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  • Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now

    by Jim Nelson
    Many people dream of a magic reset button to change their circumstances and create a happier existence. What they don’t realize is that life provides many opportunities to change direction, but few heed signs showing the way. Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano’s sign came when their heart dog Jerry lost a leg to bone cancer. His time was running out, and they had to make the most of it. They sold nearly everything they owned, bought a RV and made Jerry a promise: “Stay with us long enough, and we’l... more
  • Seeking Happiness: A Bipolar Story

    by Bryce R. Hostetler
  • The World's Luckiest S#!* Magnet

    by Geoffrey Engels
    Al Capp was a cartoonist who drew a strip called “Lil Abner” One of the characters in the strip was Joe Btfsplk. Joe was well meaning, but was constantly followed around by a black cloud that brought misfortune and chaos everywhere he went. This is the story of a guy, who, like Joe, was followed by misadventure and misfortune, yet managed to not only survive, but end up very lucky. Actually, he was lucky to survive! Written with a sense of humor, you’ll find yourself chuckling on o... more
  • All of Me: a collection of oral biographies

    by James Porteous
    James Porteous has been collecting stories for as long as he can remember. Perhaps collecting is the wrong word. People have always loved sharing their stories and he has always enjoyed listening. And taking notes. So think of this collection as an anti-memoir memoir, a fictional version of Studs Terkel's Working. Some of the stories are his, some are culled from chats with people along the way and others are complete fiction. This might not be all of me, but it is pretty close.
  • Tripping 1975 - Falling in Love One Country at a Time

    by Marshall Hockett
    Retired Superior Court Judge Marshall Hockett with wife and traveling partner Debbie Hockett are thrilled to announce their upcoming book “Tripping 1975 – Falling in Love One Country at a Time” a love story amidst a year of adventures on their year-long European journey in a yellow Volkswagen van they named “The Banana”. The book will be launched on November 16th -Details soon! Please like our page for updates! Visit our website: https://tripping1975.com
  • A Canyon Trilogy: Life Before, During and After the Cedar Fire

    by Chi Varnado
    The October 2003 Southern California wildfires destroyed nearly eight hundred thousand acres, 3,657 homes, and killed twenty-two people. In San Diego County, the Cedar Fire ravaged vast areas becoming the largest fire on the record in state history. Out of this federal disaster Chi Varnado and her family escaped with their lives from their canyon nestled in San Diego's back country. She worked as owner-builder on a log cabin and was among the minority who managed to rebuild in a little over a ye... more
  • Every Grain of Sand

    by David P Wichman
    Sexual healer and entrepreneur David P. Wichman has lived through it all: childhood abuse, foster care, homelessness, survival sex work, and the blackest pits of drug and alcohol addiction. Despite the darkness, he found a profound sense of purpose as a male escort, but not the type of provider often seen in the news. His approach to sex work transcended common shame-based belief systems as he brought compassionate intimacy to marginalized men, including the elderly, disabled, and traumatized, i... more
  • I couldn't make it up ... if I tried!

    by Cornelia J Glynn
    In this book I have chronicled twelve real life events that delight me even now. The memory of my first encounter with a strange looking fruit called a "banana" still makes me smile and I still chuckle at a school friend's unusual avice on how to cure a common cold and the consequences when I followed it. Thinking of "Truffles" an eccentruc neighbur's potbellied pet pig, makes me laugh out loud What about the time when a neighbiur asked me to keep an eye on her car while was away? I still fee... more
  • What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO

    by Mike Lindell

    Far more than a “business memoir,” What Are the Odds? is a raw, authentic account by a man many thought would never rise above his serial, addiction-fueled failures. Mike’s gripping narrative transports readers from his small-town tavern with its colorful cast of “Regulars” to Mexico and a drug deal gone awry. From Las Vegas casinos, where Mike won and lost fortunes as a professional gambler, to a jail-cell beatdown. From failed rehabs to his 2... more

  • Opiate Nation: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Acceptance

    by Jude DiMeglio Trang
    This is a heart-wrenching and honest account of a family’s effort to understand the journey of their son that led to his death from a heroin overdose, and how they dealt with their grief and sadness, their guilt and their anger at themselves, at others, and at God. More than a memoir, “Opiate Nation” is a crisis report. Jude and her husband John found themselves navigating the bewildering new era of bright young adults exposed to opiates before they have even reached the legal age to drink––or d... more
  • Praying for a Miracle When It's Hopeless

    by Isabella Milan
    “Praying for a Miracle when it’s Hopeless” is about my physical, mental, and emotional struggle with Stage 4 Breast Cancer while going through a gut-wrenching divorce, and a fight for custody of my son. In 2004 and 2005, I had many battles with breast cancer resulting in two mastectomies and reconstruction surgeries. In 2007, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer with a metastasis to my brain. I was sent away in a wheelchair and a diaper by my husband back to my family in CA; leaving me pen... more
  • The Girl from Copenhagen

    by Glenn Peterson
    In this book I continue the story of my late mother’s life, tying up some loose ends and filling in inadvertent gaps in the narrative. Memories are fickle and evanescent, often no more substantial than last night’s dream. They cannot be summoned up at will to reveal themselves and often require a period of incubation before to begin to coalesce. As was the case in The Girl From Copenhagen, I have in this sequel used pictures in my mother’s photo albums to rekindle half-forgotten memories. I was ... more
  • Donor Family Matters

    by Wendy Kramer
    “Educate the child. Raise him or her without biases of any kind. Teach him or her to trust in others but to rely on self. Instill in him or her a sense of humor and the ability to enjoy life.” Penned on a sperm bank intake form, these words of advice from Donor 1058 to the future recipients of his donation became a parental motto for one particular recipient, Wendy Kramer, who would go on to found the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR). With almost 75,000 members in 105 countries, the DSR is the wo... more
  • Donor Family Matters: My Story of Raising a Profoundly Gifted Donor-Conceived Child, Redefining Family, and Building the Donor S

    by Wendy Kramer
    “Educate the child. Raise him or her without biases of any kind. Teach him or her to trust in others but to rely on self. Instill in him or her a sense of humor and the ability to enjoy life.” Penned on a sperm bank intake form, these words of advice from Donor 1058 to the future recipients of his donation became a parental motto for one particular recipient, Wendy Kramer, who would go on to found the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR). With almost 75,000 members in 105 countries, the DSR is the ... more
  • Anchorless

    by Jolie P. Hoang

    A man who was a husband, a father of nine children, was turning sixty years old around the time of his death. His six older children escaped Vietnam in 1983 on the boat that he built. They survived the escape, lived in a refugee camp in Indonesia and settled in Canada in 1984. In desperation to reunite with his children, he planned another escape. In 1985, with his wife and his three younger children, they took a perilous trip across the Pacific Ocean.  Their anchorless boat sank. The ma... more

  • The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma

    by Ben Sidran

     

    Tommy LiPuma is one of America’s most successful and influential record producers whose work with seminal artists like Miles Davis, Diana Krall, Barbra Streisand, Rickie Lee Jones, George Benson, and Willie Nelson went on to sell over 75 million records. It’s a picaresque journey that opens with the murder of a man on a dirt path in Sicily and concludes with five trips up the Grammy red carpet. The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma is real-life Horatio Alger adventure s... more

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