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by Robert KunkelRobert "Bob" Kunkel entered the U.S. Army as a young farm boy from Minnesota. He spent a year in Vietnam with the 5th/7th Cavalry, 1st Infantry (AirMobile). He emerged a very different and much older man. This memoir is his story, one of many thousands that could be told of that tumultuous time. It is a compelling read, and it likely will change your perceptions of the Vietnam War, and of soldiering.
by Juliane Corn LeeJuliane Corn Lee’s memoir defies easy classification. The book follows the author through a privileged childhood on Guam, her love affair with the city of San Francisco, and a romance that bloomed there. The focus then shifts to the loss of her family’s wealth and the illness that changed her life. "Thunderclap" tells the story of a naive girl who transforms into a strong woman during a time of catastrophic loss. When her world falls apart following a paralyzing stroke and leukemia diagnosis, Le... more
by Teresa PowerThe ABCs of Law School: Diary of a First Year Student is the newest book by bestselling, award-winning author, Teresa Power, JD. It offers exclusive access into the inner workings of law school, as told by an actual student. By using the ABCs to de-mystify law school, potential law students, as well as those already in law school, will feel calmer, more confident, and ready to conquer their studies. This book includes a section on how to use yoga for stress reduction, as the author is not only a... more
by Robert K. Brown
HUNDRED PERCENT CHANCE follows the story of a twenty-year old college student who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia while studying overseas in Lancaster, England. He notices -- and then ignores -- a slew of obvious early symptoms, as you might expect from someone at that age so far from home.
This memoir is funny and angry and hopeful and sad and realistic. A coming-of-age story with cancer, set mostly in Seattle of the early nineties, it does not pretend th... more
by Cathy FiorelloCathy Fiorello takes us back in time, telling her story in the framework of historic events. Her characters live valiantly in threatening times: the hardship of life in Brooklyn during the Great Depression; the shock of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the stress of the war that followed it; the aftermath of 9/11, which ushered in an America that would never again be the safe world she grew up in. Along the way, we celebrate her successes as she reaches for a life beyond the boundaries for a... more
by Solene AnglaretWhere to Next? is a memoir about travelling and living abroad. This book will take you on a journey from childhood to adulthood through France, Norway, the United States, the United Kingdom, China and Australia. It is filled with challenging experiences, fundamental lessons and unforgettable encounters. Witness how such a lifestyle beyond borders changes one’s character as well as perception of where and what home actually is.
by Clarence VoldThe book is done, it is published and now it is ready for you to read and enjoy my story. I am happy to share my experience growing up on the plains of South Dakota, completing grade school in a one-room school, surviving blizzards, including getting lost in our yard. I have virtually all positive memories, for example I remember being in severe pain, but I don't remember the pain. I can look back and see points where a different decision by me would have changed my life, but not necessarily bet... more
by Lynn Fitzpatrick NewmanBreathing Money is the story of one woman’s attempt to live with, make peace with and appreciate today’s China, the world’s second largest economy. There were a few tiny issues. How to almost daily survive in a dense canopy of smog… to reside in a 13-million-person city when you like the country…to mingle with the wealthy when they didn’t want any part of it? To maintain your sanity when you have a bit of mental illness? Would you live in China? All her relatives thought she was so lucky. ... more
by Larry Vaughn with Ruby PeruLarry Vaughn, a dyslexic, helped found two premier, international business cooperatives: DSCOOP and thINK. In this memoir, Business Cards and Shoe Leather, Vaughn reveals how his small-town upbringing emphasized personal ethics, relationship building, and mentoring. He built his career in the commercial print business on the principle that business thrives on cooperation, not competition, and instills that mindset in his many young mentees.
by Larry Vaughn with Ruby PeruLarry Vaughn, a dyslexic, helped found two premier, international business cooperatives: DSCOOP and thINK. In his memoir, Business Cards and Shoe Leather, co-authored by Ruby Peru, Vaughn reveals how his small-town upbringing emphasized personal ethics, relationship building, and mentoring. He built his career in the commercial print business on the principle that business thrives on cooperation, not competition, and instills that mindset in his many young mentees.
by Gloria SquitiroA taste of the story behind the C’mon Funk Series In 2008, I achieved a rare distinction. I became the only “First Lady” in America to be legally banned from the City Hall office where her husband, the mayor, worked. Suddenly, a little nobody like me could be seen on Good Morning America and Fox and Friends, heard on NPR, and read about in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and The Guardian in the United Kingdom. Even Rush Limbaugh did a lengthy piece ... more
by Gloria SquitiroThey can throw her out, but they can’t shut her up! In 2008, Gloria Squitiro was legally banned from the Kansas City, MO City Hall, where her husband, Mark Funkhouser (“Funk”), was mayor. Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, USA Today, The Washington Post—even Great Britain’s left-wing The Guardian and America’s right-wing Rush Limbaugh—did stories about her. Funk calls her “a skydiver afraid of heights”—someone who figures out how to spend a cost... more
by Ron MullinaxFritz Von Erich: Master of the Iron Claw is the story about the life and times of Jack Adkisson, also known as pro wrestling legend Fritz Von Erich, and the famous Von Erich wrestling dynasty. "Not since the Kennedys of Massachusetts has an American family publicly suffered personal tragedy after personal tragedy like the Von Erichs of Denton County, Texas." While the Kennedy family became famous worldwide for their political accomplishments and the tragedies of their sons, the Von Erich fami... more
by Carolyn JerniganGrowing up in a troubled family with an abusive, alcoholic father, Tanya has skewed ideas about love and security that lead her into dangerous situations. Forced to leave home, she thrust into a series of hair-raising trials and tribulations, including a stint in jail. She's a young woman whose life dreams are seriously derailed as she puts her life on hold to find her path. Growing up in a troubled family with an abusive, alcoholic father, Tanya has skewed ideas about love and security that lea... more
by Mike MaranhasFrom routine surgery for a broken ankle to intensive care and life support within seventy-two hours. Bela Maranhas, a strong-willed business woman, found herself in precisely this position, clinging to life via an oxygen mask for an ailment doctors could not identify, yet refusing to be placed on a ventilator. Bela's husband, Mike, knew his wife strongly feared suffering brain damage due to previous trauma. He also knew she didn't want him in a position where he would be responsible for poten... more
by shabnam Curtis
On a cold night in 1978, seven-year-old Shabnam Shahmohammad clung to her mother in a Tehran apartment while the sounds of gunshots rang out in the street: The Iranian Revolution was at hand. She and her family survived that night, but as the Islamic fundamentalists took the power over, she grew up watching her father take his beloved books away to burn, his friends be arrested and disappear, and women like her mother grow ever more marginalized. Confused by her father’s communist ideol... more