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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
by Richard Houck“Assume the Position: Memoirs of an Obstetrician” will place the reader in the shoes of an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with years of clinical experience and training. It will also place the reader in the same stirrups as patients in my office, listening to the trials, tribulations, joys, and fears expressed to me. Most people would assume that sitting on the stool where I have sat for many years has given me a unique view of life. However, I would argue that it is walking in my once white wood... more
by Paylie Roberts
by Douglas KentConvicted of Fraud, Douglas Kent is sentenced to 46 months in Federal Prison. This amusing but accurate memoir recounts the time he spent in the Federal Prison system, from the day of his arrival at Allenwood Prison in Pennsylvania through his time spent in a Federal Halfway House in the Dallas, Texas area. Along the way he meets unique and amusing characters, navigates the prison bureaucracy, suffers through the prison medical system, and tries to survive this forced vacation in one piece and h... more
by Elizabeth StallThis is a story of sexual awakening, a great love letter of our age. The promise was that if a couple followed all the rules and remained virgins until they married, everything would magically work out. But the church was wrong--the best sex happened outside of those rules. Purity culture--virginity culture--was a mistake. Find out what women really want--or at least, what one of them does. Read about what sex--really good or really bad--is like for a woman. You'll find adventure! Sex scenes! Se... more
by Gil Garcia
The Tom Sawyer of South Central is the best way to describe this little guy who manages to find himself in impossible one of a kind situations that will leave you smiling as he visualizes for you, and so descriptively beautiful, a neighborhood's panorama of life as seen through eyes of a child.
Gil's parents, his warring brothers, two sisters, a Dutch priest, and a English Sheep dog make up the cast of characters in this entertaining collection. It's Gil'... more
Growing Up Eldon, a Memoir: Tales of Surviving (Mostly) and Thriving on a Pacific Northwest Family Farmby Eldon N. Spady
Growing Up Eldon, a Memoir is a humorous collection of stories and experiences from Eldon Spady’s growing-up years on his family’s dairy farm in Sequim (say “Skwim”), Washington.
Why this book?
When Eldon was young, his Grandpa Spady lived with him and his family for a few years. You’ll meet him inside. After Grandpa Spady’s death, Eldon became aware of some of his fascinating life history. To this day, he wishes he knew more about his grandpa&r... more
by Marlene Tucker
Marlene was nominated most likely to succeed amongst her peers as a young adult while attending one of the former largest Pentecostal Churches in the Midwest. Marlene was ready to trail blaze the world, and set the foundation for others in her family to follow. Marlene is the daughter of a successful African American Business Contractor/Landfill Operator and Civil Rights Activist from the Mid West. Marlene tells her story, a story of redemption, the way she lived it. <... more
by Wendy ThorntonDear Oprah: How I Beat Cancer and Learned to Love Daytime TV is the tale of a battle with an unusual cancer. Told with snarky humor and pathos, this is the story of an interrupted life and the struggle back. There's never a good time to get cancer but Wendy wrote this book to explore all areas of the cancer experience, including how to survive, how to recover, and how caregivers and friends can support their loved ones. Wendy was diagnosed with rectal cancer just as her career was accelerating, ... more
by Gloria P. HumphreyGloria P. Humphrey, a South Florida native and single mother of four, was raised by her single mother, grandparents, aunts, a host of neighbors, and family friends. Growing up in an era that she claims as the best time to be a kid became her inspiration to become a writer. This project became a memoir while learning the craft of writing that eventually led to an exclusive retreat in Italy and begins a series chronicling her life from a child.