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by Shannon Bradley-CollearyFrom the poignant requiem for former flame,legendary martial artist, Bruce Lee's charismatic son Brandon, to the hilarious degradations of dancing at the 1990 VMAs as a Suicide Blonde for INXS to a sweet interlude with a pre-fame David Schwimmer, Bradley-Colleary brings us into the world of celebrity circa 1988-1995 through the eyes of the hapless outlier. These aren't just a series of brushes-with-celebrity anecdotes, but a rites-of-passage story where art may never bring Fame and Fortune, but ... more
by Shannon Bradley-CollearyKirkus Review says: "Debut author Colleary chronicles 40 weeks of pregnancy in this irreverent account. Sometimes sweet, sometimes sassy, screenwriter and blogger Colleary tells all with witty sarcasm and edgy, laugh-out-loud humor. She begins with conception and the results of a home pregnancy test before careening through laments of sleepless nights, mood swings, weight gain and nausea with snappy but snide remarks most pregnant women think but few express. Colleary’s book is a fun, literary... more
by Michael DitchfieldPart inspirational rallying call, part first-person, autobiographical narrative, part eulogy for a treasured friend and mentor, "Life's Too Short for Leftovers" takes the reader on a highly personal journey of self-discovery. Best-selling author Michael Ditchfield's Life's Too Short for Leftovers - cleverly presented as courses on a menu - conveys a singular perspective on what it means to be human, and what is required of us as individuals to be active, engaged participants in humanity. Wi... more
by Christina Nance"Just like an addict keeping track of their sober days, I too keep track of mine...I am a survivor, a suicide survivor." Growing up we did not speak on or acknowledge any type of Mental Illness. We were raised on the sayings: "what goes on in my house, stays in my house" or "ain't nothing wrong with you child, let us pray over you." I believe it is time to break this cycle and bring awareness to my community, the black community and for us to stop hiding behind closed doors.
by Kim DalferesHave you taken to blaming the little people for stealing all the things you can’t find, like the damn Chico’s gift card you are 100% sure you left on the dresser? When you take off your bra, is it as if an airbag has deployed? Have you more than once started a sentence with the phrase “Back when I was in school…”? If you answered yes to any of these questions, welcome to the middle-aged cheap seats. Magic Fishing Panties is the follow-up to Dalferes’ debut book I Was in Love With a Short Man ... more
by Anton Haardt
"Run Toward The Sun: Remembering Juanita Rogers" s ia supernatural Photo Memoir of Juanita Rogers, a black self- taught artist from the South . This is a story about an African -American woman and a young privileged white woman -both artists . Behind this double biography is a soulful sub-text that acknowledges the force of friendship, and the fears and strengths that shape and change the lives of not only these two women, but all of us. A story of two bold w... more
by Rocky Hawkins
"An eyewitness account of the rough-and- tumble world of East Texas hustling, as seen through the eyes of an impressionable youth force to grow up quickly. A tale of beer joints, outlaws, corrupt officials, oil field money, and intrigue fueled by an endless parade of strange characters drawn to the mix.
Rocky's ability to share his story and emotions, gives the reader a sense of how normal his life must have seemed to him at the time, but how outragous it appears on the written... more
by Howard PatrickMy memoir describes my Vietnam tour with the First Cavalry Division, the constant struggles and setbacks I went through after returning home, and how I was finally rescued from the grips of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My goal in writing my story was to provide veterans and their families with a better understanding of PTSD, and the stress and anxiety issues many combat vets have to deal with in their attempts at readjusting to civilian life.
by Norma Thorstad Knapp"Scoria Roads" with a subtitle of "Twenty Houses in Twenty-One Years" is a memoir and more set mostly in western North Dakota. In heart-rending short stories (titled names of songs) set from 1942 to 1963, it shows how living with loss, abuse, poverty, and domestic violence can give life lessons. This memoir, including letters to a sister, is filled with towns and landscapes changed from the sweet safe 40s, 50s, and 60s to the chaotic world today caused by the blistering oil boom. Throughout, ... more
by Susie GuckinWhat would you do if the only 20 years you have lived were erased in an instant? Who would you be? How would you act? How would you find your place in the world? I did that very thing with the support of the troops returning from war at the local Army base's medical hold unit, where I volunteered for over eight years. Discover the path of my life from devastating invisible injuries and twenty years of memory loss, to triumphant tools that are used to inspire and help others on their path of ... more
by Sergiu Viorel Urma
Screwed chronicles how AP correspondent Sergiu Urma's life becomes a cat-and-mouse game with the Securitate, Romania's version of the Soviet KGB. The memoir offers a rare peek behind the Iron Curtain as it documents the life of a reporter working in an extremely dangerous political environment in Ceausescu's Romania.
by Susie DavidsonMy husband and I have been traveling world-wide full time as House/Pet Sitters since we sold our home in 2/2002. We have slept in more than 800 beds. This books shares our travels through the first 5+ years of travels and gives advice to other travelers.
America the Black Point of View: An Investigation and Study of the White People of America and Western Europe and the Autobiograby Tony RoseI found out early on that this was not going to be an easy book to write. I wanted to write an autobiography about my early childhood and teen years and the horrific murderers, pimps, gangsters, drug dealers, drug addicts, rapists, child abusers and thieves, that I grew up with, lived with, called family, and write about in The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy. I soon realized that I could not write about me as an African American child and teen living in America, without writing about Wh... more
by Suzanne ShermanMore than 50 women and girls from around the U.S. describe the life and times in every decade between 1910 and 2010 as it was — and is — under age 13. What's universal and what's unique? It's all here. Ten chapters include four to six personal stories in the girls' voices and open with a list of fun pop culture highlights from the decade. It’s history in motion powered by the personal — engaging, educational, and original.
by Marsha CampbellThis is my autobiography. It details of how God delivered me from unthinkable circumstance through my prayers and unyielding faith in Him! It is both encouraging and inspiring!
by John NorsemanJohn Norseman looks back at the incredible journey that led him to become the CEO of four major companies, travel throughout the world, and eventually become a shaman. The story begins with his traumatic childhood, which taught him the importance of learning to forgive others and close doors to move forward with confidence. As you read his story, you’ll learn valuable lessons, such as following your heart instead of your head, the importance of walking away from all negativity, and realizi... more