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Memoir

  • Crowning Glory: An Experiment in Self-Discovery Through Disguise

    by Stacy Harshman

    In this witty and life-affirming memoir, Stacy Harshman tracks her amazing experiment. By wearing dramatic, identically styled but differently colored wigs for weeks in New York City, Stacy Harshman learns more about who she is and what she can find in herself as a redhead, a raven-haired goth, a brunette, and a blonde.

  • Denied! Failing Cordelia: Parental Love and Parental-State Theft in Los Angeles Juvenile Dependency Court. Book One. The Cankere

    by Simon Cambridge
    The Cankered Rose and Esther's Revenge is the first part of an instructional/memoir trilogy that looks at my struggle to first adopt and then parent an older child with severe attachment disorder. My own issues with Asperger's syndrome and the disinterest of my wife, Esther, in helping to parent our daughter are integral to a fuller understanding of the story and the journey. The traumatic circumstances under which my daughter was removed from my care in Seattle and sent to be with her mother... more
  • Hiking for Stillness

    by Shenandoah Chefalo
  • Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Memoir

    by Shenandoah Chefalo
    Garbage Bag Suitcase is the true story of Shenandoah Chefalo’s wholly dysfunctional journey through a childhood with neglectful, drug-and alcohol addicted parents. She endured numerous moves in the middle of the night with just minutes to pack, multiple changes in schools, hunger, cruelty, and loneliness. Finally at the age of 13, Shen had had enough. After being abandoned by her mother for months at her grandmother’s retirement community, she asked to be put into foster care. Surely she wou... more
  • From Darkness to Light

    by Lindsey Lewis
    Confronted by the sudden realization that her entire life no longer fits her, magazine editor Lindsey Lewis promptly has a quarter-life crisis. She leaves her former dream job, seven-year relationship, and home. Pursued by anxiety and panic attacks, Lindsey embarks on a new path that takes her to a studio apartment in Vancouver, a one-bedroom in Paris and then Greece, and time after time to a yoga mat. Along the way, she meets three strangers who will change her life, her perception of what’... more
  • Rasputin: The Memoirs of His Secretary

    by Delin Colon
    Available and annotated for the first time in English, Aron Simanovitch’s memoirs offer an intimate view of Rasputin through the eyes of his dear friend and secretary. Simanovitch reveals Rasputin’s progressive ideas for social and economic reform that outraged the nobility. In the process, he depicts the underbelly of early twentieth-century Petersburg society, with its gossip, plots and intrigue. But more importantly, his revelations about Rasputin’s humanitarianism lend a three-dimensional vi... more
  • Where's The Mother? Stories From A Transgender Dad

    by Trevor MacDonald

    In a time when to most people “pregnancy” automatically means “motherhood,” what is it like to get pregnant, give birth, and breastfeed a child all while being an out transgender man?

    When Trevor MacDonald decided to start a family, he knew that the world was going to have questions for him. As a transgender man in a gay relationship, Trevor has gone through the journeys of pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing all while exploring (and sometimes defending) his role ... more

  • A License to Heal

    by Steven Bentley
    Steven Bentley, M.D. is a board certified ER doctor with a career spanning more than thirty years in various North Carolina emergency departments. His journey began in the mid-1970’s when he chose to pursue a career in medicine. In his youthful perspective he came to regard doctors as the good guys, the ones who healed people and saved lives. He knew that he would be one of those good guys one day. He describes the real world of emergency medicine from the viewpoint of a practicing emergency phy... more
  • My Life: Mysteries and Achievements

    by Ellias Ngugama
    As a young boy, I experienced some mysterious and interesting events that I could not explain, including a three-year sojourn with my father in the bush in Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe. I received kind treatment from a White secondary school teacher, which was significant because of legalized racism in Rhodesia at the time. I would like to believe that some of my successes in business and in my career as a whole were prompted by the mysterious incidents I experienced as a youth, as experienci... more
  • Dreams of a Farmer's Wife

    by Jeanette Dyess Ryan
    True stories of a city man from Kentucky who came to rural Alabama where he married a country girl in the 1950’s. His heart’s desire was to own a few acres of land and become a farmer even though his spouse never desired to be a “A Farmer’s Wife.” However, she toiled alongside her husband and children as she held fast to her dreams of someday building her dream house… Jeanette fondly looks back on the years when the rains came, the crops flourished and the market prices were advantageous. Dur... more
  • Nobody's Daughter: A Memoir

    by Eileen Rapp
    This memoir and poetry collection shows us the development of a feisty young girl born in the 1940s in New York City. She endures blows that seem to make her stronger as she morphs into a tomboy and then an attractive young lady who fights for her independence with great determination and perseverance. Although unlucky in love, she takes risks to secure it, as it is what she values most in life. We find ourselves rooting for her and suffering with her as we journey through her adventurous lif... more
  • That Year

    by Sevda Khatamian
    “That year” is the first book that I have published, which is a story of my new apartment and how I gradually made friends with it, a bunch of funny misfortunes, things and people slightly out of the ordinary. It’s a minimal memoir based on my thoughts and imaginations, and what I observe from the world around. I joke about stories in the past and believe that time covers up the feelings. It’s hard to imagine how diverse things can happen throughout one year. Well, you don’t know what’s going to... more
  • That Year

    by Sevda Khatamian
    “That year” is the first book that I have published, which is a story of my new apartment and how I gradually made friends with it, a bunch of funny misfortunes, things and people slightly out of the ordinary. It’s a minimal memoir based on my thoughts and imaginations, and what I observe from the world around. I joke about stories in the past and believe that time covers up the feelings. It’s hard to imagine how diverse things can happen throughout one year. Well, you don’t know what’s going to... more
  • Heart to heart a gift for f to N conditional love ve

    by Pene Enochs
    My chance meeting with my "Angel in Disquise" was life changing. A gift of unconditional love would transform my Spiritual beliefs as well is my physical being. My life touch seven others that made a heart that heart impact on my life. God had opened my heart, allowing me to love myself unconditionally. Thus, directing me to love others with this God given Divine Love. My mission is to promote God's glorious Light and Unconditional Love to everything on this beautiful living Earth.
  • The Painting and The Piano

    by John Lipscomb
    The Painting and The Piano is an improbable story of survival and love. Growing up more than a thousand miles apart and worlds away from each other, Johnny and Adrianne seemed to have it all that children could ask for. However, the demons of their respective mothers would tear their fragile lives apart. Eventually, destiny would bring Johnny and Adrianne together, but first they had to endure the painful toll that alcohol, drugs, and a negligent court system would take on them. W... more
  • Bite Me: Tell-All Tales of an Emergency Veterinarian

    by Laura Lefkowitz, DVM
    Bite Me is a series of stories that gives the readers a reality based insight into the world of modern veterinary medicine. Far more than a book just about animals the book describes the comedies, the dramas and the traumas that veterinarians are regularly involved in when dealing with owners and their pets. The author also takes the reader along on her travels and provides a poignant comparison of the luxuries of modern veterinary medicine to the paucity of third world countries. Along the way... more

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