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  • Accountability: Facing the truth to discover self-empowerment

    by Laura Strobel
    Accountability is the true account of perseverance through a terrible ordeal that evolves into an inspiring, enlightening experience. Told in three parts, in the beginning Aurora only registers Shock at what has happened to her. Then Denial shields her from seeing or believing that there could be any correlation between what she’s learning in the mandatory classes she’s attending and her own life. Finally Aurora gains insight and Acceptance of her own Accountability as she learns about the dynam... more
  • The Struggle: 10 Years Later

    by Brian Storm

    Addicted to heroin and unable to stop on his own, Brian Storm finds himself sitting on the tracks waiting for a train to come and take his life. But things weren’t always this bad for Brian, an aspiring white rapper from Philadelphia who had a good upbringing. In Brian’s early teen years, he discovers that drugs and alcohol are the perfect solutions to his low self-esteem issues. Like most addicts and alcoholics, Brian believes that he can stop at any time, so he doesn’t see... more

  • When Love Sticks Around

    by Danielle Dayney
    In this collection of short essays, Danielle Dayney recounts her experiences as an awkward child in the piecemeal family that raised her. From her biological father’s absence to her mother’s battle with cancer to the birth of her daughter, Dayney’s stories venture beyond anecdote to nest safely among the tangled experiences that shape the people we become. With a keen eye for the pebbles of humor and glimmers of beauty along the rough roads of her life, Dayney has crafted a book that feels as fa... more
  • Pearls Hang in Dark Clouds

    by Jolene DeLilys
    At the onset of a bout with mental illness that erupted at the age of seventeen was when the author penned her first three poems, barring a few rhyming poems written as a child. Recovery began immediately. After the standard E.E.G. and prescribed psychiatric therapy, the worst of it was short lived. Having moved from the north to a stretch of the Bible Belt, Nashville, Tennessee, at age thirty, also sets a central theme for this deep psycho/spiritual journey through an interesting labyrinth... more
  • Sky Candy – A journey into the world of astrophysics as art

    by Douglas Bullis
    Most people who look into the sky at night don't think of it as an art form. As a producer of an astrophysical journal, I see the night sky through a vastly different set of lenses. Our eyes see only one percent of all the energies emitted by the objects of the universe. I am accustomed to seeing the other 99 percent. What I see is an art form that is inconceivable to people who have not seen the sky in ultraviolet, X-ray, infra-red, and radio waves. Sky Candy is a non-technical portrait of the ... more
  • On The Future of Wagnerism

    by Lawrence D. Mass
    On The Future of Wagnerism: Art, Intoxication, Addiction, Codependence and Recovery is the sequel to Lawrence Mass’s memoir, Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite: Being Gay and Jewish in America. Together, they form a narrative of consciousness and experience in the author’s life as a gay Jewish man, as a physician, and as a writer. Via the trajectory of his own struggles with and specialist work in addiction, Mass explores interfaces of culture, social tolerance, health and spirituality. How do su... more
  • A Season of Disruption: A Memoir

    by Jacqueline P. Walker
    Obstacles are a part of life. Overcoming them motivates others to persevere and soar! A Season of Disruption is a fictional memoir that tells a story of courage, love, and the willpower to withstand challenges that often break and defeat families. Widowed due to a twist of fate, Murna Moreland, a Caribbean homemaker, makes a nearly unimaginable choice. She leaves her children—alone— in Jamaica and journeys to the US to find opportunities. Murna anticipates that she will be able to have the ... more
  • It's Hard Being You: A Primer on Being Happy Anyway

    by Sharon Emery

    Sharon Emery struggled with the losses and limits she faced but couldn't change – no matter how hard she tried.

    And she did try. First with her incurable severe stutter, then with the death of her daughter, Jessica, and the too-early deaths of her own younger siblings. Meanwhile, her “broken” voice meant her long career in communications was regularly a battle.

    Emery wrote this memoir to help guide her children on their own life journeys, stressing t... more

  • Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels

    by Simone Yemm
    Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels: The Girl with the Eating Disorder is a window into the depths of dysfunction as experienced through bulimia, binge-eating disorder, self-harm, and suicidality. Carrying messages of self-loathing and inadequacy from her childhood, Simone explores key relationships and how they shape her—for better and for worse—over the decades. Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels offers vulnerable insight into an oft-hidden world. It doesn’t pretend to answer all the questi... more
  • Never Make A Sound

    by Fanen Chiahemen
    A true story told through the eyes of a child in a raw suite of stories and poetry, this creative memoir showcases the resilience and strength of the human spirit as a young girl finds a way to survive a turbulent family setting.
  • Reimagining The Twilight Zone: A Young Fan’s Stories

    by Elayne Zalis

    Reimagining The Twilight Zone: A Young Fan’s Stories blends fact, fiction, and fantasy to explore how the Twilight Zone television series sparked the imagination of a young girl growing up in Miami, Florida, in the late 1950s and early ’60s. The collection of twenty hybrid essays considers selected episodes from the child’s perspective and includes remixes and mash-ups of the shows, similar to fan fiction.

    Each episode prompts the young fan to exercise her imagination ... more

  • Mi-Granted Life - The Adventures of a Happy Immigrant

    by Michel Delifer
    The author's life journey begins in Lebanon where he volunteers as a field medic for the Lebanese Red Cross during the civil war. He immigrates to the United States and lands a position in the insurance industry that leads to success and international adventures. He encounters many learning challenges, including how to survive in the U.S. business culture and when to use the many idioms of American English. As he continues to expand his international business skills he also discovers his own i... more
  • Running From Hippos

    by BD Timmins
    Running From Hippos: A Memoir of Trauma and Depression by BD Timmins is a moving, powerful autobiography about surviving the darkness of trauma. Starting with the early days, the author takes you back to the beginning of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, onward through the turmoil of depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideations, then into the light of triumph. It wasn't an easy journey, but if you've been there or know someone who has, you will relate on a personal level. If you feel alone... more
  • Operation George

    by Stephen Bentley
    Meet the real Line of Duty ™ undercover team in this previously untold and gripping story of how a Northern Irish terrorist and murderer and one of his followers, were caught in an audacious and brilliantly executed undercover sting on the English mainland, codenamed, Operation George.
  • Starvin' Artist: Hunger for Success

    by Anthony Waldren
    Finding success in this thing called “life” can be complicated. Sometimes we’re driven by an insatiable hunger; other times, we drift in life aimlessly looking for purpose. Yet, what appears to be circumstances meant to bury us can become the foundation from which we grow. In life, we grow strong and resilient simply because of our courage to continue through seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This book is an example of what happens when perseverance becomes less of an admirable quality and ... more
  • All the Things That Nobody Told Me: Finding the Extraordinary in My Journey

    by Charity Pleasant
    This book follows the journey of an Ohio native from birth throughout adulthood. It recalls many of her memories and lessons throughout her life that has given her an understanding of how she thinks and who she is today. It explains transparently some of the mistakes she's made on her journey in hopes to keep others from making the same ones. It's a real-life take on the basic principles she was taught and how she has lived by some and let others fall by the wayside. This reading will connect yo... more