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by J. David Pincus & Richard J. KnappSons of Suicide weaves themes of life-shattering tragedy and life-affirming friendship in a moving dual memoir. Rick and David meet in high-school and soon realize they share a heartbreaking secret: Each of their mothers took her life just a few years earlier. They bond instantly and permanently. Decades later, they learn that two other close friends had also lost parents to suicide. In an emotionally charged exchange, each of the four men opens up about how his parent’s decision changed ... more
by Howard JunkerAn oral history of The Closet, the existential void in which gays were allowed to lurk, invisibly, while passing for Normal. Gathered by Howard Junker from his classmates at Amherst 1961, other contemporaries, and well-known gay authors such as Gore Vidal, Edmund White, and Martin Duberman.
by Charlene McIverA moving biography sharing personal insight into the life of my late son who struggled with a severe physical disability. Covering the many surgical procedures, the wheelchairs, and medical devices. Coping with hospital shortfalls and discrimination. As a direct result of his experiences within the hospital, changes were made to the Consensus Resuscitation Plan.
by Hannah Overly
Exchange: Anecdotes of an American Host Family & Their Foreign Exchange Student depicts the journey the Overly family experienced when they hosted a Brazilian exchange student for eleven months. Initially, they had basic ideas of what they could offer. They never anticipated the ways in which they would grow, navigating between the simple joys and nuanced challenges of welcoming a stranger into their home. Exchange highlights... more
by Hannah OverlyExchange chronicles the journey my family & I experienced when we hosted a Brazilian foreign exchange student for eleven months. Initially, we had basic ideas of what we could offer but we never anticipated the ways in which we would grow, as we navigated between simple joys and nuanced challenges of welcoming a stranger into our home. Exchange highlights what ultimately unites people: compassion, commitment, understanding and a sense of humor.
by Carol EsShrapnel in the San Fernando Valley is a guided tour through a Tilt-A-Whirl life that takes so many turns that you may find yourself looking up from the pages and wondering how the hell one person managed to fit them all into 40-odd years. And many of them are odd years indeed. From a rootless, abusive childhood and mental illness through serious and successful careers in music and art, much of which were achieved while being involved in a notoriously destructive mind-control cult. Carol Es pres... more
by Leslie Johansen NackLeslie’s memoir starts in a broken home in the 1970s and moves into a coming-of-age adventure when, at the age of 14, she and her two sisters have to batten down the hatches on their 45-foot sailboat to navigate the Pacific Ocean, as well as the stormy temper of their larger-than-life Norwegian father.
by Alyse Neibaur
by Joseph S. Spicer Sr.My book takes you on a journey longtime prison corrections officer provides a unique perspective on the complex relationships and hierarchies of the prison system ,highlighting the pervasive hostility he encountered when he stood up to corrupt authorities.
by Carol Mitchell
by Janice S. EllisFrom Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream vividly recounts the journey of an African-American woman from rural, segregated Mississippi through academia, corporate America, and politics. It is the story of how she triumphed even when, more often than not, the ugly realities of racism and sexism tried to deter her. This book tells the broader story, too, of how her life epitomizes what the Civil Rights Act and Equal Rights Amendment have meant and have not meant for millions of... more
by Narcisse Nguema
Having lived with his grandparents and uncles will delve his inborn wisdom and the sense of humanity’s protection in priority. In this title “About Black Women, My Grandmother Told Me”, the author unrolls his literary style as deep, derider and sober. Narcisse Nguema observed the man’s and the woman’s misbehaviors and started to heed his grandmother’s anecdotal concerns and alerts: The Black societies need to better target their requirements for a strong so... more
by Ann Zalkind
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by Ann ZalkindOn the surface, What Matters Most is a rumination on author Ann Zalkind’s relationship with her mother, but through personal reflections, Zalkind’s objective was to illustrate universal themes with which almost anyone can identify. Her goal was to create an impressionistic portrait, at times both chilling and poignant; a memoir unlike any other. A remembrance of her mother, and also various characters from her mother’s world, Zalkind’s collection oftentimes delves into difficult memories, an... more