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  • Strange Passengers: A Memoir of Madness, Addiction, and Faith

    by Paul Gill
    Containing what may be the most detailed and nightmarish account of methamphetamine psychosis in all of literature, STRANGE PASSENGERS is the electrifying record of author Paul Gill's descent into madness, and chronicles his eventual transformation from an atheistic drunk into a clean and sober man of faith. By turns shocking, profound, bizarre, and beautiful, Paul's hallucinatory narrative takes readers across his blasted inner landscape and deep into the wild country of the human heart—a journ... more
  • Walking through Sunflowers: through Deepest France on the Road to Compostela

    by Denise Fainberg
    “Walking through Sunflowers: through Deepest France on the Road to Compostela” is the narrative of my pilgrimage with my companion across France along one of the traditional paths toward the shrine of Santiago in northwestern Spain. The trail, known as the Chemin du Puy, leads from mountainous central France to high limestone plateaus and fertile river valleys; to jewels of Romanesque architecture at the many traditional shrines along the way; through the vineyards and rich farmland of Aquitai... more
  • A Movable Marriage

    by Tricia Pimental
    In her early forties, Tricia Pimental has everything she ever wanted: beautiful children, a lovely home, and in her new marriage, the romance of a lifetime. She soon realizes, however, that she and her husband are at odds over one critical issue. She is a homebody. He is a nomad. So begins the never-ending journey. The author crisscrosses North America, relocating on an alarmingly regular basis. Along the way she meets an imposing cast of characters, from a gun-slinging landlord to cowboy weathe... more
  • A Movable Marriage

    by Tricia Pimental
    In her early forties, Tricia Pimental has everything she ever wanted: beautiful children, a lovely home, and in her new marriage, the romance of a lifetime. She soon realizes, however, that she and her husband are at odds over one critical issue. She is a homebody. He is a nomad. So begins the never-ending journey. The author crisscrosses North America, relocating on an alarmingly regular basis. Along the way she meets an imposing cast of characters, from a gun-slinging landlord to cowboy weathe... more
  • Confession and True Accounts of the Crazy Clan

    by Phillipe Aradox
    Public School life is hard enough with the classes and cliques. This is the tale of how a group of friends came together and faced the hardships while standing strong. From first loves to exploding frogs this book has it all!
  • Surrendering to the Music: 6 Life Lessons Playing Piano Taught Me

    by Gerry Baird
    Gerry Baird started learning to play piano at age 26 and not only developed a lifelong passion for music, but also learned powerful life lessons along the way. This musical memoir features entertaining stories and wisdom that will appeal to musicians and non-musicians alike.
  • Climbing the Holy Mountain of Recovery

    by Adrian Auler

    This story is an autoethnography. That means that it examines the problem of heroin addiction and the value of ibogaine for its treatment with respect to our culture and society through the lens of my own experience. So while it has a generally autobiographical character, supported and enhanced by memoir-like experiential passages, I also discuss elements and aspects of addiction and recovery, and describe some features of ibogaine treatment.

  • Trading Places: Becoming My Mother's Mother

    by Sandra Bullock Smith
    In Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother, author Sandra Bullock Smith shares her personal experiences spending ten years caring for her ailing mother. This heartfelt look at the trials and tribulations of that decade offers powerful insight and encouragement for anyone entering into a similar period of life. Smith’s touching stories share the heartbreaking, and sometimes comical, moments she experienced while providing assistance to her aging parent—and how they mirrored similar events ... more
  • Busted Boom: The Bummer Of Being A Boomer

    by Brian Paul Bach
    t’s true: the superpower known as the USA is now being run … by Baby Boomers. They dominate government, control corporations, steer society and culture. Boomers are in power. This is their time. But who are they, really? What do they think? And most importantly, what have they done? What are they doing? The Baby Boomer generation is certainly well known, but rarely described or even revealed. BUSTED BOOM: THE BUMMER OF BEING A BOOMER takes a crack at it. A wild ride awaits. You’ll need seat b... more
  • Beyond Embarrassment: Reclaiming your life with neurogenic bladder and bowel

    by JoAnne Lake

    Beyond Embarrassment.  One woman’s story of taking her life back. 
    Personal stories, health tips, practical help, and the latest medical research.  A ready resource for women who live with neurogenic bladder and bowel—and anyone who faces a challenging physical condition—this is a story that will educate, encourage, and inspire.

     

  • The Half Book: He's taking his ball and going home

    by Dan Duffy
    Dan Duffy had finally hit the stride of his life. The almost-successful video producer and sports director for the nationally syndicated Steve and DC Radio Show had just met the girl of his dreams. Everything seemed to be coming together… and it was shattered in an instant. Lingering back pain masked a stage-three testicular cancer diagnosis, forcing Dan into a six-month purgatory of survival, partially physical, partially psychological, and almost entirely ridiculous. The highest high and the l... more
  • Dressing a Tiger

    by Maggie San Miguel
    A father in the Mob, a couple of hit men, a Secret Service uncle, famous politicians, a mother in need of shock therapy and a kid who eavesdrops on it all makes for a unique childhood. Jack Dahlstrom’s prior knowledge of the Kennedy assassination and his friendships with Jack Ruby, John Connally, Henry Wade and infamous Mafia bosses such as Carlo Gambino, Sam Giancana and Paul Castellano is a story untold before now. Maggie’s babysitters were hit men that took over when her mother became emotio... more
  • May the Spirit Be Unbroken

    by Maxine Louise Michel De Felice
    This story is about the resilience of the human spirit, following three generations of activist families and the author as child and adult in the context of radical change movements of the twentieth century. The constant chant from the author’s mother, “When all the children in the world are happy, only then do you have a right to be,” was character defining, as were her many traumatic experiences growing up during the McCarthy era “witch hunts” of the 1940s and 1950s. History of her grandparent... more
  • Memoirs by Proxy

    by Beth Harlan Greb
    "Memoirs by Proxy" is a series of memoirs, including the author's own. For her parents memoirs she draws on the thousands of letters and documents they had kept, beginning before they married in 1941. He was an Iowa farmer who became the Legal Vice President of Eastern Airlines. She was a New Hampshire typist who became his sophisticated and charming wife. The author examines parents and grandparents and great-grandparents in the context of their generations. She then goes on to reveal her re... more
  • On Our Way: An Anthology of SafeArt

    by Tracy Penfield
    At some point in our lives we all experience traumatic events - loss, illness, abuse or other harm. SafeArt believes people can heal through artistic expression and move forward. Over the past decade people of all ages have come to SafeArt workshops and created these original works of art. The poetry, song lyrics and short prose in this anthology reveal the strength that can come from moving through and sharing pain. Speaking and hearing these intensely personal truths can empower us to beco... more
  • On the Road to Heaven's Door: an Encounter with the Ultimate Reality

    by Roman Stroppetti
    After 20 years of unrelenting yoga practice, in 1997, the author has a profound and mystical experience of Nirvikalpa Samadhi—an experience of the Eternal Self—which is recounted in vivid detail. This is a true story of self-realization .

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