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by Visakha Dasi
In 1971, at age 20, Visakha had just published her first book and was beginning her ascent to fame and fortune through a career in photojournalism. She dreamed of bringing the people of the world closer by sharing their common kinship and values through her photographic essays. Then, at the invitation of her college boyfriend, who was working on his MFA thesis in India, Visakha traveled east, where she first learned about bhakti yoga – the yoga of devotion – from a simple Indian s... more
by rena wintersOne of the key executives of the company that created the Smurfs for TV and movies was an expert in mind control and brain washing for a communist country. Unknowingly, we allowed our kids to be entertained by these blue cartoon characters who in retrospect were teaching our kids communism. How do I know this? I was on the inside of that company. Rena Winters was Vice President of the company that first brought the Smurfs to America.
by Mary OxleyTake your vows feeling so confident all will succeed in sickness & in health, never believing your wedding ring holds gates to total misery. A dark side well buried, I sincerely hope Shock Horror helps other persons to avoid this bazaar situation.
by J.T. JamesRaised under modern day Dickinsonian conditions, the author takes you on a tour of life on the streets to the continued misery and pain of combat in Vietnam. These experiences followed by service as a Police Officer, led to multiple failed marriages. A determination to succeed by any means necessary put him on a fast track to the top of the corporate world. But the constant remembrance of all things that he wanted to forget, led him down the Path To Self Destruction. You will read within these p... more
by Deanna ChesnutWhen is a cat more than a cat? When it’s a feline sage! Come on a transformational journey with Deanna and her furry guides into worlds of kinship, wisdom, and immortality. Along the way, we’ll form a family, encounter unorthodox bed fellows and intensify our relationship through animal communication. Come in for the humor, warmth and faltering steps into love and attunement. Stay for the magic, mystery and mayhem! A very unusual, rock-your-world ‘must read’ for all animal lovers… and others.
by Mike Edison
by Eva Maze
A life spanning close to 100 years is noteworthy, if only because of its longevity. The rich life of a woman committed to a professional vision ahead of its time, filled with glamour, excitement, and adventure, is truly remarkable. Narrated in her own words, this is the story of such a woman, Eva Maze, who, from the time she left Romania as a teenager in 1939, dreamed of being a ballet dancer, and through a series a circumstances, became instead one of the most successful theatrical impresari... more
by ROBERT MITCHELL
Military training as a helicopter pilot evokes the warrior spirit in a young soldier, but in combat that warrior spirit comes into conflict with the mechanized soldier.
by Kenneth D. CampbellLeaving his Pennsylvania steel town home, author Campbell scrambled to land a magazine writer's job in Manhattan. He followed his new boss's instruction to "Watch that rat hole," newspaper slang for a beat or coverage topic. His "rat hole" was real estate investment trusts, or REITs, untested entities just then approved by Congress. That "rat hole" became his life's passion and Watch That Rat Hole intertwines Campbell's personal journey with his unique observations as a newsletter creator an... more
by Cassie HarteCassie was just a little girl who wanted to be loved. Betrayed by her mother in the most horrific manner, and abused by her 'uncle', she had to fight to survive the demons of her past. She couldn't remember when the abuse began, but from an early age, she knew that her life was different from other children. Her mother made it clear that she wasn't wanted, she wasn't loved and He said he was her friend, that this was his way of showing her she was special. I DID TELL I DID is the incredible sto... more
by Colin GuestAlthough a memoir it reads more like an adventure story, covering an array of experiences, some crazy, exciting as well as life-threatening all mixed with a band of humor during 19 years of working as an expat in 15 countries spread through the Middle, Far East and North Africa.
by Katharine EnglishIn her memoir, Salvation, Katharine English, an Oregon juvenile court referee and family court judge, sets out on a road trip to journey through her childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah. Throughout this journey, with literary grace and humor, English reveals her dark and shocking secrets, and uncovers the forces that have influenced who she’s become and the judicial decisions she has made. Kirkus Review calls it "a devastating and intelligently written story...English crafts passages that are trul... more
by Christopher J. DriverOvereducated and underemployed? In love with learning but stumped on how to translate it into a paycheck? Desperately striving to make your seemingly useless liberal arts education work for you in any sort of satisfying or meaningful way? Trying to simultaneously engage your interests, skillset and values and still pay the bills while pleading for another student loan deferment? I feel your pain and have stories to share, but if you’re looking for inspirational uplift, self-help or a life coach,... more
by Maria NhambuAfrica’s Child is told through the eyes of a bi-racial girl growing up in an orphanage in East Africa. When we meet her at age five, she has no idea of her identity or family of origin, much less her tribe. We watch her face challenges and grow as she makes her own way through her love of learning and dance. A powerful coming of age story dealing with issues of race, abuse, abandonment, love and loss.
by Michael NovakovicHow did an eleven-year old boy from the ancient city of Split, on the Adriatic coast, who with his family left almost everything when Nazis and Fascists invaded their homeland at the beginning of World War II, grow up to be a United States soldier and a highly successful American businessman? The answer to that question is the story that Michael Novakovic tells in this poignant and charming memoir, A Pilgrim for Freedom. It is one part the account of a refugee family who barely survived explosio... more
by Roman LillieFor industry outsider Roman Lillie, starting in the mailroom and working for a television agent seems like the perfect route to success and a meaningful career in Hollywood. But with over-worked assistants sleeping in their cars and perverted studio executives trying to sleep with young girls, she soon learns surviving in Hollywood is no easy feat. In this candid memoir, Roman gives a behind-the-scenes look at what life is really like in Tinseltown, from cringe-worthy dates to lunatics for bosse... more