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by Dele Babalola, MDIt is about life in a unique secondary school in Nigeria in the 1970s and 1980s. The principal, Dr. Tai Solarin, was totally dedicated to producing academically and intellectually sound students who were also trained in the practical aspects of life – farming, cooking, electrical wiring, plumbing, baking, building, man o’war and others. It was hard to find such students unemployable. They were trained to dream big and be high achievers. This is a personal account of one of the students who exper... more
by Peter LeisIn 2001, the author of this book suffered a stroke that left him partially handicapped. It became necessary to do what he could to learn to live with the aftereffects and limitations of the stroke. This book is the result of advice from his doctor to write down some of his earlier memories to see if he had suffered any long-term memory loss. In the writing of these memories, he gradually became confident enough to keep on writing until he had enough stories to put together in a book. The writing... more
by Gale Tobin HolzI wrote about my own story from the time I was born until the present. I decided to write my book a long time ago, especially if I learned who my natural parents were. Even though I haven't found my natural parents, I chose to write about my adventures in searching and about my adopted parents who eventually wanted nothing to do with me. That is waht my book is about. The only problem that I had with my story is that there is no resolution to my search. I hired Omni Trace in Delray Beach, Fl... more
by John Fulton BrownAs a Confederate Soldier, John Fulton Brown opposed all things pointing to a division of the United States. He felt he was helping to establish a cause that he did not want established. His heart was not in it and it didn’t reflect his interests. He was half-starved all the time and was plagued by the horrid, hungry insects that sucked out what little beef and rice he didn't get at suppertime. Who wouldn’t move, influenced by a variety of facts such as these? In The Bushwhackers, he recounts ... more
by Wei Liem NgWei Liem Ng’s hobby used to be daydreaming. He dreamed about owning his own bookstore and including a library in his mansion one day. Most of all, Ng dreamed about writing a book. Sadly, daydreaming had a bad reputation and Ng was left following a career path he did not desire. After Ng passed the extremely challenging exams to become an accountant, he details how he embarked on an arduous journey to look for work that included writing a résumé, interviewing, and finally accepting a boring job a... more
by Carolyn Helm GatesThis volume contains a collection of short stories written over a period of 10 years. Sensitive and imaginative, the essence of the authors soul has been committed to writing. They are warm and tender and easy to relate to. The author writes from personal experience about growing up in the south in a small town in Alabama with a population of 72 people. It is a memoir not to be forgotten that stirs warm memories of love and death, sometimes funny and always deeply touching.
by Doris ColdeweyThis story is about three sisters who triumphed against all odds only the strongest survive. It starts in 1945 durning WWII it is a volital yet tear jerk-er that will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
by Lori Hart Beninger
How could this happen?
Scott Hart was a handsome, intelligent, talented boy – and a convicted felon by the age of eighteen.
Where did we go wrong?
The question every parent asks themselves when the child they love goes astray.
An Ordinary Tragedy is one woman’s quest to unlock the mystery behind her brother’s life of escalating crime and depravity.
From the intimate perspective of eldest sibli... more
by Jean Gill'Jean Gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal.' Les Ingham, Pyr International By IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winner Jean Gill A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness. How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the othe... more
by Carolyn WoodIn 1960 fourteen-year-old Portlander, Carolyn Wood, won an Olympic gold medal in Rome in swimming. Her memoir, Tough Girl: An Olympian’s Journey, tells her story of learning to swim, compete and ultimately train at the highest levels, as she negotiated the social norms of adolescence while hiding her sexual identity. Fifty-two years later, at the end of a long relationship and marriage, she looks back to find the toughness of childhood and discovers the more mature strength of adulthood as ... more
by Jean JubaAfter a day spent exploring hazardous roads and engaging in conversation with local Pakistani tribesmen, Jean Juba finds herself standing in a hotel reception hall…surrounded by Taliban. Through the course of thirty years, she reflects on the sometimes painfully ironic ways in which personal hopes and dreams can manifest while revealing an adventurous spirit that will amaze even as it inspires. From her time in construction, where her presence is continually ostracized and threatened by her ... more
by Serena ToxicatPeople wonder why middle-aged performer Pallas de Fiore isn’t "over" her anorexia nervosa yet. Hers is one of the two fastest-growing demographics and Pallas has no insurance, so obtaining treatment seems unlikely. The ever-sabotaging beast—her eating disorder—is happy about that and keeps her resistant. Pallas’s boyfriend is her biggest enabler and her best friend Audra isn’t having any of it. Determined to get her accepted as an inpatient, Audra and Pallas' outpatient therapist connect with th... more
by Kristin K. CollierKristin Collier and her husband struggle to decide whether and how to stay together after it becomes apparent to him that he is transgender. As her husband transitions to live the rest of his life as a woman, Collier leans into her garden, community, and new romantic interests while she transforms in her own right, evolving as a woman, mother, and housewife. With honesty, humor, and grounded in her practice of Compassionate Communication, Collier redefines homemaking as she and her former husban... more
by Jasmine CarriettéJASMINE CARRIETTÉ is smart, curious, driven, from the conservative South. Her parents' hostility pushed her into an early unsuitable marriage. She sought escape. So they sought to commit her to an asylum. Fortunately for us, Carrietté kept this starkly honest, insightful, elegant record of her life. Her warmth, perspective, and humor are unique. A gifted writer, a serious thinker, an educated woman born before her time who was taught she was unworthy, Carrietté chronicles with breathtaking cl... more
by Joel CanfieldDuring his twelfth NBA season, Keyon Dooling stood at the top of his game as the designated team leader of the Boston Celtics, firing up his teammates with the ringing challenge, "What s driving you?" A few months later, he found himself locked in a mental institution, confused, frightened and on the verge of losing everything. Now Dooling tells the whole truth about the shocking childhood incident that shadowed him during his entire successful pro basketball career and the hidden trauma t... more
by Joel CanfieldFor 5 years, Christian Valdes was at the center of the biggest drug operation in America. From 2000 to 2009, Florida’s incredibly lax prescription drug laws fueled a huge spike in so-called pain management clinics, especially in the Fort Lauderdale-Miami area. Pill Mill is his no-holds-barred memoir of life in the center of the action as the whole pain clinic scam spiraled out of control. In this book, you’ll hear this full-blooded Cuban’s whole story – from the rough-and-tumble childhood and ... more