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by Patrice M FosterMolding My Destiny A story of hope that takes one child from surviving to thriving. A story of strength, courage and determination, Patrice M Foster’s moving journey from poverty, neglect and abuse is a tribute to the human spirit. Born in Jamaica West Indies, Patrice and her five siblings endured a barren childhood devoid of love, security, and hope. After both parents abandoned their children, Patrice’s only means of surviving years of mistreatment with uncaring relatives was the hope... more
by Bruce K. HansonIn his new book, For the Record: Confessions of a Vinyl-Soundtrack Junkie, Bruce K. Hanson explores his life-long obsession with collecting movie soundtracks and Broadway cast recordings by connecting them with anecdotes about growing up gay in the late sixties and early seventies, performing on stage, teaching theatre and visual arts, and coping with the little challenges that life offers on a regular basis. Bruce’s narrative manages to be honest, accessible, and engaging, making him immensely ... more
by Heather JaynesThis book is about a father and daughter, driving a jeep, packed to the top with household items, and towing a large storage box, laden with heavy household and garage machines, from London to Bulgaria by crossing three countries. The daughter did the driving. It was tough, on a time limit, and by no means trouble-free.
by Cheryl Cuccio, Rob Cuccio, Morgan St. JamesIn 1986 sixteen year old sexually, physically and mentally abused Cheryl Pierson hired a classmate to kill her father. He had threatened to turn his sick attentions to her eight year old sister, and Cheryl had promised her dead mother as she lay in her coffin she would always protect her sister. It was in national media for several years. In 2012 her husband, Rob Cuccio, died for 43 minutes and was miraculously brought back to life because she convinced doctors to keep trying to revive him. 30 y... more
by William L. McGee
FROM THE BACK COVER...
Bill McGee recaptures life growing up in the small cattle town of Malta, Montana, during the hardscrabble years of the Great Depression.
He sets the stage for his coming-of-age story by taking us “Westward Ho!” as his pioneering forefathers — curious to see what was on the other side of the mountains—migrated west generation by generation until a genteel young school teacher from Iowa (his mother) meets a handsome cowboy (his father) ... more
by Marilla MulwaneThis is the story of the house duck named Zucchini who steals hearts and provides the dearest bond anyone could experience. Ever thought about having a duck as a pet? I don't mean an outdoor duck in a pen or that wanders around your pond. I mean a duck that lives in the house with you, sleeps with you, eats with you, plays with you. If you never have considered it, you just might once you've read about Zucchini. If you have considered having a house duck, then this book will teach you everything... more
by Eric GadenIn 2010, my wife and I made the decision to leave our comfortable suburban life and head out on the road. We sold most of our belongings and packed the rest into an RV with our two young children and our dog. We learned a few lessons on the way.
by Soma NorodomIn June 2010, Soma moved to Cambodia to take care of her sick father, who had decided to move from California to his homeland, and stay for the remainder of his life. She established the first English-speaking radio talk show in the country and later became a Columnist for the Phnom Penh Post. As a direct descendant of King Norodom I, the Founder and Patriarch of the Cambodian Royal Family, Soma embraced her new title as a Princess of Cambodia. She learned to speak the language and became kno... more
by Jimmy Newell
A Bronx Boy's Tale details the life of the author as he witnessed the major historical events on the 1960's and 1970's. Although it was a time of social upheaval and strife, Jimmy's family, friends and the Beautiful Bronx all made the experience glorious.
It is a lesson to us in modern times who despair about the state of things. Family, friends, and having a strong community in which to thrive can supersede any perceived threat from a world thought to be mad.
by Jimmy NewellA Bronx Boy's Tale details the life of the author as he witnessed the major historical events on the 1960's and 1970's. Although it was a time of social upheaval and strife, Jimmy's family, friends and the Beautiful Bronx all made the experience glorious. It is a lesson to us in modern times who despair about the state of things. Family, friends, and having a strong community in which to thrive can supersede any perceived threat from a world thought to be mad.
by Jennifer Rene StantonJennifer Rene Stanton laughed the first time she visited a psychic. She’d only gone to appease her friend, and the experience didn’t make her a believer. Within months, three unspeakable tragedies had wiped the woman’s predictions from her mind. For a decade, Jennifer lived a normal life. She married a wonderful man, and together they worked to provide a good life for their two kids. Then in 1989, Jennifer’s husband, John—a young, athletic, caring father—suddenly died of a massive heart at... more
by James OsowskiMalfunctioning in bizarre and hurtful ways, Schizophrenia took my vision of the world to this awful darkness without any knowledge of what I was going through, I had no idea how to fix this insane disfunctional life. I spent almost forty years fighting my way back to something I could understand and manage. Thought to be possessed by the devil and austrasised from everyone. This Phantom ghost and my defender Victor battled over my nievaty. I constantly had to go through trials unbelievable. I lo... more
by Susan Segovia-Munoz
HEROIN ADDICTION, THE LIFESTYLE, THE RECOVERY
Like the saying goes, what goes up, must come down. I just wish it did not have to apply to my life all the time. I have always tried to be optimistic, but who was I trying to kid? My life was destined to be one disaster after another, and until I finally made the decision to change my lifestyle in every single way, things would never be any different.
In the meantime, my life continued to revolve around a circle ... more
by Susan Segovia-Munoz
ADDICTION, THE LIFESTYLE, THE RECOVERY
I'm not a celebrity or a model. I'm not rich or famous. I'm a junkie and I will do anything for my next fix.
The author was a very stubborn, naive, and gullible woman with a bad case of low self-esteem. At 18 years old, from an upper middle class suburban family, she was always known as the fat sister. She was the black sheep and the trouble maker.
Believing herself to ... more