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Becoming a Superhero: Based on a True Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,500. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 1 review)
Oliver was a lost child. Even though he had a good background, he managed to screw up his life. He was a military brat. His father served 24 years in the US Navy. His mom was loving and kind, but very strict. Maybe too much discipline was too much for him?
No Regrets: Memoirs of a Punk
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Price: $1.77 USD. Words: 30,210. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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No Regrets: Memoirs of a Punk recounts the author's early days on the San Francisco punk scene, and tells the tale of a young Catholic boy who escapes his conservative Texas upbringing to live the life of a free-spirited punk rocker in the San Francisco of the 1970's.
Base Jumping: The Vagabond Life of a Military Brat
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,990. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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Military families make great sacrifices for their country. While the soldiers wear the uniform and risk their lives, the families live like gypsies with all the responsibilities of holding the family unit together, and receive only a fraction of the recognition they deserve. This is the story of my life growing up in a military family.
Honest Sid
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,850. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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If you're going to live outside the law, you'd better be honest. This seeming paradox was the operating principle of Sid Probstein's life. Guileless and endlessly optimistic, he was known as Honest Sid around his stomping ground of New York's Broadway. Sid wasn't a tough guy, or even a bad guy.
Adrian Timofeev. My Lectures for the Soldiers of the General Staff in 1902. Part 2.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
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This is an extract from my prison diary of 1903-1906. I was 20 and I did a propaganda work among the workers and soldiers in St. Petersburg in 1902.
Do These Work Boots Make My Feet Look Fat?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,280. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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The 1970’s was a daunting time for women working in non-traditional jobs. Kathleen McLaughlin obtained a position with a local utility as the first woman mechanic’s helper. The reaction of the men on the job was unexpected. This book is a humorous collection of snippets of her non-traditional life: personal time, work time and her promotion into the curious world of corporate administration.
Everything I Needed to Know About Parenting I Learned in Prison
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development
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When Leslie got a job as a prison guard, her friends called her a female Barney Fife. But it turned out to be unique on-the-job training for motherhood. This non-fiction short will take you inside the prison and share tips on how to avoid riots in your own home. Leslie is the mother of five children (three teenagers, heaven help her!). Her youngest is seven so parole is a long way off.
99 Jobs: Blood, Sweat, and Houses
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,790. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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A carpenter can fix the house. But how do you fix a broken home? In this award-winning memoir, Joe Cottonwood recalls a lifetime making repairs. Everybody needs a little help, a little warmth: the blonde in the hot tub—the dying billionaire—the wounded war vet—the rebel teen— the lonely French teacher—and the author himself. "Expertly crafted!"—Kirkus. "Gritty and entertaining."—Publishers Weekly.
Bentley
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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A touching, true short story that relates an experience in Barbados back in the 70's that makes one realize how lucky we are in comparison to others
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.
My Eye in the Storm - Katrina Close Up
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,550. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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My Eye In the Storm – Katrina Close Up is a memoir of the time I spent working as a Disaster Housing Inspector in 2005, after the most devastating hurricane of our lifetime hit the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina. This is a story of the victims, the destruction, disaster workers, bad politics, and human behavior during a time when all aspects of life were pushed to the limit.
Kill Daddy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,820. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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Trauma from the past becomes a part of who you are. It weighs down on the present, suffocating life and preventing you from healing and moving on. If you continue to carry this baggage around long enough, you will eventually become who you are not. Believe in the essential goodness of your true self, however, and you'll accept the past, but let go of the burden, and finally become the real you.
Bargirls, Bini Boys & Blades
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,810. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014 by StreetWise Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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An entertaining collection of true life adventures in the Philippines. 25 years of regular vacations & living there as an expat saw the author playing Russian Roulette with a drunken police sergeant, fighting off knife wielding Bini Boys (transexual street walkers) & dodging the crossfire of a drive by shooting while singing Willie Nelson songs in a KTV Bar! By the author of ‘Out of Stock, Sir!’
Silent Courage
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,200. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Pain management
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At the age of twenty-five, Mary Byrne Eigel finally found the answer she had pursued since childhood. The reason for her unexplained, persistent pain was finally named. She learned she had been born with bi-lateral hip dysplasia. Mary presents an insightful perspective on the attitude, tools, and resources she enlisted while navigating her own road to wellness and a pain-free lifestyle.
Pony Tales
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,200. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014 by Breedles Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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Pony Tales is based on the true life adventures of Peta, a young woman trying to establish a riding school in the wilds of Canada. Read about her escapades and those of her students as they battle their way through eccentric characters, and the treachery of those mothers willing to do anything to win! If you love ponies, funny characters and mischief this is an entertaining read that will delight.
Sweet Sour Bitter
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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In Sweet Sour Bitter: A Tale of a Friendship, a Transplant, and a Lemonade Stand, lifelong friends tell their story of how an impending liver transplant shaped their lives. It’s a tale offered to readers with the hope of inspiring them to see the richness of their own stories, friendships, and lives.
Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,370. Language: American English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Open Books Press. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
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Bobbi Carducci’s life was about to change. Her ill father-in-law 's odd behavior was a mystery when he came to live with her and Mike. For the next seven years Bobbi did everything she could to save him from himself—while he tried to convince everyone that he didn’t need her and that she was crazy. Caregiver Bobbi took on “the system” and Rodger’s Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, dementia...
Where Eagles Soar
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,570. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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A heartless act by her father, leaves Lily brokenhearted and strips away any thread of hope that one day he might love her. She vows to never forgive him and turns to the powerful bond of love she shares with her sweet-spirited mother and her many sisters. Together they share the adventure, beauty and heartache of their wilderness life.
Brewed
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Price: Free! Words: 29,550. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.89 from 9 reviews)
Brewed is the story of how a fat, poor kid with a big nose, from a council house in Essex ended up living and working on what used to be the famous Lipton's Tea Estate in the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Brewed is the personal journey of the author and demonstrates that starting out with nothing can often be a good way to learn the value of future riches to come.
Finding Fred
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,700. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Things change in an instant. One minute a family is whole, the next it is completely and irrevocably altered by tragedy. At the age of sixty-two, the author and his family come to grips with the loss of a father and its profound effect on the lives of his family though a set of remarkable circumstances.