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  • Those Were the Days, The Life & Times of a Florida Keys Fishing Guide

    by George F Hommell Jr.
    George Hommell Jr. shares a remarkable memoir surrounding his life and adventures as a Florida Keys fishing guide, and trailblazer in the world of flats fishing. A pioneer in a bygone era, Hommell helped perfect the techniques and ethics of flats fishing and raising awareness of conservation needs, as well as rules and regulations, through both guiding and World Wide Sportsman, the business he cofounded. A fishing guide extraordinaire, he was sought out by numerous celebrities including Jack ... more
  • In Full Voice: Shedding the Labels that Silenced Me

    by Fiona Havlish
    Fiona Havlish is an engaging inspirational speaker and success coach whose stories entertain and inspire those going through drastic life transitions. You would never guess that she stuttered as a child and spent the better part of her life trying to remain invisible while navigating her own journey in silence, hiding behind her roles as wife, mother, and nurse. On September 11th 2001, after dropping her daughter off at childcare, she answered her cell phone oblivious to the fact that she was ab... more
  • Some Way Home: A Memoir in a Myth

    by David J. Kenney

          Based on a true story, Some Way Home is the account of the handling and healing of Dylan, a prototypical foster child. He comes into this world a fairly anonymous character and is soon sent wandering through the government's child protection agencies in search of a home.  He lacks a stable family to hold, care, or protect him; so early on, he is subjected to several, significant traumas of abuse and abandonment. He suffers but strives to emotionally sur... more

  • Insatiable: A Memoir of Love Addiction

    by shary hauer
    In her professional life, Shary Hauer was a confident, successful, high-caliber executive coach who advised big-time corporate leaders around the globe―but her personal life was an entirely different matter. When it came to love, she was insecure, clingy, desperate, willing to do anything and everything to win and keep a man. Because without a man by her side, what good was she? In Insatiable, Hauer fearlessly chronicles her emotional journey from despair to hope, rejection to redemption, and se... more
  • There Is Room for You: Tales from a Transgender Defender's Heart

    by Zoe Dolan
    From the recent historic gay marriage victory in the Supreme Court to Caitlyn Jenner’s splashy coming-out on the cover of Vanity Fair, the transformative potential of the transgender experience has inarguably never taken hold of the public dialogue to the extent it is today. With the July 2015 release of There Is Room For You: Tales From A Transgender Defender’s Heart, Zoe Dolan – one of America’s highest-profile criminal lawyers and transgender activists – shares her incredible story with th... more
  • TROUBLED MISSION

    by John Wagner
    John Wagner is a middle-aged, divorced-no-kids, non-practicing Catholic, successful lawyer in Sacramento, California, who gives up everything to work for human rights in Peru in the early 1990's, a time of horrific violence there. A frequent adventure and spiritual traveler, John’s life changed dramatically during a study tour on the history and political reality of Peru, including studying about Sendero Luminoso, the vicious terrorist group. Disillusioned with any organized religion, he sees th... more
  • Cherish the Exception: Navigating the Confluence of Faith and Science

    by John Allen Resko
    On a warm September day in 1957, author John Allen Resko walked through the gates of Saint Charles into a world he was ill prepared to confront. He had no clear plan for the future and didn’t possess the financial means to follow another path. After concluding that the religious life and his temperament did not mesh, Resko, who had spent nine years pursuing a religious vocation, walked away. A continuation of The Gates of Saint Charles, Cherish the Exception narrates how his life evolved into so... more
  • Growing Up Cowboy

    by Ralph Reynolds
    Coming of age in the rugged and unforgiving Southwest may not suit the faint-of-heart, but it is the perfect landscape for a compelling and humorous memoir of a lad who endured a mid-1900s cowboy upbringing in rural Arizona and New Mexico.Growing Up Cowboy chronicles the foibles and fortunes of its author, Ralph Reynolds (a.k.a. Luna Kid), in an engaging and heartfelt fashion. From wrangling ornery critters to finding first love, the Luna Kid confesses all and regales the reader with vivid stori... more
  • The Road Taken: A Woman's Life In and Out of the Pulpit

