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  • Amsterdam Exposed: An American's Journey Into The Red Light District

    by David Wienir
    Amsterdam Exposed tells the true one-of-a-kind story of an innocent exchange student who moves to Amsterdam hoping to write a book about the red light district and everything that follows. It’s an American abroad story, and also a love story; it’s an uplifting tragedy, full of humor from beginning to end; it’s an Amsterdam survival guide; a sympathetic look at a societal problem; a little piece of policy; a sweet farewell to a world just about gone; and, ultimately, as close as you can come to a... more
  • Live Learn Grow: Lessons of a Reluctant Tiger

    by Brannon Beliso
    Brannon Beliso invites you to walk with him on his wild journey of self-discovery. Heartfelt and blatantly honest, Live Learn Grow: Lessons of a Reluctant Tiger portrays Brannon's struggles and victories, and the insights that moved him forward step-by-step. Growing up poor in San Francisco. Child abuse. Foster Care. Becoming a martial arts champion. His life as a rock star in the Philippines. And then, fed up with his decadent lifestyle, returning to San Francisco on a quest for clarity.... more
  • Near Death in the Gila National Forest

    by Don Lubov
    Brief Synopsis — “Near Death in the Gila National Forest”    It’s 1971 and a university art instructor has just been informed that his contract won’t be renewed. His life is spiraling out of control. He decides to set out on a solo hiking trip across the U.S. Two men, offer to pay him $50,000, to set up a drug deal in Mexico. He agrees to do it, with the hopes that he will finally be financially secure. In 4,500 miles, he encounters a 7-day rock festival in the woods, an invitation to a lync... more
  • An Appalachain Boy's Life

    by Flem R. Messer
    The subtitle of my book is A Walk Three Centuries.I grew up in a very remote area of the Appalachian Mountains. We had no modern conveniences are electricity until I was age 15.I had to walk 2 or more miles to a one room school.I dropped out of school at age 15 in the fourth grade.I enolled and a boarding school age 17 1/2 .81/2 years later I graduated from college.I talked to one year.Worked in the war on poverty for 18 years.I became an investment advisor for many years.I retired as the vice p... more
  • The Man Behind Badge 711

    by Thomas Cooney
  • Parish the Thought: An Inspirational Memoir of Growing Up Catholic in the 1960s

    by John Bernard Ruane
    In a warm and affectionate narrative that "transports readers back to a time before cable television, cell phones, and the Internet" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), John Bernard Ruane paints a marvelous portrait of his Irish-Catholic boyhood on the southwest side of Chicago in the 1960s. Capturing all the details that perfectly evoke those bygone days for Catholics and baby boomers everywhere, Ruane recounts his formative years donning the navy-and-plaid school uniform of St. Bede's: the priests... more
  • My Soul Is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story

    by Karen I Treiger
    My Soul is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story, is the harrowing tale of Sam and Esther Goldberg, who survived the Holocaust to ultimately settle in the United States. It’s also a journey of discovery for their family, going back to Poland to retrace the Goldbergs’ steps from the Death Camp Treblinka to their war-time hiding place in a forest, to their liberation in 1944. Over 870,000 were murdered at Treblinka but Sam Goldberg was one of approximately 65 prisoners to escape the Death Camp and... more
  • Two Minus One: A Memoir

    by Kathryn Taylor

    “You can quit waiting for the other shoe to drop: I’m in it for life.” Those are the fateful, repeated words that help convince Kathryn Taylor to remarry, retire from her thirty-year profession, sell her home, and relocate in support of her new husband’s career. But five years later, in a car packed with food she has carefully prepared to nourish her husband’s dying brother, the other shoe does drop. Taylor’s husband unexpectedly proclaims he is, “don... more

  • Giraffe Travels

    by Michelle Bartley

    Giraffe Travels details the adventures of a giraffe on a quest to find her roots and a place where she feels she belongs. On her journey with Mr Mole digging the way, they encounter a few animals, some were more than happy to help out with directions and others were at times unaware of their plight.

  • Secret Betrayal: How to Heal Female Rivalries

    by Jewel Hart
    What motivates females of multiple ethnicities to bully, trash talk, sabotage, and humiliate one another? How can so many women form close relationships while at the same time secretly gossiping, competing, betraying, backstabbing, and envying? This book will show women how to have closer, healthier, and more authentic relationships with each other. Cathy Holloway Hill, Life Strategist and Psychologist, breaks it down with her own experiences, tools, research, and new behaviors proven to s... more
  • A Girl's Guide to Chicago

    by Kelly Russell
    From a young age a little girl dreamed of moving to Chicago. She would close her eyes and picture the excitement along Michigan Avenue, the quaint neighborhoods, endless cuisines, and of course, the magical skyline floating over the blue water of Lake Michigan. Based on the true story of a girl in her twenties who packs her bags and follows her lifelong dream of moving to Chicago. Take a journey with Kelly and discover the hidden gems you never knew about - as she starts a new career, makes new ... more
  • It's Not Funny or Relevant

    by Charlotte Wells
    This is a memoir of a girl with very little life experience. It is a collection of essays, poems, and rants that may break you to your core or maybe it won't have any effect on you at all. I don't know you. But what I do know is that this book is a juicy slice of watermelon. One you dropped on the ground, but it's so good you eat it anyways. This book is bullshit without any of the bullshit. This is barely a book, in fact, it's more like my diary. Through writing this, I learned that I was enoug... more
  • Lightening the Shadow: Diagnosing and Living with an Invisible Chronic Illness

    by Darla Nagel
    A college student’s education turned into a crash course in investigating diagnoses and scaling back life plans after crushing exhaustion, cognitive difficulties, and other symptoms developed overnight. Numerous doctors and treatments failed, but she rebuilt her life and learned seven lessons that everyone with a chronic illness should know.
  • Adventures with the Mojave Phone Booth

    by Godfrey "Doc" Daniels
    The Mojave Phone Booth Project was inaugurated when I began obsessively dialing the number of a phone booth in the desert that I wasn't sure even existed until I eventually began visiting it in person. Its fame spread quickly by means of just about every major world newspaper, TV network, and radio station. The Booth soon had multitudes of admirers around the globe, to the extent that what had been almost certainly the world’s most isolated telephone booth was transformed practically overnight i... more
  • A Good Soldier

    by Ally Golden
    A Good Soldier is a memoir by Ally Golden, which focuses on the emotional toll of growing up with a mentally ill parent who eventually died by suicide. The story follows Ally from birth to her early thirties on her search for an identity independent of her mercurial mother’s influence. It is a timely, but not opportunistic, case study of the insidious ways the effects of mental illness can span generations within a family.
  • Love Is the Answer, God Is the Cure

    by Aimee Cabo Nikolov
    “Love is the Answer, God is the Cure” is the story of Aimee Cabo, who was in the Miami news for almost five years from 1989 to 1994 in a case the media named “The Case from Hell.” This sexual abuse case pitted she and her sister against her parents who denied all culpability. As she battled court battles, poverty, abuse, and addiction, Aimee always turned to love and to God. This is the story of a woman who had all the odds against her and how she persevered to find true love and form a family t... more

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