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by Lisa Thomas/McMillanIn this worthy book Lisa Thomas-McMillan shares with us her journey of giving, beginning with her early years as the middle daughter in a large family of struggling workers in the poor colored neighborhood of Brewton Alabama back in the fifties, a period that instilled in her a strong sense of empathy for her fellow strugglers. We learn of her young love and experience of God and her attempt to escape her bleak environment in her late teens and early adulthood, during which a stint at college in... more
by Linda Kovic-SkowLinda Kovic’s story continues in From Tours to Paris – the final book in the French Illusions series based on her diaries from 1979 and 1980. Still determined to learn French and fulfill her dream of becoming an international flight attendant, she puts her disastrous stint as an au pair behind her and revels in newfound freedom in the city of Tours. She finds lodging, enrolls at a French institute, and spends eight glorious days with Adam before he leaves for the holidays. When he returns, his s... more
by Linda Kovic-SkowIt’s 1979 and Linda needs to learn a language fast in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a flight attendant. Broke yet determined, she chooses French immersion and contracts to become an au pair for a wealthy family in the Loire Valley. Yielding to poor judgment, she lies on her application and claims to speak basic French, confident she'll be forgiven once she arrives at the Château de Montclair. As she struggles to adapt to her challenging new environment with the hard-to-please Madame Dub... more
by Alexandra MikaThe Beauty of Wings is a magical true story of inner transformation. It unravels the details of author Alexandra Mika’s healing journey, from an excruciatingly painful childhood of bullying, exclusion, and asthma to her mid-twenties filled with anorexia, pneumonia, panic, and suffocation to near death. Through dedication and determination Alexandra propels herself out of dark waters and comes home to her natural state of bliss, radiant health, and love. Journey with Alexandra on a pilgrimage of ... more
by Pete NiceMC Flux, AKA Carl Rodney Thomas, is a top drum and bass MC, a UK pioneer in this type of dance music. Inspired in his teens by reggae, back in the 80s he became Youth Champion of the Reggae Young Sounds competition. Talent spotted for top clubs, he was soon the MC of choice for raves such as Innovation, Desire, Dreamscape, World Dance, Innocence and Helter Skelter. He even formed his own clothing company. But Flux has spent plenty of time on the dark side and dicing with the law – he has often b... more
by Grace Anne StevensWhose life are you living? It’s hard to live authentically when you’re trying to meet the expectations of everyone around you and denying the inner voices that know your truth. Grace Anne Stevens spent over sixty years hiding and denying her inner truth. In No! Maybe? Yes! Living My Truth, she shares not only her voice but many of her internal voices, as she journeyed from denying, to questioning, and finally accepting her truth, which led to transitioning her gender at the age of sixty-four... more
by Sue Ann Baker"Behind the Shades fully captures what it was like to be on the front lines as one of America’s first female Secret Service agents. Sue Ann’s no nonsense approach to protecting foreign and American dignitaries helped set the standard for those women coming after her. She writes with a historical perspective, dry wit, and inspirational message to young women the world over. Reading Behind the Shades is the next best thing to being there." -- Jerry S. Parr, Assistant Director, U.S. Secret Serv... more
by Nicole ComerA candid, honest and no-nonsense guide for actors with an inside look into the acting business. A working Los Angeles actress, writer, producer and acting coach shares with you her tips, experiences, stories and reminders about the “business” to help take your career to the next level while always reminding the reader that acting is a business, so you had better put your big-girl and big-boy pants on! Her previous experience working for Paramount Pictures, owning her own business in Los Angeles ... more
by David Faulkner
Superheroes is the story of a boy learning to defy gravity
At four years old, David spends his days exploring with curious contemplation the vast wonders of the seemingly magical world around him. His only real care is wondering when his big brother, Robert, will be home from school to share it with him. His life is replete with typical childhood antics, joys and fears, and nightmares that wrack his sleep, but ultimately every morning, he knows a new adventure awaits.<... more
by Jeffrey Gorney
In this keenly observed memoir, American artist Jeffrey Gorney's search for his roots in Romania sheds light on other lives in other places and obscure yet gripping aspects of World War II.. Even as he explores family history and family mystery, Gorney takes a lively look at growing up in working-class Brooklyn where tales told by immigrant grandparents spark future genealogical jaunts. Ancestral sites and graveyards yield insights, and he tel... more
by Mary FoxMemoir on 15 year Custody court battle, Parental Alienation Syndrome, Single-Parenting, Relationships between child & divorced parents, flawed Family Law Court systems (Judicial system). Poorly trained Court Evaluators/Psychiatrists/Commissioners/Judges. Out-dated Family Law court Orders, that only sabotage any ability to co-parent at all. How poor parenting can effect a child for their entire life. Psychological Warfare amongst families and divorcing parents.
by Yeseul K. WinehouseA Korean girl's search for love and financial independence takes her to all the wrong places.There is a saying in Korea; Once a girl steps foot in escorting, she can never get out...
by Joyce KingThe story of a man who stood for something and the woman he loved. Falsely accused of murdering his girlfriend, James Woodard served more than twenty-seven years in prison. In April 2008, James became the seventeenth man exonerated by DNA evidence in Dallas County. The same day he was granted his freedom, James laid eyes on Joyce King, the "prison wife" he'd fantasized about falling in love with for nearly three decades. It was the happiest day of his life. Their mutual attraction was immediate,... more
by Richard Hill
Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is Richard Hill's true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his own origins. This highly suspenseful book is a page-turning saga of personal detective work that will appeal to anyone who loves a good mystery.
But this isn't fiction. It's an engrossing account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records. This fascinating quest, i... more
by Maureen TwomeyWhen Maureen Twomey was only thirty-three years old, she experienced a massive stroke--one that took away her ability to read, write, walk, and even speak (AAAAAAAHHH!!). Well, she wasn't about to go down without a fight. In Before, Afdre, and After, Twomey offers a sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes comical, and ultimately inspiring account of what it is to lose everything when you're supposed to be in the prime of your life--and what it takes to get it back, piece by tiny piece.
by James HallerInternationally acclaimed chef and award-winning writer James Haller serves up a perfect blend of humor, nostalgia, and wisdom in this delightful culinary memoir. In his latest book, Chef Haller chronicles a lifetime of cooking, from the age of three in the kitchen with his grandmothers to when he opens his own kitchen in the famed Blue Strawbery restaurant of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Chef Haller has written a touching memoir that is a feast for the soul, the mind, and the funny bone.