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by Jim Spaeth
Jim, an only child, has always been a restless soul. At the age of six his dad died unexpectedly. He was left in the care of a stern Catholic mother and grandmother at home, and strict nuns at school. His curious, rambunctious nature only seemed to attract criticism. By the time Jim graduated, he had had enough of female authority. Short stints in the Marines and Cincinnati Police only confirmed his yearning for adventure.
Fate intervened when a broken-down car turned into a career wit... more
by Brian H. Peterson“I Give My Eyes…” is both spiritual autobiography and a story of healing and salvation. Author, artist, and museum curator Brian H. Peterson looks back on a creative life and reflects on his own search for the deeper layers, the “substrata.” In luminous, poetic prose, he ties together private and public, inward and outward journeys, struggling with the realities of advancing Parkinson’s disease while discovering an affirmation of belief that embraces suffering and doubt. “Somewhere there, i... more
by Kirsten WreggittEvery mother has things she’d like to tell her child but there never seems to be the right time; the conversations are just too personal or too raw. “Before I Let You Go” was written by Kirsten Wreggitt as way of sharing these conversations with her son. Through short stories, she vulnerably shares the triumphs and failures of the first half of her life and illustrates the greatest life lessons she has learned from these experiences.
by Dena OlsonMy memoir is about my process of healing from a traumatic brain injury. When I was 27, I suffered a sinus infection that was not treated correctly, and the infection spread to my brain. I woke from a coma to find I was deaf, and had no memory of my past, I had to relearn to walk and to trust and to love again.
by Christian LocklayerPart memoir, part- self-help, #NotAFailure details some of my personal experiences with post-grad sadness and rejection and struggles in an uncertain job market. This book outlines how all of these experiences prepared and pushed me towards starting my own business. It also explores many issues that Millennials face in the post-grad battlefield, what it means to go after your dreams and pursue your sense of purpose, and how we could all benefit from talking about one of the most taboo subjects i... more
by Jonathan GravenorOn February 24, 2012, my daughter told me “I don’t care if you live or die.” That was the day I was diagnosed with late-stage throat cancer. After spending time yelling through a closed door, reminding her of all I had given her I stopped, and the truth began to unfold. I looked back and could not remember the last time I had held her and made her feel safe, the last time I sat and praised her for what she had become, or, worse, the last time I had told her how much I love her. Suddenly I ... more
The Games Lawyers (and Judges) Play: An Insider's Look At What's Really Wrong With The American Justice Systemby Steve KoslovskyTHE BOOK YOUR LAWYER DOESN'T WANT YOU TO READ! "Games Lawyers (and Judges) Play" takes you behind the scenes of the courtroom and the law office to show you (1) How lawyers routinely overcharge their clients, ( 2) How bad judges are selected but almost never removed, (3) How arbitration works for corporations against consumers, (4) Why the idea of collective jury wisdom is a myth, and much more.
by Marc BatkoThis 54-page eBook has nine essays and 3 poems that could ignite interest in philosophy, critical thinking, and economic theory. Education is the great transformer, said the economist John Kenneth Galbraith. Words can crack the frozen soul, said Franz Kafka.
by Audrey Andujar WrightWAKE UP! LIFE AS YOU KNOW IT IS AT RISK! This book will open your eyes not only to some major deceptions and strategies being used against us as Mankind, but also how to overcome them and arise victorious as members of the World God intended us to inhabit and have Dominion over which to have dominion for His, God's Glory! The topics range from sex life, to Science, AI, to education, financial accounts and debts, the ability to express oneself freely, to “Globalists & Technocracts,” and redemp... more
by Jo SteeleAt 9 years old my world crashed. My mother turned to alcohol when my father left when they had decided to divorce. I went through years of abuse. The abuse was verbal, emotional, physical and sexual. Although I told a lot of people, no one stepped forward to help. My book tells my story of survival. Many times I did not think I would live through what was happening. I wrote the book to share with others there is always hope.
by Otiz "O.T." Porter, Ph.D
Dear Anonymous Friend… is an autobiographical account of four pivotal years in the adult life of Dr. O.T. Porter, where he recounts the events that lead up to, and after, he made the decision to come completely out of the closet. The story shared focuses on his inner and outer struggles, providing in depth details of the conflict between his thoughts, feelings, and desires, versus societal restraints, cultural norms, and interpersonal expectations.
As a closeted, gay, Bl... more
by J.R. WirthIn the fall of 1977 there was an aura about the night, the likes which none had ever experienced. It was just another Friday night; or was it? The Gladiators of Gladstone High School were set to kick a late field goal to solidify a brilliant come from behind victory. See what happens when you bring together a group of disgruntled senior football players with a class of upstart juniors, and coaches on their last attempt at greatness? Magic perhaps? These three stories are told from unique perspec... more
by walter stoffelUnique rescue of a unique, semi-feral dog that had lived outside 24/7 for first 10 years of his life.
Uncivil Commitment: A Memoir of my Daughter's Struggles with Bipolar Disorder and the Mental Health Systemby Thea Amidov EsperanzaHearing the door lock behind you is inconceivable. There is no fixed sentence, no deliberation by a jury, yet the locks and barred windows are real. The legal term is ‘involuntary civil commitment,’ yet too frequently there is nothing civil about the “healing” experience. In this memoir, Thea Amidov Esperanza invites the reader along on an unsettling journey following Serafina, her artist daughter, from bipolar diagnosis, drug trials, electric shock treatment, to near-fatal suicide attempt... more
by Delta DonohueThe First Taste Belongs to the Gods is a deeply personal collection of stories and poetic reflections chronicling 7 years of going back and forth to India and the interior journey it prompted. This unconventional, poignant travelogue/memoir will have you laughing, crying and asking yourself, "What life do I dream of?"
by Maranda EvansTroubled is a true story based on the life of Maranda Evans. After the tragic death of a few loved ones, she struggles to find her purpose in life over a ten-year period. While losing everything, Maranda forgets what she learned as a child. Abuse, love and scandalous men break her down piece by piece. Will she make it through these struggles and become the woman she always wanted to be, or will her bad decisions ruin her life forever?