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by Joanne Hartman & Mary Claire HillBoldly and unapologetically told, the essays featured in this powerful collection exemplify strength and resilience as 46 writers—published authors as well as fresh voices—take their truths public. Filled with hope, humor, and determination, these stories tackle love, loss, friendship, identity, and parenthood. She’s Got This is their anthem, one that will resonate with women everywhere.
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by Catherine KapphahnAmerican-born Catherine knows little of her Croatian mother's early life. When Marijana dies of ovarian cancer, twenty-two-year-old Catherine finds herself cut off from the past she never really knew. As Catherine searches for clues to her mother’s elusive history, she discovers that Marijana was orphaned during WWII, nearly died as a teenager, and escaped from Communist Yugoslavia to Rome, and then South America. Through travel and memory, history and imagination, Catherine resurrects the relat... more
by Gaynor JonesYou will read about how she grew up in post-war England, with only a single mum left to raise her and her seven siblings after her father died. She received constant abuse from her teachers at school. I want to bring to light this abuse, so others can know about it. This was an era when there was no child protection. She endured the treatment, but also many other children suffered the same abuse. The story takes place in the 1940s and 1950s England in a city called St. Helen’s, County o... more
by God Bless AmericaThis book involves extremely controversial reading and the material may be offensive to your sensibility. So, my warning to the prospective reader is to read this book at your own risk. Interestingly, this book discusses topics that most people do not want to talk about. Probably, because the topics discussed in this book are topics guaranteed to generate political and racial backlash. The author's objective in writing this book is to stimulate thought and to open up meaningful but objective dia... more
HEART to BEAT: A Cardiac Surgeon's Inspiring Story of Success and Overcoming Adversity--The HEART WAYby Brian LimaSuccess is not reserved for the smartest or most talented—it’s earned by those who want it the most. Heart conquers all and the triumphant always go all in, never settling for anything less than their best effort. As a leading heart transplant surgeon, Dr. Brian Lima’s life story is a testament to that mantra. He’s living proof that slow and steady still wins the race, and that the American Dream is alive and well. He persevered through countless challenges growing up in a Cuban immigrant family... more
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by Donald NoffsingerIf you are a "fix it" person, what do you do if you find that your spouse has the "unfixable" Alzheimer's Disease? This book is your road map through this challenging jungle.
by Rich MolluraDetails of an inner transformation of Consciousness and the higher energies of the body traditionally called Kundalini Energy. The book weaves the spiritual journey that started as a teenager in Long Island New York and progressed into a fascinating inner journey of conscious evolution while maintaining an ordinary life as a top salesman for a fortune 500 company in NYC. The book, in addition to delivering every day wisdom and how higher ideas of spirituality were applied to life amid the nois... more
by Thomas L. Hay
Thomas Hay was raised in the 50’s in Clinton, Missouri. After high school, he joined the US Navy, worked for an international airline, retired and wrote his memoirs. His is an intriguing story that includes a forbidden love, alien abductions, ghosts, and revelations that tormented his reality. He currently resides in Lake Waukomis, Mo. with his lovely wife, Karen, along with some hyperactive squirrels, too many irritating geese, and a few cranky old catfish.. A... more
by Brett DouglasMy name is Brett. I’m a college educated man who was once a husband of 26 years with two children, three businesses, and a large home with an actual white picket fence. I’m also a drug addict. And I have a tale to tell. My story has everything: sex, death, pain, atheism, God, jail, marriage, divorce, heresy, homosexuality, physics, traffic fatalities, computer science, video games, cinnamon toothpicks, Barry Manilow, Nine Inch Nails, pornography, breasts, tampons, strippers, venereal disease,... more
by Eric Chason
Lillian was a college freshman, a promising theater major facing the challenge of Stargardt’s disease, a condition that was causing her to go blind. When, in the fall of 2009, Lillian became sick, she assured her parents it was just the flu. Four days later she was in the university hospital, relying on a machine to breathe for her.
Based on her father’s journal, this memoir describes what it’s like to live through a parent’s worst nightmare, conveyin... more
by Gary AllenA collection of essays by the well-known curmudgeon, Dr Sanscravat (who is no more a doctor than is Dr Pepper). The essays are annotated by his long-suffering editor, Gary Allen, who often tells himself that there must be better things to do with his life. The counterpoint between them makes for an unusual—and frequently amusing—sort of memoir. While readers may sometimes detect a whiff of truth, just as often they discover a steaming heap of lies, exaggerations, and whatever form of falseh... more
by David W. BernerA memoir of home. What does it mean to find it, believe in it, search for it. “Berner gives us both travelogue and memoir in living, breathing depth and color. Outstanding!" (D.S. White, Editor-in-Chief, Longshot Island) "Reflective, engaging… Berner's authentic storytelling takes you with him on his travels through the chapters of his life where in the end, he reveals connections to finding a place to be, his home under the stars." (Nancy Chadwick, author of Under the Birch Tree) “A w... more
by David W. BernerGrand Prize for Literature, Winner, 2011 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Accidental Lessons is a remarkable memoir by successful Chicago journalist David W. Berner. Berner takes the reader inside his own personal journey; a heart wrenching and inspirational account of self-discovery. Berner had it all--a very successful career as a broadcast journalist and a wonderful family life. But his career hits a bump and he finds himself out of work. Life then delivers more trouble--his father becomes ter... more