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by Robert DinsmoorYou Can Leave Anytime follows the story of a 53-year-old freelance writer and yoga teacher who falls down a rabbit hole and checks himself into a rehab facility in Florida. For 3 months, he enters a strange new world of controlling therapists, burnt-out orderlies, and young junkies straight out of jail. As he sobers up and gets his head glued on straight, he faces the greatest challenge of all--getting out.
by Serita BraxtonYou can only watch so many couples find love no matter the adversity at the end of every romantic comedy before you begin to fall into the trap of thinking there is always going to be a happily ever after. After dozens of lack luster first dates and defunct online dating attempts many find out the hard way that finding love isn't as easy as it seems on the big screen. More Than Crumbs is a young woman's firsthand account of the challenges faced when looking for love. Included are the emotion... more
by Josh Rosenthal
"Josh Rosenthal is a record man's record man. He is also a musician's record man. He is in the line of Samuel Charters and Harry Smith. In this age where we have access to everything and know the value of nothing, musicians need people like Josh to hear them when no one else can."
- T Bone Burnett
Grammy-nominated producer and Tompkins Square label founder Josh Rosenthal presents his first book, The Record Store of the Mind. Part memoir, part &q... more
by Heidi SmithForks In The Road is a sequel to the memoir After The Bombs-My Berlin. The book begins as the author arrives in New York harbor in 1963. You'll quickly learn that her prearranged job as nanny was not what she had agreed to. She strays from the original plan for her two-year stay in America and takes the first of many forks in the road. Journey with Heidi as she takes unexpected forks in the road and tirelessly negotiates them as chef, entrepreneur, mother, realtor, and other incarnations, during... more
by Ivy Valentine PateDark Justice is a dark, gritty, and heartbreakingly honest account of one woman's journey through the Federal Penitentiary system. While continuously proclaiming her innocence, Cooper is manipulated by both the judicial system and street code honor to play by the rules, which leads to a forty year prison sentence. Written in the author's own street-wise voice, Dark Justice is the first book in a series that walks the reader through the painful experience of leaving children and family behind ... more
by Andrew Graham BonarIn this Book the author describes his visit to the fabled city of Samarkand, once the capital of Tamerlane’s empire. There are no “Golden Gates” to be seen, but the city is nevertheless rich in splendid monuments such as the Gur Emir Mausoleum, the Registan, the Shah-i-Zinda and the Bibi Khanum Mosque, all of which are illustrated by numerous slides. Also shown is the extensive open-air bazaar, with its colourful mixture of Central Asian peoples. An Epilogue covers brief visits to the princip... more
by Andrew Graham BonarThis Book describes a visit to the ancient city of Bukhara by the author and his wife in the summer of 1968. At that time the city was beginning to be restored to its ancient glory after many decades of neglect. Numerous colour photographs show the main monuments: the Ark (the citadel of the Emirs of Bukhara), the huge Kalyan Minaret (also known as the Tower of Death), the city walls, covered bazaars, ancient reservoirs and other structures. Other pictures (accompanied by explanatory captions... more
by Andrew Graham BonarIn this Book the author describes a journey by car across the Caucasus mountain range and back again to Tbilisi. The road – known as the Georgian Military Highway – is at least 2000 years old, and passes through some spectacular scenery. There are several memorable towns and villages on the route such as Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia, the fortified church complex of Ananuri, the charming village of Passanauri and, at the northern end of the Highway, Ordzhonikidze. An abundance of sl... more
by Andrew Graham BonarThis Book describes the first part of a journey to the Caucasus region. The author had been greatly impressed by Georgian culture, particularly music and dancing, and was keen to visit the homeland of the Georgian people. Following brief excursions to Istanbul, Yalta and Sochi he and his wife entered Georgia at Sukhumi, where they hired a car for their onward travels, which took them to the Gelati monastic complex, Gori (Stalin’s birthplace) and finally to the capital Tbilisi. Captions explai... more
by Andrew Graham BonarThis Book is based on the author’s second journey to Moscow and the surrounding area. The visit began with a New Year’s Eve banquet at the plush National Hotel and was followed by excursions on foot or by bus to Red Square, the Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theatre, the monastery at Zagorsk, a country village and Moscow suburbs. The rough but warm clothing worn by everyone gives a taste of the harshness of the Russian winter. Brief but informative captions explain the photographs and also certain soci... more
by Andrew Graham Bonar
In this Book the author describes his first visit to Moscow, which took place in the summer of 1957, at a time when the Soviet Union was just beginning to open itself up to the outside world. He singles out, and illustrates with slides and black-and-white prints, a number of aspects of life in Moscow which impressed him: street scenes, “wedding cake” architecture, a popular market, the Agricultural Exhibition, centuries-old religious monuments and much else. Brief but ... more
by Gabriel Allen & William AllenAround the League in 80 Days chronicles a father-son cross-country road trip. Gabe and Bubba travel to all twenty-nine NBA arenas to experience the uniqueness of each stadium and discover what each team means to its city. Their sojourn is a pilgrimage, which also retraces a previous path taken by Bubba, who dropped out of high school in the 1960s to become a homeless, hippie hobo. Gabe and Bubba narrate their odyssey in descriptive detail, inviting readers to ride along for a veritable, vicariou... more
by Lawrence Abrams
By Lawrence Abrams
In the End, Will You or Your Hospital Have Control Over Your Life?
A deeply moving personal memoir—much of it in riveting real time, The Grievance: A Real Life-and-Death Story is a husband’s cautionary tale of the whirlwind of circumstances, decisions and emotions surrounding the death of his vibrant wife whom he knew and loved for more than 50 years. Just 40 days earlier, she was playing ... more
by Walker Rowe
"The Avocado Republic of Chile, because it’s too Cold to Grow Bananas” is laugh-out-loud funny and insightful. American writer, Walker Rowe, sick of the pollution and noise in Santiago moves to the country for peace and quiet. What he did not know is when you move to the country, you exchange one set of problems for another.
by Ann G. Sjoerdsma
"Our Parents in Crisis" is a compelling and chock-full-of-medical-knowledge narrative about 12 years of advocacy by the author on behalf of her aged parents in the highly fragmented, error-prone, and ageist U.S. healthcare system. The misdiagnosis in 2002 of a life-threatening illness suffered by her mother galvanized the author: She could see how the diagnosis didn't fit, even though doctors could or would not. Ultimately, Sjoerdsma saved her mother's life and became a dedi... more
by Russel LazegaShe escaped the almost certain death of a concentration camp, so breaking out of a nursing home is small potatoes. She beat it out of a Polish ghetto by refusing to take orders, so she won't likely take that medication. Just how is one Jewish family in Miami Beach going to make sure their matriarch, Bubbie, gets something she would never have dreamed of needing . . . help surviving? Managing Bubbie is the family memoir by grandson Russel Lazega that recounts the vexing days in the 1980's when... more