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  • Beginner's Mind

    by M.B. McLatchey
    For parents of young children, their teachers, homeschooling parents, teachers in training, and all adults interested in discovering a more loving way for children to blossom in school, Beginner's Mind is the how-to book we have been waiting for – a book that describes teaching the way we so passionately want it for our children. Told through the eyes of a ten-year-old who, in real life, did go from shipyard town to Harvard University, Beginner's Mind gently answers the question, "How do we want... more
  • The Wren Rises from Trauma to Triumph

    by Hilda Thomasine Wren
    What does it take to get over an abusive childhood? Can those who have been victimized ever be fully whole again? Yes. says Hilda Thomasine Wren in her stirring and inspirational memoir, The Wren Rises from Trauma to Triumph. Wren was born into a severely dysfunctional family. Beaten and sexually abused as a child and denied the love and acceptance she so desperately needed, Wren ran away as a teenager. She soon was thrust into a life of prostitution, and began a series of damaging relationshi... more
  • The Road to 'L': Do you remember your driving instructor? They sure remember you

    by Tony Levy
    The Road to 'L' Do you remember your driving instructor? Well, they sure remember you. This is My next book and its title is The Road to 'L' I have just completed this and it is a humorous memoir. Set in Central London during the period 1981 to 1983 when I was a driving instructor in London working for The British School of Motoring. Pitched somewhere between the old English classic carry-on films and a series of sexy films called Confessions of... It is a humorous memoir of my time as a driving... more
  • The Sea Once Swallowed Me: A Memoir of Love, Solitude, and the Limits of Language

    by Sondra Charbadze

    In this bold and lyrical debut, Sondra weaves personal narrative with philosophical themes, crafting a story about love, solitude, and the unsayable urges that run beneath our lives. Sleeping in the woods outside a medieval city in Spain, Sondra ponders her decision to abandon a more ordinary life. “I am here to decipher nature,” she writes. “But as the stone glints back, I know this is a lie. Humans can decipher nothing but their own small lives."

    Entra... more

  • No Tears: The Triumphant Life of Dr. Kenny D

    by KENNETH DANIELS
    No Tears is my life’s story about the good in people to fight the "good fight" for a better life experience and a better society at large. Everyone can do a better job to help our fellow man, but it takes a conviction not to fall prey to the demons of society and the demons of our soul such as racism, bigotry, and personal hatred. We must continue to tell stories of courage, personal growth, and sacrifice to fuel the desire of individuals and society as a whole. Encouraged by these efforts, we s... more
  • Life in Lockdown: I Caught the K-Fever (The First Wave)

    by Three (Se)
    Written for K-drama enthusiasts, newbies, and in-between. Read more about Korean culture, too.
  • What We Know for Sure

    by Lia Ocampo
    This book is the result of what I saw and heard during the many years in the Philippines as I prepared to immigrate and the years since I came to America. It is a compilation of stories from myself and others who came to the United States and the lessons we learned along the way. My mission is to give hope, comfort, and support to future immigrant families as they face the challenges of immigrating. What We Know For Sure features Filipino U.S. Embassy employees who provided long, faithful, an... more
  • Ike's "Go-To Guy," Paul T. Carroll: An Extraordinary Husband, Father, Soldier, and Special Assistant to General of the Army and

    by Robert Carroll
    This is the story of a father, told in loving memory by his son. The text is brought to life by scores of amazing family photographs, personal stories, letters, telegrams, articles, and historic papers, resulting in a comprehensive picture of an adoring husband, a wonderful father, and an outstanding soldier. Paul Carroll progressed from West Point to assignments across the US, Iceland, and France. He fought in Patton’s Third Army, earning two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, and the Legion ... more
  • Into the Woods...and Beyond

