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by Levi Gideon ShepherdLevi Shepherd survived pediatric cancer at age 4, only to lose his mother to a cerebral hemorrhage five years later, be placed in the mental wards of hospitals and drugged, bounce around the foster system, be abused by his foster father, and end up homeless. The Army Rangers program gave him a home and structure, but when his chute failed to deploy on his final qualifying jump, his broken body didn’t allow for further service. Desperate for a family unit, Levi entered the gang life, rising to th... more
by Linton Hall CadetMemories and discussion of Linton Hall Military School, a boys' Catholic military boarding school from 1922-1989, details the lack of privacy, regimentation, and cruel punishments, as well as the good academics and numerous opportunities for hiking and camping in a rural location.
by Nancy MyerIn this moving spiritual memoir, one of America's most important psychic investigators, Nancy Myer, recalls her evolution as a person with psychic abilities, her struggle to accept the intuitive gifts she was given, and her desire to lead a “normal” life raising three energetic children. But when the highest-ranking official in the Delaware State Police asks her to use her psychic gifts to help solve murder cases, her normal life is turned upside-down, beginning an unorthodox career in which she... more
by Riki TurofskyOPERA LEGEND REVEALS HER INCREDIBLE, TRUE STORY OF LOSS, BETRAYAL, GLAMOUR & TRIUMPH A captivating, emotionally charged memoir from one of opera’s most beloved performers, Aria: Song of a Life follows Riki Turofsky’s unlikely rise to stardom. But above all else, Turofsky’s Aria is a study of hope – and a stunning evocation of how truth can be far, far stranger than fiction. Opening with a foreword from veteran Toronto Star chief theatre critic and Variety’s Canadian theatre corres... more
by Pat MontandonThis can’t-put-it-down coming of age memoir is dramatic and heart wrenching, as young Patsy Lou takes us on a journey through the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma and Texas at the time of our nation’s greatest environmental disaster. You will keep reading to find out what more could happen to this sweet child of the Great Depression after she endures severe burns down there at age seven when she pees on hot coals and suffers a type of genital mutilation as a result. Patsy Lou grows up listening to scary ... more
by Pat MontandonThis-can’t-put-it-down coming of age memoir is dramatic-and-heart wrenching, as young Patsy Lou takes us on a journey through the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma and Texas at the time of our nation’s greatest environmental disaster. You will keep reading to find out what more could happen to this sweet child of the Great Depression after she endures severe burns down there at age seven when she pees on ashes that were hiding under hot coals. Patsy Lou grows up listening to scary sermons about The End of... more
by Pat MontandonThis coming of age memoir is dramatic and heart wrenching, as young Patsy Lou takes us on a journey through the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma and Texas at the time of our nation’s greatest environmental disaster. You will keep reading to find out what more could happen to this sweet child of the Great Depression after she endures severe burns down there at age seven when she pees on hot coals. As a result she suffers a type of genital mutilation that affects her entire life. And with it all, her delicio... more
by H. O. Tanager
Performance artist H. O. Tanager holds high hopes for her annual cross-country trip to a competition: to see great art, to eat delicious food… and to incite mayhem. But once the journey with her crew of three beautiful women actually begins, it’s all she can do to hold on for the ride.
Surrounded by brilliant, intimidating, and sometimes delicious-smelling colleagues, Tanager’s precarious hold on her ambition and desire threatens to unravel in the face of laryngitis, ... more
by Natalie Guenther, Kim Schenkelberg, Celeste SnodgrassNo one ever tells you about all of the crap that happens to you when you’re pregnant. For example, it’s not nine months it’s ten long months. This is just one little lesson we learned along the way. This book is for anyone who wants to have fun, who wants to laugh, who wants to know what it is like to be afraid for your baby, who doesn’t mind poking fun at herself, who can lay it all out there. Even if you never have any intention of being pregnant, you can laugh with us—or at us. We ar... more
by Ted ParkhurstThis site does not allow me to act in my actual role, as publisher of the book. I clicked editor, but I edited the book for publication in my capacity as an entrepreneurial publisher. Cevin Breyerman suggested I use this site for books that were not ready for review months ahead of pub, so here I am. The author of this memoir is an 83 year old Minnesota farmer who is also an honored storytelling the American storytelling movement. He has thriled thousands from festival stages with these stor... more
by Bill STONEBARGERMemoirs with connections to world history , political, economic and social.
by Marjorie DrysdaleMagic forests, mishaps on the ice, decapitated dolls, abandoned houses, battleaxe teachers, sweethearts and snitches fill the pages of this enchanting memoir. Set in 1950's small-town America, “Tagalong Kid” evokes the author's nearly idyllic childhood in Katonah, New York, “the town that time forgot.” Her indulgent older brothers allow her to “tag along” as they pursue a myriad of adventures, both imaginative and risky. Mixing nostalgia with humor, “Tagalong Kid” conjures up that dreamy swirl t... more
by Jenny HarrisonIn July 1938 Alice and Emil Pothron leave New York for a six-week vacation in France, the land of their birth. It would be four years before they see America again. This is the true story of what one family had to endure when Germany invaded France in May 1940. It tells of hardship, endurance and courage under Nazi occupation. In particular, it is the story of a mother's fight for her survival and that of her child, Evelyne.
by Mary Stobie“...(an) extraordinarily fun read!" says Dave Lieber, columnist, The Dallas Morning News. You Fall Off, You Get Back On, an unusual and just plain joyful memoir, is part Annie Oakley, part Erma Bombeck and 100% original. Rocky Mountain writer Stobie terms her work a “patchwork memoir.” Patchwork it is—breezy and wide-ranging personal essays and columns deftly woven into a funny and cohesive fabric. Stobie’s surprising experiences include stints as a young rodeo champion and a Hollywood ingén... more
by Hon K. LeeA personal memoir by Hon K. Lee describing his adventures: growing up in New York's Chinatown; being a combat Marine; running CIA clandestine operations; teaching Chinese martial arts; and treating patients with Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
His story begins with Lee as a scrawny runt in a Chinese immigrant family. He gets bullied so often he yearns to be like the kung fu heroes he sees in the movies. He becomes a Marine to prove himself, but the horrors of war make him wonder what it wo... more
by Craig ComesCraig Comes planned for a journalism career, while his friends expected him to become a bestselling author. But un-diagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Depression struck after college. After the writing stopped, delusion and denial lead to poverty. long term joblessness and self-imposed exile. Returning to himself would take 15 years in a journey spanning from California Wine Country to the South African veld. This is his story.