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Memoir

  • All I Want to Do Is Live: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction

    by Trace Ramsey
    Trace Ramsey’s All I Want to Do is Live personalizes common themes of survival, depression, and life in America at a time of division and upheaval. In this collection of essays, flash nonfiction, and poetry, Ramsey examines his family history and shows us how darkness can trickle through generations. He looks to people like his grandparents and his partner for hope and works to move beyond abuse and mental illness to find what is worth passing on to his children. In a unique voice of clean, deli... more
  • Defense Mechanisms

    by Jessica Goody
    Highly observant and deeply moving, the 75 poems in this collection from award-winning poet Jessica Goody utilize themes of difference and affinity to open vistas into the nature of reality. Whether describing the confines of an iron lung or the liberty of the open sea, her nuanced language delivers unforgettable images of a world that holds more questions than answers. There is pain here, and loss, but also joy and freedom in which the fetters of physicality become the means to explore what it ... more
  • Everything I Never Wanted: A Memoir of Excess

    by Barbara Santarelli
    It took eight homes, fifty years and a three hundred mile bike ride to finally discover what it meant to belong. Everything I Never Wanted is a story about the importance of belonging and life-long impact of an isolated childhood. Told in strong, and often irreverent voice laced with humor, the memoir examines the positive outcomes that may be the result of negative conditions and innate optimism.
  • Lost in the Reflecting Pool

    by Diane Pomerantz
    A psychological story about Diane a highly trained child psychologist, who falls in love with Charles, a brilliant and charming psychiatrist—ignoring all the red flags that will later come back to haunt her. When Diane, a psychologist, falls in love with Charles, a charming and brilliant psychiatrist, there is laughter and flowers—and also darkness. After moving through infertility treatments and the trials of the adoption process as a united front, the couple is ultimately successful in cre... more
  • Loving Lindsey

    by Linda Atwell
    Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey—a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities—have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a job at Goodwill, she also moves into a newly remodeled cottage in her parents’ backyard—and Linda believes that all their difficult times may finally be behind them. Life, however, proves not to be so simple. As Lindsey plunges into adulthood, she experiments ... more
  • '50 States, 100 Days: The Book'

    by Chris Strub

    In the summer of 2015, youth organizations in all 50 U.S. states made for a once-in-a-lifetime voluntourism quest for 29-year-old New York native Chris Strub. Equipped with a GoPro, a selfie stick, an iPhone, an iPad and a dream -- and zero corporate sponsorship -- Chris traveled solo to all corners of the country, using all varieties of social media to weave together the story. This book will bring you along for the ride, as Chris balances the roller coaster of emotions of solo, unsponsored ... more

  • Wasabara: Brothers in Arms

    by Elan Wasabara
    Sometimes the friendships that end up saving us are the ones we never saw coming. Elan Wasabara discovered this after adopting a dog named Guapo when Guapo was only two months old. After serving nine years in custody on drug charges and emerging from a life filled with substance abuse, Wasabara was ready for a new start…and Guapo was ready too. Wasabara: Brothers in Arms is the touching and inspiring memoir of one man’s determination to find a life of which he—and his beloved dog—could fee... more
  • Swimming Upstream: My Struggle and Triumph Over Cancer and the Medical Establishment: New Hope in Cancer Treatment

    by Sajjad Iqbal
    As an experienced pediatrician, Sajjad Iqbal, MD, had long enjoyed using his medical expertise to treat children’s illnesses and alleviate their parents’ concerns. Suddenly, however, he was on the other side of the divide. As Iqbal began to battle severe facial paralysis, misguided and obstinate doctors became an obstacle to finding a correct diagnosis and treatment. Iqbal’s doctors believed that he had Bell’s palsy, a temporary, benign condition. But Iqbal rejected that theory. He knew enoug... more
  • Jump Seat: 1963-1976: A Stewardess's Memoir

    by Janet Angell

    "Jump Seat" is Janet Angell's memoir about her fun and rewarding almost thirteen-year career as a flight attendant (then called stewardess) prior to and at the start of the jet age. She was initially based in Washington, D.C., flying domestic trips, carrying politicians and other noteables who traveleled in and out of the city. Her book also talks about her life away from the airline, international travel on her own time, and later working trips across the Pacific. She was there when the civi... more

  • The House of Fathepore

    by Sofiya Bryant
  • A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of Healing

    by Cherie Kephart
    Cherie Kephart, a young woman who longed for adventure, traveled the world from the remote villages of Central Africa to the majestic coastlines of New Zealand until a mysterious illness thrust her to the precipice of death. The persistent health challenges led to years of suffering, during which her symptoms time and again were undiagnosed by well-meaning medical doctors and healers who were sometimes competent, sometimes careless, sometimes absurd, and always baffled. The anguish, the uncertai... more
  • Almost Goodbye

    by Tammy Waldrop
    A touching recollection of the life of single mother Tammy Waldrop and her best friend, Aries. Their friendship carried them through divorce, poverty, separation, and (according to a pet psychic) several lifetimes. This tale is a testament to the human spirit, the depth of the human-animal connection, the love of a mother, and the healing powers of friendship. This book is a must read for anyone who has ever experienced the unquestioning love of an animal companion.
  • Split Second: Redefining My American Dream

    by Kelli J. Miller
    When does the American Dream turn into a trap? What does it mean to succeed? What really gives meaning to our lives? Kelli Miller never had to worry about it – she had it all: a family, a career, a sprawling home, even an executive title. She thought she’d escaped her Midwestern roots and was sailing towards a golden future. Then, in a pivotal moment, confronted with the shadow of death, she found herself suddenly awake to the grim reality: the dream had consumed her life, and left her l... more
  • Blue Is Just A Word: The Civil War Within

    by Robert A. Foster
    This debut memoir is a love story for the ages. It’s an Uncle Tom’s Cabin for today that disturbs the comfortable by comforting the disturbed as it exposes the consequences of being enslaved by anything. Inspired by a motherless little girl: music, meditation and the moral lessons of American history reach deep to bring a young father up from the depths of depression after losing everything with the brutal deaths of his wife and younger brother. In his search for meaning he discovers what happen... more

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