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Memoir

  • Grinnin' Like a Jackass Eatin' Briars

    by Jeff Batton
    I WAS CADDYWONKED FROM THE GET-GO. That’s how this vivid, hilarious and ultimately poignant memoir begins, under the cover of darkness in 1962, as an embryonic Jeff Batton was whisked away by his brothel-owning grandmother and soon-to-be birth mother to a home for unwed mothers in Savannah, Georgia. After he was put up for adoption (displayed in a supermarket delicatessen case, as he recalls it), Jeff’s new parents arrived in the form of Mr. and Mrs. Batton. Jo Ann adhered to the standards of E... more
  • 17 & Life

    by Aidan Mc Nally
  • Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists

    by Christine Shields Corrigan
    A breast cancer diagnosis at forty-nine forces Christine Shields Corrigan, a wife, mom, and meticulous list-maker, to confront her deepest fears of illness, death, and loss of control as she struggles to face cancer again. From the discovery of a “junky” cyst, to chemotherapy and surgery, sleepless nights filled with rosaries and “what ifs,” and shifting family dynamics, her adult experience mirrors her teen bout with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, with one exception—she no longer has parents keeping her i... more
  • The Cooking Olympics

    by Dean Jeffrey Kropp
    In 1896 when the modern Olympic games emerged to showcase the world’s top athletes, chefs around the globe were lighting the fires of a most delicious competition. Four years later, the result was the first-ever Cooking Olympics. This never-before-told history of the competition, including its controversies, triumphs, winners, and losers, is told by award-winning chef Dean Kropp, otherwise known as “Dean of Chefs.” His exciting book about a suspenseful competition where chefs from around the ... more
  • Dementia, a Love Story

    by Stephen Lewis
    An extraordinary story demonstrating how the love between an early onset dementia sufferer and her husband/caregiver sustained them even as the disease worked its way to its inevitable conclusion. Recorded in journal form is the jarring juxtaposition of the course of the disease and the necessary continuation of day to day life as best that could be managed, combining in a love story like no other.
  • Always One Step Ahead of the Storm

    by Phoebe Wilby
    With cyclones Wanda and Tracy acting as bookends, the O'Briens swap their comfortable suburban home in Brisbane for a 17.5-foot caravan and the adventures of a lifetime. Travel along with Phoebe, her mum, Stephanie, and the rest of her family, as she takes us along for the ride, travelling across Western New South Wales, into Victoria, through South Australia and across The Nullarbor Plain into Western Australia - and then back home and up the Queensland coast! Although decades have passed since... more
  • Bad Karma: The True Story of a Mexico Trip from Hell

    by Paul Wilson
    In the summer of 1978, twenty-one-year-old Paul Wilson jumps at the chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip to mainland Mexico, unaware their ultimate destination lies in the heart of drug cartel country. Having no earthly idea of where he’ll get the money to pay his share, and determined to prove his mettle, he does the only thing he can think of: He robs a supermarket. And, if karma didn’t already have enough reason to doom the trip, he soon learns one of his companions is a convic... more
  • Pretty Boy Blues: A Broken Child's Search for Wholeness and Love, A Memoir

    by Barbara McIntyre
    Barbara grows up in a motherless home where she is abandoned, neglected and abused. She becomes a juvenile delinquent by the age of 11, a high-school dropout and mother at 17, and a twice divorced single mother of two sons by 27. Not knowing if she was smart or stupid, she started college at the age of 29, and after ten full-time years earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Professional success followed, but personal success did not. She continued to struggle through multiple relations... more
  • Pretty Boy Blues: A Broken Child's Search for Wholeness and Love, A Memoir

    by Barbara McIntyre
    Barbara was an abandoned, neglected and abused child in a motherless home with a distant, disturbed father. She was a juvenile delinquent by the age of 11, a high-school dropout and mother at age 17, and a twice divorced single mother of two by the age of 27. She started college for the first time at age 29 and, after ten years of full-time study, earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Professional and personal success did not, however, coincide. Barbara's struggles and challenges cont... more
  • Surreality: Strange Tales of a Man Sitting Down the Bar from You

    by J.D. Bradley
    Stories of an unusual man, who's had a strange life, and his reactions to bizarre circumstances.
  • Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur

    by Fred Duffy
    The true but crazy adventures of an Irish entrepreneur who survived bomb threats from the IRA, a confrontation with a Saudi military commander, the stock market crash of 1987 and navigating some of the world’s most dangerous oceans in the Navy, to build a series of world-class businesses. A job in the oil industry giant Shell Corporation gives Fred the idea to start the first private oil refinery in Ireland. Threatened by the IRA with bomb plots and death threats, Fred refuses to give in and ... more
  • Favor: How Stroke Struggle and Surgery Helped Me Find My Life's Purpose

    by Kawan Glover
    Favor is a memoir that covers a period in my life from 2012-2018. During that time, I had a stroke, multiple brain surgeries, and mental health challenges. During that time, I also fell in love, unknowingly found faith, and became a man. Favor is really about a boy coming of age and navigating through the challenges of life. My world is turned upside down, and the reader will follow the journey to see how it's put right again. The core message is simple: There's always hope.
  • In Society's Web

    by Edwin Cruz
    This is a narrative of an exceptionally inspiring, thought provoking, and true account of one man’s life altering journey into the abyss of captivity in the Illinois penal system. As he encounters the harsh reality of incarceration and the constant confrontations with both guard and inmate, he comes to his realization that the environment of prison and the ghetto are not dissimilar at all. As he is shuffled from one institution to another because his pride refuses to succumb to the status-quo, h... more
  • Summerlands

    by Jenny Chapman
    In the final instalment of her trilogy, Jenny Chapman describes a personal journey around the landscape of the Glastonbury Zodiac. The resulting story is a fascinating insight into how to heal childhood trauma and grief, and the need to move beyond them and communicate with the spirit worlds. Jenny uses story, myth and legend to vividly communicate each step of her journey. As she attempts to unravel the mysteries of King Arthur’s round table and her own psyche, she encounters the Underworld whe... more
  • STEALING BABY JESUS: A Treasury of Ludicrous Attempts to Rescue Christmas

    by Bernadette Nason
    Inspired by her mother's attempts to create joyful traditions in tough times, and by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Bernadette Nason has been forever striving to find the perfect Christmas, even though childhood memories haunt her. When she reads that her hometown of Winchester is vying for the coveted title of "Most Christmassy Town in Britain," she's gob-smacked. Most Christmassy town? Snort! Not on your nelly! Suddenly, the ghosts of Christmases past are back, and Nason is reflecting on ... more

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