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by Robert SternShane Stern has Down syndrome and a wicked sense of humor. This irreverent, profane, hilarious, and moving autobiography recalls his travels through the challenges, reverses, and small victories of childhood, the maze of scholastic and social barriers he has to negotiate, and his passage into adulthood. Memoirs of a Mongol without a Pony, while providing a running commentary on gender, race, sports, entertainment, politics, celebrities, and American culture in general, is at its heart an ode t... more
by Veronica TanzenWhen Veronica first clicked on those two fateful words, “create profile,” she did so with shaky hands and an equally shaken heart. She had no clue what kind of a roller coaster she had just strapped herself into, complete with highs, lows, and stomach-churning turns. The problem was, she had just gotten off another very bumpy ride, and was unsure that she had the strength to embark on this new path. “Living Out Loud” takes you on a fresh and quirky ride through one woman's attempt to master... more
by Cathy LaForge TonkinLeave 'er Lay combines humor, tragedy, history and family for an interesting read about a quirky American family. This book weaves a rich tapestry of remarkable family history together with world events that occurred during that time, giving the reader a glimpse not only of the interesting and sometimes wacky characters who make up my family, but how their stories fit into our larger human experience.
by Kisan UpadhayaBorn in North East India and taken to Kathmandu, Nepal by aunt and abandoned. to A young boy at age 4 and his sister age 8 abandoned by their own family and left on the side of the street to fend for them self. The boy works at restaurant as dish washer just so he could get something to eat while sister become a slave or maid for various family just to survive. Boy get sick from bitter cold and is unable to work thus fired from restaurant and finds himself begging for food on the streets. ne... more
by agnes probstIt is a heartbreaking, yet heartwarming story of past injuries and pain, and never letting it break you.This heartbreaking book will not just warm the hearts of the readers, but will also provide them with an inspiration that no matter what life throws at you and no matter how hard the simple act of living becomes, having the courage to fight through the hurdles will get anyone through difficult times.
by agnes probstThis is a heartbreaking, yet heartwarming inspirational story of past injuries and pain and never letting it break you.
by Kelly Wilson
For twenty years, I thought that I had been marching through the stages of grief in a straight line. I had been following the formula, crossing each processed grief experience off my list.
Except that I was totally deluded.
And I didn’t discover that until Jim, my beloved father-in-law, died. I found myself drying off from my shower the morning after his death, really hoping he couldn’t see me naked. Or, if he could, that he was averting his eyes.
From that momen... more
by Trevor MacDonaldTREVOR MACDONALD might not appear to be an unusual dad ... except that as a transgender man, he birthed and breastfed his own children. Insightful and witty, this memoir reveals (and overturns) some of our society’s deepest-held beliefs about gender, pregnancy, and infant care.
by Bernard N. Lee, Jr.
When I was a child, we were always moving from one place to another. Making friends was something I looked forward to with an uneasy anticipation. My dad was in the military. We moved, like clockwork, every three years until I was more than twenty-years-old. The things I saw, and the places I lived, are now a part of history. They form the canvass for “A Look Back in Time: Memoir of a Military Kid in the Fifties.”
It was an extraordinary time to be alive in the Un... more
by Cathy LaForge TonkinHumor, tragedy, history and family are combined in this family memoir to make for a very interesting and entertaining read. This book includes the stories of my ancestors coming to America and stories of growing up in the midwest.
by Dr. Patricia PicklesIn America alone, forty-four million people suffer from mental illness. One in five individuals will experience mental confusion in a given year. Chronic Mental Illness: A Living Nightmare, is one family's experience in dealing with the catastrophe of battling with the disease. Stigma can be eradicated through advocacy, education and ending the silence about this taboo subject.
by Joshua Steven GrisettiIn the bleak winter of 2009, Agnostic and dental-phobic Josh Grisetti experienced an accidental prescription drug overdose at a dentist's office, and subsequently had an unexpected encounter with the Almighty Creator of the Universe. During the supernatural encounter, God explained the meaning of life, revealed the mysterious truths behind the writings of the Bible, unveiled the secrets of the afterlife and, most importantly, dramatically altered the spiritual course of one young man's life. ... more
by Aaron Lauritsen
In his recently released book ‘100 Days Drive' author Aaron Lauritsen chronicles a therapeutic road trip he did around North America in 2013. In it he describes a voyage of discovery, which came about accidentally, but that morphs into a spiritual journey that unlocks long forgotten memories of growing up with a single mother, being a small business owner, serving with the military and of starting all over after a lengthy divorce.
It begins by Aaron selling hi... more
by karen rhodesborn in 1979 Karen was raised in a small town on the south coast of England. Unfortunatly alot of health issues have controlled her life restricting her ambitions. Although after leaving school she went to college and trained to be a nvq 3 health care assistant in the hope to continue on to become a nurse but life had other ideas for her and she was diagnosed with a rare disease that stole her youth and banished her dreams.
by Elise KeaTrue life story of being diagnosed with Lupus and Guillain–Barré in less than a six month time span.
by Pat WilleneCelebrations is a story based on true incidents in the lives of two sisters. It is an inspirational story of pain, hope, and recovery. The sisterhood of Pat and Dee promotes and invites the desire to remain innocent and pure, yet sustains the shattering demonic violence of their father's requirement that beauty is equated to provocative sin and under-achievement is an unforgivable sin. It is the story of the common-ness of heroes --- those who do not make the newspaper, nor find their way to a t... more