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  • Skinny House: A Memoir of Family

    by Julie L. Seely
    Skinny House-A Memoir of Family is a granddaughter’s story about the grandfather she never met and the famous house he built in Mamaroneck, New York. This rare, first-rate family saga of three generations of an African American family poses a question for all of us: What do we really know about the dreams and aspirations of our ancestors?
  • Shift Happens — Breakdowns During Life's Long Hauls

    by Margot Genger
    Out of desperation to escape the confines of her small Northern California town, Genger breaks every rule of her 1970s social class, gender, and upbringing to become a long-haul truck driver. Shift Happens will make you laugh, cringe, and celebrate as Margot navigates the underground life of long-haul truck driving with 11 different driving partners. She criss-crosses the U.S. delivering everything from Hustler Magazines to Washington State apples — sees both the beauty and the meanness that ... more
  • Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains: Misadventures on a Buddhist Pilgrimage

    by Paul Barach
    The funny, true story of a 750-mile Buddhist pilgrimage, an unprepared office worker, and everything that went wrong along the way.
  • The Armageddon Experience/978-1-7960-1159-3

    by Rod Buntzen
    The Armageddon Experience recounts my experience as a science student working at a little-known, top-secret Navy laboratory in the San Francisco, preparing for nuclear weapon tests in the Pacific. It tells of my journey from the 1950s University of California, Berkeley, to the Pacific Proving Grounds—from campus life to secret national defense research and interactions with Manhattan Project scientists. The possibility of a dangerous political decision or an accident during the Cold War create... more
  • Sudhu Nona: An expat in Sri Lanka - the Good, Bad and Ugly

    by Eva Stone
    Essential reading for anyone interested in Sri Lanka, keen to seek out adventures, or simply wanting to retire on the teardrop island. Sudhu Nona is a fascinating journey through the urban humdrum, tropical wilderness and cultural traditions of Sri Lanka. Through a series of entertaining anecdotes and informative stories, the book explores the idea of embracing unfamiliar cultures, learning new things, and connecting to the island and people at a deeper level. From fellow expats, corrupt ... more
  • You're Doing It Wrong: A Memoir

    by Josh Gunderson
    "You're doing it wrong" is an often heard phrase in the life of blogger Josh Gunderson who has made a life of doing things his own way. As it would turn out, doing it wrong seems to be working just right- or so it would seem. In his first book of personal essays Josh offers up the good, the bad, and the downright dirty of doing things his own way. From small-town life in California to globe-trotting professional speaker Josh lets loose on a life lived on his own terms. From family and friends, m... more
  • Loved So Much, It Hurts: Purpose in the Pain

    by Rebecca Olmstead
    In her latest book, Loved So Much, It Hurts: Purpose in the Pain, Rebecca shares her journey through cancer, her miraculous healing, and the spiritual transformation it brought.
  • The Bipolar Addict

    by Drinks, Drugs, Delirium & Why Sober Is The New Cool
    The Bipolar Addict: Drinks, Drugs, Delirium & Why Sober Is the New Cool provides an insider’s look into the world of those suffering from manic depression plus addiction. These true stories of survival, including the author’s own, offer insight into the oft-maligned world of mental illness, as well as a frequently overlooked, endlessly fascinating facet of the human condition.
  • Three Nights at the Condor

    by Benita Mattioli
    This is the titillating true tale of how a tiny neighborhood bar in San Francisco's North Beach Area evolved into the country's first and most notorious topless dancing venue, featuring the infamous Carol Doda and a captivating cast of characters and celebrities.
  • ENEMY No. ! Waging The War On Secondhand Smoke

    by james Repace
    ENEMY No.1 describes the rise of the nonsmokers’ rights movement in the 1970’s, the struggle for clean indoor air laws and the tobacco industry’s underhanded efforts to thwart these laws for many years. It is written from the unique perspective of a scientist whose research helped underpin the movement, leading to a decades-long battle with Big Tobacco, as detailed in their secret files. This first-hand account describes the evolution of the scientist and the science, the political strife and ... more
  • Sons of Suicide: a memoir of friendship

    by J. David Pincus & Richard J. Knapp
    Sons 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
  • Lord Jeff & The Closet

    by Howard Junker
    An 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.
  • Leigh: My Amazing Son

    by Charlene McIver
    A 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.
  • Exchange: Anecdotes of an American Host Family & Their Foreign Exchange Student

    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

  • Exchange: Anecdotes of an American Host Family & Their Foreign Exchange Student

    by Hannah Overly
    Exchange 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.
  • Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley

    by Carol Es
    Shrapnel 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