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by Carolyn L. Austin
My mother told me, “Don’t eat your vomit!” You see, my mother was referring to accepting people back into your life after they have done you wrong, broken your heart, or cheated on you. My tumultuous life experiences led me to also use “Don’t eat your vomit” to refer to people I trusted, who later betrayed me so fiendishly that it felt as if they stabbed me in the back and twisted the knife. Although I understood, it was not until years later that I recogni... more
by Daniel SeymourCaptured in two first-person memoirs - and presented along with added historical references - this is a remarkable story of two sisters' resilience and survival of the Holocaust that describes a resounding triumph of the human spirit spanning nine decades.
by Julie D. Summers
ABOUT THE BOOK
I wanted to put a sign on my forehead saying: “Be Kind To Me – My Son Just Committed Suicide.” I wondered how many people we meet each day who also want to put a sign on their forehead describing the pain in their hearts.
On July 11, 2007, a coroner called and told me my son, John, had put a shotgun between his legs and used his toes to pull the trigger, blowing his head off. Many years earlier, as a single, unwed mother, I had given him up fo... more
by Katie AndersonReleased, Never Free is the harrowing true story of my heartbreaking journey through life with a toxic narcissist who would stop at nothing to destroy me. I certainly didn’t have an easy life to begin with, having survived a pretty tumultuous childhood, but that was nothing compared to the storm lying in wait. Being young, naïve, and desperately wanting to escape the woes of my parents’ home, I was the perfect target. Effortlessly, I fell right into his trap, a brief moment in time that would fo... more
by Yvonne SandomirFrom the age of four, Eve wandered through a maze of injustice, exploitation, and unthinkable parental betrayal. After escaping home at the age of fifteen, it disheartened Eve to find that her childhood was only the beginning of a road fraught with violent relationships. Come along on her journey of perseverance through intense psychotherapy as she learns it is possible to not only survive the after-effects of deep childhood trauma but break the generational cycle for her own family. This ... more
by George Azar
My Gay Church Days is the memoir of a closeted Evangelical pastor who left the faith to pursue the one thing he had been hiding for over a decade: his homosexuality. Born to traditional Middle Eastern parents, George found himself desperate for his parents’ affection as a refuge from the traumatic bullying he faced during middle school. He devoted every aspect of his life to pleasing others, while denying the most important parts of himself. His most shameful trait was his sexual ori... more
by Michael NanfitoThis is an unconventional memoir about an unconventional life. Told through poetry and a series of and prose "vignettes," this slender volume offers a view to a period of my life that no one (outside of my wife) knew anything about – until now. In the main, this is my effort to celebrate outsiders and outcasts who worked to reclaim their true Selves, the ones that polite society stole from them. I've taken some poetic license with parts of the timeframe and some events (I leave it to the r... more
by Bruce PiaseckiWhat is Wealth? What is Enough? The path to success and the full glory of wealth is doing more with less! In this book, Piasecki urgently calls for a new era of restraint, public mindedness, and social purpose in capitalism. This homage to historical financial leaders allows an understanding between self-determination and self-actualization in a time of capital constraints. This book helps you understand which attributes lead to the accumulation of wealth and using that wealth responsi... more
by Ali PsiukA vivid and deeply affecting memoir detailing the wildly winding path of a creative and spiritual seeker as she unravels into mental illness and painfully, beautifully, weaves her disparate parts back together. We follow Ali's fascinating evolution from a young and closeted gymnast with an eating disorder to circus performer, modern dancer, showgirl, Broadway dresser, and eventually, licensed psychotherapist.
by Glenn RockowitzA race to the grave isn't a typical father-son bonding experience in the way a potato sack race might be. But when comedy writer Glenn Rockowitz and his psychoanalyst father are diagnosed with aggressive terminal cancers only a week apart, tragedy gives way to a uniquely dark, funny, and intensely loving experience. Cotton Teeth is a comedian's unflinchingly candid account of the heartbreak, joy, and wisdom shared between father and son as they face their final months of life alone and together.
by Anthony CuerdenLetters and poems sent from India, 1936 to 1941, by Margaret Mary Cuerden (nee Beal), born in Darjeeling, in September, 1914, who wrote to her mother and siblings following her return to India after education in England.They present a fascinating insight into the life and experiences of a young lady, living and working in India, at this time, and latterly as the wife of an officer in the (British) Indian Army.
by Saint Andrews"Houston Has A Problem" is a story that presents an uncensored look into the world of child molestation, drug abuse, the music business, homophobia, racism, and class wars in America. Written from the perspective of a gay black man born in the racist South of the 1960s, whose father was an evangelical minister and Vietnam War Veteran. It presents a compelling story centred around severe topics in a non-threatening humorous style, that draws the reader in right from the very first sentence. The ... more
by Serena CaseySerena Casey takes us on a journey through her life and career as an educator. It is both a personal tale of growth and an insightful look at what constitutes good teaching. Her own teachers, her colleagues, her bosses, and mostly her students star in this touching story of what a life of teaching has meant to one woman. Anyone who is a teacher—or who has ever been a student—will be glad to have taken this journey with her.
by Charles ReesThis book comes from my experiences as a family doctor in a small town in Dorset England for 38 years covering 1972 to 2010. During most of that time being a Family Doctor was more than being a General Practitioner. I have tried to explain the changes that occurred without trying to extol the virtues of a golden age which never existed. The process of computerisation, advances in medicine, change in the family, de-skilling of the doctor, training of GPs and the rise of the ‘portfolio’ doctor are... more
by Dean SkewesDean Skewes draws on his life experiences as a sheep shearer and farmer in sharing this life-changing journey that he and his family went on after a car accident.
by William MorrisonThe book recounts the events and memories of eight decades of the author’s life from the late 1930s - a mere fifteen years after independence - to the current year of the pandemic, 2020.It describes the simple village life of an ordinary middle class family growing up in the suburban village of Blackrock County Dublin. It is as much a social history of the times as a description of a personal childhood. The story of the early working life and subsequent business career reflects the changes the c... more