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Memoir

  • Peeing On Hot Coals

    by Pat Montandon

    In her new memoir, Peeing On Hot Coals, Pat Montandon, the irrepressible Icon of San Francisco leads us on a journey from the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma to the highest circles of San Francisco society. Told with her usual pluck, wit and compassion, Montandon not only survived her brutal past, she bravely chronicles how she rose above it to live the Great American Dream. Through wit and creativity Montandon became a well-known figure not only in San Francisco but internationally and the basis of a ... more

  • A Child's Christmas in Queens

    by Steven Lubliner
    Queens, New York in the early 1970s. During the holidays, a small boy dishonors his mother and learns a lesson. Maybe more than one. Maybe not.
  • A Thousand Sparks of Light

    by Lenore Janecek
    Shining a light on the appalling issue of medical error, this stirring memoir, A Thousand Sparks of Light tells of one health professional’s empowering story from the hospital mishap to the courtroom battle that catalyzed her now public crusade. In her inspiring book, Lenore Janecek, a nationally-known health care expert, author, and public speaker tells the story of how she was diagnosed with cancer and underwent invasive surgery, only to discover, through dogged perseverance, there was a disas... more
  • Small Moments: A Child's Memories of the Civil Rights Movement

    by Mary M. Barrow
    Based on a true story set during the early years of the Civil Rights movement, 'Small Moments' is a gripping and heartfelt tale of how one uneducated and underprivileged woman taught a young girl to see the world not in terms of color, but in terms of kindness, equality and love. Amelia, an African American housemaid who may have been affected by the heartbreaking experiment at Tuskegee, is a tender mother figure who gradually exposes her young, white charge to the rippling tide of the nation's... more
  • I'm Already Disturbed Please Come In

    by gabrielle glancy
    Acclaimed poet, Gabrielle Glancy, has emerged at last, with a strikingly original memoir, among the best works of prose I’ve read in years. It’s a harrowing (and sometimes hilarious) tale of her descent into and eventual emergence from the alien and alienated worlds of illness and contemporary health care. It’s also a subtly brilliant meditation on the social – or asocial – world of medicine’s strange but very relevant intersection with the infectious world of social media (Facebook in particula... more
  • Act As If: Stumbling Through Hollywood With Headshot in Hand

    by Petrea Burchard

    Being a non-famous, working actor in Hollywood isn't easy, but it can be hilarious if you bring your attitude. Based on the popular column in Nowcasting.com's ActorsInk, the essays in "Act As If" take a humorous look at the life of a journeyman actor in Hollywood. "Journeyman," as in "not a star."

  • Ohana: One Woman's Battle with Love, Death, & Destiny

    by Theia Mey
    Theia Mey was always the rebel in her close-knit Spanish family. She left her home village on the outskirts of Madrid, traveling to London to learn English, and eventually moved to the United States. In Florida she discovered a lush world whose beauty hid painful relationships with two men: the first led her into alcoholism and addiction, and the second pathologically abused her and her three children for many years. In the midst of her struggles, Mey was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent... more
  • Sane Enough: Recovery from a Mother's Sexual Abuse

    by Linda A. Day

    “A challenging, insightful, and rare work… Day’s writing is self-aware, her prose elegant, and her familiarity with the nuances of the subject apparent... Moments will sear their way into your consciousness.” FORWARD REVIEWS, 5 stars