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  • Living as a Dead Man

    by Jeff Lester
    A remarkable and inspiring story of perseverance in the face of impossible circumstances! By reading Jeff's story, find your way to a happier and more fulfilling life no matter the obstacles you have in your life and along the way, DISCOVER YOUR GREATER PURPOSE! The day Jeff Lester was diagnosed with ALS started his darkest days. Life was over in his mind at that moment Single and before his 27th birthday, the prospects were bleak. Any glimmer of hope was squashed in December 1993. T... more
  • Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire

    by Dan Conway
    For years Dan Conway shuffled his way up the corporate ladder. He made a good salary—just enough to support his family and save for a distant retirement. Facing career turmoil, bills and an existential crisis, he turned to the curious world of cryptocurrency as a Hail Mary. He literally bet his house, his career and his reputation on Ethereum, a corporate-killer blockchain that promised to upend modern work as we know it. After nearly going to zero, ether skyrocketed three thousand percent, prov... more
  • The Lost Kitchen: Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer's Caregiver

    by Miriam Green
    The Lost Kitchen is an honest and heartfelt look at the hidden gifts of living with a parent with Alzheimer’s. Miriam Green weaves poetry, recipes and anecdotes into a nourishing whole as she details her family’s struggle to maintain balance—and laughter—in the face of her mother’s diagnosis and deterioration. Throughout this most personal of stories, Naomi has been Miriam’s greatest teacher. Together, they remind us how to love and laugh in a world that is often confusing and painful.
  • Downtown

    by Ginger Henry Kuenzel
    Come along on a visit to the sleepy lakeside hamlet of Downtown. Find out how the town got its name, and meet some of the quirky characters who live there. Learn how the year-round residents entertain themselves during the long winter months when the summer people abandon this Utopian lifestyle and return to their 'real' lives. As you discover just how much fun the folks in the crazy town have, you might even start thinking that you'd like to move there yourself. But beware of the winter months... more
  • By Way of Canarsie: A Memoir

    by Rob Cuccurullo
    While growing up in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, New York during the ‘70s and ‘80s, Robert and his siblings had to endure their father’s violent temper. Robert’s brother Warren found solace in music, first joining Frank Zappa’s band, then co-founding the group Missing Persons, and eventually becoming the lead guitarist for Duran Duran. Following an encounter with a violent sociopath and witnessing a mob murder, Robert became a heavy drug user by the age of sixteen. By his twenties, with his... more
  • The Salaryman: An American dude becomes a Tokyo white-collar warrior

    by Michael Howard
    A humorous, manga-illustrated memoir from a Tokyo American who tried and failed to fit into Japanese office culture for almost a decade. The Salaryman is an immigrant's story from a land where there are famously few immigrants, with even fewer being crazy enough to do what the author did: become a real train-cramming, brow-wiping, late-night overtime-working, passed-out-drunk-on-the-train-ride-home salaryman. A working-man consumer's take on the U.S.-Japan culture gap, the book hums with authent... more
  • More Than I Can Bear If Not For God

    by Dr. Philemon Topas

    More Than I Can Bear is partly autobiography and mostly personal memoir of the author and his family. Philemon Topas earned his undergraduate degree in Zoology and Botany in his native country where, as a budding Christian, he participated and was involved in the university Christian fellowship. He traveled abroad for an MSc. studies in Entomology. He proceeded to another University for Ph.D. studies in the same field. He married a Citizen of the Country where he pursued his graduate studies.... more

  • Huck & Finn, Bookstore Cats

    by Kevin Coolidge
    Huck & Finn are the bookstore cats at From My Shelf Books & Gifts. You may have seen the brothers in "Bookstore Cats" by Brandon Schultz. Now you can read about a day in the life of Huck & Finn at the bookstore. It's a book all their own, but they still have to share it with each other.
  • Evelio's Garden: Memoir of a Naturalist in Costa Rica

    by Sandra Shaw Homer
    Enter the enchanting world of the northern highlands of Costa Rica, where the author begins a memoir, tracing the seasons and closely observing the natural riches around her. But Evelio, who helped build their house, interrupts with an idea to plant an organic garden on their property. Although her husband has already agreed, she is wary, suspecting Evelio will pull her into the daily ups and downs of his project. This is exactly what he does, creating an often funny, always frustrating, and ult... more
  • Devastated Families: A true story about the power of love, immigration, and government

    by Kristina Juarez
    This memoir is about my family's journey through the process of legalizing my husband. It's emotional and heart wrenching, and just one tale that many families are going through. It talks of the hard times of living apart as a couple, but also as a family. It talks about everyone involved, and all the trials and tribulations that people go through during such a hard time. It's also encouraging to those going through the same situation and how to get through it. Most of all, it's eye opening to t... more
  • The Birds Sang Eulogies

    by Mirla Geclewicz Raz

    The Birds Sang Eulogies is a memoir about the author's parents and their stories of survival during WWII as told by three generations: survivors, their daughter and granddaughter. Daniel recalls his years of deprivation and cruelty in the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz and numerous other concentration camps in grueling detail. Anna tells of her harrowing escape from Poland into Germany using Christian papers. Ms. Raz opens up about what it is like growing up as a child of Holocaust surv... more

  • Brainwashed by Foster Parents

    by Jeffery Tracey Sr

    Brainwashed by foster parents is a true story about a twelve-year old boy who is forced to live with foster parents, after his family was torn apart because of alcoholism, abuse, abandonment, and poverty. The book tells how a very fanatic religious family manipulated, coerced, and brainwashed a twelve-year old boy for four years. The foster parents brainwashed the young boy to join their church congregation and live according to their fanatic religious beliefs. It tells about the emotional ev... more

  • A Family Torn Apart

    by Jeffery Tracey Sr
    A Family Torn Apart is a heart-wrenching true story of an eleven-year-old boy seeing and experiencing his family being torn apart. The mother and father had four children, all of them boys. The family definitely had its ups and downs. The parents separated in 1954, and three of the boys were sent to foster homes. The youngest boy, who was two years old stayed with his mother. The family reunited in 1958 and lived for four years on a farm in Montezuma, Kansas. After a horrible accident, the fami... more
  • A Family Reunited

    by Jeffery Tracey Sr
    The story “A Family Reunited” is about the harsh life living in poverty through the eyes of a young boy. His mother and father had been separated for several years. A mother that could not afford to raise four boys on her own, sent three of the boys to foster homes. The mother kept the youngest boy to raise. This is the story of the youngest boy. A boy that would discover he had an older brother, then father, and finally two more older brothers. The story tells of the boys wild, excitin... more

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