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  • Never Give Up: Buddhism, Family and Schizophrenia: One Woman's Story of Hope and Courage

    by Jennifer L Myers

    In August 2011, Jennifer Myers created a blog to chronicle her daily experiences dealing with the symptoms of a mental illness she was diagnosed with in 2002: schizophrenia. This diagnosis was based on the symptoms Jennifer described to psychiatrists: hearing disembodied voices (auditory hallucinations), paranoia, believing that she was being persecuted by the mafia, and followed around from one place to another by other people. In reality, Jennifer never believed that the “voices&rdquo... more

  • White Gloves and Collards: A Memoir (audio version)

    by Helen Pruden Kaufmann
    Against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, White Gloves and Collards is the story of a privileged childhood in Edenton, North Carolina, a small southern town that cherishes its history and customs as symbolized by the Confederate monument at the foot of Broad Street. As young Helen deals with the untimely deaths of both parents to cancer, she observes how her community is coping with a different kind of the loss--an end to the Jim Crow rules of behavior they've always lived by.
  • Risking It: An Intersection of Faith & Work

    by Tim Hoerr
    How does one best integrate faith, personal purpose, career, and willingness to take risks for God's kingdom? This highly personal memoir explores these powerful, spiritual themes through engaging storytelling drawing upon a deep well, the author's own 30 years in the business trenches. Reaching back to his roots, the story begins with reflections on growing up the son of a lay minister and working in the family landscaping business -- both of which considerably shaped the author's subsequent li... more
  • Forty Bibles and Forty Dictionaries

    by Hae-Lyun Kang
    This book is a memoir on the family of the man who committed affray in front of Prince Charles in Sydney, January 1994.
  • Working Girl: 132 Somewhat Moral Values I Learned from a Sex Worker

    by L. Marrick
    Once upon a time I answered an ad that read, “Typist wanted. Must be comfortable with adult material.” The next thing I knew, I was cleaning, cooking, and shopping for an upscale escort in Chicago. Between trying to swindle lingerie stores, acting as backup in fights with johns, and trying to convince my Catholic mother that my boss was a couples counselor, I learned some valuable lessons about sex and life. They couldn’t really be called morals, but they are certainly moralistic. Th... more
  • mabook

    by mahdi emari
  • Love, Loss & Life Lessons: A Memoir of Cross-Cultural Rift, Reconciliation & Ripple Effects

    by Camille Parker
    When her minor children are snatched from her custody and whisked to Nigeria by their father on his first visitation with them following an acrimonious divorce, a mother is left to make sense of the betrayal and to determine a course of action in response. In this memoir, the author uses journal entries and correspondence -- before the advent of e-mail, texts, and tweets -- to tell the story of her attempt to recover from a destructive marriage and to bring the children home, while trying to cre... more
  • waterfallcutoff

    by James Young

    Problem solving and being cleansed are key to helping people recover from a mental illness like bi-polar, depression, schizophrenia, etc. In fact one in four families in the United States today will have a member with some form of mental illness. Three men who are put in a similar living situation , and one is trying to get his college degree while working as an artist. With that diploma and a subway token the question is can he get a ride on any trolley in the city? See what becomes of the s... more

  • Duke Day for Annie

    by Agy Wilson
    Young Annie Cummings prepares for a famous friend's arrival. Set in Old Orchard Beach Maine circa 1937, Annie tackles the busy summer's day with elan and pizzazz! Fun language, Large type, based on real events.
  • Eyes on the Surprise

    by Michael Bradham
    I traveled around looking to learn the hidden ways of the world. With true stories, this book communicates the knowledge I found. Self realization, Surf, Camping, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, NYC, Travel, Adventure, Traditional Martial Arts, Breathing technique, Visualization techniques, Wellness techniques, Construction work, Injuries. Pictures with excerpts: Thank you Michael Bradham
  • The Cookie Doctor: An American Physician's Memoir of Life's Obstacles and Miracles

    by Peter T. Pugliese. MD
    In the prequel to his current role as the most beloved educator in professional skin care, Peter T. Pugliese, MD shares his own true stories of his early family medical practice in historic (and often hysterical) Bernville, Pennsylvania, from 1958 to 1978. At age 88, this vibrant storyteller shares an intimate and fascinating look back at his own pathway of obstacles and miracles that led him from Catholic school to the seminary where he planned a life in the priesthood, to two wars, to falling... more
  • A Head of My Time: Change Through a Business Life

    by George Stephens
    This memoir tracks how George became involved in an area of business that grew from one of several million pounds to one of many billions. He observes with some humour how life was, and how it changed in his working years, both inside and outside his office.
  • Mama, Talk About When Max Was Born

    by Toni Olson

    "Mama, Talk About When Max Was Born" tells the story of Max’s birth, which takes place at home in water. Max’s older sister likes to hear all about when Mama first learned that she was pregnant; about seeing the doula and midwives; about preparing for Max’s arrival and finally his birth in their living room. "Mama, Talk About When Max Was Born" is a sweet and normalizing look at home water birth for young children. While this does feature a home water bir... more

  • From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir & More

    by Becky Lewellen Povich

    In From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir & More, Becky Lewellen Povich takes us from her young Illinois childhood in the 1950s to present day life near St. Louis, Missouri. Each chapter is a scene from everyday life and/or unexpected events written in the way only Povich can, with humor and poignancy woven into them. She relates tales of Christmases, summertime fun, grade school antics, and long car rides visiting grandparents in her still favorite, much-loved small town: Greenfield, Iowa. Sh... more

  • The Road Has Eyes--A Relationship, An RV and A Wild Ride Through Indian Country

    by Art Rosch
    In 2004 Fox discovered that she was one half Chiricahua Apache. This confirmed a nagging suspicion that had haunted her for more than forty years. At this time Art and Fox resided in a cottage in the woods of Marin County.. They had purchased a used recreational vehicle for travel to the southwest. The couple could use the RV to explore their passions. Fox wanted to connect with her Native American heritage and Art wanted to go places where he could master his photography and study astronomy. ... more
  • Will Love For Crumbs - A Memoir

    by Jonna Ivin
    Raised by an alcoholic mother and without a father, Jonna learned at a young age to put her needs on the back-burner. After her mother dies of cancer, she goes on a spiritual journey looking for enlightenment and a purpose for her life. Eventually, she ends up as a volunteer in the relief effort following Hurricane Ike. There she meets a man who will forever change her life. In the swamps of Louisiana and the hills of Arkansas, Jonna follows her heart to build a life with an American hero - ... more