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by Philip SwensenMental Violation isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a recollection of past events that normal humans wouldn’t share about themselves, especially for the entire world to read. It’s graphic and intense, but transparent and genuine. I believe others can learn from my struggles and take important life lessons away from them. I’m sharing with you, how I battled my inner demons and overcame my self-destructive habits, which has allowed me to truly start living for the first time. All of us must con... more
by Sherilyn Bridget AvalonReady for an adventure into enlightenment? Lose yourself in a fantastic journey through worlds and dimensions you've never imagined at the touch of a button. Take the Elevator of Enlightenment with Sherilyn and Sterling as they escape the world we know. Join them on their hypnotic travels through lands where lessons and experiences about self-growth, relationships, the choices we make, Karma and much more are discovered. Instead of another dry how-to-book, "Place 33: Secrets of Universal Truths ... more
by Shela Oaks BurdgeHope in all things? You bet! This short story collection is a sampling of how faith, family, and humor can sustain us through the trials of life.
by Seconde Nimenya
When she was a first grader, Seconde Nimenya witnessed the first civil war in her native country of Burundi, in East-Africa. Her parents were nearly killed because of their ethnicity. Many members of her extended family and her friends’ died in the war. Born in a mud hut, with dirt floors, no electricity, no indoor plumbing, no telephone, Nimenya fought to get an education, a rare luxury that was not encouraged for girls. To get to her boarding high school, Nimenya walked─ a trip that t... more
by Bernard N. Lee, Jr.A Look Back in Time: Memoir of a Military Kid in the 50s – Vol. II finds our military kid living in Deutschland, while attending an American middle school and high school. His adventures, with the German and American young adults, are rich in history, suspense, and surprises. You will enjoy following this well-traveled, military kid as he navigates his early teen years in Germany during the late 1950s.
by Bruce ShermanA young boy (me) Loved Climbing all kinds of trees in his youth. However, there was a very tall tree named “Old Pine” which intimidated him and all his friends from attempting to climb it. Lee...the boy’s name in the poem...finally summons the courage to challenge Old Pine. Despite a slip during his climb which frightens him, he successfully reaches the top and...when he is once more on the ground, he hugs the tree! He challenges the reader to...”turn off the TV and go climb a tree”. Now...as an... more
by Fred O. JonesBorn into a poverty-stricken family, Fred did not have time to experience just being a child. His life was one of hard work, abuse, and survival. One Lost Boy, A Memoir of A Missing Childhood, is a coming-of-age story of a young boy whose family worked as sharecroppers picking cotton on an African American owned plantation in Texas. At a time when children are told to be seen and not heard, his childhood is a moving story of barriers he overcame and wisdom gained.Fred’s story is one of a stolen ... more
Inconvenient Memories: A Personal Account of the Tiananmen Square Incident and China Before and Afterby Anna WangInconvenient Memories is a rare and truthful memoir of a young woman's coming of age amid the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989. In 1989, Anna Wang was one of a lucky few who worked for a Japanese company, Canon. She traveled each day between her grandmother's dilapidated commune-style apartment and an extravagant office just steps from Tiananmen Square. Her daily commute on Beijing's impossibly crowded buses brought into view the full spectrum of China's economic and social inequalities during ... more
by Chuks I NdukweFrom manager to the verge of homelessness, and now author, a man who was once a sought after manager in the high tech industry loses everything he owned—his job, franchise he bought with his life-savings, family, and miraculously survived. Now he recounts a journey of successes and failures astounding his readers with the telling of events that brought him down to a few hours from knocking on the doors of the homeless shelter to ask for bed. In this memoir, A Matter Of faith, Chuks I. Ndu... more
by Susie RheaultFrom walking with lions in the bush to dodging bombs in Dar es Salaam, psychologist Susanne Rheault recounts with candor and humility the hard lessons learned during a life working to help impoverished communities in Africa. Starting with work to end the AIDS epidemic Susie travels throughout east and southern Africa finally focusing on a small rural village in Tanzania where she and her husband form an alliance with two Tanzanian educators. They start with nine AIDS orphans and are now educatin... more
by Lisa WannerThe Purse Diaries is an inspirational collaboration of real-life experiences of women and their opinions on various topics. You will get to know me (the author), as well as other women who have shared their stories and opinions. You will read about their experiences on how they were brought up, how they felt about themselves then and who they have become now.
by Richard John AlberoFor author Richard John Albero, this story starts with the tragedy of 9/11 when his nephew lost his life in the attack. In Not Just a Walk in the Park, Albero offers a first-person account of his 1,200-mile solo walk from Tampa, Florida, to the Bronx, New York, in honor of his nephew, Gary. In this memoir, Albero, who was sixty-five and retired at the time of his trek, narrates the stories of his three-month odyssey from home plate at Steinbrenner Field, the New York Yankees’ spring training ... more
by Laurent Grenier
Meditation Time is a philosophical essay that centers on the meaning of life and the art of living, and also deals with many different but related topics, like the nature of human knowledge and the fundamental principle of the universe. Readers should regard this book as an opportunity to embark on a thinking adventure, a kind of treasure hunt whose success depends on their willingness to actively participate. The book’s contribution to this adventure consists of salutary insights glean... more
by Tcr BangThe ebbs and flows of this alcoholic. It’s all true. A year’s worth of words on my recovery journey, how I see things, and reaccounts of people I bump into. Most of the time I don’t know what I’m talking about.
by Tina Ann HealeyWhen I was two years old, my mother, Donna Litchfield was brutally murdered by Stephen Moore. My mother had broken up with Stephen—her boyfriend, at the time—only a day prior to being killed. A jury found Stephen guilty of the stabbing murder and the judge sentenced him to life in prison. Moore was sent to the maximum-security Trenton State Prison. Stephen Moore escaped from Trenton State Prison and was on the run for five years. After he turned himself in, he was shipped off to a mental inst... more
by Paula Baack
The teacher disparity in pay teeters on the tip of the iceberg. How American culture treats teachers, through entitled parents, social media and lack of support from administrators, is the deplorable underbelly of this glacial mass.
Navigating the waters of an adolescent accidentally lighting her hair on fire during my class and having a parent threaten my life, I awoke one spring day, the victim of forced retirement.
My memoir comes laced with narratives of success, failure, p... more