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by Ilisapesi S. WeirThe Lives of Mafi Helu Sisifa and Sione Finau Sisifa (1910 - 1970) in the context of Time, Geography and History in the Kingdom of Tonga.
by Chris WoolfIn 1991, Chris Woolf was working for the BBC World Service newsroom, and wanted to see if he’d like the life of a foreign correspondent. His friend was the BBC reporter in Kabul, so he went to visit the country. They found a ride with an aid convoy, and inadvertently bumbled straight into the war. They drove into a literal minefield; met death; got separated, then reunited. They made it through the mountains to meet the legendary Mujahidin leader, Ahmed Shah Massoud – the first journalists to ... more
by Cassandra AlexanderYear of the Nurse: A Covid-19 Pandemic Memoir is Cassandra Alexander's poignant effort to come to grips with suicidal ideation and PTSD after being a covid nurse in an ICU in 2020. Comprised of original essays and her chronological journals, tweets, and emails as she attempted to save lives, including her own—this book will let you experience last year from the bedside.
by GABRIELLE MARYLANDWOMAN is a creative nonfiction memoir. Through poems and essays, it tells the story of my journey from adolescence to womanhood. This work was an opportunity for me to speak earnestly, and honestly about what it means to grow up as a woman in this country; in particular as it pertains to life in the intersections of society. As a black, queer/bisexual woman who's lived a life of poverty, a entering the world as someone who experienced decades of sexual abuse, and violence-- and carrying... more
by Tiffani Burkett“The two things I’ve always feared most in life are drowning or being paralyzed. So naturally, I started scuba diving and racing motorcycles.” Tiffani wanted a change when she left Los Angeles, but moving to Northwestern Montana for the winter might have been a bit too much of one. Six months of isolation, an absent partner, and endless snowfall was enough to send anyone spiraling into depression. As her heart and relationship held onto their last fraying threads, she made a rash decision ... more
by Tiffani BurkettLosing her job was an opportunity, not a tragedy. Fresh off of a nine month journey, camping off her 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 sport bike through 49 US states and 3 provinces of Canada, Tiffani Burkett wasn’t ready to return to a nine-to-five. She had picked up a freelance gig as a motorcycle journalist, she had met someone, and she still had a little bit of her dwindling life savings left in the bank. Naturally, the only logical course of action was to to set her sights toward the next set of lan... more
by Tiffani BurkettA journey of 38,000 miles begins with a single twist of the throttle. After six years of laying rubber on racetracks and immersing herself in the high octane, adrenaline pumping sport of motorcycle racing, Tiffani was yearning for something new from her life on two wheels. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) losing her comfortable office job was the perfect opportunity to do exactly that. At 28 years old, single, unattached, and now unemployed, she took her 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 and built the nimb... more
by Ashwin AlokThis is my journey from a ‘no one’ to a ‘filmmaker’ on Disney+ hotstar. From someone who wanted ‘big things’ in life to the one who witnessed his dreams turning into reality. This is my transformation from an ‘unconscious’ human being to an ‘entrancing gentleman’. I feel emotionally overwhelmed when I look back on my journey. I still remember countless metro trips with no passengers around me when I continuously used to introspect about life, love and success. It has been a scary, long and toug... more
by Jack PerconteIt is no small task to make dreams come true. The Success Trail describes the achievement-journey through the marathon runner’s mindset to help anyone learn how to compete and succeed. The author specifies each step of the journey he used to reach baseball’s major leagues and finish fourteen marathons so others can reach their dreams. Discover what it takes to become a runner, athlete, winner, and hero. Being a runner will give you a healthy lifestyle and an identity to be proud of. Learning wha... more
by Meredith KellerThe Unraveling, a story of redemption and courage, is one woman’s journey as she looks back and dredges up shattering memories from a campus rape and resulting pregnancy. It haunted her for 52 years as she fought for the dignity that was swiftly erased one night on a college campus in 1962. It is a parable for today ."When a letter arrived in my mailbox saying I think you might be my grandma, I threw the letter on the ground. Would I want to open up those old wounds so carefully hidden or 52 ye... more
by David BeattyAs a photographer in war-torn Sri Lanka, travelling illegally into Tamil Tiger held territory, Beatty recalls the time before this brutal conflict when he stayed on a remote Buddhist hermitage island on the south coast. On a long retreat sharing the monks’ simple life he began a healing journey into the past. Part memoir, part travelogue, and part philosophical inquiry, this is a book of journeys, outwardly through the beauty and diversity of post- colonial landscapes, and inwardly through the... more
by Mary E. GregoryMary recounts her childhood with vivid and rich detail as it's turned upside down once her father's secret is out. Her mother's reaction to the news changes Mary and her siblings' lives forever. She'll take you on a ride through her coming of age that you won't want to miss.
by Loren RhoadsWhat others have called an obsession with death is really a desperate romance with life. Guided by curiosity, compassion, and a truly strange sense of humor, This Morbid Life is detailed through a death-positive collection of 45 confessional essays. Along the way, author Loren Rhoads takes prom pictures in a cemetery, spends a couple of days in a cadaver lab, eats bugs, survives the AIDS epidemic, chases ghosts, and publishes a little magazine called Morbid Curiosity.
by Mel LaytnerA reporter uncovers a Nazi paper trail that reveals his father as a man very different from the passive, quintessential Type B dad he knew . . . or thought he knew. Melding the intimacy of personal memoir with the rigors of investigative journalism, Laytner exhumes Nazi documents that track Josef 'Dolek' Lajtner through ghettos, slave labor, concentration camps, death marches, and more. They corroborate his unlikely saga of survival but also uncover painful secrets he took to his grave.
by Sue MarkoA humorous and horrifying look into the actualities of B&B ownership, To B&B or Not to B&B – Deromanticizing the Dream describes Sue Marko’s experiences hosting the public in her magical lodge in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. What begins as a dream quickly turns into a train-wreck. Get ready to laugh at the ridiculous and be rendered completely speechless by Sue’s outrageous experiences. And prepare to learn a few great tips and tricks of the trade along the way. Buckle up for the roller-coaster... more
by MATTHEW PALLAMARYPICAFLOR is the sequel to SPIRIT MATTERS, a San Diego Book Award winner and an Award-Winning Finalist in the National Best Book Awards. PICAFLOR chronicles the two decades since of Matthew (Mateo) J. Pallamary’s adventures in SPIRIT MATTERS through the mountains, deserts, and jungles of North, Central, and South America pursuing his studies of shamanism and visionary experience working with plant medicines and shamanic plant diets, among them Ayahuasca, Peyote, San Pedro cactus, and many more... more