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by Carrie SeversonFor years, entrepreneur and writer Carrie Severson struggled with her own “enoughness.” Like so many women, she constantly questioned if she was thin enough, wealthy enough, young enough, or fertile enough. But instead of finding answers, she ended up battling professional and personal burnout, self-love, and her status as a middle-aged woman without her own children. And it forced her to make a change. Shining the light of love on both the good and the bad of that process, Severson sha... more
by Alan Dudley AlpassWould you expect a suburban Melbourne solicitor to settle brothel brawls, to locate dead bodies and to search for buried bullion? The author relates all of these adventures and more as he explores engaging stories of humanity, gleaned from decades of legal practice. From courtroom characters to family feuding, the author highlights the true, yet untold stories that show a surprising side of legal practice, told with simplicity and colour. As William Shakespeare said, “An honest tale speeds best ... more
by Ellen CaseyA mother’s story of determination and triumph. Unstoppable is a gripping story of courage and unwavering determination by one of the world’s first IVF mothers. This powerful memoir reads like a riveting novel as the author chronicles her journey through the uncertain terrain of medical experimentation and the acutely personal anguish of her infertility battle. This resolute young woman makes medical history and works to change public opinion about IVF. Her captivating story of loss, struggle,... more
by Mitch FriedmanWhen a 30-something guy swaps a toupee from hell for a SWELL GOATEE, will it turn his bad luck on its head? Following a year wearing a hideous hair system, after a lifetime of dicey decision making, documented in his tragicomic memoir, Hell Toupee, Mitch Friedman flees to Greece and returns with a new lease on life, his first goatee, and a glass more than half-full of self-confidence. Are sparks of romance and a successful career in the arts in his future, thanks to the pleasing ring of hair a... more
by Gabi Coatsworth
Their relationship seemed destined for heartache. A terminal diagnosis would teach them the true meaning of love.
Gabi Coatsworth never meant to fall for the handsome American. And after walking away because he was married, the British single mother thought she'd go forever without seeing him again. But her move to Chicago five years later for a career opportunity led to their reunion, a rekindled romance, and a wedding.
Forging a thirty-year life... more
by Wendy L. Scott-HawkinsHAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW HARD IT WOULD BE TO FIND SOMEONE IF YOU DID NOT KNOW THEIR NAME? Wendy grew up knowing she had a half-sibling, but didn’t have the details. When she hits thirty years of age, and having suffered a few tragic losses, Wendy is compelled to search for this stranger. Questioning family members, weeding through library research, investigating several organizations, making cold calls, and building new relationships are just a few of the steps Wendy will guide you through. ... more
by Natasha MillerFrom a homeless shelter for youth to the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest-growing companies in America, Relentless is a raw and powerful memoir about one woman's tenacity that helped her break free from an abusive childhood, the irreversible decisions of her parents that left her transient, and the grittiness that has followed her through growing a multi-million dollar corporation of her own. Finding herself through music, Natasha Miller took the reins of her own life and fate to create a life tha... more
by John J. Bosco Jr.
The book is autobiographical and discusses my quest to answer the difficult questions of life through biography, poetry, and personal insights. I have managed to glean from my extensive readings in philosophy, Religion, and classic novels working answers to the impossible questions of existence for myself and for anyone who wants to explore on their own. Answering these questions is intensive and intimate to each one of us, and while my answers work for me, I invite you to produce your ... more
When "Bohunk," a young, Jewish-Catholic heads to college, he aspires to become a doctor but fulfills his family destiny of alcoholism instead. Drinking his way through medical school and getting hooked on easy-to-access narcotics along the way, Bohunk inescapably finds himself on the precipice of death. After he emerges from a suicidal, drug-induced coma, he finally decides to confront his greatest fears and commits to live.
by Martha LeighStories about my Jewish parents and wider family from my vast archive of letters and writings.My mother was a concert pianist from Central Europe and my father grew up in poverty the East End of London. He was also gay. They met in Paris in 1937 and corresponded for the 6 years of World War II. Several family members had miraculous escapes from the Nazis in Europe. After the war my father became the world expert on Jean-Jacques Rousseau and professor of French at Cambridge University. My uncle... more
by Valerie LumleyThis compelling true-life memoir spans 50 years, and is about the fulfillment of spiritual longing and the completion of karmic destiny. After a 40-year separation, life miraculously brought them back together again to experience the most enriching and meaningful chapter of their lives at a time when they needed each other the most. They saved each other in every way a person can be saved, and were the only people in their lives who could. So many of us go through life hoping to experience its d... more
by Leslie FergusonSeven-year-old Leslie has a serious problem. Someone is trying to kill her. She and her little brother must confront the stark reality of living with their mother’s raging psychosis. Other family members try to help, but they are no match for the violence and unpredictability that comes with mental illness. Once in foster care, Leslie learns that life doesn't improve just because she's free of her mom. All seems lost . . . until one simple and unexpected question changes Leslie's world forever. ... more
by Marc Gellman
. . . and they called it puppy love!
The story is the next romantic love story of the century, a romantic celebration of life, and the fulfillment of a husband's promise, "I will tell our story to the world; that every day we shared was special."
Don't let the title of this book mislead you . . .
This love story is an unforgettable memoir about a romance that will mak... more
by Diana EstillCraving the bond she's never had with her reclusive brother Kerry, Diana won't stop pursing him. The two are nothing alike, though. She's an avid traveler. And he's afraid to leave his house. This midlife memoir explores love, loss, and compassion for kin we don't understand.
by Richard CheuExcelling despite the odds, Janey Mildred Young was a Chinese-American woman who accomplished much in her life despite societal discrimination and family barriers. She came of age during the 1960s and was influenced by the changing society and the roles for women and Asian-Americans. Janey’s husband, Richard Cheu, kept all of her 167 letters and, as a tribute to her, compiled them into this new book. Able to overcome many obstacles in her path, her letters show a woman who had ambitious g... more
by Rex ShadesEagleKnow Love tells the story of how Rex ShadesEagle overcame 27 years of addiction by healing childhood trauma. Physically and sexually abused from 6-12 years old until being kicked out onto the streets for fighting back against his abuser. He would learn how to hustle, lie, cheat, and steal on the streets of S. New Jersey. He left NJ to follow the Grateful Dead where he found his Tribe. The Dead led him to Boulder, CO where he would find his family. For the next 2 decades, Rex continued his heroin... more