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by John-James FarquharsonThe People?s Republic of China have hired several hundred so-called foreign experts and assigned them to specific state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to help transform these into modern world-class companies. As far as I know, I was the first and only foreigner heading up the human resources in such an enterprise. The purpose of this short book is to provide a snapshot of what really happens inside: how the party functions in the company; how people issues are addressed, including industrial and soci... more
by Mitchell McCradyThe first book of a series, the adventure begins near Pittsburgh, PA. Buying one-way tickets to Europe, two friends are contracted to harvest Christmas trees in the Highlands of Scotland. Battling with each other, the weather and their penchant for drugs and alcohol, the protagonist is searching for the difference in life and the real meaning of art. He has a guitar, a camera, and a snowboard... Nothing out of the ordinary. Everyone does this right?
by Josef *
Josef is lost in a secret world of sexual gratification, a true-life Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, unable to halt the “roller coaster of conflicting emotional extremes that never stopped long enough for me to get off.”
“I gave myself to that sexual playground completely, and loved every minute of it when it was happening. It was only afterwards that spikes of shame, guilt, and self-¬loathing would be driven deep into my heart.”
He traces the beginnings of hi... more
by D.R. RansdellD.R. Ransdell would have never guessed that nostalgia for living in Mexico would lead her to join a mariachi band in Tucson, Arizona. Nor would she have guessed that learning by ear could be such a devilish challenge. Despite scheming rivals and flirtatious compadres, she persevered. She participated in stage performances and rowdy house parties while learning song after song. In her book the former Illinoisan recounts memorable evenings at El Mariachi Restaurant and describes the exasperating p... more
by Larry SementoAn Extraordinary True Adventure Story In this riveting account of an expedition to climb Denali, the author describes how a childhood fascination with mountaineering led to the adventure of a lifetime. As an average middle-aged guy, he began mountain climbing as a pastime, eventually signing on with a guided group to attempt an ascent of Denali. Formerly called Mt. McKinley, Denali is the highest peak in North America and well known for its vicious winds and dreadfully cold weather. Durin... more
by Dennis HuffingtonAfter discovering the tenets of the New Thought and becoming a believer in the laws of the universe, Dennis Huffington set out to achieve goals that he had pushed aside since his teenage years, which included being a writer. A feud with his family erupted at age 17, causing him to be homeless and eventually leading him to start a new life in St. Louis, Missouri, from scratch. He was a long way from his small town in New Jersey and he quickly learned that building relationships was his only chanc... more
by Francis Archdeacon
The Three-Decker is the fast-moving, entertaining and uplifting memoir of a bright, ambitious Irish-Catholic schoolboy growing up in a Massachusetts mill town during the Presidency of John F. Kennedy.
Enthralled by the glamour and excitement of Kennedy’s Camelot, and inspired by the stirring challenge, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” this eager lad resolved to become a West Point cadet, both to an... more
by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson’s new book “To Hell and Back” is a philosophical, emotional, in-depth work that delves into the meaning of life, addiction and the human mind.
To Hell and Back is the author's candid redemption memoir that documents his roller coaster journey through the peaks and valleys of undiagnosed bipolar disorder. The story covers Jackson’s successful advancement from a rough childhood in the Philadelphia ghetto to a stint in the Marines, a successful b... more
by Stephanie PatelThis is a spiritual memoir. A true and highly validated account of spiritual communication and interaction. This book covers the first 40 days of one woman's profound experience. Retired from her work as an attorney, exhausted and depressed at age 65 after a challenging life, seeing little further purpose beyond attempting to resolve all the lessons of life, to clear the slate, to find the essence of spiritual nature before she leaves this world, she is unexpectedly confronted with a "voice" f... more
by Temple Emmet WilliamsThis book is the surprisingly funny story of someone who recovers completely from a relentless series of medical problems, many resulting from the system designed to prevent them. They include cancer, kidney failure, dialysis, deadly infections, partial blindness, shingles, large open wounds, a hernia and a little amputation. It takes almost three years to accomplish, but the patient now plays tennis, walks, bikes and works out in a gym. Almost miraculously, he recaptures “ normal.” Learn how he... more
by Donald GuilloryThe Token Black Guide offers a conversation on race discussing aspects that many are not exposed to, are uncomfortable with, or simply uncertain how to challenge. The Token Black Guide is a blunt, informative, and sometimes humorous account of what it means to be confronted with prejudice and ignorance.
by Cathy Byrd
“Mommy, I used to be a tall baseball player.” “Yes, you will be a tall baseball player someday.” With a look of exasperation, he stomped his foot and hollered. “No! I was a tall baseball player—tall like Daddy!” What was my son trying to say to me? Did he mean . . . he couldn’t mean . . . was he trying to tell me that he was a grown-up in a previous lifetime? At the tender age of two, baseball prodigy Christian Haupt began sharing vivid memories... more
by Hanna Perlstein MarcusSet in the deteriorating north end of Springfield, Massachusetts in the 1950s and early ’60s, Surviving Remnant is Hanna Perlstein Marcus’ sequel to her award-winning memoir, Sidonia’s Thread. In Surviving Remnant, she recreates her childhood community of ambitious, humorous, and resilient immigrant refugees who occupy an apartment building, eager to adapt to their new homeland and build new lives for themselves and their children in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Within the backdrop of the ... more
by Morgan St. JamesCheryl Cuccio and Robert Cuccio written with Morgan St. James. This inspiring—and sometimes shocking—TRUE story is about love, trust, incest, murder and, yes, an actual miracle. The producer of the 2017 Discovery ID TV episode featuring Cheryl Cuccio says, " I laud Cheryl Pierson Cuccio and Rob Cuccio for blazoning their traumatic pasts and valiant love story so that others who suffer in silence might be emboldened to seek help. Like so many, I was first drawn to their story for its spectacl... more
by Gesild MukaNo one likes getting dumped and for a young man in his 20s there are few things worse. A desperate love letter turned memoir this work by first time writer Gesild Muka chronicles the author's move to the United States from a young age as well as a collection of personal anecdotes, fictional short stories and essays all framed as a long letter to a mysterious girl that has evaded him on multiple occasions.
by Linda SpallaLater in life, writer Linda Spalla fell in love with both a native Frenchman and his hometown of Paris. In "Bernie's Paris," Spalla and photographer Bernard "Bernie" Verdier share the wondrous moments they have spent in the City of Light and give great advice for readers planning their own Paris fling. Their escapades over an 11-year period tenderly reveal that is it never too late to experience the charm of Paris. "Bernie's Paris" is full of tips, recipes, mistakes, surprises, suggestions on wh... more