadow

    by Jay E. Valusek
    The book represents one father's three-year investigation into the life and death, by suicide, of his daughter, drawing upon memory, hundreds of pages of journals and other documents, the science and psychology of suicide, humor and imagination: all in service of answering the haunting, cosmic question: Why in hell did this happen?
  • Everything is Perfect - A Memoir

    by Kate Nason
    Seven years into her second marriage, Kate Nason discovered her husband was cheating on her. Then, the unimaginable happened. She woke to the news that one of her husband’s “other women” was at the center of a national scandal. The press surrounded her home, clamoring for details, and quickly transformed Kate’s private heartbreak into public humiliation. Nason’s memoir uncovers the little-known side of a well- known story. It's a cautionary tale about the ways we deceive ourselves when we al... more
  • The Sketch Book of Jeri Wagner, Artist

    by Michael Boyajian

    Why the term Sketch Book in the title of this book and not the term Notebook?  Because Sketch Book is part of a book title by Washington Irving who was my late wife Jeri's favorite author and Notebook is associated with a title of a book by one of our greatest authors F. Scott Fitzgerald but not a favorite of Jeri's and this is a book about Jeri so her favorite author takes immovable precedent over all others.  Though I should mention that it is a series of random notes more... more

  • The "Hell's Angels" Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic

    by Margaret A. Harrell

    The first new writing by Hunter Thompson to be published since his death in 2005, The Hell's Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic is an important revelation in the legacy of Thompson, with high-end full-color scans ofletters that survived precarious shipping and travel over decades, cloaked away from the public. “If Hell’s Angels hadn’t happened I never would have been able to write Fear and Loathing in Las V... more

  • A Heart for Running: How Running Saved My Life

    by John McDonnell
    Entrepreneur’s often sacrifice their health and wellbeing in exchange for success in business and I was no different. After years of growing overweight and out of shape, something had to change. The sport of running was my saving grace and within the span of two years I had dropped 25% of my body weight, while at the same time my running results improved dramatically. Then came a mind-bending shock that blindsided me, and everyone I know. As a 48 year old marathon runner on the verge of bre... more
  • Mother

    by Harvey Havel
    Mother: A Memoir follows the turbulent relationship between the author’s mentally ill Pakistani mother and the author himself who carries the same mental illness. From living together in the slums of New York City’s Lower East Side in the 1980s through the author’s education in Connecticut and the several hospitalizations he has to confront, Mother is a powerful and unforgettable read that tries to be as honest as possible in portraying what ought to be a loving relationship between a mother and... more
  • Good-Bye Too Soon

    by Randi-Lee Bowslaugh
    Addiction is a rampant mental illness that takes hold of individuals of any age. Brandon was only a teenager when drugs took over his life. The battle raged for decades before he lost. Randi-Lee shares the truth behind the eulogy. Having a brother with addiction created a fissure and forced the need for boundaries. Stepping away and loving him from a distance was her only way to keep herself safe. This book goes beyond losing a brother. It delves into risk factors, constructive coping stra... more
  • River of Ghosts

    by Teri Fink
    River of Ghosts is the true story of Yugoslav athlete Isak Gaši who survives internment in a prison camp during the Bosnian War. The story includes personal conflict between Isak and his Communist ex-policeman of a father (who killed for the Communists), along with the broad scale conflict of a war where neighbors turn into enemies defined by ethnicity. Isak is of Bosnian Muslim heritage. Although he never practiced the Islam religion, Isak was grouped together with those who did during the Bosn... more
  • Signatures of Misconduct: The Making of The Blackwood Bomber

    by Donatien Chamchawala
    In April 2009, after a child triggered a tripwire in his back garden, Donatien Chamchawala was arrested and charged with possession of explosives. Sentenced to an indefinite period in a secure mental hospital, he would spend 7 years struggling to regain the freedom that appeared permanently lost to him. Learn how a mild-mannered vegan’s world collapsed as he gradually descended towards madness. Wrongfully portrayed as hateful and dangerous by the authorities, the diary entries you are about... more
  • A Cry In the Dark: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of Hope and Recovery

    by Terence Ang

    “Given a choice, I would have dressed for the occasion. I dressed for every occasion, even nightmares. But this time… I was caught unaware… I was no longer in control.”

    Terence never dreamt he would suffer a stroke. After all, didn’t strokes happen only to old people? Terence did not die, he survived. But there is a difference between just surviving and living “magnificently and beautifully”.

    A Cry In The Dark details the journey of Terence Ang,... more

  • Feathered Canyons: Finding Treasures in the Golden State

    by Jeannette Hanby
    Four years of adventures as I explore Big Sur on the California Coast in the 1960s, fall in love with a man who entices me to join a gold mining venture on the Feather River in Northern California, and finally find my pwn path into a wonderful future.

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