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by Toyin Sebastien AjimatiPoems, Poetry, and Thoughts, stemming from the late 1990s to early 2000s about life occurrences of all sorts stemming from family, friends, loved one's passed away and life itself while growing up in Canada (Ottawa then the beginnings of my time in Toronto with a brief stop in New York City). The writings also explore topics such as triumph, love, hatred, vulnerability, physical adoration and mental adoration, life, and the difficulties we go through individually and at times with others in our ... more
by Juliet Young
Paris, 1990s. Carefree, confident and curious about the world around her, Juliet takes leave from her comfortable existence back home and embarks on a journey to Paris. Her goals are to perfect her French, find a job and have exhilarating adventures in Europe for a year or two.
Chronicling her story from an idyllic childhood in a Toronto suburb to France where she lives and works today, we follow Juliet—first to Montpellier to study French at Paul Valéry Un... more
by Michael Boyajian
Mike and Jeri leave behind their Brooklyn and Long Island lifestyles for a vacation in the sun west to San Francisco and then down the coast to Big Sur, Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel. Then they set off for a four hour drive to Yosemite in their clown car, a tiny Geo Metro. Jeri falls immediately in love with San Francisco wanting to stay and send for their things confident that as a coordinator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art she can land a job at an art museum in San Franci... more
by Yellow StreamersSHINE is a cohesive and satirical look into Yellow Streamers early life. Showcasing a series of short stories that will make you laugh, cry and jive. "Degrading, beautifully wild & full of talent, you'll either hate it or love it, this should be everyone's cup of tea!".
by Yellow StreamersPublic Enemy No.1 is the second book from author Yellow Streamers. A Satirical look on modern travel and the way our middle class society views it. Every trip has to come from an idea, an idea to leave something behind, an idea to create something new, an idea to change. What does travel mean to you?
by Yellow StreamersUnhinged, A self help guide on how to fuck up your life. Is a series of short stories that eventually lead the author to his own sanity through the growth and years of his mid 20's. It's a satire at nature but highlights some confronting issues like suicide, anorexia and alcoholism. Unhinged is the third book from author Yellow Streamers in his series of self published stories based on real life.
by Joan Barnes CopelandTwelve Sweetpotatoes is an Americana reflection of the author’s life on her mother’s hardscrabble tobacco farm in Eastern North Carolina in the mid-60s. The reader joins the author as she tells her stories along her ultimate path to healing from life-shaping family alcoholism, mental illness, loss, and suffering. It is a dark story and an inspirational book for anyone wishing to change their life from the drama and chaos of dysfunction to a life of peace and, perhaps, joy. “I realized that I ha... more
by Richard H. ShriverAt forty-three years old, during the height of the Cold War, author Richard H. Shriver was offered an appointment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as director of telecommunications and command-and-control systems. He had a long-standing desire to see from the inside how the government functioned. So Shriver sold his interest in a successful company and took the plunge. In Glimpses of an Uncharted Life, he shares the consequences of that decision and what life was like from that p... more
by Michael Boyajian
Join lovers Mike and Jeri as they discover the romantic true secrets of one of the great world capitals born of the civilization of the Aztecs and before them the rulers of the mysterious pyramids of Teotihuacan into modern times with world class artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as well as writers like Carlos Fuentes and Octavio Paz where not even systemic earthquakes or the city's gradual sinking into the Aztec lake it was built over can stop its march to world glory.<... more
by Jamiyl Samuels
"My son is my hero."
The long-awaited follow-up from the author of "Pass The Torch: How A Young Black Father Challenges the Deadbeat Dad Stereotype", "Speak II Me" takes an honest and unflinching look at a man whose dreams of having a son carry on his name take an unexpected turn when he learns his child is on the Autism spectrum.
Initially paralyzed by denial and fear of what having a child with a disability would mean for his legacy, Jamiyl has to m... more
by Helmut A AbtA light-hearted memoir of a career in 20th century astrophysics, its challenges, its participants, and the fascinating places they worked. With humor and insight Dr. Helmut Abt tells how he located the site of the first national observatory at Kitt Peak, how he helped the Chinese get started in astrophysics, plus the joys of being the editor of the Astrophysical Journal for 29 years, and his work on double stars that led to the discovery of exoplanets
by Diane Lane Chambers
Hearing the Stream:
A Survivor's Journey into the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer
weaves together the author's own story of her struggle
with breast cancer with those of five others also
diagnosed. Through each of their eyes Chambers brings
to life the complexities of this disease, from its
emotional and physical impact to its sometimes
hidden historical, economic, political, and e... more
by Diane Lane ChambersBert Riedel, an eighty-six year old deaf-blind pianist, cut of from the human race since the age of forty-five, discovers a new life when Diane Chambers, a sign language teacher, comes into his silent world. Both Bert and Diane find their world transformed by their unforgettable journey together as she teaches him tactile sign language, and he teaches her so much more.
by Marisa ManganiMarisa’s comfort zone is deep inside the restaurant kitchen alongside its dysfunctional characters and the abundance of booze and drugs. But in the nineteen-seventies, girls baked or made salads. The heat and machismo of the hot line was not a place for a girl with a passion for food and the drive to be the best. From Hawaii, to Portland and New Orleans, she struggles with her own shyness and the limited expectations for the only female in the kitchen. She finally becomes Chef, successfully ma... more
by Deborah FavoriteThis memoir has been a reflective work through sweat and tears … with a heaping portion of love. It's filled with sensitive and humorous tales of triumph over tragedy coupled with mindboggling synchronicities. Although the author had glimpses of synchronistic episodes since her early youth, the frequency of these remarkable manifestations became abundant when she began the hope-filled Buddhist practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo in 1975. That’s when her life began to soar, transforming ever... more
by George KelhamA pilot's memoir, capturing Kelham's experiences first serving as a part of the Rhodesian Military, and later as a United Nation's helicopter pilot, where he served in Somalia, Guatemala, and Mozambique in the 1990's, as well as during the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. Vertical Lift is the dramatic and inspiring true story of how one man can lose everything, time after time, before eventually achieving freedom, family, home, and success.