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by Venugopal MenonIt is often said that geography is destiny. 'My Mother Called Me UNNI' is the story of one man who left his homeland and his family in the 1960s, to find his own destiny in the melting pot of the United States. The book was written by Dr. Venugopal Menon and published by Outskirts Press. Beginning in the late 1960s, hundreds of thousands of people migrated to the U.S. from India, including thousands of physicians. Today, Indian Americans are the wealthiest and most educated minority group in the... more
by DENISE JONESDENISE, born and raised on Chicago’s west side, is the eldest of seven children. At the age of twelve, her mother introduced her to shooting heroin. This lasted for over fifteen years; she lived as a man and dropped out of school in the fourth grade. She embraced the street life of drugs, prostitution, and crime. Her life was filled with poverty, incest, molestation, drug addiction, and incarceration. DENISE grabbed hold to a seed of hope in spite of the life she had created for herself. B... more
by Molly Kate BrownUnraveling and alone in India, newlywed Molly Brown is forced to traverse her inner landscape with new eyes while navigating a culture so different from her own in Boulder, Colorado. When a life-altering illness brings her to her knees at age thirty-two, Molly’s long-held dream to travel solo through India is shattered, giving way to a journey of another kind. Set against the vivid sensuality of India’s sounds, colors, smells, and nuanced contours, Learning to Walk in India is a true tale of lov... more
by Azadeh Tabazadeh
When Azadeh was an eight-year-old girl growing up in Iran in March 1973, her uncle gave her a chemistry kit. That got her hooked on science early and provided an opportunity for her to find herself. In The Sky Detective, Azadeh shares her life story—one that includes an insider's look at life during the Islamic Revolution and Iraqi War and details how one little girl grew up to become a gifted scientist.
Set inside Iran in the final years of the monarchy, the author narrates a... more
by Philip DealLove In An Iron Bowl is a true story. While living in China, the author sets out to meet and interview interesting people in real life situations. He gets far more than he bargained for when he meets a free-spirited Chinese woman who is determined to get what she wants - at any cost. When the two fall in love and begin to travel, often without the blessings of their work unit's authorities, the author's life is turned upside down, and he begins to feel the powerful weight of China's Iron Bowl.
by J.A. Carter-WinwardNo Secrets is the second volume of Carter-Winward's genre defying writing that is part poetry, part fiction, part memoir and all told with a clarity that does not allow secrets. These short pieces tell us the stories many of us hide, even from ourselves.
by J.A. Carter-WinwardWinner of the Best Poetry Collection Arty Award of 2014 by the Salt Lake City Weekly and IndieReader Approved. No Apologies is the inappropriate joke at dinner; the drunk uncle in the room shouting obscenities; the ugly truth no one talks about in polite company. Part poetry, part fiction, part memoir, all honesty, No Apologies is a compelling slice of human experience in all of its crass, hopeful, sincere and tender glory. And it says it…with no apologies.
by Ginger Gilmour
Memoirs of the Bright Side of the Moon takes the reader on an intimate and detailed journey starting in 1971, the day Ginger met her Prince Charming...David Gilmour, the guitarist of Pink Floyd.
I begin this story, telling of the events that changed my life forever. As if a ship sailed by and whisked me in its wake.
It is a true story of my life and how I was challenged, survived and resurrected like the fabled tale of the phoenix rising out of the ashes on a journey with... more
by Jeannie Lachman and Carole Sanguedolce
Two Peas In A Separated Pod is a true story. Take a journey with two women on the road to discoveries and realizations. Jeannie and Carole write about their lives growing up. Each is unaware of the other. Jeannie is raised in the Bronx, New York. She grows up knowing that she is adopted and loved. She feels connected, yet there is a void. Carole grows up an only child in a small rural community in Northern Ontario, Canada. When their worlds collide, the book is written in each woman's ver... more
by Francis HamitThis is Francis Hamit's memoir about his service as a police undercover operative while he was a student at the University of Iowa in 1965 and 1966. It is also the story of how he became a writer.
by Doreen McGettiganThe true story of my brother, musician David Albert's random road rage murder and my struggle to keep my family together throughout the 72-hours in the intensive care waiting room, the investigation, the trial and the sentencing while I was falling apart.
by Camille CusumanoTango Fantasia shows what happens to body & soul when unbridled passion meets imagination. The loveliness of tango lures you in. Camille Cusumano, author of Tango, an Argentine Love Story, has gathered three of her other tango works into one tango lover's book, a fantasia of true stories, essays, and fiction. Quantum Tango, a novella, starts like the dance, a smooth "salida," then takes flight in Borges-like magical realism. Tango Goes to Africa is a riveting reportage of her 2014 humanitarian p... more
by Janice Wood WetzelSorrows & Songs addresses with candor the events that have shaped and challenged the author’s life. The forthright telling of her story through her 80th year is written in engaging vignettes, moving snapshots of memories of both Sorrows & Songs within the context of world events. Though not written in chronological order, it alludes to the Great Depression, World War II, the restrained 1950s, Civil Rights and Women’s movements, 9-11, and the Global Women’s movement. Janice’s life is unique in it... more
by Jon Thum
“What kind of life? What kind of life! Both punctuations can hope to be used ...”
A disillusioned A-student drops out after university, adopting a nomadic lifestyle in search of pure hedonistic freedom. After several years of shit jobs and crazed adventures spanning the four continents of the globe, both the characters and the experiences encountered lead to an ultimate reckoning; yet as his life takes an unexpected turn, what lies in store is both extraordinary and triumpha... more
by Joan Williams
In this riveting autobiography, former Jamaican journalist Joan Williams bares her soul to readers sharing some transfixing experiences ranging from her dangerous fight against communism to the nether world to which she descended emotionally, when her only son was murdered six weeks after becoming a father.
In the heart wrenching chapter entitled TO HELL AND BACK she takes readers on the emotional roller coaster she tumbled helplessly for years, reeling through numerous stage... more
by Jennifer Burge
“Revealing account of the destruction of one woman’s personal and professional identity amid Asia’s cultural quicksand”
Read the unvarnished truth about the expat lifestyle in Singapore Salvation.
The "extremely entertaining" Jennifer Burge understands the challenges of life abroad. A professional trailblazer with a wanderlust affliction, she refused to give up after documenting the pitfalls of takin... more