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by Leila Summers
On the 24th of February 2007 my husband, Stuart, drowned himself at sea, leaving me widowed with two young daughters aged six and four. I knew it wasn't an accident, even though the medics and police never suspected suicide. Stuart had been talking about ending his life for a year. His most recent suicide attempt had been only three weeks earlier. Afterwards, he explained that day as the most peaceful day of his life. Sitting next to the dam, he smoked his last cigarette. He drank a hundr... more
by Jodi Auborn
"This is my story of growing up as a child of the 1980's and teenager of the '90's, in upstate New York. It's a story of pets, and vacations, and unexpected adventures. It's a story of the roundabout ways that life can lead you home. However, it's mainly a story of Place. Whether lived or merely vacationed in, the places and events that shaped my life have become some of my most cherished memories..."
Growing up, the author always knew she was ... more
by Gordon Jackson
by Elaine AmbroseMore than 40 million middle-aged women are tumbling over the hill laughing all the way because the kids are grown, their menstrual periods stopped, and they survived at least four decades of arbitrary rules dictated by a crabby universe. They went to work with varying degrees of success and they brought home the bacon but threw it in the freezer and ordered pizza. Now they're ready to celebrate the freedom of pending retirement because they know it's more fun to laugh hysterically than to stab s... more
by Carl FisherThrough thirty-five years and one man's stories from a life on the road, The Campfire Chronicles takes you into the world of a dedicated long-distance rider with all the perils, predicaments, humor, and revelations of a life lived out under the sky?on two wheels. Come out and ride the long roads toward new places and new people, and experience that revealing moment when you first understand that there is much more to the story than the images coming at your windshield. The real tale is what i... more
by Dan MartinLife in the military… as you’ve never read before. At nineteen, filled with wanderlust and hormones, Dan Martin made the hilariously amazing decision to join the military to travel and meet girls. Three months later, with Desert Storm in full swing, he found himself surrounded by dudes with not much to do. What unfolded was a long, protracted series of adventures into the art of curing boredom. Told in a collection of vignettes, Operation Cure Boredom is a coming of age story in camouflage. F... more
by Anthony PerryTony's life changes the moment he learns he's going to be a father. A casual relationship grows serious and he faces a choice that will ultimately be made for him. Tony tries to persuade his girlfriend to keep their baby but she chooses abortion and Tony blames himself. Did he say the wrong things? Was he just not good enough? Would he ever get another chance to be a father? Tony's experience shows that abortion isn't just a women's issue, but one that can also affect men in unexpected ways.
by Ly de AngelesInitiation is a memoir that reflects on the moral and ideological changes of the last sixty years. Written in a perennial voice de Angeles, witch, rewilds her own story and transforms cultural stereotypes into the language of myth. “Witch people, like magicians and sorcerers, conjurers, druids and hoodoo hexers, like cunning women and cunning men, kadaicha, shaman, manitou, angakok, curandera, bruxa, enchanters and shapechangers are needed in this world. They are the stories not bound by dog... more
by Visakha Dasi
In 1971, at age 20, Visakha had just published her first book and was beginning her ascent to fame and fortune through a career in photojournalism. She dreamed of bringing the people of the world closer by sharing their common kinship and values through her photographic essays. Then, at the invitation of her college boyfriend, who was working on his MFA thesis in India, Visakha traveled east, where she first learned about bhakti yoga – the yoga of devotion – from a simple Indian s... more
by rena wintersOne of the key executives of the company that created the Smurfs for TV and movies was an expert in mind control and brain washing for a communist country. Unknowingly, we allowed our kids to be entertained by these blue cartoon characters who in retrospect were teaching our kids communism. How do I know this? I was on the inside of that company. Rena Winters was Vice President of the company that first brought the Smurfs to America.
by Mary OxleyTake your vows feeling so confident all will succeed in sickness & in health, never believing your wedding ring holds gates to total misery. A dark side well buried, I sincerely hope Shock Horror helps other persons to avoid this bazaar situation.
by J.T. JamesRaised under modern day Dickinsonian conditions, the author takes you on a tour of life on the streets to the continued misery and pain of combat in Vietnam. These experiences followed by service as a Police Officer, led to multiple failed marriages. A determination to succeed by any means necessary put him on a fast track to the top of the corporate world. But the constant remembrance of all things that he wanted to forget, led him down the Path To Self Destruction. You will read within these p... more
by Deanna ChesnutWhen is a cat more than a cat? When it’s a feline sage! Come on a transformational journey with Deanna and her furry guides into worlds of kinship, wisdom, and immortality. Along the way, we’ll form a family, encounter unorthodox bed fellows and intensify our relationship through animal communication. Come in for the humor, warmth and faltering steps into love and attunement. Stay for the magic, mystery and mayhem! A very unusual, rock-your-world ‘must read’ for all animal lovers… and others.
by Mike Edison
by Eva Maze
A life spanning close to 100 years is noteworthy, if only because of its longevity. The rich life of a woman committed to a professional vision ahead of its time, filled with glamour, excitement, and adventure, is truly remarkable. Narrated in her own words, this is the story of such a woman, Eva Maze, who, from the time she left Romania as a teenager in 1939, dreamed of being a ballet dancer, and through a series a circumstances, became instead one of the most successful theatrical impresari... more
by ROBERT MITCHELL
Military training as a helicopter pilot evokes the warrior spirit in a young soldier, but in combat that warrior spirit comes into conflict with the mechanized soldier.