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by Joyce SorensenSixteen-year-olds Dick and Joyce fall in love and manage to marry at nineteen despite a mother determined to split them. When Dick is drafted and shipped to Korea, Joyce and their infant are forced to live with her manipulative mother. In letters from six thousand miles away, Dick poetically writes of his longing for Joyce and relates bizarre incidents which occur around him. Separated and existing in alien environments, their relationship shifts. Late in his life, Alzheimer's attacks Dick but... more
by Jim Noonanlife between naps is a humorous collection of stories and essays about a man and his ridiculous understanding of what it means to be a parent and husband. As a stay-at-home dad, Jim to tries to go with the flow, but when a urgent intestinal explosion is about to change the lives of everybody at the local grocery store, it gets a narrative unlike any you've heard before. His stories are light, funny and touch on the awkward experiences we all face: Gym memberships, doppelgängers, whales, Costco, ... more
Grace in a Wintry Season: Feeling Our Creator's Love in a World Grown Distant and Cold - And Loving in Returnby Edwin Steinmann
Grace in a Wintry Season traces attorney Ed Steinmann’s journey from a “none” to a “mystic” as he examines fourteen dreams occurring over thirty years and one extraordinary inner vision (“mystical experience”). Their creator, experienced by Steinmann as his Creator, imaged “hirself” by turns as masculine, feminine, a divine light, and otherwise. In this moving memoir, he shows how paying attention to the nurturi... more
by Dionne FieldsThis children's book is a true story about a boy, who has been diagnose with language disability ever since he was in preschool. Rain Fields is a 3rd grade and he is also 8 years old, since preschool he has had to struggle with reading, math, and home work. There would be days, he didn't want to go to school. Because some of his class mates would make fun of him, that he would struggle learning in class. Everything changed for Rain, when he started 3rd grade back in August 2015. He met hi... more
by Walter Lacey
Ways to Navigate is a collection of 16 stories, both
nonfiction and fiction. Five nonfiction anecdotes have previously been
published in several editions of Transformation Magazine
(www.suncoasttransformation.com/digital/) and bewilderingstories.com.
“Connecting the Dots” is an engaging past life recall story. “The Familiar
Face…” is an intriguing soul recognition anecdote. “Discovering the
by Duke DiercksNew author Duke Diercks bursts onto the scene with the hilarious memoir of one family’s move from the big city to the panhandle of North Idaho. No Jobs. No friends. Just buckets of our own ignorance. Follow along in horror and hilarity as the family acclimates to the new small town way of life and the author bounces from jobs working in a school cafeteria to selling women’s clothing in a call center to opening a barbecue restaurant.
by Russell LanierI was the top-rated evening news producer for a dominant television station in the Chattanooga, Tennessee market. It all came crashing to an end after an investigation into crack cocaine and prostitution, when a drug dealer convinced me to "just try it for yourself." I became hooked and went from being admired and respected to unemployed and suicidal. "Waiting to Die, Longing to Love" ...chronicles a year of my life in a residency program for drug addicts. I witness whacked-out relapses, outra... more
Heart Medicine: A True Love Story - One Couple's Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & the Cure for Addictionby E. BastTwo longtime lovers: spray paint artist, Chor Boogie, and yogini and performance artist, Bast. One shocking drug relapse—after more than a decade clean. Then the disheartening discovery: 90% of narcotics addicts relapse in the first year in our Western Medical system. The lovers navigate the treacherous labyrinth of addiction and ultimately chose to pursue treatment with an obscure indigenous African sacred plant medicine called iboga, used since ancient times for spiritual healing and ... more
by Joseph McBrideIn The Broken Places, Joseph McBride, an internationally acclaimed American cultural historian, recalls his troubled youth in the Midwest during the 1960s. Searingly immediate and yet reflective, this is the author's memoir of his breakdown as a teenager and triumphant recovery. It gives an unsparing look at physical and psychological abuse, family dysfunction and addiction, sexual repression, and Catholic guilt. And at its heart, this is a haunting, often joyous love story. The Broken Place... more
by Jill HofstraGet wrapped up in the warm memories of Edwina, a precocious and delightful girl who lived just outside of Boston in the early 1900s. Edwina's recently uncovered memoirs-found in old notebooks and diaries by her granddaughter, Jill Hofstra-tell the story of growing up the child of a single, working mother who never let her daughter know how hard life really was. Told in the first person, Edwina's humor, spunk and optimistic spirit shine through stories that introduce us to the diverse cast of cha... more
by Elizabeth Rae KovarFinding Om is a travel memoir that looks into the mind and soul of 22-year old, Bowling Green State University college student, Elizabeth. In 2005, Elizabeth studied abroad in Australia, which ignited a fresh perspective on life. Australia, and the ocean, became her first love – a sacred place that rebirthed her soul and introduced her to yoga. Emboldened by the South Pacific, Elizabeth returned to Ohio and fell ill from reverse culture shock. Her collegiate responsibilities, boyfriend issues... more
by Pauline CaputiThis 5 1/2 hour audiobook brings to life the memories of a child in the unique 19th-century social and religious experiment that was the Oneida Community. Successfully conveying what it felt like being a young girl in the commune, it is an important source of information about one of the longest-lasting and successful ventures in utopian living in America history. It is filled with affectionate and amusing portraits of members of the community and their neighbors and employees. Corinna Ackley No... more
by David HenryAngered by the seeming indifference of people to the crisis of climate change, David Henry set out to cross the country by foot having conversations with people along the way. What he found might surprise you.
by lyla blake wardA lighthearted look back at life in the 1930's and early 1940's. Through essays and poems, histories and vintage photos, the author makes this unique neighborhood—72nd Street to 110th, east and west of Broadway--come alive. It’s a place, she recalls, where almost everyone she knew was Jewish and only the pigeons ate white bread.
by Doug PiotterFixed is a darkly comedic memoir that spans my unsupervised youth, drug and alcohol addiction, bank robbery, life in prison and ultimately my release and re-entry into my life’s new and sober orbit. With the perspective gained from more than two decades of sobriety, I give an accounting of my debauched life with humor and irreverence. I grew up with alcoholic parents trapped inside their own lonely skins, a painful childhood full of cold shoulders and broken furniture. I burst onto the drug sce... more
by Jack R. LambTom Waits For No One: The Illustrated Scrapbook tells the story of a pioneering, nearly forgotten animated music video by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Tom Waits. The book features the art, character sketches and memorabilia collected from the film's production in 1979, and highlights the young animators who created the film, which includes David Silverman, director of The Simpsons Movie and co-director of Monsters Inc. The story presents a humorous insider’s view of the animation process ... more