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  • Breaking Vases: Shattering Limitations & Daring to Thrive

    by Dima Ghawi
    Breaking Vases powerfully and vividly captures the rich heritage of one woman’s Middle East, along with its brutal realities, which followed Dima Ghawi from her native Jordan to her adopted country, the United States. Brought up in a small, conservative Christian community in Amman, Dima learned to be quiet and subservient to her elders and to men. When she was just five, Dima’s beloved grandmother warned that a woman’s greatest responsibility was to preserve her image—one as fragile as a glass ... more
  • Should I have Told You That?: A Memoir

    by Liz Lea
    In twenty years Liz went from being a fun, vivacious girl to hang out with, to being in bed for months at a time from Manic Depression and Chronic Migraines. Along the way she had a lot of fun with friends until one day when she could not wake up, and found herself in the middle of a nervous breakdown when approaching thirty-years old. Learn about her relationships with her friends, and complicated family in this heartwarming and hilarious breakdown, of a real breakdown that turned out life chan... more

    by Bernadette Nason
    Broken by divorce, debt, and workplace sexual harassment, twenty-six-year-old Bernadette Nason is hanging by a thread. When her cat is run over by a garbage truck, Nason makes an impetuous decision. With almost no travel experience, she grabs the first available overseas job and, within two months, finds herself in Libya. 'Fitting in' has never been her strength, yet here she is, the most unstable, self-loathing, slightly overweight fish ever to throw itself recklessly out of its own water. Move... more
  • Accidental Jesus Freak: One Woman's Journey from Fundamentalism to Freedom

    by Amber Lea Starfire
    In 1973, Linda was a flute player and music major at a California community college, until she met and fell madly in love with a charismatic piano player, plunging into his world of music-making and drug-fueled parties. When, just three weeks after their wedding, he reveals that he's been "born again," Linda makes the spontaneous decision to follow him into his new religion and, unwittingly, into a life of communal living, male domination, and magical thinking. With unflinching candor, Amber ... more
  • An Angel's Feather: My Experiences as a Medium

    by Astrid Brown
    The route to mediumship is never an easy one and if you ask any medium they will all tell you their path in life has not been easy and mine is no exception. I’m saying this not for sympathy far from it, but for those of you on this journey it’s a rite of passage and we all have to go through this. Why? Well in order to be able to empathize and be compassionate to others we have to experience those we help’s point of view. We need to walk in their shoes; only through adversity can we tru... more
  • Please Stay

    by Greg Payan
    Please Stay is the story of a healthy 39-year old college professor struck down by a sudden, near fatal brain aneurysm. After a short prologue, the book begins as Holly wakes up with a debilitating headache as readers feel the panic in those initial moments of confusion before a brain bleed is diagnosed at the hospital. Readers learn about her through letters sent by close friends and former students, who sent memories to be read at her bedside while she was on a respirator, fighting for her l... more
  • Asshole Attorney: Musings, Memories, and Missteps in a 40 Year Career

    by Douglas J. Wood
    “Doug, I been practicin’ law for fifty years. And I learned a long time ago, there ain’t no such word as ‘attorney’ or ‘lawyer’. It’s ‘asshole attorney’ or ‘fuckin’ lawyer.’ " Author Douglas Wood first heard that advice from a southern lawyer nearly forty years ago. It was his inspiration to write Asshole Attorney, a book of observations and reflections over his lifetime and legal career. A self-proclaimed “Army Brat”, Doug moved to eight different homes throughout his childhood. His last mov... more
  • My Canadian Adventure: Life as a Pilot in the RCMP

    by Colin MacLeod
    Told from the perspective of the cockpit, with humour and compassion, this story details mountain rescues, mass murders, tragic accidents, body hunts, native uprisings, drug busts, family trauma, and much, much more. This is a true account of one man's career in Canadian Aviation. Serving as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for a twenty year period, from 1981 to 2001, operating both helicopters and fixed wing, the author flew into every corner of Canada and was personally involv... more
  • Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story

    by Stephen Bentley
    Operation Julie is still today the point of reference for all British undercover operations and training. In 2011, the BBC claimed this massive and unique police operation was the start of the war on drugs. Stephen Bentley, was one of four undercover detectives engaged on Operation Julie, one of the world's largest drug busts. Together with his undercover partner, he infiltrated the gang producing around 90 percent of the world's LSD and uncovered a plot to import huge quantities of Bolivian ... more
  • The Church of Baseball: Making Bull Durham

    by Jim Cryns
    This is the story behind the making of the most popular sports movie of all time. Released in 1988, Bull Durham was rejected by every studio in Hollywood--twice. The film defied odds as it became a sports movie that actually made money--a lot of money. It has also been credited with breathing new life into the minor leagues of baseball. Writer and director Ron Shelton played professional baseball at the AAA level for five years. He voluntarily left baseball to pursue a Master’s degree. Later, he... more
  • Explosions of Joy: A Memoir of the Grief Counselor for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    by Trina A. Kraus
    Paul Yin was the grief counselor for families of victims aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. His memoir tells the inspiring story of the paths he walked before that moment. In 1986 he was told, "psychology has no place in Chinese society and you know it!" which sparked his resolve to establish a meaningful place for the field in China. He injected himself and valuable psychology training into several crises in China including SARS and the Asiana 214 disaster which affected three Ch... more
  • Fish Like You Mean It


    Fish Like You mean It, by David Zoby

    Pearl Button Press, Fort Collins, CO

    311 pages, 14.99 paperback, 4.99 Kindle




    From the golf course ponds of Tidewater Virginia, to the vacant uplands of North Dakota, to the windswept headlands of Alaska, David Zoby takes us on a contemplative tour of fishing and hunting destinations. His dogs come along too. Fish Like You Mean It is eleven thoughtful essays on the art of fly-fishing... more

  • What My Left Hand Was Doing: Lessons from a Grassroots Activist

    by Joann Castle

    This searing, unflinching account of social justice activism takes us into the heart of the civil rights and black self-determination movements, seeking lessons learned that have relevance today. A priceless activist history lesson, What My Left Hand Was Doing chronicles the more common, less discussed reality of the day-to-day efforts, interactions, triumphs, and failures that reflect every social justice movement. Today, as a new wave of activists respond to the latest ti... more

  • Best Friends

    by Yvette Nachmias-Baeu
    It is a book of letters that tell the story of two aspiring young women, Beth and Yvette, whose correspondence span a period of twenty-seven years—from San Francisco to a return to their roots in New York in the sixties, where they are involved in the Downtown art and political scene of the time, encountering and befriending people like; Bob Dylan, Dustin Hoffman, Shel Silverstein, Phil Ochs, Sam Shepard, Anna Halperin, Timothy Leary, Andre Gregory, Spaulding Gray, Eli Seigel, Andy Warhol, et ... more
  • Conch Shell Confessionals: A Millennial's Memoir about Sex, Love, and Self-Discovery

    by Dax Marie
    This is a book about love: hunting it, chasing it, losing it, tripping and falling into it. And yes, it's a book about sex: hunting it, chasing it, losing it, tripping and falling But more than anything, it's a book about self-discovery, navigating the learning curve of adulting, and learning the kind of tough lessons that only come when you have to pick yourself off the floor, block a guy's number (for the second time), and clean some curious stains off your dress. I ... more