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by Y.A. Salimu
My name is Yohancé.
It rhymes with Beyoncé, starts with a Y.
Like too many young people, I grew up amid poverty, homelessness, gang violence and drugs. But unlike many others, I found success. I reached for the skies – literally – and became a multi-decorated graduate of the famed Air Force Academy.
At age fourteen, I ran away, but not from home—because I never had one to begin with. At school I participated in every sport, cl... more
by PAUL B ALLEN IIIPour yourself a cup and join world-renowned singer/songwriter Paul B Allen III as he takes you on a journey through his life-long love affair with music. For over five decades, the world swooned at the rich, smooth, sexy tenor of Paul B Allen III – Number One hit songwriter and internationally acclaimed lead vocalist of Raw Sugar, The T-Byrd Gordon Band, and of course The Platters. All across the world, Paul led show-stopping performances for Presidents and royalty – experiences from which he ... more
by Sherry V. OstroffIta was born in the wrong place at the wrong time. The place was the former Pale of Settlement which was a large swath of land in western Russia where Jews were forced to live for centuries. The year was 1918 and Russia was in the midst of two revolutions. The first occurred with the abdication of the last tsar of Russia culminating in his execution. The second was the bloody civil war that ensued for control of the country. Ita was caught in the middle during this time of great political and... more
by Dave McEwenThe human body is a wondrous work of nature and is limited in what it can do mainly by the mind itself. In 1976 the author was working at his “dream job” with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and planning his upcoming wedding. While returning from an event tied to that wedding, he was a passenger in a terrible car crash that left him disabled and changed his life forever. This book covers some of the struggles that he went through and the adaptations that can be made when one takes con... more
by John "Gene" E. Dawson
In the 1930s, John "Gene" E. Dawson was a shy, insecure boy who had been born to a struggling Iowa farm family during the Great Depression. In his memoir, Farm Boy, City Girl: From Gene to Miss Gina, Gene first recalls his years as a "Farm Boy," when he and his brothers worked alongside their parents as soon as they were able and attended country school. But life wasn't all work and school, and he writes about his love for and time with his extended Irish... more
by Barry CorbettThe novel recounts the tragic death of Barry's brother in childhood and its repercussions. His journey takes him through the stages of anger, physical violence, self destruction, and finally acceptance. The stories are presented as brief vignettes and are told with a combination of humor and self reflection.
by samatha polisettiI am a doctor by profession but somehow my mind always wondered about the story of the patient more than the actual disease. I loved the fact that I could be empathetic and feel what they felt. The inside of a doctor's mind will never be known to outsiders. And sometimes during the learning stage we make mistakes that are so grave that they make you stay awake at night. These incidents make us strong, so strong that we begin to lose the empathy and become steel hearted. This draft is titled "wh... more
by Klaude WaltersThere is a way out of the darkness. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Klaude Walters has lived an extraordinary life filled with great successes and even greater tragedies. She celebrates all she has learned and the path that has led her here through a visionary collaboration between the written word, poetry, art, and music. Each chapter in her life gives birth to its own song of loss, grief, and, ultimately, triumph. The child of an abusive, alcoholic father, Klaude learned at an early age that p... more
by Reem MousaA Muslim born in Kuwait, and a stay-at-home mother of three, Reem begins traveling the world and learning from the most influential teachers and leaders of our time—such as Ibrahim Jaffe, Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden, Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Stuart Wilde, and Wayne Dyer. She uses her newfound realizations to grow and transform her life. Then, one day, unexpectedly, she finds herself downloading an entire blueprint for the Pantagea app—an app with the potential to unite the world. You alrea... more
by Wendy Whitaker HokeFamily Legends, Family Lies is a powerful memoir about a woman who was a victim of child sexual abuse. The abuser was her maternal grandfather, who was a Bishop in the American Lutheran Church. The memoir focuses on finding inner strength by speaking truth rather than describing in graphic detail about the sexual abuse. The author first worked for a Wall Street brokerage firm and later made a switch to work as a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy. While employed by the Navy, she experienced ... more
by Ange HilstronThis is a brief history of my life, woven around Christmas and our family’s love of partying, decking the halls, and feasting. Although in recent years the idea of Christmas has become associated with largess, I have always loved the lead-up to the event, the aromas, and the feeling of expectation that the Season brings. The fairy lights, music, and joy combine to make this season like no other. Any excuse for a party!
by Captain James F. "Jim" VaughanI never considered I would become an airline pilot. It was always " too expensive "or "took too much time", or I would not be hired "with-out a four college degree". Perhaps because " I wore eye-glasses..." I was content to offer Flight Instruction in my community, and did quite well teaching new low time private pilot students, and Advanced certificate pilots. I have been employed by six airlines, and the only reason I was hired at each one was because the airline needed pilots to operate the a... more
by Ingrid MorganIt is about life obstacles and how to deal with them and still smile. My book will change your perspective on life and to no that I have survived and lived to tell my story it will inspire you to go out there and do wonderful things and enjoy being most important you.
by Gillian ClarkChef Gillian Clark is at the end of her rope. Her checkered career in food has come to a complete halt. Maybe that's not a bad thing. It seems like the business these past few years has been rubbing her the wrong way. She's lost her way and forgotten why she started cooking in the first place. She left marketing to get away from the work day that set her innards a blaze and had her reaching for antacid. Now the making and selling of food has her reaching for harder stuff-taxes are passed due, th... more
by Joe FieldIn 2017 I found a father I never knew & 7 new siblings, though never adopted. This meeting was featured on national television & over a million people saw it (Google "87 year old Air Force vet reunites with son"). Finding him unlocked a storehouse of emotions & I wrote my memoir in two months, though two years of edits & rewrites followed. The book speaks to how I found him, how they received me, and largely about my preceding rather adventurous, tough life without a dad (sprinkled with faith el... more
by Ronni RobinsonRonni Robinson is pushing 40, stuck at home raising two kids, and is inhaling everything and anything in her pantry. For thirty years, from the day her mom first hid the cookies, through tween years, adolescence, and an abusive first marriage, Ronni's been secretly bingeing while trying to appear normal. All she wants is to live a life free of her crippling obsession before she becomes a slave to food forever.