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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
by Molly McCordOn a random Thursday morning, with nothing to lose and only a dream to gain, Molly McCord decides to move to Paris, France to follow the courageous call of her heart. She arrives in a city she has never visited before and where she knows no one, yet she trusts her ability to figure it out because her adventurous life has prepared her for this biggest of leaps. She carries the wisdom of Solitude, Strength, Style, Flexibility, Heart, Endurance, and Grace in her non-matching luggage collection. ... more
by Stephanie HenryYou never truly know what goes on behind closed doors. What little girl/teen/young woman is hiding from her family, teachers, church members and friends? In every community across America there is a child/teen who is suffering from abuse, addiction, or self-deprecation. Most likely, you’d never know her depths of despair; know the signs to look for; the eyes that just don’t seem quite clear unless you’re made aware. Stephanie Henry — abuse victim, addict, author and activist — knows exactly how ... more
by Beverly DelichCome Fly With Me reveals Delich’s true behind-the-scenes story of the raw beginnings of Michael Bublé’s struggles and the stepping stones that led to his ascent to the top. “From the very beginning, deep inside his heart and soul, Michael wanted the brass ring and nothing less”, says Delich. “Even facing adversity, his desire for a major label and a major management company were the objectives.” Michael valued dearly Delich’s professionalism, her belief in him and her dedication - even ref... more
by Sheri and John Cockrell45 Years of True Railroad Stories places you in veteran SP/UP Engineer John Cockrell's seat to experience exactly what he did during his 45 year career as a fireman, switchman and engineer working for the largest railroad in the country. His hits, misses and everything in between.
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 would ... more
by Gerry AbbeyCHEERS, BEERS, AND EASTERN PROMISE is a memoir by Gerry Abbey. It chronicles his year as a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan and is a thoughtful and hilarious coming-of-age-but-not-quite-arriving adventure travel story. Abbey goes to teach English in rural Taiwan and finds a world unlike anything he could have expected. From day one, the contrast between imagined and found reality leaves him lost and learning on the fly. His experience quickly snowballs as he goes from meeting coworkers and teac... more
by Christian Belcourt
DOCTOR ON THE ROCK recounts the experiences of Christian Belcourt, a doctor in Ferryland, Newfoundland, from 1959 to 1962, during the early days of outreach medicine. The book also covers the period of his childhood when he was inspired to do medicine as a career, future visits to the island as a radiologist, and his last visit as a tourist.
Christian grew up in a sub-tropical climate in Mauritius, surrounded by beautiful beaches, abundant fauna, and lush flora. French ... more
by Wendell RickettsNovember 12, 2003: A suicide attack on the Italian military base in Nasiriyah, Iraq, leaves nineteen dead and scores wounded. Among the survivors is a young, brash Italian filmmaker who had arrived only the day before to scout locations for a film. This is the story of a man who arrived in the midst of the terror, fire, and gunfire of a war that officially didn’t exist … and who came away both permanently changed and more determined than ever to tell what he’d seen with his own eyes. Twenty Ciga... more
What's Wrong With You! (What You, Your Children And Our Students Need To Know About My 15 Year Imprisonment From Age 20 to 35.)by Omar YaminiWhat's Wrong With You! is a dedication to communicate with young people around the true reality of the prison system. The book takes the reader through the authors own journey of 15 years in prison, shares stories from the shocking to the mundane and includes his poetry throughout the years. Weaved throughout this powerful narrative is commentary on how prison culture is shaping the current and future generations of our young people in America.
by Marilyn GardnerBetween Worlds is a set of essays on culture and belonging. Divided into 7 sections, these essays explore the rootlessness and grief as well as the unexpected moments of humor and joy that are a part of living between two worlds. Between Worlds charts a journey between the cultures of East and West, the comfort of being surrounded by loved ones and familiar places, and the loneliness of not belonging.
by Mark T. ArsenaultSemicolon takes a frank but humorous, and often witty, look at the procedures and events surrounding one man’s journey through colorectal cancer. Mark takes on the serious, at times frightening, and potentially deadly issues. It will enlighten and entertain you at the same time. A portion of the proceeds of every book sold is donated to teh Colon Cancer Alliance to help fund colon cancer research and advocacy.
Moving Forward In Reverse: Life is all about moving forward, but sometimes it must be done in reverseby Scott MartinIn order to survive “the flesh-eating disease”, doctors had to amputate Scott Martin’s hands and feet. After five months of hospitalization, Martin returned to his coaching career and continued building a nationally ranked college soccer program, but drove himself into a deep depression as he avoided his shattered self-image. After reaching his lowest point, Martin sold all he owned and began a quest to break himself down in order to build himself back up. Read this amazing story to learn how fi... more