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by Ryan AtkinsWhen doctors told 21-year-old Ryan Atkins that he would likely never walk again, he was determined to prove them wrong and get his life back on track. Hard work had never failed him before. Why should overcoming a spinal cord injury be any different? What he learned over the next ten difficult years about patience, suffering, hope, and God’s purpose for his life changed him, fundamentally and forever. And it will change you too. If you’re struggling to cope with circumstances beyond your c... more
by Larry J GouldIn this memoir, Larry J Gould takes you on a journey with him from one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Leeds, England to one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in the Hamptons, New York. You will laugh and you will cry. From starting his career as a 15-year-old school dropout to creating two multi-million pound businesses, he experiences many bumps in the road in his personal and business life as he travels around the world from the Soviet Union to the United States, Israel to Ethiopia, an... more
by Ranaildo TimmsStormy Weather by Ranaildo H. Timms is a short memoir of the author’s time in the Marine Corps. In the preface, the author claims not to be a writer but to know how to tell a story. We learn something about his high school days in Alabama where he preferred playing football to studying, and we learn a bit about his close-knit family. After graduation when most of his buddies were going off to college or into jobs, he shocks his family and friends by enlisting in the Marines. Then he tells the st... more
by Colonel Charles A. JonesThis book is the story of Elmer C. Jones, a young man who grew up during the Great Depression and who joined the military in 1943, becoming a member of the Army's Air Corps in 1944. He was the radar observer of a B-29 Superfortress bomber crew flying 28 combat missions over Japan in 1945--13 bombing missions and 15 photographic reconnaissance missions, including the longest mission of the war: 4,650 miles in 23:00 hours. He accumulated 489:50 combat flying hours during the war.
by El AlmaThis story starts with the premise that we are not our bodies. We are our souls. Our consciousness live on when we leave the earth through death. It is only our body that decays and dies. We continue to develop our souls during each lifetime we visit the earth and then go back to being only consciousness. In choosing a new lifetime each soul knows there are natural earth stages we each must endure to develop new earth lessons. There are seven stages that we pass through to arrive back to this e... more
by Hugh Cameron and Edna QuammieThis book arose from a conversation between Hugh Cameron, an orthopedic surgeon, and Edna Quammie, an OR nurse, reminiscing about their shared memories. It was proposed at a dinner meeting of the Dinosaur Club, a group of doctors and nurses and technicians who worked in the operating room in Toronto General Hospital in the seventies and eighties. It tells of the thrills and spills—sometimes funny, sometimes sad—about life in the OR at that time which followed Woodstock, which, in a sense, change... more
by Mike "SPIKE" McgettiganThis book is based on the life of a commercial diver working in the oil and gas industry from the cowboy days of the early 1980s around Asia, India, Australasia, and Africa to the safety-orientated twenty-first century in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. You will travel with the characters that work in this world and see the countries that they visit. It’s a wild and dangerous job, and most people would struggle to get their head around the fact that people actually do this for a living. But th... more
by Christopher Garcia-Halenar
Xander narrates the story of the coast-to-coast journey he and his two dads take to complete their family. Xander wants a sibling who will make the back seat of the car less lonely, make playing with toys more of a team activity, and fill the empty seat at their table to make them feel full.
Their journey starts in Sacramento, the city where Xander was born, but it is unsuccessful. They travel to Phoenix, Dallas, Little Rock, Gainesville, and Miami – all starting... more
by Christopher FryerRemember 2010? Long before the pandemic, before the election. Before it felt like the world was crumbling before our eyes. A simpler time. Not that life was simple. That was the year I was fired. Then I broke up with my girlfriend. I had a Bachelors in Creative Writing, no career ambition, no savings, and about as much hope in the world as a snowball has in a microwave. I was on my own. Life started happening. Happening fast. And I did my best to capture it all in a blog called "Left to Fry,... more
by Ilene V. FishmanThe Deeper Fix: For Your Growth & Empowerment was born out of my personal and professional experience with and response to inefficient, disempowering, patriarchal and time-wasting psychotherapy. Because most of my own therapy was inadequate, I was driven to figure out how to get myself well from a severe eating disorder and extreme emotional un-health. I developed my theory out of necessity and have continued to refine it and use it successfully in my private practice for 36 years. It has helped... more
Raising Tomorrow's Champions: What the Women's National Soccer Team Teaches Us About Grit, Authenticity and Winningby Paul Tukey, Joanna LohmanA 16-year soccer professional and former National Team member, Joanna Lohman, aka “the Rainbow Warrior,” joins soccer dad and award-winning journalist Paul Tukey in Raising Tomorrow’s Champions: What the Women’s National Soccer Team Teaches Us About Grit, Authenticity and Winning. With unprecedented access to members of this iconic team, many of whom were Joanna’s teammates and opponents, the book offers intimate insights into what it takes to develop the grit to win in sports and life and becom... more
by iasia baileyIf we look deeply into the human experience, we uncover one’s innate yet unmet desire for love, peace, joy, and wholeness – the product of unsuccessful journeys conducted externally, instead of internally, never becoming “complete” in life. The More to Me offers a real, candid look into the life of Iasia, a young black woman with sensory addictions and toxic attachments, wrestling with depression and the strain of everyday living, yet embarking on a quest for “The More.” On a basic level, “The ... more
by tom tomA stuntman wakes up from a coma. The only thing in the room is a VCR. The VCR narrates the time travel from 2032 to 1983—of monsters there. And sex drugs and rock and roll.
by Ken Brandt
Poor eyesight never impacted author Ken Brandt's vision of what life could be. Positive Vision makes a rollicking good read from cover to cover.
Whether galloping across the Montana range, exploring claustrophobic (and fiery!) caverns, chasing a thief through the streets of 1980s New York, or taking a plunge from a plane, his adventures are sure to entertain.
Complementing the adventures are amusing and relatable anecdotes demonstrating the advantages of poor eyesight... more
by Justin BarkerBear Boy is a true-life coming-of-age story of two bears who inspire one boy to stand up for animals, question authority and discover the power of activism. Justin is a typical teenager, dodging school bullies and waging an endless war with his parents. But when he discovers Ursula and Brutus—two sibling black bears being kept in horrific conditions at a nearby zoo—his life begins to change. He finds a cause that ignites his passion and an animal sanctuary willing to take the bears. But ther... more
by Richard La PlanteMarried twice, each time for 18 years, Richard began online dating at the age of 64, after the end of his second marriage. Lost in the cyberspace of strange faces and distant places, he chronicled his journey to discover a true soul connection. Many years, many encounters, and countless lonely nights later he produced Lonely Heart, Will Travel in a cathartic effort to heal his own wounds while helping others to navigate the quagmire of finding real love.