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by Judith BrilesAs a multi-award-winning author, Judith Briles’ personal journey has been littered with NOES. Two of her children have died; she survived a life-threatening illness—leaving her paralyzed several months; survived a divorce that the tabloids would have relished; overcame cancer; and lost everything she had built when a partner embezzled over a million dollars leaving her without any assets but family, friends … and herself. No one holds a monopoly on good times. No one. Invariably, everyone co... more
by Paul DrakefordRhyme Rhythm Reason This is not a book. Here we have a few giggles and chuckles for those who remember the three Rs and wished there were something better. At last it has arrived. Here it is. Rhyme Rhythm Reason, some wry fun and frolic with poems and paragraphs. Born at an early age at Dalwallinu Western Australia on Monday June 26th 1933 at 3:30 P.M. Future birthday gifts gratefully accepted. Monday’s child is fair of face, true but I was also meek and mild. Spent fifteen forget... more
by J.D. BelcherWhen a recent college graduate with a smoking habit is called to serve on the board at his local church, he immediately struggles with separating his public and private lives. His fantasized ideas of religion suddenly become dangerously real as he’s enmeshed in a perfect storm of events which leads to, of all things, spending three extremely paranormal days behind bars. When it’s all said and done, it seems as though he has entered through the gates of hell and been released to the flip side of ... more
by Barry JohnstonThis is a riveting portrait of an artist whose beliefs about art, religion, and politics intersect. Barry Woods Johnston’s As We Sow is an insightful and sprawling memoir that mixes religion and art, revealing a life shaped by political upheaval and artistic expression. The memoir centers on Johnston’s life growing up in the South. It includes accounts of his service in the Vietnam War and how he was inspired to become an artist, which helped him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. It... more
by melanie a crane
When her husband was offered a job overseas, Melanie Crane moved far away from her small mountain community in Colorado to the remote Greek island of Crete. She looked forward to an idyllic life in the Mediterranean, but she didn't anticipate how the experience would prepare her for her unexpected return five years later.
by Rosa Ann CrowderMy Life is Not Your Story to Tell Are You Writing a Book About Me Is that juicy nugget of information about me nagging at you, begging you to release it to the rest of your friends and the rest of the world? Do you sense the urge to blab about me behind my back to make yourself little more attractive? It might appear to be a temptingly great idea at the time, to dump me right in the core of a humorous tale or an awkward moment. But will your friend think so? In fact, your friend will be ... more
by Chris KnoblaughHelp your friends and family members create a lasting memory book using this simple method! Written in an easy to follow format with plenty of examples, Creative Memoir: Rewrite Your Life can help you capture the stories and memories shared by your family and friends. This handbook shows you how to produce and orchestrate a creative memoir of your own family's stories..
by Jared Penn
Throughout most of his life, Jared Penn has been coping with the most common form of mental illness…depression. In September 2017, his life went spiraling downhill as his depression worsened and he decided to end his life. After a failed suicide attempt, the only result that came to be was property damage. Two months later, he was arrested from his accidental criminal act and sent to a psychiatric prison. Living in a violent and unpleasant environment, Jared would spend the next five m... more
by Jared Penn
by Andrea Wilson Woods
Adrienne Wilson is a depressed, suicidal teenager—until the day she receives a diagnosis of stage IV liver cancer. Facing the fight of her life, Adrienne discovers how much she wants to live. In Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, Andrea Wilson Woods chronicles her sister’s remarkable life from the time she was born to the day she dies at age fifteen. Written like a journal, Andrea takes the reader inside her and Adrienne’s journey explaining how she gained custody of Adrienne from ... more
by Annierra MatthewsIt’s Basically My Diary is a memoir about God, self-love, family, love, and other things. Most importantly, it’s my step towards growth and healing. As you read the pages of me, my hope is that you begin to see your own light and find comfort in knowing you aren’t alone.
by Daniel McGheeChasing a Flawed Sun is a harrowing story of narrowly escaping personal destruction, a life in prison—and death over and over again. It’s a young mans story of years spent avoiding cold, hard truths in pursuit of the warmth and comfort of heroin in a spoon. Daniel writes, “There is a sense of security I get from the sun. It brings me hope, brightness, energy and warmth. The soft kiss of the sun upon my skin cradles me. It blankets my body in a sense of comfort, and I spend as much time in it as... more
by Meg FloresThis is a memoir that faces how every love story reflects the one before it. Like waves, people crash into each other before pulling back. I have always known this kind of breaking. First, my father left my mother. And, in the same way, someone left me. I have felt this flux endlessly. A shattering. A sameness. Then, loving you changed everything. WE DIED IN WATER is nonlinear and poetic, insisting that the act of recollection puts one’s heart in a prism, a place of distortion and vivid beaut... more
by Lou AlpertOn December 1, 2017, Lou Alpert woke to a CNN story featuring images of her daughter shooting up heroin in an alley, visibly pregnant and being confronted by an Albuquerque policeman. Within twenty-four hours, the story had gone viral, picked up by media outlets worldwide. Subsequent coverage followed: television interviews, news articles, and an appearance at Trumps's State of the Union address by the policeman, his wife, and Crystal's adopted daughter. Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter g... more
by Guy MuellerWhere the Caribou Still Roam chronicles Guy Mueller's travels in the northern reaches of the wilds of North America. More than an adventure travelogue, Caribou is a weave of personal memoir, environmental and cultural commentary, and even some spiritual inquiry. It is also about coming to terms with middle age, a story that Mueller tells with warm wit and wisdom, from the aft end of a red canoe while paddling down the Thlewiaza River in Nunavut, Canada's newest and most northern territory. Mu... more
by Kelly J. MendenhallSkin in the Game: The Stories My Tattoos Tell is Kelly Mendenhall’s autobiographical debut as an author. In the book, Kelly tells of the significant events and pivotal moments of her life by way of recounting the stories behind her eclectic collection of tattoos. Those moments include the death of her father as a young girl, surviving the physical and sexual abuse she endured as an adolescent, the gut-wrenching loss of friends who died too young, and so much more. The reader witnesses the au... more