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by Glenda Pliler
by Greg Munck
Life with a drug-addicted father meant sleeping with one eye open, nervously anticipating but not knowing what chaotic event would happen next. Whether it was having a shotgun placed against his head or snorting cocaine at 13 with his dad, the unpredictable and unwanted were Greg Munck’s normal. But just when the anxiety and anger inside of him were starting to vent and rumble, the United States Marines and a long boat ride to Kuwait to fight in the Gulf War intervened to change the tra... more
by Clifton Reive Whitley JrThis book traces the development of the author from early childhood through a long chain of experiences ranging from a semi-handicapped child to a combat hero with triple bronze stars. It traces his, the author's, development from a hired sawmill hand to a functioning farming cooperative. The book follows the author from a disenfranchised war veteran to a vice-chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
by LadyWarfieldPocket of Pain is a coming-of-age memoir that takes place in a world of 80’s popular culture, music, and fashion. As her parent’s marriage falls apart, Suzanne escapes into a relationship with a boy who is five years older and ends up being more controlling than her father. She escapes once again, this time as she leaves for college, and submerges herself in the RVA punk rock scene. Ultimately, a dark secret from the past surfaces, and she is forced to take another hard look at the relationsh... more
by supriya singhDiscover the unbreakable bond of a mother's love as you embark on a heartfelt journey of pain, struggle, and growth. Experience the power of unconditional support and unwavering devotion that guides you through life's challenges. In this tale, you'll witness the strength and love that can conquer anything, reminding you of the incredible force that exists between a mother and her child.
Me and The Times: My wild ride from elevator operator to New York Times editor, columnist, and change agent (1967-97)by Robert W. StockOn one level, an intimate, warts-and-all account of the making of The New York Times Sunday package in its pre-Internet heyday, told from the vantage point of an editor, writer, columnist and change agent. On another level, the personal odyssey of a suddenly married Yale freshman with a baby on the way with no job and no prospects. From hia early days as a World War II air raid bicycle messenger…to hia seat at the captain’s table of the S.S. France…to his belated sowing of wild oats at age 45... more
by Julian W. King, author; Terri Doepker
The author's spent most of his childhood living in poverty. His alcoholic mother was divorced and remarried four times, often to other alcoholics. After moving more than twenty times and attending thirteen schools he escaped his tumultuous childhood when he married at the age of nineteen. Life held more and bigger challenges for him. Children came rapidly. At the age of 25 and with only a high school education and no special training, he was supporting five children on a modest salary as ... more
by Jean GouldenSweat with Jean and her partner Chris as they explore Spain's 500 mile Camino route to Santiago de Compostela, walking in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims. See the sights, meet the fellow travelers and savor the food, all the while enjoying Jean's insightful and humorous account.
by T. L. CromwellHOW TO SURVIVE IN ONE OF THE TOUGHEST AND MOST DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS IN AMERICA! If you have ever wondered what happens in prison, then Time Served is for you. It's an in-depth memoir from a correctional officer's perspective. The incarcerated population have written many books, but only a few have been written by prison staff. Meet T. L. Cromwell, an African American woman, who shares her truth about 21+ years of time served in prison. She shares her experience walking the "Toughest Beat in... more
by Greg SchnoorMy name is Greg Schnoor and I wanted to share my book I just released, "Running Away From Cancer." My book is an inspirational journey of me being a non-runner who turned to running after being diagnosed with malignant brain cancer. I was never a runner before but over 12 years ago, my life took a drastic turn with a brain cancer diagnosis. A year later, I began running, transforming from struggling to reach the mailbox to now completing 96 marathons, including 9 100-mile ultramarathons, in... more
by Mary Llewellyn McNeilBiography of journalist Wallace Carroll, one of the most influential journalists of the 20t Century. Carroll covered the League of Nations and World War II as. UP correspondent before becoming news editor of the Washington Bureau of the New York Times and finally editor and publisher of the Winston-Salem Journal. Donald Graham has called the book "essential reading for anyone interested in daily newspapers, and Jon Sawyer, head of the Pulitzer Center, "the best roadmap I know if we aim to re... more
by Joelle Tamraz
The Secret Practice is the shocking true story of Joelle Tamraz's 18-year ordeal under the control of a master manipulator. For fans of Netflix’s Bikram, Tara Westover’s Educated, and Megan Phelps-Roper’s Unfollow.
'An intense and suspenseful memoir' —Kirkus Reviews
'Such an important story...a captivating and hopeful story of growth and self-awareness.' —Jean Brown of SEEK Safely and a... more
by Demetrius Koubourlis PhDDoes war excuse domestic violence? Does it encourage it? If people are cruel to each other in a war society, are they more prone to abuse their children? Some stories occur in World War II Greece and involve family and non-family violence in an environment where the author witnessed Jews hauled like cattle. The author presents vivid accounts of his childhood and ponders the role of war and culture in our lives. He offers insightful ways to cope with our feelings toward one's parents that may he... more
by Amber FraleyWith her trademark biting wit, Fraley describes the foibles and follies of growing up a kid in the turbulent and strange decade of the 1980s, odd characters she encountered in the 1990s, and how GenXers are now handling midlife differently than their parents. She also talks frankly about her late entry into the reproductive justice movement and what menopause is really like with equal parts humor and compassion. From the long, strange trip of the Reagan years to the Trump years, and the particul... more
by Elisabeth haggbladeSynopsis \tMy book is a first-person account of the postwar years in Munich, Germany, with the war being an ever-present inescapable shadow leaving its physical and psychological marks on me and on those I met and with whom I interacted. \tWhat was it like to be orphaned at birth in the winter of 1942 in Munich, to spend the next eleven years as a foster child in the family of a former SS-officer? What was it like, after the death of my foster mother, to live for seven years in a home for chi... more
by David PetersA memoir about a boy's journey after the suicide of his mother.