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by Tony MendozaPictures with Stories: A Memoir is a book consisting of 84 photographs, each with an attached very short story. They relate to the photograph, and more often than not, the stories are amusing, or surprising, or revealing. I’m thinking that this format seems appropriate for our times, considering that nearly everyone today is a smartphone photographer, and they are all posting their photos on social media accompanied with some sort of a tale. In effect, they are doing their memoirs online. What I... more
by Merv LettsFlashbacks is an historical narrative of growing up in a small Prairie town during the war years and the 50’s decade following. It documents many childhood memories of the times, events, celebrations and customs of Prairie life. Anyone who grew up on the Prairies anywhere in Canada or the United States will relate to this book and enjoy its content. The book is profusely illustrated in color with 575 pages, soft cover with perfect binding…an enjoyable read even if you didn’t grow up on the prair... more
by William Alan LarshThe book is an honest and detailed memoir of an FBI agent's career, providing the reader with the unique and often amusing story of one agent's journey from his first day of work until his retirement. He exposes a dark side of FBI management in a callous bureaucracy, illustrating their pettiness, vindictiveness, massive egos, and retaliatory nature.
by Katherine BartlettFull color photographs of a baby pekin duck who grows up living in a house.
by B. R. BodengravenOn the precipice between a life that is rapidly fading away and a new life in the offing, B.R. Bodengraven orders a pre-fab shed and creates an enchanting retreat in the back yard of her home on Boston’s storied North Shore. Part writing studio, animal blind, sanctuary, and chapel, the shed provides refuge from the “busyness” and distractions of life in the 21st century, but it also provides a sacred space for interacting with the underlying regenerative force of the universe. Inside its walls, ... more
by Chris Orcutt
“I avoided writers very carefully because they can perpetuate trouble as no one else can,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald.
In this humorous memoir, novelist Chris Orcutt shows how true this is. Debunking the myths, Orcutt reveals that the writing life is really one of crushing solitude, chronic dissatisfaction, mood swings and self-doubt, and where successes, when they come, are like diner mints–sweet, but short-lived. And everyday life is equally stressful, with call... more
by Nicolenya CaltmanIntroduction Welcome to my suffering. I am Nicolenya. I have Lyme. Sounds like an opening for a support group…but there it is. I am beginning to think that much like the saying “Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic” is true in this case, and that in my case “Once a “Lymie”, always a “Lymie” will be my lot. I don’t want to believe it but I fear this is the path I am going down. There really should be support groups all over the world for us and beautiful retreats to run away to, where w... more
by Lawrence F. LihositThe author and his wife had settled into a bohemian routine; working minimum wage jobs, studying and rubbing elbows with actors, painters, musicians and writers. A sister-in-law visits and unwittingly creates a whirlwind of change with a road trip- crossing America from coast to coast and returning by a more northern route via Canada. Running on empty from the outset, their struggles offer a unique vision.
by Jessica LeeAnnAs women, we’re naturally strong and nurturing so it can be difficult to admit that we’re hurting. We're also clever and know how to mask our pain, shame and fears quite well. However, no matter how skillful we are at hiding, it is very damaging for us to hold on to our pain. Each page in this inspiring anthology is filled with empowering stories, uplifting poetry and heartfelt words. Not only will you smile, laugh and cry while reading the memoirs and poems, you'll also be ready to unravel ... more
by Wendy K. Williamson
by Russ HudsonOrphaned as a toddler and homeless from an early age, Russ Hudson started selling marijuana while living on the streets at age 14. By 21, he was smuggling weed from Mexico to New England, and by his thirties, Hudson was brokering cannabis deals for major international players in the industry. This book chronicles Hudson’s marijuana-centric life, following him through his years of street-level dealing, narrow escapes from authorities, time spent in juvenile detention centers and jail, his frus... more
by Wendy K. Williamson
by David MaegraithMeet the man who knew and drew Picasso in Paris, Einstein and Churchill in London, and even lived with Errol Flynn in Sydney. Kerwin Maegraith, caricaturist, journalist and true Aussie larrikin, encountered the most famous people of his time from the 1920's to the Sixties. This is a collection of an artist's recollections. It is, in black and white, the art and times of Kerwin Maegraith. Kerwin's brushes with fame included Lawrence of Arabia, George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, John Logie Baird (i... more
by SHIRLEY A CONNOLLYBiography of my life being beaten severely, homeless grieving losses. left for dead down a steep embankment, along a highway, alienated by family no friends to turn or go to. Treated like trash.
by Joy Johnston
Not everyone is born a natural caregiver.
One moment, digital journalist Joy Johnston is a cynical workaholic with an underwater mortgage. The next moment, she faces the responsibility of caring for her eccentric mother who's battling colon cancer, just six months after her father's death from Alzheimer's. As an only child, she has no choice but to slap on the latex gloves, and get to know more about her mother — and herself — than she ever imagined possible.... more
by Vera KochanowskyHere is the amazing autobiography of a man born to a life of wealth and privilege as the youngest son of a Siberian industrial tycoon. With the coming of the Russian Revolution, his charmed life is swept away, and he is thrust into a world of poverty and oppression. Relying solely on his wits, his optimism, and luck, he makes his way to Germany, where he becomes a successful mining engineer, despite the privations of the German depression. But then, in a single day, his secure position is lost, ... more