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by stewart taylorAbout a boy growing up in late 70's England who get's the music bug from his father. The trad Jazz start soon becomes a Heavy Rock/ Heavy Metal obsession. After moving to LA at 14, concert going soon led to live tape trading and fanzine writing. Living four blocks from the beach without parental guidance allowed for an interesting development. Forced repatriation to England at 18 is described with humor and poignancy. An interesting look at 80's culture and finishes in 2014. A very varied tale!
by William Cunningham and Robert CunninghamFrom the projects of South Boston to drug infested suburban slums, the twelve Cunningham kids survived a life too harsh, even for hope. Yet, hope is what they lived on as they struggled to endure a private war raging around them, the emotional and physical scars now their only lasting memories. The Twelve Children Of Christmas is a celebration of family and hope—the hope of children. It is a collection of twelve Cunningham Christmas stories that recount their time together growing up and thei... more
by Adam Starks
In his autobiography, Adam Starks provides a valiantly candid account of the turbulence faced during his years leading up to and while in foster care. In a path breaking twist from other well-written memoirs of former foster youth, his story reflects on the acting out that ensued as a result of a constant sense of instability in the world around him. Amid his internal struggles, Adam properly attributes his ability to remain steadfast toward achieving his successful breakaway from the cycle t... more
by Irene HolmesSee how Alvin reacts to his first firework show. And as we walk around the festive, you can see how Alvin reacts to seeing different things at the show. Like: seeing the balloon rides for the first time, with other kids riding them. And his first smell of the different kind of foods there. See his face when the fireworks light up the sky.
by Lathish ShankarA diary entry of a ten-year-old school girl. Ashitha, a ten-year old school girl enjoys a good summer vacation with her friends Sanjana, Sreejith and Sachin. One day a new neighbor Abinav arrives to the next door. Very soon he established a friendship with all. Ashitha and Abinav became very close to each other. They played together, and often used to go cycling to the nearby beach. They used to have lots of fun there. The other friends used to tease her connecting her name with Abinav. When ... more
by John PansiniJohn Pansini, an ordinary guy - a roofer with a Master's Degree - finds himself caught up in cold war intrigue. eBook contains 65 minutes of embedded audio. Pansini bugged the FBI and Soviets.
by Nana MizushimaAlmost seventy years ago, Tei Fujiwara wrote a memoir 流れる星は生きている (Nagareru Hoshiwa Ikiteiru) about her harrowing journey home with her three young children. But the story of her story is what every reader needs to know. Tei’s memoir begins in August 1945 in Manchuria. At that time, Tei and her family fled from the invading Soviets who declared war on Japan a few days after the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. After reaching her home in Japan, Tei wrote what she thought would... more
by Warren and Betsy TalbotAn inside look at a relationship in a state of constant discovery and challenge in some of the most exotic places in the world. What happens when you have no one to depend on but each other? Find out how Warren and Betsy Talbot took their 40th birthdays by storm and created a whole new lifestyle and relationship with each other. What they learned about love and partnership in dangerous, hilarious, and exotic situations around the globe will make you look at your own relationship in a totally ... more
by James Oliver ChapmanJames enjoys an idyllic life with his wife, Molly, and their teenage daughter, so when Molly announces she would like to pursue her growing sexual interest in women, all James can think of is the hot sex that is sure to come his way. He gives his enthusiastic approval for Molly to act on her desire. An open marriage, however, is a minefield, and as James and Molly attempt to navigate the dangerous new terrain, James begins to feel alienated and left behind. After a series of disastrous sex pa... more
by Michael UrheberBased on events that can only be described as miraculous, Bava’s Gift brings together ideas in science and spirituality, and delivers a fresh and engaging perspective about the nature of such events. The story begins with the death of the author’s close friend. But everything takes an amazing turn when a hastily prepared experiment that requires the cooperation of the deceased shatters commonly accepted notions about reality. Soon, more people begin experiencing the same phenomena, and become en... more
by Angela N. Blount
Set after the events of Blount's debut memoir, Once Upon A Road Trip, this short story anthology focuses on the unusual courtship of Angeli and Vincent.
When Angeli left Minnesota on a post-high school road trip, all she wanted was to see the East Coast and finally meet some of her online friends. She didn't expect to end up in a long-distance relationship with a computer-savvy Southern boy. Yet Vincent seems determined to defy the odds. To prove his intentions, he sets off... more
by Angela N. Blount
Eighteen-year-old Angeli doesn't "fit in." She's never been on a single date, and she lives vicariously through an online world of storytelling. With the pressures of choosing a practical future path bearing down, she needs a drastic change. Too old to run away from home, she opts instead to embark on a solo 2-month road trip. But her freedom is tempered by loneliness - and anxiety tests her resolve as she comes face-to-face with her quirky internet friends.
by Nikki Scrivener
Hoof beats in Africa
This is a real story about how I woke up from a vivid dream and decided I really wanted a pony of my own. My mother was rather suprised and said I had to prove myself on Deborah the donkey first. Deborah the donkey knew lots of tricks like lying down and counting up to ten with her hoof and was far too clever for her own good and taught me a thing or two. I learned to antisipate trouble and the importance of perseverance and determination. By the time I could manage... more
by Linda Naomi KatzSurviving Mental Illness is a memoir of the heartbreaks and challenges of someone growing up with bipolar disorder and how she dealt with stigma and achieved recovery. The Road to Recovery – written from the perspective of someone whose life has been challenged by mental illness, this book offers help, hope, and inspiration to others struggling with psychological disorders. It provides information about mental illness in general—and mood disorders in particular—valuable tips about treatment a... more
by Jane LarkinA Jewish woman’s decision to marry outside of her faith leads to an unexpected journey full of religious awakening, shocking secrets, and the power of love in Jane Larkin’s inspiring new book, From Generation to Generation. Faced with grim statistics claiming that Jews who marry non-Jews often lose their beliefs, disengage from ritual observance, and raise children who are less likely to associate themselves with religious tradition, Jane determined she would marry someone who shared her faith—... more
by Ruth W. CrockerA secret is revealed long after the battlefield death of a beloved and courageous army officer. His widow, in an act of love, climbs to the treacherous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps with his ashes. She discovers years later that those who survived the war - his comrades devoted to keeping his memory alive - would bring the ultimate healing into her life. A compelling true story with a surprising revelation for those who seek to understand the sources of resilience and emotional trans... more