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by Jacques SardasAn inspiring story about a Sephardic Jew’s life in Egypt during the last years in which Jews, Muslims, and Christians lived peacefully side by side before a nationalistic fervor swept Egypt and escalated into prejudice and violence against Jews. Forced to flee, the man who would eventually rise up from refugee to become president of Goodyear’s worldwide tire division set off for a distant continent with a gut-wrenching stamp on his passport—“Departure definitive, without return.”
by Cory Martin
At 28, Cory Martin thought she had it all, a budding career as a writer in Hollywood, an apartment of her own, and a healthy obsession with yoga. But when a doctor revealed she had multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease, her entire world came crashing down. As she embarked on a medical quest for answers, subjecting herself to countless MRIs and a painful spinal tap that landed her in the ER, Cory simultaneously threw herself head first into dating. But no matter how many ... more
by Sergio TinocoBeing the only child of a single mother, Sergio was raised by his maternal grandparents in a South Texas region better known as the Rio Grande Valley. This memoir details the upbringing of a poor Migrant worker of Mexican descent having to pick crops for a living since the age of seven. As a way to break from the family cycle of picking crops and depending on government welfare programs, he joined the United States Army and served ten years active duty. He deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina shortly ... more
by Tracey Brame
Tracey Brame took an oath to serve the nation at the United States Military Academy. When she revealed an interest in entering politics during formation, a cadet violently attacked her. Brame subsequently suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and a dangerous memory loss known as dissociative amnesia, in which the victim cannot recall suffering a traumatic attack. She kept charging through her West Point duties oblivious to her condition.
After serving her commission time, Brame took a... more
by Deborah L. Jacobs
Deborah Jacobs quit the job from hell, rented her house and planned to Airbnb her way through France. Alternately humorous and poignant, this inspiring memoir chronicles her misadventures as she and her husband cook in quirky kitchens, struggle to speak French and shop like locals in outdoor markets. With candor and optimism, Jacobs transports readers from the grape harvest in the Loire Valley to an exuberant chile pepper festival in Basque Country and, ultimately, to Paris, where she witness... more
by John KildemmMister Kildemm chronicles the night life in the City of Angels as only he can, in the fourth installment of, Hey Doorman. But this time with a biting political edge working in cahoots with his always hilarious edge. That's two edges people. TWO. As Jerry Seinfeld once said, "I'm sure he's having a good laugh over this with his doorman buddies."
by William PelhamBurke and Demaret: The Wit and Wisdom of Golf’s Most Colorful Duo is a collection of stories that pays tribute to two of the most incredibly talented golfers and gifted visionaries that the city of Houston ever produced. It also pays homage to some of the characters who walked through the doors of Champions Golf Club during its most formative years. Jackie Burke and Jimmy Demaret not only created a golf club that stands today as a beacon to the community and the city as a whole but also did i... more
by Wei Yang ChaoIn August 1966, a 14-year-old boy in Beijing is thrust into violence and chaos as the Cultural Revolution begins to blaze across China. Fifty years later, Red Fire offers the first intimate account from someone who lived through the turbulent events and survived. Wei Yang Chao gives readers a rare glimpse into the social upheaval, a riveting story told with real force and heartbreaking honesty.
by Dr. Linda SonnaAn American mom trapped in suburbia liberates herself from her peanut-butter-and-jelly life and flees to Mexico. While tackling the cultural quirks that send less hardy souls hightailing it back to the U.S., she struggles to learn Spanish, raise her kids, and run a school. She smuggles to make ends meet, using her wily wit and gift for gab to outfox the border officials. But not all of her contraband runs go as planned.
by Spencer T-T PalmerFood Jockey is more or less an account of Spencer Palmer's year in the business of fast food. In telling his experience Palmer holds nothing back, he tells you what goes on when a fast food worker dons the uniform and tells you what the job is like and lets you in on the everyday goings of the restaurant business. Palmer reveals stories of working alongside fellow employees, dealings with the public, restaurant procedures, and everything else that goes on within the walls of Fuddruckers. ... more
by Henry ChoiceThe main story of this book is about eight months out on the road in the seventies, hitchhiking across the country twice. I also wrote two smaller short stories. ?The Rise and Fall of a Dictator? is about teaching at a high school and ?My Affair with Katrina? is about living through a natural disaster. I know what you're thinking. I know you?re tired of reading stories about hitchhiking, teaching, and Katrina. I'll bet that if you had a dollar for all the stories you've read lately about those t... more
by Otto HenryA musical scholar is challenged to find and explore an area different from his colleagues. During the summer of 1972, Dr. Otto Henry, a musicologist in his third year at East Carolina University, accepts an invitation on the spur of the moment to accompany some old anthropologist friends from Tulane University, to the amazing little Mediterranean island of Malta. His friends have just completed a definitive study of Maltese folk music. However, he is encouraged to find an area of his own. And to... more
by Sarah BowenThis is the story of a religion-phobic Gen Xer who felt a void because she had become detached from her faith. In fact, she wasn't sure what her faith was or if she actually had any faith at all. Raised as a preacher's kid, she had an astonishingly long list of why religion didn't work for her—until five years after her father's death, she began reading his sermons. Follow her journey through history and theology as she sometimes seriously—and often irreverently—learns to fill the void with som... more
by José Alves
Livro com selfies com atores/atrizes do mundo da representação.
Selfie com amigos by José Alves
by Oliver HeynThis story, which is based on real events, will take you on a journey through the paths of life of two identical twins, Ben and Adam, who are soon headed to the very imaginary top of wealth and success. Where do the boundaries of moral purity begin and where do they end? What can still be said aloud and about what should we rather keep quiet, so that our society isn't offended?
by Doug JonesTravelogue: Forty Years Filming the World A memoir by Doug Jones, one of America’s best-known travel film producers. This is the story of a by-gone era of entertainment. Before cable television and video, people packed auditoriums to see travelogue films hoping to learn about places they wanted to visit and relive memories of past trips abroad. At its peak, there were thousands of live-lecture travelogue film series in the United States and Doug Jones was one of the stars. He gave over six... more