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by Marguerite BladenIn confessional mode, an octogenarian links episodes in her life as stages in aging and disputes the myth of serenity in the "golden years." With irreverent humor, which she finds largely absent in the elderly, and throwing caution to the winds, she recounts episodes from her own past which are forerunners of her life today which she describes as living in "shy retirement" in a Continuing Care community.
by George OkshewskyOleg Okševski was a hero. During the Second World War Oleg ended up having to pretend he and his brother were Croatians in order to avoid being imprisoned and likely executed by the Nazi forces. They decided to try to fly to the Soviet Union, at that time an ally against Hitler. Oleg imagined the Soviets would release them to go back and join the Allied forces against Germany. However, instead, Oleg was immediately assumed to be a Nazi himself and experienced the horrors of Russian prisons and d... more
by Ryan E. LongWhat do shady Sicilians, an Amsterdam transvestite, a WW II photographer, a Mexican drug dealer, and a Holocaust survivor have in common? They served as catalysts for positive change in the author’s life. These characters – in addition to others – are brought to life in this unforgettable memoir. But this book, which was an Amazon top 3 new hot comedy release in 2013, isn’t really about the author, Ryan E. Long. It’s a messenger that delivers the lesson he learned: in the anarchy of life, st... more
by Alan SharavskyA deaf woman leaves her eight-year old son at an orphanage, hoping he’ll find a better life than their hand-to-mouth existence. The widow dreams that Girard College, a boarding school for fatherless boys, will be his Camelot. What she doesn’t know is that emotional abuse, corporal punishment and pedophilia are the norm. And her son doesn’t know whether his mother is ever coming back, or if he’ll have to run away. Boarding School Bastard is the memoir of a child’s first year at an orphanage i... more
by Margaretta Barton Colt
Martial Bliss is a memoir of a singular, specialized antiquarian bookstore THE MILITARY BOOKMAN, which flourished in New York City for 27 years. The store, dealing in military, naval, and aviation history, came to have an international reputation and clientele. In the midst of a serious, almost scholarly atmosphere and a wealth of wonderful books, there was also the Sitcom. The author, a co-founder, tells of fascinating characters, and anecdotes set in a changing city. Some former customers s... more
by Zents SowunmiA detailed account of childhood experience ever written by an immigrant, this writer left nothing on the table on pain of childhood life from Africa to America
by Elaine Ostrach ChaikaHaving intensively researched the literature about the cognition and evolution of dog,, I prove or disprove scientific research by taking the reader through my long life with dogs. I hold a PhD in Linguistics, am a scholar with a credible list of articles and books. This is my first book for a general audience, however. As a Linguist, I have studied how dogs communicate with each other, and present my findings in this book. Alex Austin, the novelist, calls the book, "An enthralling blend of s... more
by Maitri May
Spiritual teacher and clairvoyant, Maitri May is pleased to announce the release of her new book Unconditional. Based on the true story of a Metanoia, May hopes to inspire people take risks, overcome their fears and live a fulfilling life.
The brain is a malleable, transformable and improved body. Neuroplasticity is learning new, complex, difficult tasks because that is what forces us to exercise mental muscles.
The main character realizes that in order to change her life, she has... more
by Rod Harris
Rod Harris follows advice of his psychologist by discovering and then writing the unfiltered lyrics composed by his own life--his choices, and his fears. By asking thought provoking questions and examining the root cause of why our Plan B often becomes our Plan A, Rod begins to balance facing the enemy of fear and finding inner peace.
Why does someone’s plan B often become plan A? This is the question at the center of Travel in Peace: The Soundtrack of My Escape. By finding ... more
by Winter ProsapioA collection of essays from hilarious columnist, Winter Prosapio who writes a weekly column in the Texas Hill Country. "It's my job to make Texas Germans laugh - it's the toughest gig in journalism," said Prosapio. She chronicles her erstwhile journey as a mother, with hysterical results. Click here for an excerpt. REVIEWS: “Props to Winter P. for putting a challenging period of one’s life into such a perfect frame. Her humor and writing are spotless, and Crib Notes is downright poetic.... more
by Jamaal Keith WilkesAn inside look at the Hall of Fame basketball career of Jamaal Wilkes. or "Silk", from the beginning to legendary Coach John Wooden and UCLA along with 2 NCAA championships and an 88-game winning streak, to the 1975 championship season in Golden State, and 3-time NBA champion with the Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. Jamaal's story inspires, uplifts and amuses young and old, and basketball and non-basketball fans alike as he shares his unique perspectives.
by Wendy WalleighFormer high tech executives, Rick & Wendy Walleigh moved to Swaziland for six months then Nairobi, Kenya for one year to work in economic development for TechnoServe, whose tagline is “Business Solutions to Poverty” and to which all royalties are donated. The book describes their experiences from the challenges of daily living in unfamiliar cultures to the joy of helping people in poverty grow their own businesses. Including some “how-to” in their book, the Walleighs demonstrate how they applie... more
by Brett RotierThis is a story of summer love, boyhood exploits, and a boy learning from mistakes as told from the memories of the author growing up into a young man. This was a time where technology was bringing many exciting things to entertain a child while planning his or her daily adventures around the neighborhood. Where this may not be a complete guide to the decade of the 80’s, you will join the author as he recounts his boyhood dreams and adventures during a decade of amazing toys, music, movies, and ... more
by Andrew McKenna
Andrew's story is one of redemption and hope, having traveled the difficult road from Airman, U.S. Marine Corps Captain, JAG attorney, to Justice Department prosecutor, to opiate addict, to heroin addict, to bank robber. The descent and eventual rise as told in his memoir Sheer Madness: From Federal Prosecutor to Federal Prisoner is astonishing in its brutal honesty and candor, and is an inspiration to those struggling with life's myriad challenges.... more
by Karen McDonoughA Ballerina For Our Time, Olga Pavlova is the inspiring biography of a Russian prima ballerina who overcame the impossible to fulfill her dream. Olga's touching story of passion and perseverance speaks to anyone dedicated to overcoming life's challenges. Like young girls everywhere, Olga desperately wanted to become a ballerina. Her road to success was filled with personal struggles, triumphs, and life lessons for overcoming obstacles to achieve prominence. From being confined to a hospital b... more
From Fear to Faith: A Survivor's Story (Includes Original Journal, "Chronicles of a Cancer Survivor...")by Matt D TalfordAt the age of 37, in peak physical condition and at the height of his corporate IT career, Matt seemed to have it all: a lovely wife, a high-profile career and active involvement in the community. But over a span of about eight months, he went from playing daily tennis matches and running 12 miles a week, to barely being able to climb a flight of stairs; and just weeks after his 38th birthday, he received a dreadful diagnosis that would forever change his life. From Fear to Faith: A Survivor’... more