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  • Stigma - Through the Eyes of a Bipolar Artist

    by David A. Feingold, Ed.D
    Readers are taken on a deeply personal journey through the ups and downs of bipolar disorder through a creative weaving of the author's raw and emotive art, descriptive captions, poetry, memoir, and reader self-help. It is an honest portrayal of the stigma surrounding mental illness and how it impacts both those who suffer from it and those who love and care for them. With unflinching honesty and a determination to overcome the challenges posed by bipolar disorder, the book shows us that, despit... more
  • The Miller's Angel Baby

    by A.R. Miller
    Book Synopsis The Miller’s Angel Baby In "The Miller’s Angel Baby," the author Alexis crafts an intimate journey through the tumultuous waves of loss, discovery, and redemption. Set against the backdrop of a seemingly perfect life, the narrative delves into the depths of the human spirit, unearthing buried truths and unfulfilled dreams. At first glance, Alexis appears to embody the epitome of success: a flourishing career, a loving family, and a steadfast commitment to her roles as wife... more
  • Goal in Progress: The Detours and Diversions of a Spiritual Journey

    by Bhikkhu Nyanadhammika
    In Goal in Progress: The Detours and Diversions of a Spiritual Journey, an American Buddhist monk describes his eclectic, non-linear spiritual journey and his ongoing attempts to clarify the goal of his quest. Beginning with his early search during the late 1970s, followed by a prolonged residence in West Berlin, he goes on to articulate the monastic journey he embarked on at the age of fifty-four. After initially entering into Buddhist monastic life in Bodhgaya, India, and subsequently ordai... more
  • My Grandfather's Clocks: The True Story of a Grandson’s Search for an American Inventor’s Lost Collection

    by Gregory Gerard Allison
    After receiving praise from watchmakers, engineers (and even Hollywood celebrities) in 1940s Los Angeles, the hand-crafted Charles Allison Timepiece Collection was lost to time. Nearly 70 years later, after four years of cross-country sleuthing, his gay New York-based grandson rediscovered it in an unlikely place—a former church building in Montana. Along the journey, he also gained insight into what it means to be a man—and what it means to carry forward a family name.
  • Unstoppable: Challenge Accepted

    by Tariku Bogale
    THE GREATEST SUCCESS STORIES can spring from the humblest of beginnings. Such is the case with Tariku Bogale. From his early days raised in poverty to funding his own education and becoming the CEO of numerous companies, Unstoppable: Challenge Accepted tells Bogale’s story of success, struggle, and determination. Sprinkled with a dash of international intrigue and high stakes risk, Unstoppable: Challenge Accepted details Bogale’s journey through South Africa to Switzerland, New York, Holly... more
  • From Brokenness to Atonement, Faith, Hope, and Love: A Vietnam War Sniper's Journey and a Psychiatrist's Bibliotherapy

    by Hani Raoul Khouzam
    This is a story of Mr. L, an orphan who was raised and nurtured by a devoted Carmelite nun, then drafted to serve as a skilled sniper during the Vietnam War. A journey of learning and mastering of the French language, excelling in the Little League baseball, discovering the art of hunting, and of an uttermost devotion to assigned military missions. A tale of grief, depression, anxiety, intermixed with bitterness, rage, fear, and delayed onset posttraumatic stress disorder with its most devastati... more
  • Run in My Shoes

    by Phillip Jr. Bell
    Run In MY Shoes is a chronological historical account regarding the political and social economic reasons concerning the development of Racism in American History. Written by an author who grew up during the turbulent Sixties/Civil Rights Struggles regarding the Black/White divide. Run In My Shoes highlights the American social economical historical facts and periods that define the American Social adaptations. The author personally highlights his personal social experiment of being the third Af... more
  • Won't Be Silent--Don't Stop 'Til It Matters

    by Abe Gurko
    In his debut memoir, Won’t Be Silent, Abe Gurko invites you to join him in celebrating a life that he calls “finally worth living.” It’s an honest, rollicking ride filled with joyous and life-affirming as well as challenging, daunting, and heartbreaking situations that he navigates with aplomb, though not always. Abe’s bohemian odyssey kicks off in the dregs of New Jersey, sashays through the velvet ropes of Studio 54, ricochets to and from Hollywood, comes out at the Gucci store in Florence, a... more
  • Settlement House Girl: Growing up in the 1950s at North East Neighborhood House, Minneapolis, Minnesota/ISBN 9798864903285

    by Caroline Scheaffer Arnold
    Settlement House Girl chronicles author Caroline Arnold’s childhood at North East Neighborhood House in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as she interacted and shared meals with other settlement house residents, participated in clubs, sports and community activities, and observed the roles of the staff and her social worker parents. It is an inside view of a working settlement house in the 1950s. The 38 chapters of the book range from her first days at the NENH nursery school, to after-school clubs and co... more
  • Soul Survivor

    by Gigi Watson White
    Gigi Watson White’s ‘Soul Survivor’ is a riveting tale of triumph over unimaginable challenges. Her story inspires readers to find strength in faith, honesty, and self-advocacy. Through resilience and unwavering spirit, Gigi’s journey encourages us to confront life’s hurdles, love ourselves, and emerge as empowered warriors.
  • The Change Center

    by Howard D. Blazek
    This is the story of a week spent on a closed psychiatric ward. It is an accurate, factual first-person account of one person's madness. It is told without fictionalization, embellishment, or exaggeration. Started during the author's confinement, the first draft was completed in the six months following his release from the ward. It was revised over the years and completed only now.
  • Should've Been Dead

    by Sweta Patel with Rory Londer
    Sweta Patel wrote the life story of Rory Londer, a motivational speaker who would come speak to her students. He was stuck in a cycle of addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine for 17 years. He would spend nights staying warm in an old laundromat. Years later, he ended up buying that same laundromat and turned it into a million-dollar home improvement business. The book is structured around 12 life lessons that Sweta learned from Rory's journey. At its heart, it's a book about human connection an... more
  • Still Phyllis: A Caregiver's Memoir of Dementia and CJD

    by Donald Friedman
    Phyllis was a vital, single woman, a photographer and writer, who was enjoying life in the city when she was suddenly stricken by Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a disease rarer than a lightning strike that spreads, incredibly, via a non-living molecule called a prion. Terrified to realize she couldn’t perform her duties at work, Phyllis very soon couldn't even find her way to her desk or to her apartment from the corner store. Informed of his sister’s diagnosis with this dementing and always ... more
  • Polliwog Hunting

    by Selena Wade
    This is a story about Darkness. It’s also a story about Light. It is in essence a memoir and a diary woven together by flashes of memories. There is a learning through those memories that sometimes Light can be shadowed by the Dark. This is a story about a family. A family that was hindered in being all it could have been because of the Darkness. One that was intermittent in its visits and left radically affected souls in its wake. This is my story. A story about an ordinary young girl in a seem... more
  • Work (and Play)

    by Michael Bowles
    Tales of an unremarkable engineer and the characters he met on the way at the Royal Radar Establishment Malvern and Pershore, the Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough and Bedford, the Aircraft and Armament Evaluation Establishment Boscombe Down, and the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency.
  • Journey Across Time: A Diplomatic Spouse in South Asia

    by Susan Gillerman Boggs
    Journey Across Time opens a window to life in South Asia, which has changed vastly since Susan Gillerman Boggs began living there as a diplomat’s wife in 1985. In a captivating first-person narrative, Boggs takes the reader to remote places, many now closed to visitors. She describes experiences both exotic and hilarious, and adventures impossible to replicate. The author invites us to share the color and pageantry of festivals, religious rites, and parades of caparisoned elephants. She ventured... more
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