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by Dawna FlathWriting this book began after a simple yet amazing meditation, which I got the message that it was time for me to write. I followed my instinct, intuition and my angels who guided me through this journey of writing. This book is about my experiences good and bad, and how I was inspired to find my true self and my true purpose. I see the world with an open mind and that everything is possible. I have learned to believe in myself and have faith, not only in God, but in myself.
by Obi NwasokwaIt is the very stuff of legend. A man from the very bottom of the American caste emerges, seemingly out of nowhere, captures the nation’s imagination and – improbably -- within four odd years, defies gravity and rises to the dizzying height of the American presidency thereby becoming the first non-white in history elected to lead an overwhelmingly white nation. A Cinderella like fairy tale? No. That’s the story of President Barack Obama. Seismic, epic and biblical, it is a tale of the rejected s... more
by Sheri AmselThe Zoo Vet Alphabet takes readers on an alphabetical tour of the wildlife patients treated by Dr. Scott Amsel throughout his 30-year career as an exotic animal veterinarian. Dr. Amsel’s work included the L.A. Zoo, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, “Vet on the Set” for two television series, trips overseas with the Orangutan Foundation and caring for grizzlies, elephants and tigers at wildlife facilities around the United States. Sheri Amsel, an author and illustrator of over 25 children’s books (and the... more
by Diana PattonInspiration in My Shoes shares the monumental experience of a biracial young girl’s journey through abuse, racism, and heartache. It is a riveting read that proves no barrier is too high, no obstacle is too great, and that inspiration comes in many surprising forms. Diana’s story is exemplary of both the struggles young women face and how those struggles can be transformed into triumphs. With her mother’s encouragement, her faith in God, and a resilient spirit, Diana overcomes unthinkable traged... more
by Gillian WareDiagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis I become disillusioned with life, until a chance conversation throws me headlong into the path of a beautiful, quirky, arthritic white horse with more attitude than a bull on steroids. She steals my heart and most of my disposable income as my childhood dream of horse ownership becomes a reality. So begins a journey of self-discovery, adoration, infatuation, dedication and loss, as I finally discover the missing piece in the jigsaw of my humanity.
by Qasim Rashid#TalkToMe: Changing the Narrative on Race, Religion, & Education is a non-fiction memoir on how the power of dialogue can overcome racism, xenophobia, intolerance, and violence. It is the real life story of how ordinary Americans are rising beyond the forces that seek to drive us apart, and instead finding paths to peace and understanding. These are the stories you won't hear in the media because the fact is, good news just doesn't sell newspapers. They are stories that remain untold because big... more
by K.D. SandersThe story after "Where Did My Life Go? A Towering Experience" when the author returns to his hometown to become homeless and trying to survive. It chronicles his day to day routines that he wrote in a blog as he was going through his trials and tribulations of being a homeless man.
by Mack Smalley JRA COMPELLING STORY ABOUT A TEENAGE FOOTBALL PLAYER THAT TRIUMPHS OVER HIS EXPERIENCES AND STRUGGLES IN “MEMOIRS OF A STUDENT ATHETE” The book was based on the author’s experiences and struggles as a student athlete growing up in Queensborough, Shreveport, Louisiana. In this book the author shares how football helped him and many others grow as a person, student and athlete. Mr. Smalley said, “I hope this book inspires others to succeed”.
by Frances Pordes
by russell wardStill after many years of reviewing many traumatic events of Vietnam and his lifetime experiences Russell D. Ward, was born and raised on the west side of Buffalo, New York in 1947. Back in that coal burning more physical times of life to the more modern days of today surely he thought, all the struggles and experiences in his life could be used to help others in some way. \t The childhood adventures that led to very unusual, almost comical, incidents to being drafted in the Army and sent to... more
by John Cameron SmithAustralian born John Smith never accepted the status quo. Left home at 21 with £65 ($200) and a ticket to Hong Kong with no job prospects. From there worked his way around the world, primarily in advertising, achieving award winning financial success in the USA, sharing his life with beautiful women and stray dogs. Returned home at 36 to become a papaya farmer, dabbled in real estate and retired at 50 to live in Noosa, Queensland. In 2009, at 69, he pursues an internet romance with a doctor i... more
by Paul HauserThis book is a contribution to the history of mapping and intelligence gathering in Latin America.
by Gwyneth Moss BragdonAlthough Gwyneth's writings about her cancer journey are sometimes brought into sharp focus by the urgency of living with debilitating illness, there were aspects of that journey that were not unlike what we each encounter, must grapple with, or give praise to throughout our lives: her search for spiritual balance and wholesomeness, her love for the people in her life, and an abiding hope for what the future might bring. In this context, Gwyneth's explorations in words become transcendent as she... more
by Tricia RintoulHer story would empower any woman who has had complexities living with a man obsessed with finances and control leading to abuse and lack of self esteem. She realized the importance of dedicated friendships sticking to her principles to woman and their absolute need of education, a solid career and connected to a partner that includes issues, finances as a duo responsibility.
by LaRue AgrestiIn this engaging memoir, LaRue takes you inside the life of a girl growing up in an eccentric Italian family in 1950's and 60's Chicago, the hippie haven of the Florida Keys, overcoming life's obstacles with a mentally ill mother, being a single mother and caring for aging parents. With her winning writing style, LaRue offers vivid pictures of the unique characters and events that shaped her life, ultimately capturing a scintillating snapshot of the entire baby boomer generation. It is a wild r... more
by doug oudinDoug Oudin served as harbormaster on Catalina Island for thirty-two years. In his memoir, he chronicles his involvement in the death of actress Natalie Wood, his often harrowing and challenging ocean rescues, storm responses, and numerous encounters in the wilds of Catalina Island; both at sea and on land. His story vividly details some rather incredible adventures at sea, as well what it is actually like to live on an offshore island, raise two sons in a unique environment, and interact with ... more