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by Ivan Von BaublitzFollow Ivan through the Department of Children of Services in Cook County Chicago to adulthood. This epic 40 year journey is a tragic and gripping autobiogrpahy that will leave a mark on a generation forever. A tragic yet triumphant story of one mans ability to survive and overcome the most unimaginable situations. Dirty laundry is a creative twist on traditional biography's with a visit from a certain person who once was President of the United States. A awesome page turning experience.
by Shirlee Sky HoffmanThrough her accessible poetry and prose in this beautiful yet searing collection, Shirlee Sky Hoffman, who lived in post-Holocaust Germany twice in the 1970s, chronicles her initial reluctance to go to West Germany and the healing power of personal relationships with a close group of German contemporaries. She explores how remembering the Holocaust has affected her own life and the broader Jewish community, delves into the ironies of her family's history, and takes a hard look at the persistence... more
by Shawn WoodsShawn Wood writes about his life as being labeled a mistake and how his mother verbally abused him throughout his life. Even to this day, she insults, degrades, and rejects him. Shawn went through school with learning disabilities; he graduated high school with a 6 to 8 grade in reading and spelling level. His book is written in his own words so you can see for yourself how he struggles with expressing his thoughts. Despite Shawn's disability and abusive mother, he managed to graduate in college... more
by Walter Harp
In this true story, Walter Harp brings readers along for the ride on his hair-raising, heart-breaking, hope-making adventures with acute, life-threatening leukemia. He pulls no punches, writing with candor of the horrors of cancer as he humanizes it. This engrossing and poignant book is terrifying and tragic, uplifting and funny. Leukemia, like most serious illness, is fearsome—particularly when it repeatedly recurs and no treatment options remain. It hijacks and destroys lives without warnin... more
by Paul E. PerkinsWhat does it feel like to die? Paul Perkins knows, and he remembers -- he died at least twice during surgeries on his path of worsening heart issues that led to his double organ transplant of a new heart and a new kidney -- and ultimately to a new life. The tall, rangy banker and entrepreneur from Missouri with a big smile looks like a guy who has played some basketball, but he doesn’t look like someone who died on the operating table. Except he did, multiple times, and his doctors confirmed ... more
by Christopher E. Pelloski, MD
Silver Medal Winner of the 2016 Living Now Book Awards.
Bronze Medal Winner of the 2016 Global Ebook Awards.
There is a reason books that recount the regrets and advice of the dying strike so deep a chord: people who have nothing left to lose can tell their stories with a sincerity and unpretentiousness we crave but that is all too rare. In “Trauma, Shame, and the Power of Love,” Christopher Pelloski relates his own downfall from a prominent physician-scientist in the ... more
by Leila Summers
On the 24th of February 2007 my husband, Stuart, drowned himself at sea, leaving me widowed with two young daughters aged six and four. I knew it wasn't an accident, even though the medics and police never suspected suicide. Stuart had been talking about ending his life for a year. His most recent suicide attempt had been only three weeks earlier. Afterwards, he explained that day as the most peaceful day of his life. Sitting next to the dam, he smoked his last cigarette. He drank a hundr... more
by Jodi Auborn
"This is my story of growing up as a child of the 1980's and teenager of the '90's, in upstate New York. It's a story of pets, and vacations, and unexpected adventures. It's a story of the roundabout ways that life can lead you home. However, it's mainly a story of Place. Whether lived or merely vacationed in, the places and events that shaped my life have become some of my most cherished memories..."
Growing up, the author always knew she was ... more
by Gordon Jackson
by Elaine AmbroseMore than 40 million middle-aged women are tumbling over the hill laughing all the way because the kids are grown, their menstrual periods stopped, and they survived at least four decades of arbitrary rules dictated by a crabby universe. They went to work with varying degrees of success and they brought home the bacon but threw it in the freezer and ordered pizza. Now they're ready to celebrate the freedom of pending retirement because they know it's more fun to laugh hysterically than to stab s... more
by Carl FisherThrough thirty-five years and one man's stories from a life on the road, The Campfire Chronicles takes you into the world of a dedicated long-distance rider with all the perils, predicaments, humor, and revelations of a life lived out under the sky?on two wheels. Come out and ride the long roads toward new places and new people, and experience that revealing moment when you first understand that there is much more to the story than the images coming at your windshield. The real tale is what i... more
by Dan MartinLife in the military… as you’ve never read before. At nineteen, filled with wanderlust and hormones, Dan Martin made the hilariously amazing decision to join the military to travel and meet girls. Three months later, with Desert Storm in full swing, he found himself surrounded by dudes with not much to do. What unfolded was a long, protracted series of adventures into the art of curing boredom. Told in a collection of vignettes, Operation Cure Boredom is a coming of age story in camouflage. F... more
by Anthony PerryTony's life changes the moment he learns he's going to be a father. A casual relationship grows serious and he faces a choice that will ultimately be made for him. Tony tries to persuade his girlfriend to keep their baby but she chooses abortion and Tony blames himself. Did he say the wrong things? Was he just not good enough? Would he ever get another chance to be a father? Tony's experience shows that abortion isn't just a women's issue, but one that can also affect men in unexpected ways.
by Ly de AngelesInitiation is a memoir that reflects on the moral and ideological changes of the last sixty years. Written in a perennial voice de Angeles, witch, rewilds her own story and transforms cultural stereotypes into the language of myth. “Witch people, like magicians and sorcerers, conjurers, druids and hoodoo hexers, like cunning women and cunning men, kadaicha, shaman, manitou, angakok, curandera, bruxa, enchanters and shapechangers are needed in this world. They are the stories not bound by dog... more
by Visakha Dasi
In 1971, at age 20, Visakha had just published her first book and was beginning her ascent to fame and fortune through a career in photojournalism. She dreamed of bringing the people of the world closer by sharing their common kinship and values through her photographic essays. Then, at the invitation of her college boyfriend, who was working on his MFA thesis in India, Visakha traveled east, where she first learned about bhakti yoga – the yoga of devotion – from a simple Indian s... more
by rena wintersOne of the key executives of the company that created the Smurfs for TV and movies was an expert in mind control and brain washing for a communist country. Unknowingly, we allowed our kids to be entertained by these blue cartoon characters who in retrospect were teaching our kids communism. How do I know this? I was on the inside of that company. Rena Winters was Vice President of the company that first brought the Smurfs to America.