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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
by Bill STONEBARGERMemoirs with connections to world history , political, economic and social.
by Marjorie DrysdaleMagic forests, mishaps on the ice, decapitated dolls, abandoned houses, battleaxe teachers, sweethearts and snitches fill the pages of this enchanting memoir. Set in 1950's small-town America, “Tagalong Kid” evokes the author's nearly idyllic childhood in Katonah, New York, “the town that time forgot.” Her indulgent older brothers allow her to “tag along” as they pursue a myriad of adventures, both imaginative and risky. Mixing nostalgia with humor, “Tagalong Kid” conjures up that dreamy swirl t... more
by Jenny HarrisonIn July 1938 Alice and Emil Pothron leave New York for a six-week vacation in France, the land of their birth. It would be four years before they see America again. This is the true story of what one family had to endure when Germany invaded France in May 1940. It tells of hardship, endurance and courage under Nazi occupation. In particular, it is the story of a mother's fight for her survival and that of her child, Evelyne.
by Mary Stobie“...(an) extraordinarily fun read!" says Dave Lieber, columnist, The Dallas Morning News. You Fall Off, You Get Back On, an unusual and just plain joyful memoir, is part Annie Oakley, part Erma Bombeck and 100% original. Rocky Mountain writer Stobie terms her work a “patchwork memoir.” Patchwork it is—breezy and wide-ranging personal essays and columns deftly woven into a funny and cohesive fabric. Stobie’s surprising experiences include stints as a young rodeo champion and a Hollywood ingén... more
by Hon K. LeeA personal memoir by Hon K. Lee describing his adventures: growing up in New York's Chinatown; being a combat Marine; running CIA clandestine operations; teaching Chinese martial arts; and treating patients with Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
His story begins with Lee as a scrawny runt in a Chinese immigrant family. He gets bullied so often he yearns to be like the kung fu heroes he sees in the movies. He becomes a Marine to prove himself, but the horrors of war make him wonder what it wo... more
by Craig ComesCraig Comes planned for a journalism career, while his friends expected him to become a bestselling author. But un-diagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Depression struck after college. After the writing stopped, delusion and denial lead to poverty. long term joblessness and self-imposed exile. Returning to himself would take 15 years in a journey spanning from California Wine Country to the South African veld. This is his story.
by Jimmy NewellA Bronx Boy's Tale is the story of a boy growing up in a special place at a very special time. Providing a neighborhood context to historical events, A Bronx Boy's Tale helps you see America through the eyes of one boy who grew up in a time of tremendous change and strife, but who still had time to live a grand life in the greatest place on Earth.
by Dougald Blue IIIHow does a life go so awry that a bright and generous upbringing turns to thoughts of slamming a nine-millimeter Luger bullet through one’s temporal lobe? That’s the fulcrum War Baby twists upon, as a hopeful upbringing goes off the tracks to an insane slow slog into active alcoholism, the Luger always lurking just outside life’s stage-lights. With drama, humor, and pathos, my life is redeemed in a true story told for those who are seekers of what Dante described in the first canto of T... more
by I. Leigh Private
On the Okey Dokey Trail is a collection of humorous stories about relationships, work, parenthood, plastic surgery, bad car karma, serendipity, photography, popular culture and its connection to tarot cards plus so much more. This book will not help you: find or keep a love relationship, grow the perfect rose or child, tell you how to have a career in Hollywood, reinvent yourself, or surmount life's inexplicable tragedies, This book will: make you laugh and offer a perspective on all of t... more
by April E YoungStoned Drunk Vegas is about a girl named Ella who grew up in a very abusive home only later to become a stripper in Las Vegas and falling in love with a drug dealer who then fled with him to Morocco only to come back to US and get involved in Corporate America as a Executive where no one knew about her past them 15 years later her past being thrown in her bosses face causing him to terminate her. She then discovered that she had been living with a chronic disease that created a lot of turmoil in... more
by Mel SmithIt a story about my life, just an ordinary guy born in 1964, set out in what I and a few friends think is a humorous retelling, my adventures, experiences and explorations of a character growing up in the 70's and 80's.
by Michael GrayMy memoir begins: "When I was two years old I drowned." But fair warning: my book also has entire chapters in which I celebrate the works of George Gurdjieff, Tibetan Buddhism, the plays of Sophocles (especially Philoctetes, which anticipated our modern vision of individual freedom), the extraordinary “Time, Space, Knowledge” vision of Tarthang Tulku, fables (including dialogues between the industrious ant and the impetuous grasshopper), riddles and paradoxes (such as Zeno’s race between Achil... more
by Amy VansantEmmy winners, magazine editors, comedians, TV personalities, bestselling authors and social media superstars team up to bring you a laugh-out-loud book not about being a mom, but about having a mom, grandmom or mom-figure. And while it's not OK for someone else to make yo-momma jokes about your momma, it is perfectly healthy — even downright hilarious — to find the humor in your own upbringing. In fact, these writers highly recommend it. So if you think your mom is nuts, pull up a chair. You're ... more
by Sol SmithA young couple sets out to discover the country in the pre-dawn of GPS navigation and instead discovers each other. In Travels with Charlie, William and Charlotte Stronghold quit their jobs and sell their belongings in order to set sail and find a new home somewhere between their native California and the green mountains of Vermont. Along the way, they fall in love and into hate with the popular culture that binds Americans together. The lines are blurred between shady roadside attractions and h... more
by Jenny Berg Chandler
JEW IN THE PEW is a memoir of a very straightforward and funny Jewish woman who is married to a non-Jew and attends church. The book spans a calendar year as she observes all the holidays (Jewish and Christian) while trying to raising her kids with a Jewish identify, showing what goes on in the Jewish mind while sitting in church and navigating family dynamics. Is if that weren’t hard enough, echoes of the past loom large and she isn’t quite sure what the future should look like. ... more