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by Mary-Lou WeismanThe author and her husband love to travel, but they don't like being tourists. They want to explore on their own, at their own pace-- no playing follow-the-leader, plugs in their ears, their eyes trained on a hoisted umbrella. They want to live the authentic local life, shop for food, make friends, and be regulars at their small-town cafe. They want to become so French that even Americans won't like them. As tourists-on-the-loose in a foreign town, they can't resist pausing in front of a realtor... more
by A.E. HayesA.E. Hayes wakes up on the afternoon of August 24, 2010, with no idea of who she is or what has happened to her. When he doctors begin saying words such as "traumatic brain injury" and "retrograde amnesia," she realizes she cannot remember anything at all. Guided by doctors, trauma units, her husband, a mysterious person known only as Starlight Boy, and an equally mysterious voice inside her head that tells her to seek the truth, Hayes sets out to uncover the answers about her rare condition.... more
by Andre DavisWhat is it like to be an Afro-American living in Detroit’s projects in the 1970’s or in Japan in the 1990’s? How does social equality differ from legal equality? How does viewing America as a racist society affect Americas’ current and future workforce? Davis uses his own exciting, scary and often unbelievable experiences to walk the reader through the answers to these questions and more. With an easy story telling style, the author brings you along as he discovers two different societies al... more
Bad Choices Make Good Stories: Going to New York (How the Great American Opioid Epidemic of the 21st Century Began)by Oliver Markus MalloyBad Choices Make Good Stories is a darkly funny coming-of-age novel based on true events. Oliver, a teenage hacker living in Germany, meets Donna online. She's an American girl living in New York. After chatting and talking on the phone for months, he finally decides to surprise her with a visit. But he soon finds out that things are not what they appeared to be, and that this visit will change his life forever.
by Isabella IsitoroThis book is a true story about some of my experiences while living through World War II and beyond.
by Dave Vander MeerDave Vander Meer was just eighteen years old when he set out on his own to explore the northern wilderness of Ontario. Winter would start in just a week, and there was a camp to build, traps to set, and food and furs to collect. To survive, he needed to call upon all his knowledge because the closest point of civilization was more than twenty miles away. Now, years later, he still looks back upon his time as a teenager in the woods with wonder. He had the chance to walk the trails and paddle the... more
by Rachel Thompson2016 Bronze Winner Readers' Favorite (NonFiction) 5/5 Stars Readers' Favorite Review Winner 2015 Best of Books, IndieReader (NonFiction) 2015 Honorable Mention Winner Los Angeles Book Festival 2015 Honorable Mention Winner San Francisco Book Festival Award-winning author Rachel Thompson courageously confronts the topics of sexual abuse and suicide, love and healing, in her second nonfiction book of prose: Broken Places. The sequel to Rachel's first award-winning, best-selling nonfiction b... more
by Jarem SawatskyWant to enjoy the life you are living, even as you face major life challenges? Is your mind succumbing to age? Is your body failing you? Praise for Dancing with Elephants: "Sawatsky beautifully models a way to dance in the gale of full catastrophe, to celebrate life, to laugh with it and at himself." —Jon Kabat-Zinn, national bestselling author of Full Catastrophe Living "If you need some encouragement in living with joy, read this book. It will change your perspective on everything." —Lana Phi... more
by Nicole ChurchA first hand account of a young woman's journey in life. Based on real life events. The story highlights the impact small decisions can make for the rest of one's life. Also, the impact of child abuse on one's adulthood life.
by Cal KraftDo you long for a time when life was simpler? When everyone knew your name? Do you reminisce about family traditions, growing up in the 50’s and 60’s? Do you remember your teen years and that first kiss? Does your mouth start to water and your heart start to swell as you think back to family holiday meals presided over by mom or grandma? Well then, you can now take that trip down memory lane and re-create those luscious foods in the pages of “The Ramblings of an Old Man” by well-known personal c... more
by Georgiann FischerSanta Claus and an Elf are not mythical entities. Santa Dan and Mark the Elf are real-life human beings who live in central Iowa. Their charming and endearing antics have delighted the hearts of many unsuspecting souls from infants to gen-xer’s to well-seasoned citizens all year long, not just between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Laugh, cry and become mesmerized as these two buddies entertain you to your hearts content as they transform themselves into Santa and the Elf, or into two beautiful bri... more
by Shantay WilliamsShantay Williams was born In the 80’s era, to a drug-addicted mother who was only good for inflicting pain throughout Shantay’s life; while Shantay was at her weakest moments. Shantay was raised with three brothers and herself in the home. For Shantay; growing up in Queens Bridge Projects was not easy, but for a woman with such triumph; she was determined to get hers the best way she knew how, no matter the consequences. Shantay was one of the roughest and toughest; yet sweetest little ladies yo... more
by Susan Segovia-Munoz
Addiction, The Lifestyle, The Recovery
Star light, Star bright, I wish I may, I wish I might. Well, you know how the saying goes and it was going to take a lot more than a wish upon a star to change my life. My mind was clouded from years of drug abuse and my senses were dulled. I seemed to have absolutely no emotion left at all. Was I destined to live the rest of my life like this? I often prayed that I would be the next to die. I wondered why I had survived so long in the first place.... more
by Susan Segovia-MunozHEROIN ADDICTION, THE LIFESTYLE, THE RECOVERY You better be careful of what you wish for. That hunger, that craving, that need. That longing and that fulfillment of satisfaction. It just might turn your life into a living hell. At the very best your worst nightmare. I so desperately wanted to be loved, accepted and appreciated. I wanted to fit in. Somewhere. Anywhere. My self-esteem had dwindled down to nothingness. My fear of rejection kept me at rock bottom. I thought Johnny was... more
by Susan Segovia-MunozHEROIN ADDICTION, THE LIFESTYLE, THE RECOVERY Roses are red, Violets are blue. If you shoot too much HEROIN, You'll soon be blue too... Please God, don't let me DIE in prison. My limp, blue body had just been dragged across the cold linoleum floored hallway, from another inmate's cell over to my own. I had been out of bounds, being INJECTED with some of the heroin I had just received that day. The last thing I had remembered, was sitting on the TOILET in Lisa's cell. She was hav... more
by Morrie Markoff“When you reach the age of 100, suddenly, even if you did nothing notable, you are a celebrity. Friends, even longtime ones, neighbors and strangers look at you differently. You see and feel it. When perfect strangers find out, they shake your hand, as if, by osmosis, you can transfer the secrets of long life to them.” Morrie Markoff only has this advice: Keep Breathing. These are his recollections from the last century beginning in a New York tenement in 1914. Morrie recalls his impoverished b... more