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Memoir

  • ISBN-13: 978-1977203236

    by Gerlinde Pyron
    Shadows and Joys of a Life in Bavaria is a deeply personal account of a quarter of a century of life in the aftermath of war. Gerlinde Pyron wrote about what she and her loved ones coped with--loss, poverty, defeat, sorrow, trauma, and, somehow through it all, beauty--in rural Germany after World War II. Instead of generic, impersonal historic descriptions, Pyron's words paint intimate portraits of men, women, and children, refugees, soldiers, and families who struggled to rebuild their lives af... more
  • IT'S NOT REALLY ME, The UnmaskIng Of Hysteria

    by Blythe Dunwood
    A Must-Read for Anyone Interested in the Intricacies of the Human Mind Format: Paperback An inspiring and illuminating book about a woman's long struggle with hysteria, and her brave effort to deal with the psychological issues which have plagued her for years. This memoir provides a fascinating and sensitive look inside her troubled mind as she uncovers feelings, thoughts and memories which had remained buried for so long. Kudos to the author for gaining new insights into her beha... more
  • The Smell of the Soil

    by Dale Kueter

    "The Smell of the Soil" is designed to encourage the reader to go beyond basic genealogy, to write the family story.  Brief chapters include personal memories to trigger the reader's recollections.  There are "how to" suggestions.  Mainly, the book stresses the importance of preserving family history.  The format, written word or oral, is up to the writer.  The important thing is to start.  When we die, our stories die, unless som... more

  • Vietnam Sons

    by Dale Kueter

    "Vietnam Sons" is the story of two Iowa Marines.  One is killed in Vietnam, and the other falsely believes he is responsible.  He carries this guilt to his grave.  The only redeeming aspect of this tragic story is that the father of Marine who is killed becomes, in ensuing years, like a father to the surviving Marine.

  • Goodbye Homeboy: How My Students Drove Me Crazy and Inspired a Movement

    by Steve Mariotti
    One sunny afternoon in 1982, a young businessman experienced a terrifying mugging in New York City that shook him to his core. Tortured by nightmares about the teens who roughed him up, Steve Mariotti sought counseling. When his therapist suggested that he face his fears, Mariotti closed his small import-export business and became a teacher at the city’s most notorious public school--Boys and Girls High in Bed-Stuy. Although his nightmares promptly ceased, Mariotti’s out-of-control stu... more
  • Paper Maps, No Apps: An Unplugged Travel Adventure

    by Johnny Welsh
    What starts off as a dare turns into a social experiment that becomes a way of life. A young couple creates a fun way to stay connected by disconnecting. Unplugging the phones and being present are the rules. This travel adventure quickly turns into a self-deprecating comedy about bad smartphone habits. Chance encounters and characters met on the road are intertwined throughout. Is the smartphone addiction phenomenon driving you crazy? Are we relying too much on instant technology? There can be... more
  • Sensitive: My Journey Through a Toxic World

    by Pookie Sekmet
    Pookie Sekmet digs deep in her family history to uncover the childhood trigger for her chemical intolerance—an illness that has plagued her throughout her life—and tells how she overcame mysterious chronic health struggles and family trauma with determination and humor and went on to build an unconventional new life for herself. Finally, she shares how she achieved righteous justice, including a high-stakes act of financial services whistleblowing within a corrupt and patriarchal corporate cultu... more
  • Echoes: The Hampton Grease Band, My Life, My Music and How I Stopped Having Panic Attacks

    by Glenn Phillips
    Glenn Phillips is a critically acclaimed guitarist and composer who’s released 20 albums over the past 50 years. From Rolling Stone: "If rock & roll guitarists were kamikaze pilots, Glenn Phillips would be in heaven right now." As a founding member and songwriter of the Hampton Grease Band in the late '60s, he had encounters with John Lennon, Frank Zappa, Spider-Man co-creator and artist Steve Ditko, and played with countless bands of the era including The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, The Allm... more
  • The Fencers/9781928049531

    by Geza Tatrallyay

    The Fencers is the third volume in a trilogy of autobiographical Cold War Escape stories. It is both an immigrant's narrative of seeking a better life and a brighter future and a sports memoir focusing on two Olympic fencers, one representing Canada, the other Romania. Most of all, it is the account of the author's friendship with Paul Szabó, a Romanian-Hungarian epée fencer, Szabó's love for a young woman he married and her tragic death. In Romania, the count... more

  • Living as a Dead Man

    by Jeff Lester
    A remarkable and inspiring story of perseverance in the face of impossible circumstances! By reading Jeff's story, find your way to a happier and more fulfilling life no matter the obstacles you have in your life and along the way, DISCOVER YOUR GREATER PURPOSE! The day Jeff Lester was diagnosed with ALS started his darkest days. Life was over in his mind at that moment Single and before his 27th birthday, the prospects were bleak. Any glimmer of hope was squashed in December 1993. T... more
  • Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire

    by Dan Conway
    For years Dan Conway shuffled his way up the corporate ladder. He made a good salary—just enough to support his family and save for a distant retirement. Facing career turmoil, bills and an existential crisis, he turned to the curious world of cryptocurrency as a Hail Mary. He literally bet his house, his career and his reputation on Ethereum, a corporate-killer blockchain that promised to upend modern work as we know it. After nearly going to zero, ether skyrocketed three thousand percent, prov... more
  • The Lost Kitchen: Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer's Caregiver

    by Miriam Green
    The Lost Kitchen is an honest and heartfelt look at the hidden gifts of living with a parent with Alzheimer’s. Miriam Green weaves poetry, recipes and anecdotes into a nourishing whole as she details her family’s struggle to maintain balance—and laughter—in the face of her mother’s diagnosis and deterioration. Throughout this most personal of stories, Naomi has been Miriam’s greatest teacher. Together, they remind us how to love and laugh in a world that is often confusing and painful.
  • Downtown

    by Ginger Henry Kuenzel
    Come along on a visit to the sleepy lakeside hamlet of Downtown. Find out how the town got its name, and meet some of the quirky characters who live there. Learn how the year-round residents entertain themselves during the long winter months when the summer people abandon this Utopian lifestyle and return to their 'real' lives. As you discover just how much fun the folks in the crazy town have, you might even start thinking that you'd like to move there yourself. But beware of the winter months... more
  • By Way of Canarsie: A Memoir

    by Rob Cuccurullo
    While growing up in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, New York during the ‘70s and ‘80s, Robert and his siblings had to endure their father’s violent temper. Robert’s brother Warren found solace in music, first joining Frank Zappa’s band, then co-founding the group Missing Persons, and eventually becoming the lead guitarist for Duran Duran. Following an encounter with a violent sociopath and witnessing a mob murder, Robert became a heavy drug user by the age of sixteen. By his twenties, with his... more
  • The Salaryman: An American dude becomes a Tokyo white-collar warrior

    by Michael Howard
    A humorous, manga-illustrated memoir from a Tokyo American who tried and failed to fit into Japanese office culture for almost a decade. The Salaryman is an immigrant's story from a land where there are famously few immigrants, with even fewer being crazy enough to do what the author did: become a real train-cramming, brow-wiping, late-night overtime-working, passed-out-drunk-on-the-train-ride-home salaryman. A working-man consumer's take on the U.S.-Japan culture gap, the book hums with authent... more

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