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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.
by Sherri BobzienFrom the surreal TV shows, to the meanest nun at Catholic school, to making your own fun (outside!), Sherri Bobzien’s first book captures the hilarity, the awkwardness, the heartache and the occasional magic of childhood in a quasi-functional family. Everything Sherri survived—princess pageants, a parent’s alcoholism, divorce, mild poverty and neglect—she did surrounded by an ample supply of tormenting brothers and hero-caliber sisters. This family will feel so much like your own—you'll cringe.
by Morgan SmithA collection of memories about growing up hippie in Toronto, during one of the most interesting periods of the 20th century. Not mention the sex, drugs and rock and roll…
by Tony BrasunasTony Brasunas's award-winning debut memoir is a fascinating portrait of life in China and a groundbreaking story of coming of age in today's era of globalization. In a classroom in sultry Guangzhou, having never before left the United States nor taught a class on anything, armed only with a beginner's grasp of the language, Brasunas is confronted by thirty-seven ninth graders in uniform. Only his intrinsic curiosity about Chinese culture and about himself drives him on, to keep trying in the... more
by Gigi StetlerGigi Stetler tells her life's story in a casual, conversational, neighborly tone as if the writer and reader were sitting down together, at the kitchen table, talking over cups of coffee. This book is filled with the true tales of lessons learned at the point of a knife and other crises, peaks and plateaus. Regardless off what attacks or assaults you, yourself, your parents, friends, colleagues, professors, lovers, teachers, competition, your own children, your own past, your own present, or you... more
by Bill and Ina Garrison MahoneyVagabonding Through Retirement chronicles the adventures of Bill and Ina, an engaging, globe-trotting couple who enjoy getting off the beaten track, meeting people, and exploring how regular folks live around the world, from Laos to Bolivia to Ukraine, just after the Soviet Union breaks apart. Central to their travels is Bill's passion for learning new languages, which he does in exchange for English and French lessons. Ina puts up with this habit because it attracts interesting people. Howev... more