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Belize, a Journey of Discovery, and Some Snorkeling: Amusing Stories of Middle Aged Life on the Roadby Ann MacLeanWhen your world has come crashing down and lies in shattered ruins, what do you do? Well, if you are Ann, a 57-year-old novice snorkeler and rusty backpacker, you go back-packing through Belize, of course! Join her as she sets off on her hilarious back-packing adventures of discovery from the Caribbean cayes to the deep jungles of the colourful and fascinating Central American country, Belize, via the urban jungle of Downtown Houston. It all begins on her 57th birthday. Waking from yet anoth... more
by A.E. Grant
This is the tale of my misadventures in New York City. During the recession of 2008 I lived in the Upper East Side, in one of the wealthiest zip codes in Manhattan and struggled to keep the lights on while working as a hotel concierge. I witnessed how my wealthy neighbors lived and experienced what it was like to be the help in the toughest job market in the country. This period in my life was humbling, yet invaluable to my personal development. I like to refer to it as New York City Boot... more
by Joanne D, GilbertThe engaging true stories in "WOMEN OF VALOR: Polish Jewish Resisters to the Third Reich," are based on Gilbert's extensive research and 1st-hand interviews. By featuring very young women who actively and successfully defied the Nazis, it provides a previously unknown perspective on women and the Holocaust. This unique narrative of ordinary young women who refused to be victims or martyrs. In so doing, it celebrates the strength and resilience of the female body, mind, heart, and soul!
by UniQue Webster1981. contains past letters, thoughts, poetry and very personal writings; retelling the journey of a woman dealing with the trauma of being abandoned at birth by her biological mother and the ensuing attributable effects of obesity and food addiction. It exposes the ugly truth of addiction, unveils the effects of abandonment, exposes unspoken abuse and illustrates the importance of healing.
by Dr. Jeff BrodskySince he was a child, Jeff Brodsky has wept for the downtrodden and mistreated. When he set out across the world to share God's love with the lowest of the low, Jesus' mandate to serve "the least of these" was imprinted on his heart. But when he learned of little children being sold as sex slaves for the sick pleasure of evil men, he burned with anger. That's when Jeff turned his awareness into action. Jeff's remarkable journey has wound from the slums of Bangladesh to the dumps of Cambodia to ... more
by Marianne SpampinatoDon't play with your food. Don't talk to or take rides from strangers. If your friends jumped in a lake, would you? Pick up after yourself and put things back where you found them. Always wear clean underwear - you never know when you'll be in an accident. When God closes a door, He opens a window. Let me kiss it and make it better. Chances are your mom (or dad) has said one or more of these sayings. Take a trip down memory lane with the author's humorous and heartfelt recollections of guidance... more
by Earl D RobinsonThe book chronicles our adoption process which spanned many years and the Atlantic as Americans living in the UK. During the whole process I blogged and the book is a combination of the blog, reflection and Biblical perspective of family and adoption. Our path to adoption was a long and winding one. It was full of excitement, amazing news and quick moving decisions. It was also fraught with difficulty, waiting and at times sadness. We were never alone in the quest, our families, churches and... more
by Roberta Reb AllenExamined Lives focuses on answering the question: how did a competent, vivacious woman end up having an unnecessary lobotomy at the hands of Walter Freeman, who famously botched the lobotomy on Rosemary Kennedy, and what effect did this have on her young daughter? It is based on extensive family documents as well as health records and other research and gives a no-holds-barred look at mental illness. It is a cautionary but in the end a hopeful tale as even the effects of a lobotomy can be miti... more
by Mario KfouryBaileys gym, Los Angeles, Kalifornien – kl. 6:00 – hösten 1999... Från en borgerlig stadsdel i Beirut till livets skola på gatorna i Europa och USA, berättelsen tar dig på en resa i själv-utforskning och personlig utveckling som går via viktrum, boxningsringar, bibliotek och aktiemarknaden. Obeveklig, okonventionell och självständing; dessa successiva händelser leder till enorm personlig utveckling. Ditt liv är inte inristat i en sten, utan är en gåva vars första sida är ingraverat i din DNA, me... more
by Mario KfouryEl lugar: Bailey's Gym, Los Ángeles, California --6 de la mañana--, otoño de 1999... Desde un barrio burgués de Beirut hasta las escuelas de las calles de Europa y Estados Unidos, la historia le lleva a un viaje de autoexploración y transformación a través de salas de pesas, rings de boxeo, bibliotecas y los mercados financieros. Implacables, poco convencionales e independientes: estas sucesivas experiencias proporcionan inmensos beneficios para el desarrollo personal. La vida no está grabada en... more
by Michael A T ClarkIn the hills of northern California, a small but significant subculture was born out of the rapid development of the medical marijuana industry. The community formed under the influence of necessary secrecy and resource abundance, yet it grew to become an impactful social movement that left a mark on the greater American society and, in fact, on the world. The Quiet Blossom paints a picture of the nascent culture as it experiences it’s most glorious and promising years—before the decline t... more
by Peter Manouselis
"So, how do you like driving for Uber?"
In Burnin’ Rubber, Peter Manouselis, recounts four years of driving for Uber and Lyft in LA. He shares some of his most memorable, hilarious rides while taking an aggressive stance against the rideshare juggernauts by ruthlessly exposing their real intentions.
Manouselis also shares his passenger book, offering warm and delightful expressions and comments that will make any reader laugh and sm... more
by Barbara Sorensen FallickElizabeth and the Potato Dolly is a nostalgic look at yesteryear too precious to sweep into the dustbin of history. Unique among pioneer stories with its reenactment at a living history museum, the artfully done photographs bring authenticity to the story. Elizabeth is sent to the root cellar to fetch potatoes for her Pappa’s dinner. When she doesn’t return promptly, her mother repeatedly calls but “Elizabeth does not answer and Elizabeth does not come.” This parallelism tickles young reader... more
by Dr. Richard MossFrom 1987-1990, Dr. Moss traveled extensively through Asia while working as a cancer surgeon in four different countries including Thailand, Nepal, India and Bangladesh. His work was voluntary however the "payoff" was in the rich, fascinating, and, often, bizarre experiences he had both as a surgeon and wanderer. Based on his three-year voyage, A Surgeon's Odyssey delves into the true-to-life adventures, struggles, and quandaries of a young surgeon in a strange, tragic but beautiful world, stri... more
by Kevin spallWriting a book is a dream for everybody who has a story to tell. Maybe a memoir, perhaps a non-fiction book about leadership, or maybe that romance novel you’ve been contemplating for years. It is a truly enjoyable experience to write and those who actually commit themselves to this endeavor will find new levels of satisfaction. The truth is, writing the book is the fun part, publishing your book, well that can be a whole different matter altogether. If you are just beginning to develop your man... more
by Richard Holeman"He travels fastest who travels alone." In my time on the road, I came to believe so much in that wise old idiom that it became the core of my code. I didn’t pair up with other tramps, except a few times in the earliest days of my travels. "Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way." That one's from the Bible and it's good advice. I kept to myself as much as I could, on the road and in the fields and forests where I camped, but when I woke one morning to find... more