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by Camille ParkerWhen her minor children are snatched from her custody and whisked to Nigeria by their father on his first visitation with them following an acrimonious divorce, a mother is left to make sense of the betrayal and to determine a course of action in response. In this memoir, the author uses journal entries and correspondence -- before the advent of e-mail, texts, and tweets -- to tell the story of her attempt to recover from a destructive marriage and to bring the children home, while trying to cre... more
by James Young
Problem solving and being cleansed are key to helping people recover from a mental illness like bi-polar, depression, schizophrenia, etc. In fact one in four families in the United States today will have a member with some form of mental illness. Three men who are put in a similar living situation , and one is trying to get his college degree while working as an artist. With that diploma and a subway token the question is can he get a ride on any trolley in the city? See what becomes of the s... more
by Agy WilsonYoung Annie Cummings prepares for a famous friend's arrival. Set in Old Orchard Beach Maine circa 1937, Annie tackles the busy summer's day with elan and pizzazz! Fun language, Large type, based on real events.
by Michael BradhamI traveled around looking to learn the hidden ways of the world. With true stories, this book communicates the knowledge I found. Self realization, Surf, Camping, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, NYC, Travel, Adventure, Traditional Martial Arts, Breathing technique, Visualization techniques, Wellness techniques, Construction work, Injuries. Pictures with excerpts: https://www.facebook.com/EyesontheSurprise Thank you Michael Bradham
by Peter T. Pugliese. MDIn the prequel to his current role as the most beloved educator in professional skin care, Peter T. Pugliese, MD shares his own true stories of his early family medical practice in historic (and often hysterical) Bernville, Pennsylvania, from 1958 to 1978. At age 88, this vibrant storyteller shares an intimate and fascinating look back at his own pathway of obstacles and miracles that led him from Catholic school to the seminary where he planned a life in the priesthood, to two wars, to falling... more
by George StephensThis memoir tracks how George became involved in an area of business that grew from one of several million pounds to one of many billions. He observes with some humour how life was, and how it changed in his working years, both inside and outside his office.
by Toni Olson
"Mama, Talk About When Max Was Born" tells the story of Max’s birth, which takes place at home in water. Max’s older sister likes to hear all about when Mama first learned that she was pregnant; about seeing the doula and midwives; about preparing for Max’s arrival and finally his birth in their living room. "Mama, Talk About When Max Was Born" is a sweet and normalizing look at home water birth for young children. While this does feature a home water bir... more
by Becky Lewellen Povich
In From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir & More, Becky Lewellen Povich takes us from her young Illinois childhood in the 1950s to present day life near St. Louis, Missouri. Each chapter is a scene from everyday life and/or unexpected events written in the way only Povich can, with humor and poignancy woven into them. She relates tales of Christmases, summertime fun, grade school antics, and long car rides visiting grandparents in her still favorite, much-loved small town: Greenfield, Iowa. Sh... more
by Art RoschIn 2004 Fox discovered that she was one half Chiricahua Apache. This confirmed a nagging suspicion that had haunted her for more than forty years. At this time Art and Fox resided in a cottage in the woods of Marin County.. They had purchased a used recreational vehicle for travel to the southwest. The couple could use the RV to explore their passions. Fox wanted to connect with her Native American heritage and Art wanted to go places where he could master his photography and study astronomy. ... more
by Jonna IvinRaised by an alcoholic mother and without a father, Jonna learned at a young age to put her needs on the back-burner. After her mother dies of cancer, she goes on a spiritual journey looking for enlightenment and a purpose for her life. Eventually, she ends up as a volunteer in the relief effort following Hurricane Ike. There she meets a man who will forever change her life. In the swamps of Louisiana and the hills of Arkansas, Jonna follows her heart to build a life with an American hero - ... more
by Adrianna Taylor
The story about my life as a young (27). attractive Dominatrix, mixed with my real-life experiences as a growing woman; my life and loves.
by Marija BulatovicIt’s been said that the truth is stranger than fiction. Marija Bulatovic’s dazzling debut, Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia, certainly underscores that adage. Fantastical, Bulatovic’s reflections on her Yugoslavian childhood, is a mesmerizing memoir that takes readers on a wild and unforgettable tour of a country that has vanished from the map, but lives on in this lively collection. With a pitch perfect voice, and a keen eye for capturing the absurd, the outrageous, the hil... more
by Joe Barry CarrollJoe Barry Carroll does not believe in the good old days, yet he has been successful at creating good new days. As the tenth of thirteen children Joe seemed “to not be enough of any one particular thing to be the right thing.” His father died leaving nine-year-old Joe a single inheritance—an old hand sewn quilt. After witnessing his mother’s defeat, as one after another dream died, young Joe resolved to make it all better one day. And he did. This is the true and evocative story of seven-foot-t... more
Oh! You're One of Those People...: A Whimsical Two Year Journey of Depression, Desperation, and Detainmentby Glenn T. SchaeferIt might be the person sitting next to you in the movie theatre. Could be the person at work with the perpetual smile. It's difficult to always recognize someone suffering with the perils of depressions or the humiliation of being homeless. These are not "diseases" that always select the socially downtrodden as is the public perception, but can alter the lives of anyone. Depression is not a choice nor is it a fault and it can cripple the strongest. Those suffering from depression don't al... more
by Joe LaFratta
by Lehel Vandor
Ears, too many of them, catching any accidental voicing of free thought, the tragicomedy of spraying trees with green paint during the Leader's visits... The deadly denial of the existence of serious "imperialist" diseases, three hours of TV broadcasts per day, food rationing, power cuts... Then, the Romanian Revolution of 1989 - the swapping of communism with democracy, stability with chaos, external threats with internal tensions, power with corruption, religion with greed... ... more