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by Marija BulatovicIt’s been said that the truth is stranger than fiction. Marija Bulatovic’s dazzling debut, Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia, certainly underscores that adage. Fantastical, Bulatovic’s reflections on her Yugoslavian childhood, is a mesmerizing memoir that takes readers on a wild and unforgettable tour of a country that has vanished from the map, but lives on in this lively collection. With a pitch perfect voice, and a keen eye for capturing the absurd, the outrageous, the hil... more
by Joe Barry CarrollJoe Barry Carroll does not believe in the good old days, yet he has been successful at creating good new days. As the tenth of thirteen children Joe seemed “to not be enough of any one particular thing to be the right thing.” His father died leaving nine-year-old Joe a single inheritance—an old hand sewn quilt. After witnessing his mother’s defeat, as one after another dream died, young Joe resolved to make it all better one day. And he did. This is the true and evocative story of seven-foot-t... more
Oh! You're One of Those People...: A Whimsical Two Year Journey of Depression, Desperation, and Detainmentby Glenn T. SchaeferIt might be the person sitting next to you in the movie theatre. Could be the person at work with the perpetual smile. It's difficult to always recognize someone suffering with the perils of depressions or the humiliation of being homeless. These are not "diseases" that always select the socially downtrodden as is the public perception, but can alter the lives of anyone. Depression is not a choice nor is it a fault and it can cripple the strongest. Those suffering from depression don't al... more
by Joe LaFratta
by Lehel Vandor
Ears, too many of them, catching any accidental voicing of free thought, the tragicomedy of spraying trees with green paint during the Leader's visits... The deadly denial of the existence of serious "imperialist" diseases, three hours of TV broadcasts per day, food rationing, power cuts... Then, the Romanian Revolution of 1989 - the swapping of communism with democracy, stability with chaos, external threats with internal tensions, power with corruption, religion with greed... ... more
by John MortonA series of tragicomic autobiographical essays charting a career that ranged from making crab cakes in a plastic apron to advising and writing for the elite of the business world.
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