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  • Sharkbait: A Flight Surgeon's Odyssey in Vietnam

    by Guy Clark
    In early 1966, a 28-year-old Air Force physician with a pilot's license received orders to go to Vietnam. It was exactly what Dr. Guy S. Clark had hoped for: a choice assignment as flight surgeon to the elite pilots based at Cam Ranh Bay Air Force Base on the South China Sea. Those orders began a year-long assignment that would find Clark flying more than 90 bombing missions over Vietnam and Laos in the Phantom F4-C jet, plunging deep into the Viet Cong-infested jungle with a gaggle of Marine... more
  • The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother's Schizophrenia

    by Rebecca Schaper
    Call Richmond, Jr. went missing. Twenty years later he showed up on a family member's doorstep. He was homeless, broken, and suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. For the next 14 years, his sister Rebecca took on the struggle to restore him as they faced the dark traumas and painful memories of their past. "The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother's Schizophrenia" is Rebecca Schaper's intimate memoir of how, through helping Call, she learns that his extraordinary gifts can heal her an... more
  • Honey Farm Dreaming: A Memoir about Sustainability, Small Farming and the Not-So Simple Life

    by Anna Featherstone
    A farmyard full of animals, thousands of tourists in the garden, a hundred backpackers in the house, millions of bees in the air - and one family. What could possibly go wrong? When Anna and Andrew move their young family to a farm the future is uncertain. All they know is what they feel - a desire to become contributors not consumers. City folk, they are starting from scratch 'not knowing how to make anything, grow anything, fix anything or really do anything'. Ten years on, and the 90... more
  • Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home

    by Lara Lillibridge
    An honest, unfiltered memoir about a girl with an unconventional family. “The story everyone wants to hear isn’t the story I want to tell.” Lara Lillibridge grew up with two moms―an experience that shaped and scarred her at the same time. Told from the perspective of “Girl,” Lillibridge’s memoir is the no-holds-barred account of childhood in an unconventional household. Personally less concerned with her mother’s sexuality and more with how she fits into a world both disturbed and obsessed with... more
  • Reformed Memoir of a Juvenile Killer

    by Mario Bueno
    As a child, Mario's home life was steeped in drug abuse and violence, leaving him broken and vulnerable. In an attempt to feel secure and empowered, he entered the drug world, a move that would forever change his destiny. Falling into the same patterns of dealing, robbing and harming others, Mario robbed, shot, and killed a 27-year-old drug dealer at age 16. Charged and convicted as an adult, he spent three years in solitary before the age of 22 and served 19 years in 16 different prisons. Th... more
  • Ten Minutes, Ten Days, Ten Years: Finding the Grace of God

    by Randolph Phelps
    This book is a brilliant melding of three intriguing stories that will fill your soul with blissful joy and substantial inner courage. Witness how the lies and deceptive ways of this alluring cast are exposed and the merits of cultivating intimacy and integrity are embraced. Along the path, you discover how to face the challenges of sexual addictions, triangle relationships, and emotional turbulence. My story begins on some levels with my struggle to accept a recent divorce and an unsuccessfu... more
  • The Cosmic Guru

    by Randolph Phelps
    While in an advanced inverted yogic posture, I feel a tingling sensation throughout my body. Then I hear the voice and feel the presence of Swami Sri Yukteswar, a guru of wisdom, who claims to have entered my body. I’ve acquired some new spiritual gifts, including the ability to speak 50 languages. Pastor R.I.P., John Wayne, a spiritual dowser, and Frenzy, my acupuncturist, all want to perform their version of an exorcism to get this Guru, which I am enjoying, out of my body. Along the way, fal... more
  • Light in Jerusalem: A Memoir

    by Stuart Perrin
    At least once a year for over twenty years, I’ve been invited to Jerusalem to teach meditation and lecture on the application of a spiritual life to everyday living. Jerusalem has become one of my favorite cities on earth. Besides being the cradle of Western religion, besides the ancient and modern architecture melded together seamlessly in many parts of the city—the Jerusalem Market, the Old City, the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and hundreds of other churches, mosques and synagogues— ... more
  • Words I Utter

    by Clyde Bernard Johnson
    Words I Utter is a recollection of metaphoric poetic expressions, that are insightful external and internal observations. These expressions are mostly those of a spiritual context that have relevance to the experiences & everyday occurrences that happened and continue to happen in my life.
  • A Way Out: A Memoir of Conquering Depression and Social Anxiety

    by Michelle Balge
    What do you do when you’re trapped in your mind? When you can’t escape the feelings of depression and fear? A Way Out gives a raw, unfiltered look into the life and thoughts of a young woman, Michelle, experiencing severe depression and social anxiety. Social anxiety plagued her since her early youth, hindering her most as a young adult. She began having suicidal thoughts in her early teens but didn’t perceive them as being abnormal. This eventually evolved into a deep depression. Her social ... more
  • Songs from an Imperfect Life

    by J. Ronald M. York
    J. Ronald M. York has no memory of his third birthday party, or the fact that his father was not present. Family photos reveal a smiling child, while letters and newspaper clippings explain his father’s absence – he was in jail after being arrested for molesting Ron’s 13-year-old cousin. The following year, the York family had relocated from Miami to Nashville. They joined First Baptist Church and tried to start over. His parents, busy keeping the secrets of their own past, were unaware tha... more
  • Amsterdam Exposed: An American's Journey Into The Red Light District

    by David Wienir
    Amsterdam Exposed tells the true one-of-a-kind story of an innocent exchange student who moves to Amsterdam hoping to write a book about the red light district and everything that follows. It’s an American abroad story, and also a love story; it’s an uplifting tragedy, full of humor from beginning to end; it’s an Amsterdam survival guide; a sympathetic look at a societal problem; a little piece of policy; a sweet farewell to a world just about gone; and, ultimately, as close as you can come to a... more
  • Wildflowers and Train Whistles: Stories of a Coal Mining Family

    by Lillian "Sissy Crone" Frazer
    Sissy Crone, a coal camp kid, brings to life the faded past of her hometown, Minden, West Virginia, through a collection of stories told firsthand of heartache and loss, balanced by glorious triumphs. Sissy brings us along as a companion through her early years in a childhood that could never exist in a modern world. Wildflowers and Train Whistles is a book about an ordinary family that survives extraordinary challenges as a coal camp family living in hardscrabble times of the 1950's. She and he... more
  • Moving Out: A [Happy!] Memoir

    by Casey Malone
    At 39, Casey Malone just survived the most painful year of his life. He was accused of endangering his son after the boy showed up at the hospital with a broken wrist. His unrepentant, alcoholic father died of heart disease after a year of surgeries and complications. Then his turbulent marriage collapsed and his children were taken away across the country. His life was not working. Heartbroken and bewildered, he contemplated suicide by shotgun. Instead, he gave himself the gift of time. A... more
  • Flashbacks (an unreliable memoir of the 60s)

    by Morgan Smith
    A collection of memories about growing up hippie in Toronto, during one of the most interesting periods of the 20th century. Not to mention the sex, drugs and rock and roll… Morgan Smith was only twelve during the Summer of Love, but her parents had plunged headlong into the Age of Aquarius, and she was no mere bystander. From paisley shirts to protest rallies and from Be-Ins to hash brownies, she lived through one of the most ground-breaking and outright joyous periods of the 20th century as a... more

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