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  • Cousin Bella the Whore of Minsk - a memoir

    by Sherman Yellen
    This is a family memoir, a story told to me by the central character, Cousin Bella. Cousin Bella is the story of an elderly relative who as a girl was sold into prostitution by her step mother in Tsarist Russia, and who was liberated by my forceful grandmother. Bella went on to a life in America on the Lower East Side of NYC that was even more dramatic than her early years, events full of drama and deception. When Bella raised another woman's child as her own it led to remarkable and tragic ... more
  • From Pain to Parenthood: A Journey Through Miscarriage to Adoption

    by Deanna Kahler
    Follow one woman's incredible and heartfelt journey from the pain of miscarriages to the joy of becoming a parent through adoption. Witness the many struggles that can permeate your life in the aftermath of pregnancy loss. Take a glimpse at the overwhelming desire some women have to become a mother. Celebrate the joy of overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams. Filled with honest, raw emotions and helpful coping tips, "From Pain to Parenthood" promises to touch your life with a real story ... more
  • State-Sponsored Sex and Other Tales of International Misadventure

    by Claire Noble
    During Claire Noble's inadvertent decade in Asia, there was one constant: she always ended up in the land of the absurd. In her shockingly personal and surprisingly poignant humorous memoir, Claire's witty prose delivers stories that range from hilarious to heartfelt. Claire ate maggots and smuggled parasites. She suffered through tortuous massages, mammograms and colonoscopies and lived to laugh about it. From a time-warped Shanghai neighborhood to a luxury Hong Kong high-rise, Claire char... more
  • I Rise-The Transformation of Toni Newman

    by toni newman
    I’ve always found it interesting that someone had to throw Jackie Robinson the ball for there to be a Jackie Robinson. Give talent and passion the right team to play on, and, as they say, the rest is history. In no less a historical spotlight, I am proud to present you with I Rise – The Transformation of Toni Newman, the first memoir written in America by a member of the African American transgender community. It is gut-wrenchingly honest, factually supported, and well written. Dr. Marc Weiss Ph... more
  • The Boy from Pleebo

    by Sylvester Youlo, MD
    Have you ever wondered: “Did that emaciated and tattered-clothed African refugee child on TV ever have childhood aspirations?” Meet Sylvester Youlo—born to teenage parents in Pleebo, a small town in Liberia, where survival into adulthood isn’t sure, and a college education is an impossible dream. Consequence of a class-segregation created by free slaves from the United States that settled in this coastal West African country in 1821, it is at five years of age when Sylvester first realizes that ... more
  • Hit Woman

    by Susan Hamilton
    Hit Woman is the very personal tale of winning in a man's world at a time when such a thing was unheard of. ..and of Susan Hamilton's adventures in music with "the great, the near-great, and the merely hysterical" (Dr. Steve Sohmer).
  • A Mother's Side of War

    by Diana Mankin Phelps

    A Mother's Side of War is exactly that. It begins with the phone call every mother of a service member prays they never receive.

    From the hospitol bed to the White House, you will find yourself on an emotional roller coaster like none you have ever known.

    This book reveals the step by step journey of a son and his mother, as they both go through a long, and yet inspirational recovery. There are approximately 150 pictures that tell the story ... more

  • Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House

    by Nika C. Beamon

    Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House is the tale of a Nika Beamon's quest to find the correct medical diagnosis after years of getting false assessments. This frank and engaging story takes the reader on journey through her various hospital trips, and procedures, as well as her feeling and emotions that are as real as they are raw. It also introduces them to a quirky cast of characters who go through this 17 year odyssey with her until she finally finds out that she has a rare ... more

  • America Here I Come: A Somali Refugee's Quest for Hope

    by Hamse Warfa

    America Here I Come: A Somali Refugee’s Quest For Hope brings the amazing story of Hamse Warfa. It is a heart rending narration of his escape from a civil war that ends up claiming the lives of close to two million people in Hamse's native country of Somalia in Africa, to his becoming a leading light here in the US. The author takes us back to his difficult life as a refugee at Daadab, one of the world's largest refugee camps located in the desert-like North Eastern part of Keny... more

  • Out of Hollywood

    by Bob Dix
    Robert Dix grew up in his father's world, surrounded by the glamour of early Hollywood. Being the son of one of the world's most loved and admitted Hollywood actors opened doors, Robert was acting under contract to MGM Studios at age eighteen. but all was not flitter and glamour. In the shadow of his father's spotlight, with troubled relationships and addictions, Robert's life crashed into reality.
  • Naked: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina

    by Julie Freed
    A house and marriage violently disintegrate. Abandoned by her husband and left alone to raise an infant in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Julie is surrounded by the rubble of her life - stripped bare by love and loss. What happens when one woman loses everything? It is a time of unprecedented clarity. She must unflinchingly face her marriage, her womanhood, her husband's alcoholism, his infidelity, and the remains of a shattered home. Acknowledging her own pain, she also shares the heart... more
  • Black Man's Meat

    by Lisa Dockery

     Adopted from birth because of her skin colour

  • What It Looks Like

    by Marta Maranda
    The Holy Hammer is an event that turns a life upside down. Every life has at least one. It might come in the form of death, divorce, disease, downsizing, natural disaster, addiction, or dysfunction. But its purpose is always the same: to teach us to awaken to a personal relationship with truth, compassion, openness, accountability, and authenticity. And to show us that every act contains two of life’s most precious gifts—connections and consequences. The Holy Hammer came to Marta Maranda through... more
  • LIKE A LILY AMONG THORNS

    by Inno Chukuma Onwueme
    Imagine yourself having one foot planted on one continent while the other foot is on another continent. A huge transformational step, isn’t it? That’s precisely what Inno Onwueme’s early-life story does. One foot is planted firmly in the traditional African village where age-old customs mingle with poverty, disease, ignorance, and deprivation. The other foot pivots tantalizingly in 1960’s California, at the cutting edge of western civilization. Here, searing social and political upheavals of glo... more

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