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by Gary BenarickDr. Maya Angelou was the most extraordinary person I have ever met. She endured many struggles in her lifetime That would have left most people bitter and angry. I was fortunate to be her Chauffer on many trips. In this book are my memories of Maya and the limousine stories she enjoyed. I dedicated this book to her memory as she asked me to write it many years ago before her passing.
by Emmanuel OlawaleThe Flavor of Favor: Quest For the American Dream. A Memoir is an inspirational story of an African immigrant and his journey from his country of birth, Nigeria to his dream country, United States. Olawale tells a gripping story of a child raised in an economically unstable environment, in which his parents tried desperately to shield him from the reality of the changing times. However, at the age of fourteen he started seeking a way out of penury by secretly doing odd jobs without his pare... more
by Terry EilertsenPART COFFEE TABLE BOOK AND PART PET MEMOIR, COMPELLING PHOTOGRAPHS ACCOMPANY THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE STORY OF A ONCE-HOMELESS CAT Terry didn’t want another cat. But then a stray tabby showed up in her barn one night and, instead of running off, meowed and bounded over to her, purring loudly as he twined around her legs. With that simple act of trust and love, he found himself a family and began a new life. In the years to come, this friendly stray would prove to be a phenomenal hunter, survive... more
by Gustav EricssonIn this spiritual memoir chronicling the journey of a man who became both an ordained Zen meditation teacher and an ordained priest in the Lutheran Church of Sweden, Gustav Ericsson shares reflections and glimpses into the story of how he learned to stop and sit down, be still and listen. Artfully crafted around a travel journal from a deeply reflective trip to Japan, My Christian Journey with Zen is an expression of the author’s spiritual path, focusing on how his meditation practice has gro... more
by Lisa Thomas/McMillanIn this worthy book Lisa Thomas-McMillan shares with us her journey of giving, beginning with her early years as the middle daughter in a large family of struggling workers in the poor colored neighborhood of Brewton Alabama back in the fifties, a period that instilled in her a strong sense of empathy for her fellow strugglers. We learn of her young love and experience of God and her attempt to escape her bleak environment in her late teens and early adulthood, during which a stint at college in... more
by Linda Kovic-SkowLinda Kovic’s story continues in From Tours to Paris – the final book in the French Illusions series based on her diaries from 1979 and 1980. Still determined to learn French and fulfill her dream of becoming an international flight attendant, she puts her disastrous stint as an au pair behind her and revels in newfound freedom in the city of Tours. She finds lodging, enrolls at a French institute, and spends eight glorious days with Adam before he leaves for the holidays. When he returns, his s... more
by Linda Kovic-SkowIt’s 1979 and Linda needs to learn a language fast in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a flight attendant. Broke yet determined, she chooses French immersion and contracts to become an au pair for a wealthy family in the Loire Valley. Yielding to poor judgment, she lies on her application and claims to speak basic French, confident she'll be forgiven once she arrives at the Château de Montclair. As she struggles to adapt to her challenging new environment with the hard-to-please Madame Dub... more
by Alexandra MikaThe Beauty of Wings is a magical true story of inner transformation. It unravels the details of author Alexandra Mika’s healing journey, from an excruciatingly painful childhood of bullying, exclusion, and asthma to her mid-twenties filled with anorexia, pneumonia, panic, and suffocation to near death. Through dedication and determination Alexandra propels herself out of dark waters and comes home to her natural state of bliss, radiant health, and love. Journey with Alexandra on a pilgrimage of ... more
by Pete NiceMC Flux, AKA Carl Rodney Thomas, is a top drum and bass MC, a UK pioneer in this type of dance music. Inspired in his teens by reggae, back in the 80s he became Youth Champion of the Reggae Young Sounds competition. Talent spotted for top clubs, he was soon the MC of choice for raves such as Innovation, Desire, Dreamscape, World Dance, Innocence and Helter Skelter. He even formed his own clothing company. But Flux has spent plenty of time on the dark side and dicing with the law – he has often b... more
by Grace Anne StevensWhose life are you living? It’s hard to live authentically when you’re trying to meet the expectations of everyone around you and denying the inner voices that know your truth. Grace Anne Stevens spent over sixty years hiding and denying her inner truth. In No! Maybe? Yes! Living My Truth, she shares not only her voice but many of her internal voices, as she journeyed from denying, to questioning, and finally accepting her truth, which led to transitioning her gender at the age of sixty-four... more
by Sue Ann Baker"Behind the Shades fully captures what it was like to be on the front lines as one of America’s first female Secret Service agents. Sue Ann’s no nonsense approach to protecting foreign and American dignitaries helped set the standard for those women coming after her. She writes with a historical perspective, dry wit, and inspirational message to young women the world over. Reading Behind the Shades is the next best thing to being there." -- Jerry S. Parr, Assistant Director, U.S. Secret Serv... more
by Nicole ComerA candid, honest and no-nonsense guide for actors with an inside look into the acting business. A working Los Angeles actress, writer, producer and acting coach shares with you her tips, experiences, stories and reminders about the “business” to help take your career to the next level while always reminding the reader that acting is a business, so you had better put your big-girl and big-boy pants on! Her previous experience working for Paramount Pictures, owning her own business in Los Angeles ... more
by David Faulkner
Superheroes is the story of a boy learning to defy gravity
At four years old, David spends his days exploring with curious contemplation the vast wonders of the seemingly magical world around him. His only real care is wondering when his big brother, Robert, will be home from school to share it with him. His life is replete with typical childhood antics, joys and fears, and nightmares that wrack his sleep, but ultimately every morning, he knows a new adventure awaits.<... more
by Jeffrey Gorney
In this keenly observed memoir, American artist Jeffrey Gorney's search for his roots in Romania sheds light on other lives in other places and obscure yet gripping aspects of World War II.. Even as he explores family history and family mystery, Gorney takes a lively look at growing up in working-class Brooklyn where tales told by immigrant grandparents spark future genealogical jaunts. Ancestral sites and graveyards yield insights, and he tel... more
by Mary FoxMemoir on 15 year Custody court battle, Parental Alienation Syndrome, Single-Parenting, Relationships between child & divorced parents, flawed Family Law Court systems (Judicial system). Poorly trained Court Evaluators/Psychiatrists/Commissioners/Judges. Out-dated Family Law court Orders, that only sabotage any ability to co-parent at all. How poor parenting can effect a child for their entire life. Psychological Warfare amongst families and divorcing parents.
by Yeseul K. WinehouseA Korean girl's search for love and financial independence takes her to all the wrong places.There is a saying in Korea; Once a girl steps foot in escorting, she can never get out...