    by Victoria Davidson
    As a minister, not only am I not able to walk on water, but it feels more like slogging through an East Texas stock tank. Instead of confidence and benevolence, I am perplexed and even aggravated. Tomorrow I will stand before a grieving family in a packed chapel with nerve dredged up from somewhere. Meanwhile, tonight I have an old Smith-Corona portable and my sister's Bible from which to wrestle a badly needed message. Tomorrow, I will be the shaman who conducts the grief stricken family ove... more
  • Confessions of a Paris Party Girl

    by Vicki Lesage
    When newly-single party girl Vicki moved to Paris, she was hoping to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proved to be much more difficile than she'd imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamefully honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you're right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.
  • Maude

    by Donna Foley Mabry
    In 1906, I was barely over fourteen years old, and it was my wedding day. My older sister, Helen, came to my room, took me by the hand, and sat me down on the bed. She opened her mouth to say something, but then her face flushed, and she turned her head to look out the window. After a second, she squeezed my hand and looked back in my eyes. She said, “You’ve always been a good girl, Maude, and done what I told you. Now, you’re going to be a married woman, and he will be the head of the house. Wh... more
  • Asphalt Asylum, The Dark Roads to Light

    by Steve Theme

    Experience the charity, horrors, and wonders of hitchhiking seven thousand miles alone. As nineteen-year-old Steve Theme leaves on a hitchhiking trek, he has no destination, no timeframe, and no self-respect. Living in a home that wasn't safe didn’t prevent him from being selected Scholar/Athlete of the Year as a senior in high school, but hiding one life from the other has broken him into fragments. He leaves Seattle in 1978 as a know-it-all whose hobbies are shoplifting malt liquo... more

  • KImjongilia

    by Victor Fox
    ***The Most Provocative Story Ever Told*** Poor kitchen worker Kim Suk is asked to make the ultimate sacrifice for her Party--marry, and inform on, the puppet they will install as Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Sung. No one told her he was capriciously cruel and sexually deviant. Chinese guerrilla fighter Peter Chang, ordered to protect Kim Suk from her new husband, is an angry man haunted by his mother's death and... more
  • Burn Zones: Playing Life's Bad Hands

    by Jorge Newbery
    Life was good for Jorge Newbery. A high school dropout and serial entrepreneur, he had built a real estate empire of over 4,000 apartments across the USA. Taking risks and working tirelessly were the ingredients to his rise. But, he took one risk too many. An ice storm on Christmas Eve 2004 triggered his collapse. He was maligned, publicly shamed, and financially gutted – even arrested. He lost everything and ended up $26 million in debt. As he struggled to regain his footing, he spent... more
  • 7-10 Split: My Journey as America's Whitest Black Kid

    by Michael Gordon Bennett

    7-10 Split: My Journey As America’s Whitest Black Kid, is the memoir of Michael Gordon Bennett, who at age 5, escaped America’s fractious racial climate for the friendly streets of Madrid, Spain, only to return to America and be captured by hatred’s web, forced to simultaneously confront the personal anguish of his own existence, and the harrowing history of a nation in a centuries long battle with a malignant past. 

    It’s late 1965 when... more

  • Island of Memory: Growing Up in Cuba Before the Revolution

    by Virginia C. Lopez
    Memoir of Cuban immigrant Roberto Diego Lopez captures the spirit and color of Havana in the 1930's and 1940's. It's a personal account about one young boy growing to manhood; his stories reflect upon the Cuban lifestyle, values, and temperament. Lopez was fascinated by the strong, colorful personalities of the people around him and tells their tales with warmth and humor. Lopez also recounts what it was like when things ruptured—when the communists took over—and made it impossible for him to st... more

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