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by RJ BlumIn her new book, ‘Blessings and Betrayals: A True Story of One ninety year old Woman’s Fight for Freedom and Love’, R.J. Blum tells the story of one woman her lost her rights and freedoms to her son, as a result of the broken probate court system, not knowing her rights, and not being prepared for such a fight. The book explains how readers can take steps to prevent such a fate from befalling them.
by charlie patersonNot the standard romantic wilderness survival tale, but a very honest, warts and all account of one young man's unique journey, striving to survive for seven years in a very remote rainforest location inside New Zealand's Fiordland National Park, three days walk away from the nearest road end. A true story of isolation and loneliness, away from all the modern conveniences and comforts most take for granted, his tale is one of adversity, building a dream with dogged determination. Battling agains... more
by William SroufeThe first part of my memoir is a vivid, emotional account of my journey. It is my hope that by sharing my story I will inspire and help other adults look beyond the emotional luggage a kid carries. I also want to make sure children and teenagers know that no matter what happens to them it doesn't define who they are. As educators, parents and compassionate adults, we have the opportunity, no, we have the responsibility to help them understand and believe this. In the second part, I share some of... more
by Patricia Ann Paul
Curse of Interesting Times depicts the tumultuous 60s from the perspective of a Vietnam-era draftee’s wife. On an adventurous journey adjusting to army life in Germany, she and her husband struggle financially to stay together while fearing his transfer to Vietnam. They face constant reminders of World War II and the Cold War as they try to make sense of contemporary events regarding Vietnam. Their conflicting identities as students and military complicate the issues. What is r... more
by Tommy CarboneIn Growing up Greenpoint, Tommy Carbone captures what it was like to be a kid during the 1970s and 80s in Brooklyn. This funny, and sometimes emotional, memoir follows the years Tommy was educated not only in the classrooms of St. Stan’s, but on the streets of Greenpoint. It was there, playing street games with friends, being cornered by muggers, playing kissing games with the girls, spending time with family, and constantly seeking out the best snack foods in the neighborhood, where Tommy learn... more
by Joan FallonDaughters of Spain gives a gripping account of the hard won changes within society for the women of Spain, through the eyes and experiences of the women themselves. I first began to think about writing this book in the late 1980s, when I lived in Spain for a brief period. I was impressed by the way the Spanish women I met had embraced the freedom of modern life in the short period since the death of Spain's dictator General Franco, in 1975. However I did nothing about it. The years went by ... more
by Paulo AbreuWhat if your decisions had no real value and were free of the infinite cycle of heavy decisions? How would you behave and think if your days were a flow of circumstantial decisions without any real significance? Traveling opens up this possibility, momentarily transforming your life into a flow of insignificant decisions. This creates the necessary lightness to fully engage in what I call the Traveling Spirit. But stay in the traveling spirit for too long and it becomes unbearable. For differe... more
by Jewel HartThe author recounts the seven-decade Saga of her 1956 Hungarian Refugee family, as a memoir presented in “Story Form,” with historical perspective. Jozsef F. Bognar, a renowned musician and Freedom Fighter, with a death sentence inflicted upon him by the Soviet Army, makes a death-defying escape with his wife and baby daughter (the author of this book), seeking a small bridge, shrouded amidst swampy marshland, whose rickety planks wait to lead the family into a vast void called “Freedom.” ... more
by Sammy Lee GottSammy Lee Gott has been a son, brother, husband, father, soldier, and all around good guy for the last 75 years. During his life’s journey, he has learned the power of humor. This is a collection of his personal story and jokes. This father of four takes you through his life’s journey, the ups and downs of dating, marriage, raising children and more. He shares with you the humor he has seen in trying to, not just have it all, but enjoy having it all. Hundreds of jokes are in this book that wi... more
by Sammy Lee GottAuthor Sammy Lee Gott was one of four boys in a dysfunctional family, raised by alcoholics. Despite this difficult beginning, he survived and prospered. Sammy with his brother Gerald—shares through his recollections and poetry an understanding of some of the factors that make a family dysfunctional and explores ways to break the generational cycle of abuse. He believes understanding is the key—knowing that the pain and stress from the abuse of childhood lasts far into adulthood and that God is t... more
by Sally Hanan“I can almost smell her fear. She will tell me many weeks later that in those moments, she felt he might have only ten minutes left to live.” Pastor Mike Schaefer is close to death from the life-threatening injuries of a skiing accident. His close, extended, and church families are determined to see him through. Joining forces to call on heaven and assail hell, they agree with one voice that he will not die but live to declare the works of the Lord. Read this emotional yet triumphant true ... more
by David AboulafiaIn this hysterical, irreverent and sometimes thought-provoking collection of essays, the author take us on a journey through everyday, real-life events that started as out "uneventful," but wound up being anything but! "Snapshots" is a book that everyone can identify with, and that will have you holding your stomach with laughter and shaking your head in wonder!
by David JohnsonFor many years I had an anger problem. I was sick spiritually, and the reason for my sickness lay in harboring the anger. Over time it compounded because of an addiction to chemicals and flat out refusing to forgive people. It finally hurt me. I am deeply religious and I believe in God, so I turned to God and became acquainted with the Holy Spirit. That's when I wrote my first book "Forgiveness and Avoiding the Negativity Trap!" on Amazon. Years later, I realized that I had much mo... more
by Amy S. DaneTwo tales are seamlessly intertwined: the death of an ancient and prosperous community and the reinvention of one man and his family in a new land. Now 90 years old, Jacob B. Shammash put his memories and reflection on paper several years ago, crafting his legacy. His eldest daughter, Amy S. Dane, elaborated on and shaped his story for publication. \t\tThere had been a vital and thriving Jewish community in Iraq for 2600 years, dating back to the Babylonian captivity in 586 BC. When the autho... more
by Michael Dennis
To celebrate his recovery from heart surgery I took Dad to the coast to fish for salmon. We drove home in the wee hours of the morning, and unprompted, cloaked in night’s anonymity and possibly mellowed by his recent brush with death or the drugs they had him on, he began to talk.
“Mike, I know you’re curious about my life before you. The stories I told you are true but incomplete. I wasn’t part of the Jedburgh program; I was recruited for something a little... more
In Search of George Stephanopoulos: A True Story of Life, Love, and the Pursuit of a Short Greek Guyby Ilene AngelAfter a series of bad blind dates, the author determines that Mr. Right could potentially be George Stephanopoulos (who is single at the time). So she sets out to try to meet him…while simultaneously pursuing a music career in Nashville. What ensues on this hilarious journey chock full of celebrity encounters, is a series of adventures that ultimately lead to self-discovery, a hit song, and proof that when you follow your dreams, anything is possible.