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Exit Strategy: Depriving Death of Its Strangeness
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,590. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
Instead of crawling into a cave, or fighting to futility, David Oliver chose to use his “Stage IV” cancer diagnosis as an opportunity to help others. Although given a death sentence, he has written this compelling and inspirational story that has reached around the world. It will make you laugh, cry, and want to rise up and give him a standing ovation.
Falling in Love with a Buddha
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Price: $13.95 USD. Words: 63,820. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Frank Berliner met the authentic spiritual master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche just as the Western cultural door opened to receive the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism. In Falling in Love with a Buddha, Frank recalls the world of Rinpoche’s life and teachings. In vivid and often humorous first-person accounts of the founding and evolution of Shambhala, he evokes the presence of this unique teacher.
Dirty
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 118,060. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
MC Flux, AKA Carl Rodney Thomas, is a top drum and bass MC. Talent-spotted for top clubs, he was soon the MC of choice. But Flux has spent plenty of time on the dark side and dicing with the law. This is his raw, colourful story, written with the help of his close friend Peter Spence. Vivid and explicit, this is not a story for the faint-hearted.
How I Accidentally Started the Sixties
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,760. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“This is a monumental, epic, glorious literary achievement. Every page, every paragraph, every sentence sparkles with captivating metaphors, delightful verbal concoctions, alchemical insights, philosophic whimsy, absurd illogicals, scientific comedy routines, relentless, non-stop waves of hilarity. The comparisons to James Joyce are undeniable. Wow! Whew! Wild! Wonderful!”" Timothy Leary
Smiles, Tears And Heartbreaks
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,220. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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After my wife passed away I began to write in earnest. This industrious activity though quite therapeutic in helping me cope with the loss of my wife left me with a stack of essays and shorts pertaining to random happenings in my life. The stories have been intentionally left unarranged, like the random events that generated them. The reader is at liberty to enjoy or to trash accordingly.
27 Days a Pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela
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Price: $7.76 USD. Words: 75,040. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Despite quadruple heart bypass surgery, hospitalisation due to a complete mental breakdown after losing his younger son to chronic diabetes, and being plagued by self-doubt at having to walk 25 kilometres per day for an entire month, 64 year-old Australian author Michael Thornton sets out to trek the iconic 800km Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage across northern Spain.
A More Simple Time: How Cycling Saved My Soul
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 123,710. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
By twist of fate cycling became more than a hobby. It became my beat. As America's top journalist covering US cycling (1989-96), I watched the rise of extraordinary athletes from Linda Brenneman, Alison Dunlap and Dede Demet to Steve Hegg, Bobby Julich and Kent Bostick. They shared their quests, one pedal stroke at a time. It's a ride to the Atlanta Olympics that changed my life and saved my soul.
Transition: A Journey in Laos
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,870. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The year was 1994. Somewhere in Bokeo, a tiny province in Laos, a seven-year old Sanva and his family were about to start building their new lives after being stateless for years. When the opportunity came for Sanva to continue his education in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, he found himself faced with one of his most difficult decisions yet: to obey his father and stay on in Bokeo or defy him.
Southern Raised in the Fifties
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 81,710. Language: American English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Ralph Hood, Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame member, was called “a funny man” by Oprah Winfrey. A master storyteller, he writes of his youth in coastal Georgia, making a Molotov cocktail, robbing a prison and painting “Zorro” on a water tower. His stories touch on music, morals, poetry, young love, first dates, religion, being “raised right," and one risque tale he left unfinished. You figure it out.
More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,960. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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More Faster Backwards is the story of Christine and Jeffrey Smith’s uncertain struggle to rebuild the Motor Vessel David B and their journey to Alaska on an untested seventy-seven year old wooden boat to begin the life of their dreams.
The Secret Life of Captain X: My Life with a Psychopath Pilot
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,100. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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Marriage to an airline pilot seemed a dream come true. She ignored the red flags, abuse, continually hearing “You’re so lucky to be married to him!” Never empathic, putting them in serious debt, he promised to fix things. Instead he divorced her. When she uncovered his prostitution habit, he left her, taking their child. The horror finally ended when she realized he was a socialized psychopath.
A Sky Full of Challenges
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,440. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Extraordinary test pilot, Joe Dobronski colorfully tells his experiences flying early to recent jet aircraft in a way that is engaging for everyone and captivating for pilots. You will learn about many unique challenges encountered in the successes and tragedies of fighter development during the "Golden Age of Aviation." All proceeds are sent to Catholic Missions.
Raven's Flight
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,820. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This autobiography tells the fascinating tale of a woman's life through 7 decades from World War II into the 21st century, a journey of growing up and growing wiser in America.
Against The Flow - A True Story Beginning in 1930s Outback Australia
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,760. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Life growing up in outback Queensland was tough in the 1930's. Ruth Ann Jellet should know, she lived it. In Against The Flow, her first book written just shy of her 80th birthday, she recalls the hardship and memories of a Queensland long gone.
Fifty Shades of Arugula at the Psychiatric Salad Bar
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,040. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This book is a diverse collection of short satirical pieces. There are rants against the Social Security Admin ; the customer service of Comcast, the perks of being a monopoly and a story about the shared horror of a trip to the RMV. Stories of life experiences include my first visit to an ashram: being one of the last people on earth to get a cell phone; and a trip to the Nervous Hospital.
Summer with the Indians
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,980. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Summer with the Indians is my personal memoir as a boy working in the migrant orchards of the Okanogan in 1961. The book also provides an opportunity to see the Native American from a different perspective as I share some additional insight and experiences in the years that followed.
An Ugly Secret
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,380. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The candid story of D.A. Ayer's struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, also known as BDD.
Grace's Daughter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,010. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Sentenced to life in a men’s prison for killing her former therapist in self-defense, a transgendered woman battles for 20 years for gender-affirming surgery. The memoir begins with the author realizing that she is a girl at age three, and culminates in a legal victory made possible by what can only be described as Grace in action. This beautiful memoir is not only an expose, but a story of hope.
Dear Susie: Tales from the Mill Village
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 29,420. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This book is a series of short stories taking place in a small mountain town in Western North Carolina, revolving around life in a textile/cotton mill village. The stories center around the author's family and friends. It is a humorous look back at what life was like in a small town in scenes from the 1930's through the 1960's.
Glass Half Full
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,250. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Is the glass half empty or half full? Ironically, sometimes life influences our view, and alters our perception.