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  • Nest: Letting Go from Italy, France and Ireland

    by Jennifer McGuire
    At 46, Jen McGuire made good on a daydream. A little whisper of something that had sustained her through 25 years of raising four boys alone. She would sit in a broken down car in the school line up and think, "Europe." Pick nits our of her kids' hair, then her own afterwards and think, "Alone." Move from one rental home to another, and another, and think, "Someday." Someday she could go places. Beyond No Frills. Beyond the schoolyard. Beyond the park and the laundromat. Someday Italy. Someda... more
  • Bright Young Woman

    by Karen Pangantihon
    Karen Joy Pangantihon is an author of endless love letters. She identifies as an Artist obsessed with romance, daydreaming, and interpreting matters of the heart. Her life is her masterpiece and Magnum Opus, her devotion is her oeuvre. Karen has toured nationally in theatre productions as a member of Actors' Equity Association. She has worked as a Burlesque Performer under stage name Dalaga Boom Boom, a retail salesperson, a bartender, events support, a production assistant for several seasons o... more
  • Start Me Up: Tips, Tales, and Truths about Starting Up and Starting Over

    by Jeannie Edmunds
    This genre-bending self-help/business/memoir is insightful, witty, down to earth and provocative. The stories are entertaining, the tips are actionable, and the takeaway is this: even an ordinary life can be lived in an extraordinary way, and in every crisis there is opportunity. A reader may not need to know what to do when confronted by a machine gun while on a news assignment, or how to get invited to sing in the White House, or the secrets to producing a successful infomercial. But as thi... more
  • Chasing bin Laden: My Hunt for the World's Most Notorious Terrorist

    by Barbara K. Janik
    A secret truth: On the early morning of August 16, 2006, Osama bin Laden was arrested in Brooklyn by the New York FBI Terrorism Task Force. They were acting on a tip called in by Barbara Janik. Her memoir, Chasing bin Laden, takes readers along with her on an emotional journey through the hidden world of lay investigations, which is charged with high-stakes puzzle solving, Arabic message boards, and anxiety-provoking collaborations with the FBI. Barbara Janik is a middle-aged masters-level hi... more
  • Return to the Light Within

    by Dmitria Burby
    Return to the Light Within: How I Woke Up, Rediscovered Who I Am, and Found Happiness is a revealing and raw memoir of the author’s own journey from successful corporate executive to rediscovering and reconnecting with her soul and spirit. This journey of awakening to her light within allowed her to unlock the life she had always dreamed of. The book traverses through the emotional states and challenges the author encounters, and dives deep into the world of Shamanic healing. Ultimately the ... more
  • Make Me: a memoir

    by Lisa stathoplos
    A searingly honest and dark humored memoir exploring how one comes to be, to live in their own skin; exist in their very bones. "Make Me" follows Lisa’s memories in and out of chronological time. Her stories of growing up Catholic, coming of age beside the turbulent Atlantic Ocean, discovering dance, her activism and becoming a successful professional actor as well as a fishwife, are fraught, rewarding and often hysterically funny.
  • Badges, Bad Guys and Busts

    by Keith Leighton
    I recently retired as a Supervisory Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) after 29 years of dedicated service. I signed on with the DEA on November 3, 1991 in the Springfield, Massachusetts office. After graduating from the DEA Academy in Quantico, Virginia in February, 1992, I transferred to the Miami, Florida office where I served for seven years. I then completed tours in Brussels, Belgium; Providence, Rhode Island; Cincinnati, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio. I was the re... more
  • Incorrigible

    by Ron Enfield
    Rejected by her family, Diane was sent to a repressive Minnesota girls’ reformatory at fourteen. Years later, determined to take her life in a new direction, she trekked into a mountain wilderness. We met there by chance, and a year later we married. We spent fifty years together, sharing passionate commitment, heartbreak, and joy. This is our story of life together, especially the enthusiastic, loving woman Diane was until dementia devastated her. Over the years, she wrote a frank, honest accou... more
  • The Last Taboo: Illegal Porn, Crystal Meth, & Me

    by Thomas S. Ford
    This first-of-its-kind memoir is a complex and compelling narrative of online sexual addiction, chemical dependency and criminal prosecution in 21st century America.
  • Plunge

    by Liesbet Collaert

    Tropical waters turn tumultuous in this travel memoir as a free-spirited woman jumps headfirst into a sailing adventure with a new man and his two dogs.

    Join Liesbet as she faces a decision that sends her into a whirlwind of love, loss, and living in the moment. When she swaps life as she knows it for an uncertain future on a sailboat, she succumbs to seasickness and a growing desire to be alone.

    Guided by impulsiveness and the joys of an alternative lifestyle, she must navigate p... more

  • The Divorce Seekers: A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler

    by William L. McGee and Sandra V. McGee

    A Nevada Divorce Ranch Memoir. True stories. 500 images.

    RENO, 1947

    The heyday of the Reno six-week divorce era. Divorce seekers (a term coined by the media) came running to Reno by the thousands for a six-week “quickie” divorce – the rich, the poor, the famous, and the working class.

    If they had the money and wanted their privacy from the prying eyes of the press, they stayed on a divorce ranch (a media term for a dude ranch catering to divorce seekers) an... more

  • The Road from Breslau

    by Andrew Peiser
    This book tells the story of Marianne, a remarkable woman whose journey in life spanned three continents and who was eyewitness to some of the most important events of the 20th century. It is based upon her memoirs and her many writings, as well as family archives, and can be considered a case study of the larger German Jewish experience. Marianne was born in Breslau, Germany in 1908 and grew up during World War I. While attending the University of Breslau, she became a victim of the Nazi an... more
  • Happy Jack

    by Martin R Oliver
    Happy Jack, “Reflections of growing up during the sixties, a decade of rebellion, change and defining moments,” are the memories of a young man from a working class family coming of age during the sixties decade, and the many iconic moments and sometimes humorous events of that period. Over fifty years later, people still talk about the Vietnam War, The Moon Landing, Woodstock, Monty Python, the music of the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. James Bond movies continue to be popular to this day.... more
  • Princess Olga of Yugoslavia: Her Life and Times

    by Robert Prentice
    Referred to as the 'most royal princess in Europe', Greek-born Princess Olga's life is imbued with drama from childhood. Taken 'hostage' by her Romanov grandmother, she is further traumatised by the assassination of her grandfather, the King of Greece. Thereafter, the humiliation of exile is exacerbated by being cast aside by a future Danish king. While Olga's marriage to a future Prince Regent of Yugoslavia sees her raised to 'Queen in all but name', it ultimately leads to her being sent by the... more
  • Sausage and Hot Glue Guns

    by Po Ling

    In this very important book about very important things, author and weird person Po Ling shares lessons on life through a series of gripping essays written in the evocative style of "rambling old man that wears long-sleeved shirts in the summer."

    Find yourself feeling relieved that she's not your neighbor through such delightful anecdotes as:
    Great, heaping mounds of emotional problems
    Meat birds, laying hens, and Chicken Soup for the Soup
    The soul of Am
    ... more

  • UNBROKEN A Testimony of Light Overpowering Darkness

    by Cynthia Machado
    A true story of a family who suffered under a curse of witchcraft for twenty years, before finding deliverance through a mighty servant of God. An engaging and shocking revelation of spiritual warfare and evil manifestations; and a testimony of the power of God to transform lives, and restore them through the love of Jesus.
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