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by Lisa stathoplosA searingly honest and dark humored memoir exploring how one comes to be, to live in their own skin; exist in their very bones. "Make Me" follows Lisa’s memories in and out of chronological time. Her stories of growing up Catholic, coming of age beside the turbulent Atlantic Ocean, discovering dance, her activism and becoming a successful professional actor as well as a fishwife, are fraught, rewarding and often hysterically funny.
by Ron EnfieldRejected by her family, Diane was sent to a repressive Minnesota girls’ reformatory at fourteen. Years later, determined to take her life in a new direction, she trekked into a mountain wilderness. We met there by chance, and a year later we married. We spent fifty years together, sharing passionate commitment, heartbreak, and joy. This is our story of life together, especially the enthusiastic, loving woman Diane was until dementia devastated her. Over the years, she wrote a frank, honest accou... more
by Thomas S. FordThis first-of-its-kind memoir is a complex and compelling narrative of online sexual addiction, chemical dependency and criminal prosecution in 21st century America.
by Liesbet Collaert
Tropical waters turn tumultuous in this travel memoir as a free-spirited woman jumps headfirst into a sailing adventure with a new man and his two dogs.
Join Liesbet as she faces a decision that sends her into a whirlwind of love, loss, and living in the moment. When she swaps life as she knows it for an uncertain future on a sailboat, she succumbs to seasickness and a growing desire to be alone.
Guided by impulsiveness and the joys of an alternative lifestyle, she must navigate p... more
by William L. McGee and Sandra V. McGee
A Nevada Divorce Ranch Memoir. True stories. 500 images.
The heyday of the Reno six-week divorce era. Divorce seekers (a term coined by the media) came running to Reno by the thousands for a six-week “quickie” divorce – the rich, the poor, the famous, and the working class.
If they had the money and wanted their privacy from the prying eyes of the press, they stayed on a divorce ranch (a media term for a dude ranch catering to divorce seekers) an... more
by Andrew PeiserThis book tells the story of Marianne, a remarkable woman whose journey in life spanned three continents and who was eyewitness to some of the most important events of the 20th century. It is based upon her memoirs and her many writings, as well as family archives, and can be considered a case study of the larger German Jewish experience. Marianne was born in Breslau, Germany in 1908 and grew up during World War I. While attending the University of Breslau, she became a victim of the Nazi an... more
by Martin R OliverHappy Jack, “Reflections of growing up during the sixties, a decade of rebellion, change and defining moments,” are the memories of a young man from a working class family coming of age during the sixties decade, and the many iconic moments and sometimes humorous events of that period. Over fifty years later, people still talk about the Vietnam War, The Moon Landing, Woodstock, Monty Python, the music of the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. James Bond movies continue to be popular to this day.... more
by Robert PrenticeReferred to as the 'most royal princess in Europe', Greek-born Princess Olga's life is imbued with drama from childhood. Taken 'hostage' by her Romanov grandmother, she is further traumatised by the assassination of her grandfather, the King of Greece. Thereafter, the humiliation of exile is exacerbated by being cast aside by a future Danish king. While Olga's marriage to a future Prince Regent of Yugoslavia sees her raised to 'Queen in all but name', it ultimately leads to her being sent by the... more
by Po Ling
In this very important book about very important things, author and weird person Po Ling shares lessons on life through a series of gripping essays written in the evocative style of "rambling old man that wears long-sleeved shirts in the summer."
Find yourself feeling relieved that she's not your neighbor through such delightful anecdotes as:
Great, heaping mounds of emotional problems
Meat birds, laying hens, and Chicken Soup for the Soup
The soul of Am... more
by Cynthia MachadoA true story of a family who suffered under a curse of witchcraft for twenty years, before finding deliverance through a mighty servant of God. An engaging and shocking revelation of spiritual warfare and evil manifestations; and a testimony of the power of God to transform lives, and restore them through the love of Jesus.
by Jim L CarrThis book is about a 22-year-old young man wanting to see the world on a limited budget. If he could get to Europe from Michigan, he could Hitchhike around Europe and beyond. The author writes in a way that makes you feel that you are there with him as he has one predicament after another predicament. This journey was before the cell phone, but somehow he and his friend meet up. After two weeks, they decide that it's better to split up and meet again in two months. The author... more
by C. Vargas McPhersonThree years of war. Forty years of silence. Thirty years of forgetting. One day of remembering. INHERITING OUR NAMES portrays a family trauma inherited from the Spanish Civil War, suppressed from memory, and passed through successive generations and across continents until one woman returns to Seville to reconstruct – and reclaim – her family’s history. A richly layered and lush exploration of transgenerational trauma, grief and release.
by Margaret Weiss, RD, CDCES
Have you been confronted with a medical diagnosis that has altered your otherwise comfortable and peaceful life?
Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Weiss, RD , CDCES was happily raising her family in central New Jersey when she was diagnosed with celiac disease. With little support for what was then a relatively unknown condition, she was forced to face her reactions and behaviors as she navigated many, often unpleasant, life changes to accommodate this disease.
•Are you experie... more
by Judith Jones TogherI Am Here is about the endurance of love and communication even after death. It is a story of the loss of my adult daughter, the overwhelming grief, and finally healing through small messages - or what I call postcards - from her on the other side. It tells how you can find these postcards from your loved one too. You can find joy and healing from loss if you are open to your postcards from the afterlife.
by Darell TappThis is a reference book for job seekers and even a wake-up call for those not doing what they love. It covers so many market sectors showing what to expect out of a career from the inside from the Job Man's experience.
by John VanderpoelIn 2011, John set off to undertake a North American Big Year. His whirlwind adventure took him to the edges of the continent. He sailed the high seas with the Admiral of the Atlantic, the Queen Bee of the Western Sea and a modern-day mystic. He raced ATVs over the stones of St. Lawrence Island with the Czar and up a snow-covered pass on Adak Island in the middle of December with a frontier man. Along the way, he tallied more North American birds in one year than he'd seen in his entire life and ... more