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by Marnie ManganoI know that I was raped around the age of 8 years old, but I don't know by who. I also don't have many memories at all before the age of 16. My childhood is a lot like looking through the photo album of a perfect stranger. I see the pictures, but I don't know the stories behind them. I know that my father was accused of raping me by my mother. I know that my mother abused me: Sexually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. She fooled social services and I was left in an unbearable home. The on... more
by HueA memoir about family separation following the Vietnam War, living in American with a mother in Vietnam
by Sasha DreamsLife couldn't be sweeter for ten year old Sasha... Sasha lives the good life and is the darling of her fifth grade class. Suddenly, her father loses his job, sending Sasha and the rest of her family into a downward spiral filled with drugs, disappointment, and disaster. To cope, Sasha empowers herself by bullying her best friend whose kindness and empathy only enrage her more. Sasha's struggle with life, school, and failed dreams takes its toll in bouts of rage enacted on anyone who gets in her ... more
by Anita Ann Caruso
It’s difficult to pretend you love someone when you don’t. It’s even harder to pretend you don’t love someone when you do.
To whom do we belong? To our spouses or to each other?
As Ever, Pudd is a romantic love story told in letters. Why would two people married for a total of over 50 years to other spouses travel down a path that was destined to change their lives forever? Their heart-wrenching journey of pain, anger and sorrow, the lives they were respons... more
by Rick McDermott
by Colleen Wells“Colleen Wells captures the essence of living with bipolar as a young adult through parenthood…A must read for anyone experiencing or living with someone who is diagnosed with a mental health disorder.” -Alison Leslie, LCSW, Bloomington, Indiana From Wordpool Press, in beautifully crafted prose, comes Dinner with Doppelgangers - A True Story of Madness and Recovery by Colleen Wells, the story of one woman’s struggle with profound depression and mania, the hallmarks of bipolar disorder. We... more
by Joel CraigWhat happens when all the jobs for movie star have been filled? The next best thing is to become a nurse and that is exactly what Joel Craig did. Nurse by day. Actor by night, Joel chronicles his journey in a world where art and commerce are seldom friends.
by Louis Spirito“Gimme Shelter” is the raw, moving story of a chronically angry writer from a ‘Goodfellas’ family who finds salvation when he rescues an abused pit bull. This powerful, uplifting memoir chronicles the rocky journey to consciousness in which the damaged, timid dog winds up saving his out of control owner. When Louis Spirito and his wife went looking for a rescue dog, he insisted he was open to any dog in need. Secretly, Lou didn’t want just any mutt; he wanted a dog like Rebel, the rollicking ... more
by Denis HayesThey were a generation that were born into the great depression, lived in holes in the ground, half starved, bombed, shelled and machine gunned in the poor docklands of war torn South and East London. They grew up with rationing, fighting future wars and deprivation. They should have grown up damaged and depraved in brave new surroundings but grew up completely sane in a very disturbed world. This is the story of one young boy, his family and friends who survived and triumphed in a different wo... more
by Elaine TaylorAs a teen mom, already ass-branded by one husband both domineering and dumb as meat locker beef, Elaine stutter-stepped to independence via jobs typing letters and dialing phones for a series of mouth-breathers who believed a woman’s place was under the desk spit-shining their assets. A couple of decades later she had, by god, scratched out a role in the corporate testicle festival where she earned fat, man-sized paychecks. Bought herself some respect and vindication. But her personal life was a... more
by Carol GrahamUnbelievable memoir -- Carol is a resilient woman who endured traumatic events that would cause most others to roll over and quit. The challenges of cancer, rape, marital abuse, jail, suicide attempt, loss of child and financial ruin coupled with a determination to succeed compels the reader to root for her to triumph. You will identify with Carol on many emotional terrains of love, loss, suffering, pain, heartbreak and ultimately renewal. This fast paced memoir reads with all the elements of a ... more
by Jeff ResnickPublic. Speaking. Two simple words that can strike fear in the hearts and minds of anyone facing the prospect of stepping onto that platform. When it comes to the human mind, the shortest distance between two points is certainly not a straight line. So prepare yourself, for I’m about to take you on a round-about journey to the finish line. Conquering your fear will not be easy. But if I did it, so can you. And I’ll help you. Because I’ve been where you now are.
by Wendell Affield
Making meaning of Vietnam fifty years later: Muddy Jungle Rivers illuminates the boredom, misery, alcohol abuse, crew conflict, ambushes, terror, and death aboard an armor troop carrier river boat in Vietnam and the angst of the cox’n after he is wounded and medevaced home. After publishing Muddy Jungle Rivers in 2012, Affield reconnects with ambush survivors at a Mobile Riverine Force Reunion in 2013. He makes an amazing discovery.
See web site: http://www.wendellaffield.com/war/ambush... more
by EC Murray
Named one of KIRKUS BEST BOOKS of 2014. When Elizabeth hitchhikes to the south of France in 1980, she leaves behind a world of drugs, a lover, and an aimless life. Her hopes to become a famous writer in Paris dashed, she carves a life for herself herding goats, sheep, and an ornery cow at a mountain farm in the south of France. With no water, heat, and barely any electricity, Elizabeth ponders her fears, relationships, spirituality; as well as life at her elite New En... more
by Katherine GrieszThis book is a memoir, the tale of my childhood and later years. It is also the story of my family, set against the sociological, historical and political happenings of the 20th century. It talks vividly about the horrors of the Holocaust in Budapest, Hungary, followed by several years of brutal Communist dictatorship and life behind the Iron Curtain. It deals with the intimate personal stories of the protagonists, the enforced parting between parent and child, the loss of home, social positio... more
Icarus Falling: The True Story of a Nightclub Bouncer Who Wanted to Be a Fucking Movie Star and Ended Up Just Being Himselfby Christopher Paul MeyerThe true story of a failed actor, who – still tantalized by the promise of LA – reinvents himself as a nightclub bouncer. Working both downtown and on the Sunset Strip, he is thrust into the bloodstream of LA. Amidst the unending parade of strung-out transients, shimmering miniskirts, enraged gangbangers and unhinged party people, he avenges his history of cowardice, atones for his past infidelities and tries to become something better than another Hollywood casualty.