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by Jewel HartHow does a little girl survive an abusive mother, Catholic school, rape, and a near-death experience? Raised by an abusive, narcissistic mother (who once tried to trick her into having an abortion), Julie Coons was also raped in college by a stranger and later married an abusive man who threatened to kill her if she ever tried to leave. Suffering from physical and mental torment resulting in very low self-esteem, Julie often felt so completely alone during the many struggles of her life ... more
by Mirsada Alemic - HelacHave you ever thought of how children really feel while they are trapped in a war zone, surrounded by nothing but chaos? Did you ever stop and consider what goes through their minds and what is felt in the hearts while their childhood is ruined, lives interrupted, and dreams shattered in the most heartless way? Ever wondered what it might feel like drifting to sleep under the echoes of grenade explosions or walking to school dodging bullets? Through the Eyes of an Innocent Child is a memoir to... more
by Samantha ParisSamantha Paris’s "Finding the Bunny" is an engaging and heart-warming combination of memoir, business book, inspirational story and inside look at today’s most ubiquitous, most influential, and most invisible art. Through narration, flashback, inner monologue, and snappy laugh-out-loud dialogue that moves seamlessly from past to present and professional to personal and back again, Finding the Bunny artfully peels back the curtain on the fascinating world of voice-over, and much more. With un... more
by JP SextonIt is a coming of age story about my life as a young boy in Ireland. I had strange (many might say "crazy") parents and being the eldest of five children, I took the brunt of their abuse and felt like little more than an unpaid farmhand. Despite the absence of any parental love and the over abundance of constant ridicule, I learned to fend for myself and was determined to "go it alone."
by Amy NawrockiAt age nineteen, Amy Nawrocki returned from her first year of college, scribbled a few notes in her journal, and took a terrifying summer trip. She remembers one night of disorientation, then nothing until Christmas, when awareness slowly restarts. The Comet’s Tail is the story of these missing months: the seizures and fever spikes, the deep nothing of coma, and the unexpected, dramatic recovery. Memory is recreated around EEG transcripts and doctors’ notes, family vigils and blurry Polaroids. F... more
by C. L. Hoang
Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees recaptures my recent visit to Vietnam. The trip was my first time going back to my ancestral homeland in over 40 years, since I’d left there in the 1970's. The book retraces the highlights of the trip: Saigon, my former hometown in the south; Hoi-An, the best preserved medieval port in Southeast Asia; Hue, the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam, on the central coast; Halong Bay, a world-renowned natural wonder; and Hanoi, the countr... more
by Mary TerzianMulticultural/Social Science, Women//Travel In this Memoir, Terzian’s aspirations to attend college meet parents’ refusal, flaring her yearnings even more. Consequently she quits her home in Cairo to work with the United Nations (UN) World Health Organization in Alexandria. Five years later she accepts a UN assignment in Congo, where civil war is rampant. She endures the rigors of expatriation, meanwhile saving funds for her college tuition. She also travels to eighteen countries acro... more
by Cathine G. Scott, Ph.D.Everyone knows that educators should be competent and well qualified, but what about caring for the students?<p> In life, when the boss cares about employees, they are more productive, and Cathine Gilchrist Scott, Ph.D., knows that the same is true in the classroom.<p> She looks back at her career as an educator, from her first job to earning her doctorate of philosophy degree to sharing lessons learned from teaching students of all ages at home and abroad. Throughout the book, you w... more
by Frank KozolFrank Kozol “Paul Kramer”, who served in the U.S. Army during WWII is the eyes and ears for the reader on what it was like to leave home and go off to War. While he’s changed the names of the people he served with, everything he writes about is true. As he takes the reader on his journey to serve his country from leaving his family and neighborhood for Registration to returning as an honorably discharged WWII veteran, the author describes his day to day adventures which lead to unexpected ser... more
by Lauritz Raymond Ingram
A boy grows up in a broken family in Philadelphia. He gets in trouble and is sent to a reform school. There he finds the game of basketball. He pursues the dream of becoming a player and learns that the coaches behind us in every facet of our lives help us to become whoever and whatever we are. He decides to try and become one of those coaches. There are triumphs, failures and even disasters along his journey. He learns the lesson that sometimes all we can do is... all we can do.
by Suzanne Skees
MY JOB is a book project and a community exploring the dignity, identity, economic viability, and inherent challenges of a variety of global occupations. Each chapter featuring folks working in tech, finance, farming, hip-hop, architecture, and more, reveals its narrator's unique life experience and personality, while creating a strong connection with the reader through the universal experience of work. Following in the tradition of Studs Terkel's 1974 bestseller WORKING, the MY ... more
by G S BurroughsAlfred Earnest Scholes joined the Metropolitan Police in February 1888 and was one of many constables that were posted to the dark slums of Whitechapel during the Jack the Ripper scare of the same year. In a career spanning 36 years from lowly PC Scholes to Detective Inspector, this book examines some of the most fascinating crimes and criminals that had Victorian and Edwardian England shocked and enthralled. Beginning with the infamous Mrs Pearcey in the Kentish Town Murder, who cut the throat ... more
by Steven DarterThrough incredible storytelling, Steve Darter entertains and connects with readers while encouraging them to think about what makes a meaningful, purposeful, and successful life. Steve’s book is a deeply personal philosophical, spiritual, self-help memoir that discusses how to live life with more meaning, purpose, and success—at any age, young, old, or in between.
by Robert Nelson YoungI find massive Medicaid pharmaceutical fraud, report it and nothing is done, leading to a 26-year qui tam False Claims Case, started in 1862 by Abraham Lincoln and amended in 1986 because it didn't work - and show it still doesn't as nobody in government wants to prosecute Pharmaceutical manufacturers for $57 billion missing rebates!
by Dianne Liuzzi Hagan
This memoir, dedicated to the mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement, and set against the stories of unarmed black men and women who were victims of excessive use of force and racial bias, documents Liuzzi Hagan’s journey of learning about race in America. She is white; her husband is black. Their relationship spans over forty years. She reveals personal stories, ranging from microaggressions to the truly terrifying, and offers suggestions based on her personal experience... more
by Donna CodellThis is a powerful story about our daughter, Jennifer, who was born with Cystic Fibrosis. She was an amazing example of how to live fully in spite of the unrelenting savagery of Cystic Fibrosis, which eventually claimed her life in December 2015 one month before her 44th birthday. It was written with the intent of helping others that are going through their own health challenges. We wanted her words to encourage others to never give up hope and to always look for the silver lining, or light a... more