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Memoir

  • ISBN 9781544514154

    by William Manzanares IV
    If not being able to read was a disease, it would be an epidemic. Millions of Americans can't read but illiteracy often goes unacknowledged or unnoticed. If you are the parent or teacher of a child who struggles with reading, you know the painful way that illiteracy steals their confidence and robs them of the joy that comes from learning. William Manzanares IV - a member of the Puyallup Tribe in Washington state - wrote I Can't Read to give the literacy conversation a much-needed jumpstar... more
  • Stealing Cinderella: How I Became an International Fugitive for Love

    by Mark D. Diehl
    Jennifer and I fell in love in a country where even sitting together brought angry stares, taunts, and threats. One day, her influential family doubted her story and had her followed. After days of hiding and violence, we abandoned everything and fled to Hong Kong, where our situation only became more dire.
  • Smuggler

    by Nicholas Fillmore
    When twenty-something post-grad Nick Fillmore discovers the zine he’s been recruited to edit is a front for drug profits, he begins a dangerous flirtation with an international heroin smuggling conspiracy and in a matter of months finds himself on a fast ride he doesn’t know how to get off of. After a bag goes missing in an airport transit lounge he is summoned to West Africa to take a fetish oath with Nigerian mafia. Bound to drug boss Alhaji, he returns to Europe to put the job right, but i... more
  • If You Knew Me You'd Know This

    by Suzanne Rolph-McFalls
  • Terrible Omens: Happiness Is the Other Way

    by Alane Gray
    Terrible Omens is a darkly witty, fast-paced ride through a fifteen-year relationship that starts with a twenty-something romance and ends in divorce. It is the story of a marriage that is eventually unmasked to reveal its true self—a strangely hilarious horror story.
  • Iron Legacy: Childhood Trauma and Adult Transformation

    by Donna Bevan-Lee
    Dr. Bevan-Lee utilizes a combination of memoir,scholastic and self help to address the impact of childhood trauma on adult functionality.
  • My White Fiance: Deep Rooted Racism

    by Yaffa Lawson

    Yaffa’s short memoir of an interracial relationship with her then White boyfriend, Karl Frederick Schultz. The good, bad, and shadiness that she recalls they encountered among family and friends when discussing plans to marry. What color will our children be? came into importance when debating about their future offspring racial identity. In conclusion, Yaffa’s thought-provoking insight into her early adult life.

    The question she asks herself today, “If I could do it a... more

  • Smoke Rings Rising: Triumph of a Drug-Endangered Daughter

    by Jennifer L. Hunt
    JENNY, 16, WISHED SHE HADN’T FOUND IT. Bobbi’s monthly list of bills, scrawled on an Aid to Families with Dependent Children stipend envelope, was tucked beneath an ashtray holding a half-smoked joint and smashed cigarette butts. “Mary Jane…rent…PG&E…groceries.” As always, Jenny’s mom’s weed connection topped the list while food sat at the bottom. Residing in rural Concow, California, in the 1980s, Jenny is accustomed to pot being the priority within her household and the necessities that mos... more
  • A Time to Weep and a Time to Laugh

    by MJV Literary

    Robert was called to the Priesthood at 16 and was guided towards Ordination by local priests. After school he worked in the Briton Ferry Steel Works in South Wales, part of the Dupont Group. He later studied at St. John’s College, mid Wales and then St. Michael’s College Llandaff, Cardiff. Robert was ordained in 1974 at 23 years, the youngest a priest can be, according to Canon law. He has served in many parishes in South Wales, before becoming a Canon of Llandaff Cath... more

  • Geezing Along at 80: Shaking off the Last Drop

    by MJV Literary

    This book is written for seniors, potential seniors, and the young, who think that they will never grow old. Telling, in his own inimitable style, the eight decade life story of a first generation American - the son of Italian migrants - who has never lost his enthusiasm for life and his country. It may be disjointed, disorganized and rambling: the product of a clueless codger.

  • My Life Began At Forty

    by MJV Literary

    Ten years in the making, this real-life journal of a drug trafficker's 6 years behind bars is a revelation, and has become an invaluable resource for criminology professionals - it is as close to living the reality of prison life as most of us will ever get. This inspiring book is a must-read for anybody who feels unable to rehabilitate, and a fantastic resource for those with loved ones - or themselves - facing time in prison.

  • When God Says NO - Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present

    by Judith Briles
    As a multi-award-winning author, Judith Briles’ personal journey has been littered with NOES. Two of her children have died; she survived a life-threatening illness—leaving her paralyzed several months; survived a divorce that the tabloids would have relished; overcame cancer; and lost everything she had built when a partner embezzled over a million dollars leaving her without any assets but family, friends … and herself. No one holds a monopoly on good times. No one. Invariably, everyone co... more
  • Rhyme Rhythm Reason

    by Paul Drakeford
    Rhyme Rhythm Reason This is not a book. Here we have a few giggles and chuckles for those who remember the three Rs and wished there were something better. At last it has arrived. Here it is. Rhyme Rhythm Reason, some wry fun and frolic with poems and paragraphs. Born at an early age at Dalwallinu Western Australia on Monday June 26th 1933 at 3:30 P.M. Future birthday gifts gratefully accepted. Monday’s child is fair of face, true but I was also meek and mild. Spent fifteen forget... more
  • Hades' Melody

    by J.D. Belcher
    When a recent college graduate with a smoking habit is called to serve on the board at his local church, he immediately struggles with separating his public and private lives. His fantasized ideas of religion suddenly become dangerously real as he’s enmeshed in a perfect storm of events which leads to, of all things, spending three extremely paranormal days behind bars. When it’s all said and done, it seems as though he has entered through the gates of hell and been released to the flip side of ... more
  • The Massive Deluge and Me

    by Barry Johnston
    This is a riveting portrait of an artist whose beliefs about art, religion, and politics intersect. Barry Woods Johnston’s As We Sow is an insightful and sprawling memoir that mixes religion and art, revealing a life shaped by political upheaval and artistic expression. The memoir centers on Johnston’s life growing up in the South. It includes accounts of his service in the Vietnam War and how he was inspired to become an artist, which helped him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. It... more

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