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  • The Truth Within: A Humanist's Memoir

    by Leonard Cachola
    After a cancer diagnosis and death in the family, a young man decides to devote his life to God, only to learn God isn't what he expected.
  • WORKAHOLICS ADRIFT

    by Judy McCandless
    This true adventure follows a corporate workaholic who discovers her humanity via extended travel across the Pacific Ocean with her husband in a sailboat. During these years, they are tested - experiencing medical, marital, and cultural clashes in remote areas. "A gripping, roller-coaster ride interspersed with warm human interest stories."
  • The Unintended Consequences of NOT Living Fully

    by Martha J. Martin
    The Unintended Consequences of Not Living Fully is an authentic portrayal of the challenges of being a 21st century woman while living within outdated social, institutional, and personal constructs. Martha bravely shares her story of how it took an actual breakdown to begin breaking free from the past’s influences over her relationships and perceptions, and the many behavioral tendencies that kept her from living fully. With raw honesty, powerful prose, and spirited humility, Martha details her ... more
  • The Third Person in the Room: Stories of Relationships at a Turning Point

    by Nolan Kerr Press
    Divorce mediator for more than 25 years, author Bea Larsen observed couples in distress as they worked toward the severing of their marriages with civility. Her observations about how people communicate - or don't - brought to mind the relationships in her own life. The brief, insightful essays in this book describe her experiences as the third person in the room of her clients, as well as in the rooms of her own life.
  • Marrying Korean: And Other Attempts To Impress, Communicate, And Fight My Way Into An Exotic Culture

    by Stefano Young
    Marrying Korean follows Stefano, an MIT graduate, as he meets the Korean woman who would become his wife and wonders to himself if he could even locate her country on a map. From his first tastes of soju, his first Korean drama addiction, and his first time getting naked with his girlfriend’s father to taekwondo sparring, interviewing at Samsung, and visiting an abalone-farming family on the remote island of Nowha-do, the author chronicles a decade worth of attempts to impress his new Korean fam... more
  • Two Towers: A Memoir

    by TD Arkenberg
    Sometimes, life pushes us to the brink. In his poignant memoir, Two Towers, T.D. Arkenberg navigates readers through a personal perfect storm. A resurgence of his father’s long-dormant cancer and chaos at his job in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks serve as the backdrop for a private struggle with a secret hidden for thirty-seven years. The story opens on Christmas Eve, 2001. Alone, he stands in his empty childhood home. Two months earlier, his father succumbed t... more
  • Losing Richard

    by Yvonne deSousa
    Losing Richard is a coming of age memoir that destroys the bad boy cliche. With an addicted hero, and an insecure protagonist, this is a tale of a young woman who finds her way while a soulmate loses his. Set in a quirky coastal community, this story shows love can last forever, even without the happy ending we all long for. Sometimes the wrong person says the right thing and it makes all the difference.
  • Fierce: Essays by and about Dauntless Women

    by Karyn Kloumann
    What is a catalyst for a memoir, and how can a memoir be more impactful than a simple linear documentation of a life lived? "FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women" deconstructs the boundaries of the average memoir by using the stories of underrepresented women from history as an impetus to examine our lives now against the backdrop of the #MeToo, #TimesUp, #BlackLivesMatter, #NoDAPL movements flourishing in our current cultural conversations. The FIERCE anthology contains personal perspect... more
  • My Shorts: Brief Scenes From My Early Life

    by Brian Kagan
    An uproarious collection of true stories featuring a chubby Cheetos-loving Jewish middle child with overactive sweat glands and an abundant imagination. From lusting for a BB gun, accidentally setting the family shed on fire, to his “first time” . . . every one of Brian’s stories will make you giggle and feel the nostalgic joy of the messy, hilarious, and poignant journey we call life. Written with a fresh and honest voice blending humor, Americana culture, and “it’s like I’m right there i... more
  • Passion, Paradox and Revolution

    by John and Mahin Goodall
    Three young ladies, Mahin, Taher and Azar visit an Assyrian fortune teller in Tehran. Mahin learns that something will come into her name, that she will meet a man with blond hair and blue eyes and travel the world. At first, the fortune teller refuses to reveal Azar's and Taher's terrifying fortunes but when they insist Azar learns that she will have a serious accident and Taher that she will lose someone very close to her. When sometime later, Azar is pulled from the wreck of her car cove... more
  • Finding Joe Adams: Overcoming Great Odds A Son Searches For His Father

    by Joe Field
    Joe longs to know his father, though he's never adopted. He doesn't even know his dad's name. His birth certificate contains a blank line for father. Overcoming tremendous obstacles, including eviction from public housing projects and hitchhiking cross-country to attend school, Joe perseveres to become a lawyer. And then even that is lost in a few years. A Father's Day prayer in 2016 provides the break Joe is looking for and over 1.1 million people will view on national television the emotional ... more
  • To Hair and Back: My Journey Toward Self-Love One Strand at a Time

    by Rhonda Eason
    If hair was a woman’s crowning glory, then why did Rhonda Eason have a mass of uncontrollable tumbleweed at best? At worst, it was a source of frustration and self-condemnation. Raised in a family of women born with tresses suitable for romance novel heroines, Rhonda was apathetic toward her kinky coils, and, in turn, herself. To Hair and Back – My Journey Toward Self-Love One Strand at a Time is a debut memoir that details her quest for the perfect head of hair and the discovery of something fa... more
  • Raised By a Dead Man: A Coming-of-Age Memoir Between Two Shootings

    by Brock Heasley
    When Dad was shot the first time in an armed robbery, it was cool. I was twelve, they had the best chocolate milk at the hospital, and I had no doubt whatsoever he would live. When Dad left the hospital a few weeks later, it was a surprise to everyone except me. Dad was a superhero. Superheroes always live to fight another day. A year later, the proto-reality show Rescue 911 asked Dad if he’d like to recreate the shooting and have host William Shatner (Dad’s personal hero, Captain Friggin’ Ki... more

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