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by Sandra Bullock SmithIn Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother, author Sandra Bullock Smith shares her personal experiences spending ten years caring for her ailing mother. This heartfelt look at the trials and tribulations of that decade offers powerful insight and encouragement for anyone entering into a similar period of life. Smith’s touching stories share the heartbreaking, and sometimes comical, moments she experienced while providing assistance to her aging parent—and how they mirrored similar events ... more
by Brian Paul Bacht’s true: the superpower known as the USA is now being run … by Baby Boomers. They dominate government, control corporations, steer society and culture. Boomers are in power. This is their time. But who are they, really? What do they think? And most importantly, what have they done? What are they doing? The Baby Boomer generation is certainly well known, but rarely described or even revealed. BUSTED BOOM: THE BUMMER OF BEING A BOOMER takes a crack at it. A wild ride awaits. You’ll need seat b... more
by JoAnne Lake
Beyond Embarrassment. One woman’s story of taking her life back.
Personal stories, health tips, practical help, and the latest medical research. A ready resource for women who live with neurogenic bladder and bowel—and anyone who faces a challenging physical condition—this is a story that will educate, encourage, and inspire.
by Dan DuffyDan Duffy had finally hit the stride of his life. The almost-successful video producer and sports director for the nationally syndicated Steve and DC Radio Show had just met the girl of his dreams. Everything seemed to be coming together… and it was shattered in an instant. Lingering back pain masked a stage-three testicular cancer diagnosis, forcing Dan into a six-month purgatory of survival, partially physical, partially psychological, and almost entirely ridiculous. The highest high and the l... more
by Maggie San MiguelA father in the Mob, a couple of hit men, a Secret Service uncle, famous politicians, a mother in need of shock therapy and a kid who eavesdrops on it all makes for a unique childhood. Jack Dahlstrom’s prior knowledge of the Kennedy assassination and his friendships with Jack Ruby, John Connally, Henry Wade and infamous Mafia bosses such as Carlo Gambino, Sam Giancana and Paul Castellano is a story untold before now. Maggie’s babysitters were hit men that took over when her mother became emotio... more
by Maxine Louise Michel De FeliceThis story is about the resilience of the human spirit, following three generations of activist families and the author as child and adult in the context of radical change movements of the twentieth century. The constant chant from the author’s mother, “When all the children in the world are happy, only then do you have a right to be,” was character defining, as were her many traumatic experiences growing up during the McCarthy era “witch hunts” of the 1940s and 1950s. History of her grandparent... more
by Beth Harlan Greb"Memoirs by Proxy" is a series of memoirs, including the author's own. For her parents memoirs she draws on the thousands of letters and documents they had kept, beginning before they married in 1941. He was an Iowa farmer who became the Legal Vice President of Eastern Airlines. She was a New Hampshire typist who became his sophisticated and charming wife. The author examines parents and grandparents and great-grandparents in the context of their generations. She then goes on to reveal her re... more
by Tracy PenfieldAt some point in our lives we all experience traumatic events - loss, illness, abuse or other harm. SafeArt believes people can heal through artistic expression and move forward. Over the past decade people of all ages have come to SafeArt workshops and created these original works of art. The poetry, song lyrics and short prose in this anthology reveal the strength that can come from moving through and sharing pain. Speaking and hearing these intensely personal truths can empower us to beco... more
by Roman StroppettiAfter 20 years of unrelenting yoga practice, in 1997, the author has a profound and mystical experience of Nirvikalpa Samadhi—an experience of the Eternal Self—which is recounted in vivid detail. This is a true story of self-realization .
by Terese Jungle
A great read for kids and cats of all ages :-)
Chicken is a soulful expression of the love between cat and person as it collides with the powerful tide of family, friends, loss, and the invisible forces that connect us.
Double Gold Winner in the 2016 Global E-book Awards for Best Children’s Nonfiction and Best Pet Nonfiction! For anyone who has ever loved a cat, Chicken’s true story is a graphic novel that touches the heart. ... more
by Melinda Worth PophamGRACE PERIOD tells the story of the barrage of painful life events--above all, the nightmare of her teenage daughter's intractable depression--that led Popham to leave home, at age fifty-six, for Yale Divinity School., not in pursuit of late-call ordination to the ministry, but quite simply to study God. What she discovered, though, was was that, for her, encountering God happened beyond an Ivy League Seminary. It came from encounters with off-leash dogs, a shining meadow, and fierce loneliness.... more
by Anne K. RossAlthough one child in 68 is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, psychologist Anne Ross is stunned when she learns her son has Asperger’s Syndrome. The diagnosis propels her more deeply into her life’s work with children on the spectrum. Her compelling and lyrical story of raising—and launching—her son is one of anguish as well as joy, and what she learns along the way will help other families who are living this perplexing, remarkable, and humbling journey of parenthood.
by Erin ScullionAbout the Book Why this book? My fine, handsome son Fionn! I hope this book will give you some insight into what you’re made of and where you come from. Of course you’re made of you. But you’re also made of me, your father, our parents and their parents. If we drew a drop of blood from everyone connected to yours, and started them out as dots along a line...I wonder how far that line would go? If nothing else, the stories, poems, letters and essays you read here will tell you ... more
by Camille CusumanoEat, Dance, Love shows what happens to body & soul when unbridled passion meets imagination. This collection of travel stories and personal essays traces the author's burgeoning love of Argentine tango from accidental tanguera to living abroad in South America frequenting Buenos Aires' steamy dance halls and learning a thing or two about life and love, as well as enjoying Argentina's favored folk dance, el tango.
by Camille Cusumano
Wilderness Begins at Home, Travels With My Big Sicilian Family is a collection of 20 stories spanning more than 20 years. The author takes the reader deep inside urban or back country wilds and the wilderness of a big family.
by Ken AlbertsenThe term 'CIA Brat' is derived from the term, 'army brat.' The connection, in this case is the author's father, an immigrant who started with America's OSS (Office of Strategic Services) during WWII as liaison with the Danish Underground, and stayed on as OSS transformed to become the CIA. The mention of 'drugs,' in the subtitle is in the context of recreational drugs used in the late 1960's, because that was when the author was in his late teens and enmeshed in being a hippie. The term, 'nutzo... more