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by Nancy J. Martin
San Francisco, 1967. A teenager comes of age during the Summer of Love at her rock & roll wedding. Her story relates the saga of life and relationships from then until the present through many lessons learned the hard way, until when, in 2005 she transitioned into yet another challenging marriage to the founder of an iconic winery in the Valley of the Moon. An inspirational narrative of one woman’s perseverance, creativity and stamina to overcome the cultural norms of patriarchy through... more
by Tamiya DavisFrom Fatal to Fierce, is Tamiya’s debut book which chronicles her journey of survival from her life-changing car accident, to the fierce, beautiful, and successful woman she is today. Through sheer determination, drive, dedication, and God’s anointing, Tamiya was able to rebuild her life and is now sharing her testimony through writing.
by Paula ScottSometimes your past must be plowed before your future can be planted… Her great-great-grandma came to California in a covered wagon more than a hundred years ago, and her family has farmed in the Sacramento Valley ever since, but a life of farming was the last thing she wanted… until the day fate brings her back to the farm. Nineteen-year-old Paula Scott leaves California when the almonds are in bloom for college in Reno, Nevada where cocaine, casinos, and her first honest-to-goodness boyf... more
by Louie KempThis uniquely intimate memoir of a lifelong friendship with Bob Dylan offers never-before-told stories, behind-the-scenes glimpses, rare photos, and affectionate anecdotes about one of the key figures in American music and letters. With a cast of characters that includes Marlon Brando, Cher, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Dennis Hopper, Louie's mother, and many more, Dylan & Me is the ultimate rock-and-roll biography--a "backstage pass" to Louie and Bob's life, friendships, and music by the guy who w... more
by Teru ClavelWhen Teru Clavel’s oldest was two years old, she found herself in the Hunger Games of NYC preschool admissions. As friends vied to set their toddlers on a race to the Ivy League, Teru felt there must be more to a premier education than a pricey ticket to elite private schools. When opportunity knocked - Teru answered. She and her family left New York for an adventure halfway around the world that fundamentally changed her ideas of what a great school and a great education are made of. Over ten ... more
by P.H.B. LovettI joined the British Army in 1959 and served up until 1965. After I had trained with the Junior Leaders' Regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps., in Bovington, Dorset, my tour took me to Germany where I served with the 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards.This book is an accurate account of my experiences during that time and the story is told through the letters that I sent back to my parents.
by Gerlinde PyronShadows and Joys of a Life in Bavaria is a deeply personal account of a quarter of a century of life in the aftermath of war. Gerlinde Pyron wrote about what she and her loved ones coped with--loss, poverty, defeat, sorrow, trauma, and, somehow through it all, beauty--in rural Germany after World War II. Instead of generic, impersonal historic descriptions, Pyron's words paint intimate portraits of men, women, and children, refugees, soldiers, and families who struggled to rebuild their lives af... more
by Blythe DunwoodA Must-Read for Anyone Interested in the Intricacies of the Human Mind Format: Paperback An inspiring and illuminating book about a woman's long struggle with hysteria, and her brave effort to deal with the psychological issues which have plagued her for years. This memoir provides a fascinating and sensitive look inside her troubled mind as she uncovers feelings, thoughts and memories which had remained buried for so long. Kudos to the author for gaining new insights into her beha... more
by Dale Kueter
"The Smell of the Soil" is designed to encourage the reader to go beyond basic genealogy, to write the family story. Brief chapters include personal memories to trigger the reader's recollections. There are "how to" suggestions. Mainly, the book stresses the importance of preserving family history. The format, written word or oral, is up to the writer. The important thing is to start. When we die, our stories die, unless som... more
by Dale Kueter
"Vietnam Sons" is the story of two Iowa Marines. One is killed in Vietnam, and the other falsely believes he is responsible. He carries this guilt to his grave. The only redeeming aspect of this tragic story is that the father of Marine who is killed becomes, in ensuing years, like a father to the surviving Marine.
by Steve MariottiOne sunny afternoon in 1982, a young businessman experienced a terrifying mugging in New York City that shook him to his core. Tortured by nightmares about the teens who roughed him up, Steve Mariotti sought counseling. When his therapist suggested that he face his fears, Mariotti closed his small import-export business and became a teacher at the city’s most notorious public school--Boys and Girls High in Bed-Stuy. Although his nightmares promptly ceased, Mariotti’s out-of-control stu... more
by Johnny WelshWhat starts off as a dare turns into a social experiment that becomes a way of life. A young couple creates a fun way to stay connected by disconnecting. Unplugging the phones and being present are the rules. This travel adventure quickly turns into a self-deprecating comedy about bad smartphone habits. Chance encounters and characters met on the road are intertwined throughout. Is the smartphone addiction phenomenon driving you crazy? Are we relying too much on instant technology? There can be... more
by Pookie SekmetPookie Sekmet digs deep in her family history to uncover the childhood trigger for her chemical intolerance—an illness that has plagued her throughout her life—and tells how she overcame mysterious chronic health struggles and family trauma with determination and humor and went on to build an unconventional new life for herself. Finally, she shares how she achieved righteous justice, including a high-stakes act of financial services whistleblowing within a corrupt and patriarchal corporate cultu... more
by Glenn PhillipsGlenn Phillips is a critically acclaimed guitarist and composer who’s released 20 albums over the past 50 years. From Rolling Stone: "If rock & roll guitarists were kamikaze pilots, Glenn Phillips would be in heaven right now." As a founding member and songwriter of the Hampton Grease Band in the late '60s, he had encounters with John Lennon, Frank Zappa, Spider-Man co-creator and artist Steve Ditko, and played with countless bands of the era including The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, The Allm... more
by Geza Tatrallyay
The Fencers is the third volume in a trilogy of autobiographical Cold War Escape stories. It is both an immigrant's narrative of seeking a better life and a brighter future and a sports memoir focusing on two Olympic fencers, one representing Canada, the other Romania. Most of all, it is the account of the author's friendship with Paul Szabó, a Romanian-Hungarian epée fencer, Szabó's love for a young woman he married and her tragic death. In Romania, the count... more
by Jeff LesterA remarkable and inspiring story of perseverance in the face of impossible circumstances! By reading Jeff's story, find your way to a happier and more fulfilling life no matter the obstacles you have in your life and along the way, DISCOVER YOUR GREATER PURPOSE! The day Jeff Lester was diagnosed with ALS started his darkest days. Life was over in his mind at that moment Single and before his 27th birthday, the prospects were bleak. Any glimmer of hope was squashed in December 1993. T... more