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by Shenandoah ChefaloGarbage 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 would f... more
The Power of Real Love: If God Touched Us by His Love, the Results Will Be Love Flowing Through Us to Others.by Gina FauteuxGrowing up in a dysfunctional family, going through cancer and many trials. I have learned to trust God and he gave me a peace that can only come from him.
by William D. AlbrightIn The Pearl of East Texas, Bill Albright provides a rich chronicle of the life of his mother, Mattie Pearl Albright, that sheds light on both a changing period in recent American history and the shifting intricacies of race relations in our society. Mattie grew up in Jim Crow era Shreveport, moved to booming wartime Los Angeles, and lived the last part of her life in Berryville, Texas. With a confident, compassionate, collaborative, and community-minded spirit, she demonstrated how a smart, a... more
by Rhythm Prism, A.G. Moore
Memories from long ago often come back more vividly as images than they do they do as detailed recollections. I found this to be true when I began writing about my childhood. The pictures I saw in my mind were so powerful that I had to recreate them. I started to draw. Rendering those images was like reliving episodes from the past. As a result, Masks: A Hudson Valley Childhood relies almost as much on illustrations as it does on narrative text. The story I wanted to tell was not uni... more
by Shellie Blum
by Shellie BlumEscaping instantaneous death and paralysis from a hangman's broken neck, and shattered right jaw endured in a horrific watersking accident is only part of this unbelievable life story. Follow Shellie on her journey from the Ozarks to Egypt and even the back alleys of Hollywood streets as she perseveres through more than her share of grueling set backs. You don't have to be a waterskier to enjoy this inspiring true story told by the first female freestyle waterskier ramp jumper in the world!
by Tawab AssifiThis book tells the true life story of the author, Abdul Tawab Assifi. It is written in three parts. Each part depicts unique circumstances and happenings in the author’s life and that of his family. In part one, the author gives an account of his early life, including his schooling and the degrees he earned from reputable American universities. He then discusses how he utilized this knowledge to build his home country. Mr. Assifi climbed the professional ladder, becoming governor of an importan... more
by Judy FisherAs a child Judy Fisher doubted, and feared, the idea that those who have crossed over can be with us in our lives on Earth. As an adult, she faced the illness and subsequent death of her mother, which taught her more about life and death than she could ever imagine… Gone Before tackles the complicated and emotional issue of life after death in an intelligent, compassionate way, taking the reader on the author’s quest not only to cope with her grief but come to terms with death and what comes a... more
by Helen AndersonIn July 2013, fourteen-year old singer-songwriter Georgina Anderson received the shock news that her recent ‘indigestion’ was in fact an aggressive form of liver cancer. As doctors battled to save Georgina, her mother Helen poured her thoughts and fears into the pages of a diary. Piece by Piece is a transcript of that diary as a new member of the ‘club’ no parent wants to join. A breathtaking record of the author’s journey as a mother from that day onwards, this unforgettable book also charts t... more
by Corey D. JamesGrowing up in disadvantaged neighborhoods, our youth learn at an early age that they have to adapt to the rules of the streets or fall victim to it. Thus, they replicate the image of their environment, resulting in the ongoing cycle of violence, drugs, incarceration and tragedy. This book brings you into the harsh and complex world in which our urban youth struggle and you will hear first-hand accounts of the alarming images and circumstances inner-city youth must overcome. You will learn that a... more
by Charles WrightA Historical Autobiography Detailing the Racism and Hardship the Wright Family Faced as Sharecroppers Near Clarksdale, Mississippi Circa The ’40s and early ’50s.
by Robert BrownAuthor Bob Brown, wrote about understanding you, others and the meaning of life in his book, Personal Wisdom, which the Midwest Book Review called a “highly inspirational resource.” The prequel, Simply Bob is the backstory to the earlier writing; it tells how Brown discovered the reason why to get out of bed in the morning. This memoir describes the moment that stimulated this search, his intellectual and emotional guides, and what he learned over his fifty years of answering the big questions.
by Luke G.The Java Dream is an intimate and personal look at the unusual life of a mother and her only relative—her son—as they listen to their dreams and follow their hearts. The journey, begun by the mother, is one of no limits—a life lived in truth. There are many obstacles in this young mother’s life—alone in the world except for her son. But this responsibility does not divert her from following her unusual path. She courageously pursues the life her heart—and her dreams—know is right. Leaving Engl... more
by Barbara K KincaidIn a deeply personal and heartfelt memoir, Barbara K Kincaid recounts stories from her experience as a caregiver for her mother as she battled Alzheimer's. Offering hope, encouragement, and sympathy, Ms. Kincaid reflects on an all-too-familiar experience for many families throughout the country. With moments of heartbreak and moments of laughter, "Come Live With Me" is touching memoir not to be missed by anyone who has felt, either directly or indirectly, the devastating affects of Alzheimer's d... more
by Lisa Orban
Author Lisa Orban Pens Memoir About Her Life Including Her Foster Care Years
It'll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting shares the author's stories, her memoirs, her ups and downs.
Readers are saying great things about this book:
"A Rare Gem" - Top 1000 Reviewer on Amazon
"A Must-Read. Should be Mandatory for All Participants in Foster Care & Faculties in the Educational System. Laughs & Tears." - Top 1000 Reviewer on Amazon
"Foster Ca... more
by S. C. Sterling
In 1996, Scott was nineteen and lost in adulthood with an endless job and no future ambitions. Teenage Degenerate is his story about drug addiction, music and growing up. Over the course of ten months, he quickly descends into the dark and dangerous world of crystal methamphetamine.
Scott experiments with crystal meth in a dark, deserted parking lot in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado and soon after his crew of misfits will do almost anything for their next high. One by one, family ... more