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by Sharon Emery
Sharon Emery struggled with the losses and limits she faced but couldn't change – no matter how hard she tried.
And she did try. First with her incurable severe stutter, then with the death of her daughter, Jessica, and the too-early deaths of her own younger siblings. Meanwhile, her “broken” voice meant her long career in communications was regularly a battle.
Emery wrote this memoir to help guide her children on their own life journeys, stressing t... more
by Simone YemmStalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels: The Girl with the Eating Disorder is a window into the depths of dysfunction as experienced through bulimia, binge-eating disorder, self-harm, and suicidality. Carrying messages of self-loathing and inadequacy from her childhood, Simone explores key relationships and how they shape her—for better and for worse—over the decades. Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels offers vulnerable insight into an oft-hidden world. It doesn’t pretend to answer all the questi... more
by Fanen ChiahemenA true story told through the eyes of a child in a raw suite of stories and poetry, this creative memoir showcases the resilience and strength of the human spirit as a young girl finds a way to survive a turbulent family setting.
by Michel DeliferThe author's life journey begins in Lebanon where he volunteers as a field medic for the Lebanese Red Cross during the civil war. He immigrates to the United States and lands a position in the insurance industry that leads to success and international adventures. He encounters many learning challenges, including how to survive in the U.S. business culture and when to use the many idioms of American English. As he continues to expand his international business skills he also discovers his own i... more
by BD TimminsRunning From Hippos: A Memoir of Trauma and Depression by BD Timmins is a moving, powerful autobiography about surviving the darkness of trauma. Starting with the early days, the author takes you back to the beginning of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, onward through the turmoil of depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideations, then into the light of triumph. It wasn't an easy journey, but if you've been there or know someone who has, you will relate on a personal level. If you feel alone... more
by Stephen BentleyMeet the real Line of Duty ™ undercover team in this previously untold and gripping story of how a Northern Irish terrorist and murderer and one of his followers, were caught in an audacious and brilliantly executed undercover sting on the English mainland, codenamed, Operation George.
by Anthony WaldrenFinding success in this thing called “life” can be complicated. Sometimes we’re driven by an insatiable hunger; other times, we drift in life aimlessly looking for purpose. Yet, what appears to be circumstances meant to bury us can become the foundation from which we grow. In life, we grow strong and resilient simply because of our courage to continue through seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This book is an example of what happens when perseverance becomes less of an admirable quality and ... more
by Charity PleasantThis book follows the journey of an Ohio native from birth throughout adulthood. It recalls many of her memories and lessons throughout her life that has given her an understanding of how she thinks and who she is today. It explains transparently some of the mistakes she's made on her journey in hopes to keep others from making the same ones. It's a real-life take on the basic principles she was taught and how she has lived by some and let others fall by the wayside. This reading will connect yo... more
by Paul Spencer SochaczewskiAcross Asia, an elephant-headed god flexes his muscles… Ganesha, the Hindu elephant-headed god, is among the most-appreciated of all deities. In this innovative book, Paul Spencer Sochaczewski explores why he collects Ganesha images, examines the psychology of collecting, and recounts personal adventures in his 40-year quest for just one more (but it’s gotta be special) Ganesha statue. He provides enough iconography to give the reader a grounding in Ganesha’s obstacle-removing prowess, but th... more
by Elliot Stanton
by Amy EdelsteinIn 1983, twenty-one year old Amy Edelstein set out on a solitary 500 kilometer journey in the highest valley in the world. Zanskar, India, the westernmost corner of the Tibetan plateau had only recently opened to travelers. She would spend two months walking by foot, crossing passes above 16,000 feet, sleeping in caves, meeting high lamas and monastics, and exploring a culture that had remained virtually the same for thousands of years. It was a culture that would change dramatically and irrevoc... more
by Anthony Copeland-ParkerWhen my partner Catherine and I were in our 50s, we found out in short order that I needed a heart valve replacement, and she had early-onset Alzheimer's. We both have a history as endurance athletes, so our reaction to this news was to sell our home, retire from our jobs, and become nomads, running marathons and half-marathons all over the world. My book Running All over the World, adapted from a blog I wrote during our travels, is a nonfiction account of our five-plus years of flying, runni... more
by Caitlin ElizabethEVERYTHING IN BETWEEN is a brilliant, daringly honest memoir, taking the reader around the world and back again, the story of a woman letting go of the past and society’s conditioning to find her freedom. This book of essays, with loads of sarcasm and a very obvious feminist bent, is best described as eclectic, chaotic in a good way, refreshing, and a permission slip to be imperfect. As a twenty something, Caitlin decides to quit her soul-sucking job to live in South America, a decision th... more
by Ashley CainThis book is a self help guide for women who struggle to get through their daily routines. This book speaks to women who often find themselves at a crossroads in life and don't know which path or direction to choose. When reading this book it will empower women to take back their strength and show the world who's boss.
by Sally Ruth BourrieThree weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when the world was afraid to get on an airplane, much less a plane to New York City, 1,000 Oregonians took 62 flights to show the terrorists they didn't win and to boost the tanking New York economy. What they found were fellow Americans who needed more than their money, they needed their hearts. The Flight for Freedom is a little-known story of Americans at their best, showing up for their fellow Americans in a time of tragedy.
by Megan BaxterFarm Girl is a memoir of urgent grace that crosses boundaries of genre and time. In her second year of college, Megan finds herself bonded to a lover spiraling into addiction and two thousand miles away from her heart’s home—a stretch of forty certified-organic acres along the banks of the Connecticut River separating Vermont and New Hampshire. In the crucible of a rainy Portland winter, Megan is forced to decide whether to embrace her future as a farm girl or to continue growing into the woman ... more