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  • Gimme Shelter

    by Louis Spirito
    “Gimme Shelter” is the raw, moving story of a chronically angry writer from a ‘Goodfellas’ family who finds salvation when he rescues an abused pit bull. This powerful, uplifting memoir chronicles the rocky journey to consciousness in which the damaged, timid dog winds up saving his out of control owner. When Louis Spirito and his wife went looking for a rescue dog, he insisted he was open to any dog in need. Secretly, Lou didn’t want just any mutt; he wanted a dog like Rebel, the rollicking ... more
  • Bye Bye Baby Boy Big Boy Blues

    by Denis Hayes
    They were a generation that were born into the great depression, lived in holes in the ground, half starved, bombed, shelled and machine gunned in the poor docklands of war torn South and East London. They grew up with rationing, fighting future wars and deprivation. They should have grown up damaged and depraved in brave new surroundings but grew up completely sane in a very disturbed world. This is the story of one young boy, his family and friends who survived and triumphed in a different wo... more

    by Elaine Taylor
    As a teen mom, already ass-branded by one husband both domineering and dumb as meat locker beef, Elaine stutter-stepped to independence via jobs typing letters and dialing phones for a series of mouth-breathers who believed a woman’s place was under the desk spit-shining their assets. A couple of decades later she had, by god, scratched out a role in the corporate testicle festival where she earned fat, man-sized paychecks. Bought herself some respect and vindication. But her personal life was a... more
  • Battered Hope

    by Carol Graham
    Unbelievable memoir -- Carol is a resilient woman who endured traumatic events that would cause most others to roll over and quit. The challenges of cancer, rape, marital abuse, jail, suicide attempt, loss of child and financial ruin coupled with a determination to succeed compels the reader to root for her to triumph. You will identify with Carol on many emotional terrains of love, loss, suffering, pain, heartbreak and ultimately renewal. This fast paced memoir reads with all the elements of a ... more
  • Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking!

    by Jeff Resnick
    Public. Speaking. Two simple words that can strike fear in the hearts and minds of anyone facing the prospect of stepping onto that platform. When it comes to the human mind, the shortest distance between two points is certainly not a straight line. So prepare yourself, for I’m about to take you on a round-about journey to the finish line. Conquering your fear will not be easy. But if I did it, so can you. And I’ll help you. Because I’ve been where you now are.
  • Muddy Jungle Rivers

    by Wendell Affield

    Making meaning of Vietnam fifty years later: Muddy Jungle Rivers illuminates the boredom, misery, alcohol abuse, crew conflict, ambushes, terror, and death aboard an armor troop carrier river boat in Vietnam and the angst of the cox’n after he is wounded and medevaced home. After publishing Muddy Jungle Rivers in 2012, Affield reconnects with ambush survivors at a Mobile Riverine Force Reunion in 2013. He makes an amazing discovery.

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  • A Long Way from Paris

    by EC Murray

    Named one of KIRKUS BEST BOOKS of 2014. When Elizabeth hitchhikes to the south of France in 1980, she leaves behind a world of drugs, a lover, and an aimless life. Her hopes to become a famous writer in Paris dashed, she carves a life for herself herding goats, sheep, and an ornery cow at a mountain farm in the south of France. With no water, heat, and barely any electricity, Elizabeth ponders her fears, relationships, spirituality; as well as life at her elite New En... more

  • From The Danube To The Hudson

    by Katherine Griesz
    This book is a memoir, the tale of my childhood and later years. It is also the story of my family, set against the sociological, historical and political happenings of the 20th century. It talks vividly about the horrors of the Holocaust in Budapest, Hungary, followed by several years of brutal Communist dictatorship and life behind the Iron Curtain. It deals with the intimate personal stories of the protagonists, the enforced parting between parent and child, the loss of home, social positio... more
  • Icarus Falling: The True Story of a Nightclub Bouncer Who Wanted to Be a Fucking Movie Star and Ended Up Just Being Himself

    by Christopher Paul Meyer
    The true story of a failed actor, who – still tantalized by the promise of LA – reinvents himself as a nightclub bouncer. Working both downtown and on the Sunset Strip, he is thrust into the bloodstream of LA. Amidst the unending parade of strung-out transients, shimmering miniskirts, enraged gangbangers and unhinged party people, he avenges his history of cowardice, atones for his past infidelities and tries to become something better than another Hollywood casualty.
  • Inadmissible

    by Dr. Tamer Elsayed

    "An intelligent, honestly written memoir of immigration."—Kirkus Reviews

    "... immigrants are far more than the sum of their paperwork, and Elsayed provides a balanced portrayal of his own foundation in this engaging book."—Kirkus Reviews

    "Outlier, outlaw, outcast: The improbable scientific career of Tamer Elsayed"—Jeffrey Mervis, Science Magazine

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  • Epiphanies Whilst High Out Of One's Mind

    by Abigail Lee
    Love, weed, and a love-hate affair with weed. Abby undergoes a peculiar struggle in her youth: to try to enjoy pot. For years at the behest of her stoner friends and lovers, she tries and fails to smoke up and like it; until one shining day, she experiences marijuana's enhancement of abstract thinking, bestowing upon her a new perspective on life, love, and everything in between. "Epiphanies Whilst High Out Of One's Mind" is a work of narrative nonfiction with a predominantly humorou... more
  • FOREVER BLUE: Adventures, Lessons, and Purpose - True Stories of My Life as a Police Officer

    by Carl Ross
    Complex, confusing, exciting, boring, funny, and tragic are all valid descriptors of experiences found in a modern law enforcement career. Carl Ross spent over four decades inside the world of police work. His memoir takes the reader on patrol, into investigations, on SWAT calls, and inside the chief’s office, all the while explaining what officers do and why. Forever Blue has more than 225 true stories taken from the author’s files and unforgettable encounters. Ride along with him now i... more
  • Mush: from sled dogs to celiac, the scenic detour of my life

    by Tara Caimi
    When Tara Caimi was twenty-eight years old, she moved from Pennsylvania to Utah to support her boyfriend’s dog mushing dream. Nick was confident and courageous, outgoing and adventurous—everything Tara was not. Tara had always suffered from anxiety-related ailments, but in Utah her health steadily deteriorated. Living with Nick revealed some unexpected lifestyle differences, and the culture she encountered rendered her a perpetual outsider. The only comfort she found was in her surrogate family ... more
  • Fire Call!

    by George DeVault
    Suppose your house caught fire ... and no one came to put it our. It's a very real danger, national experts warn. Volunteer firefighters, who account for seven out of every 10 firefighters in the United States, are vanishing. Written by a retired chief chief who responded to more than 5,000 emergencies over 30 years, Fire Call! tells why, explains what it's really like to be a volunteer firefighter and what everyone can do to help.
  • From King to Obama:Witness to a Turbulent History

    by earl ofari hutchinson
    New Book Released on the 50th Anniversary of Selma March 7 Political Analyst and Noted Author Earl Ofari Hutchinson’s New Book From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History An Intimate Look at the Personalities and Events in America from King to Obama March 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the bloody attack on civil rights protestors in Selma. The civil rights marches there led to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act. It also marked the start of an era of unpreceden... more
  • Greedy for Life

    by Lori Stevic-Rust
    In Greedy for Life, Lori Stevic-Rust shares insights on aging as a health psychologist, a middle aged woman and a grateful member of a five generation family. In this warmly told and humorous memoir, readers experience the voice of Dr. Lori's one-hundred-year old grandmother guiding her through the first fifty years of her life’s journey. In its recollections of the good, the bad and the beautiful, a personal journey of aging becomes an inspiring, universal story of finding purpose and living wi... more