    by Stephen Altschuler
    In 1977, after experiencing some tumultuous years, I decided to take "a road less traveled." I left the comforts of city life and moved to a primitive cabin in the woods of New Hampshire. What followed for the next few years was a transformation of spirit that renewed my faith and hope that I could be happy in this life. Confronting my demons through meditation, therapy, and mindfulness practice, I discovered that, yes, I could put aside the past and future, and, for precious moments, live in th... more
  • Ike's "Go-To Guy," Paul T. Carroll: An Extraordinary Husband, Father, Soldier, and Special Assistant to General of the Army and

    by Robert Carroll
    This is the story of a father, told in loving memory by his son. The text is brought to life by scores of amazing family photographs, personal stories, letters, telegrams, articles, and historic papers, resulting in a comprehensive picture of an adoring husband, a wonderful father, and an outstanding soldier. Paul Carroll progressed from West Point to assignments across the US, Iceland, and France. He fought in Patton’s Third Army, earning two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, and the Legion ... more
  • Truth's Daughter

    by Barbara Santarelli

    On her sixtieth birthday, Barbara spit into a vial, hoping a genetic search engine might lead to finding her father's other children. Perhaps they could shed light on her father's identity and her parent's short-lived marriage She'd met her father just four times before he was brutally murdered in Miami, ending any chance of knowing him in the future. She had accepted her beloved mother's narrative of his deceit and abandonment. In mid-life, she is confronted with a painfu... more

  • Journey Through Fire and Ice

    by Deanne Burch
    At the age of twenty three, Deanne Burch accompanied her husband, Ernest Burch ( Tiger) to the Inuit village of Kivalina, Alaska, a barrier island 23 miles above the Arctic Circle. Tiger was conducting a participant study of the natives whereas Deanne, was a city girl, ethnocentric, naïve, and completely unprepared for the journey she was about to embark on. In Kivalina, she lived on the edge of two worlds — the one she left behind and the one she where she reluctantly participated in all as... more
  • Behind the Red Door: How Elizabeth Arden’s Legacy Inspired My Coming-of-Age Story in the Beauty Industry

    by Louise Claire Johnson

    In 1908, Florence Nightingale Graham moved from the suburbs of Toronto, Canada to Manhattan with dreams of becoming a self-made woman. Within two years, she opened her first beauty salon on Fifth Avenue. Adopting the same name as her company, Elizabeth Arden went on to pioneer the global beauty industry (valued at $532 billion today) and become one of the wealthiest women in the world. By the end of the 1930s, it was said “there are only three American names known in every single corner... more

  • Brain Storm: A Life in Pieces

    by Shelley Kolton
    The frightened 7-year girl. The aggressive 14-year old boy. The terrified 3-year old child. The cult leader. She lived with these, and over thirty other parts of her mind, no less real than you and I, throughout endless periods of deepest depression, paralyzing panic, thoughts of suicide, a revolving door of psychotherapists. A harbinger of the coming storm, darkness followed her everywhere, from infancy to a career as a renowned, openly gay OB/GYN in New York City. A loving wife and three... more
  • Bullshit to Butterflies

    by Sheila M Burke

    BULLSH*T TO BUTTERFLIES is the unfiltered story of Shane Burke, a simple man who broke the cycle of trauma and created a beautiful life from nothing. You will laugh, you will cry; you will feel hope and sadness.

    A memoir written by the love of his life, Sheila, wife of 32 years, this book was born on the advice of their adult children, a hospice social worker, and good friends.

    Over the years, Shane learned to grapple with patience, generate a p... more

  • Hazel the Outlaw Mummy

    by Bob DeMoss

    MANYBOOKS.NET May 2021 Book of the Month Pick

    New York Times bestselling author Bob DeMoss presents his encounter with Hazel Farris, a hard-living, wild Kentucky woman. Born in 1880, Hazel's penchant for fast living and faster guns, finally caught up with her in 1906 when her husband fell victim of his wife's outrage, steel nerve, and deadly aim.

    Did Hazel shoot the sheriff and his deputy? How did she become mummified? Did 500,000 people actually pay to s... more

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