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The Old Man in the Hospital by Van Allen
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
Another short simple memoir from my life. In this very short story, I find myself stuck in the hospital, sharing a room with an irate and bitter old man. Location: Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas. Warming...contains a few uses of profanity.
No More Cats, Please! by Warren Philipson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
With warmth, humor and photos, Warren Philipson recalls his 70 years with pets--dogs, fish, turtles, gerbils, a parakeet, a horned lizard, salamanders and especially cats. Of the latter, you'll meet cerebral Lassie, disappearing Rex, the lesser intelligent Boss, and Henry, who so intimidates a pet sitter with 20 years’ experience, she is unable to enter the house.
The Rangity Tango Kids by Lorraine Rominger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,970. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2016 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The Rangity Tango Kids is the story of a fifth-generation, German Catholic farm family in 1950s and 1960s California, narrated by the eldest of 17 grandchildren. Born into a loving, hard-working, highly competitive family, and united by a strong faith, every day was an adventure growing up on a bucolic American farm, a way of life that is rapidly disappearing.
Paper Rings by Teodor Flonta
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,810. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Teodor is just twenty-two, a student struggling to survive under the regime of President Ceauşescu. One day his world is turned upside down when Ariella, a young Italian girl arrives in the city. For him it is love at first sight. But there is one big obstacle: contact between Romanians and Westerners is not allowed by the laws of the tyrannical regime. Will they be able to continue their romance?
I Promised Not To Tell - Raising A Transgender Child by Cheryl B. Evans
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,640. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A must read for a parent, relative or friend of a gender questioning or transgender person. Together, Cheryl and Jim raised their children telling them: "You can be anything and do anything you want in life." They just never expected to learn that what their youngest daughter desired most, was to be a boy. A deeply personal and emotional journey about discovering the son they never knew they had.
Memories from Maple Street U.S.A: Pawprints on My Heart by Cheryl Pierson, Gayle M. Irwin, Ann Swann, Carol Huff, Sarah J. McNeal, Charlie Steel, C. J. Samuels, Jim Landwehr, Cher'ley Grogg, L.D.B. Taylor, Beverly Wells, Gil McDonald, Meg Mims, Tina Holt, & Tanya Hanson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016 by Prairie Rose Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
A pet can leave indelible pawprints, hoofprints, or even web-foot duck prints on our hearts. No matter how many years go by, we remember our animal friends we rescued—and those who rescued us. Anatole France once said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” This collection of true animal stories will serve to prove him right!
Melodies at Eventide by Rex Lee
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,830. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 6, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A memoir about overcoming disability, told by someone who never allowed the circumstances of his birth to limit his outlook or narrow his horizons. Motivated and guided by a philosophy of mental and physical compensation, he seized every opportunity that was offered to lead an active, fulfilling and independent life, all the while being part of a movement to change society for the better.
Questing Marilyn: In Search Of My Holy Grail, Personal Growth Through Travel by Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem M.Ed.
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 129,810. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
Travel with Marilyn on a quest for Self discovery as she journeys through England and Ireland. Using the Holy Grail as a metaphor for her search for the essence of her authentic self, Marilyn shares personal thoughts, feelings, beliefs and challenges so you will feel you are along on her trip. Learn life skills that are incorporated into relationship issues as events do not meet her expectations.
Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, No Horse and No Clue by Mary Lynn Archibald
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,210. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
An award-winning, funny, true mountain adventure complete with city slickers, bats, cats, wild turkeys, skunks, snakes, 'coons, cows and local pot farmers in far northern California. Interested in the Simple Life? If your definition involves rocking on the ranch house porch, you might want to rethink that. Lotsa luck, neighbor!
High Times With Mary Jane, Barack, Bill And The Other Dopes! by Andrew Jardine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
I've had high times ever since I met Mary Jane and developed a habit that I shared with Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Bill Maher and Hugh Hefner. Barack was too busy to join me, Bill was off buying cigars in Havana, George W. was looking for weapons of mass destruction on his ranch, Bill Maher was searching a jungle for Donald Trump's Dad and Hefner was chasing chicks in his mansion
Scrisorile tinereţii by Marcel Benedict
Price: $4.28 USD. Words: 93,690. Language: Romanian. Published: June 23, 2016 by EdDigitala. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Dragoste, legaturi, tradare, munca; casatorie. Multe persoane au iubit vreodata, dar putine au stiut pe cine sa iubeasca. Toti facem greseli in viata, nimeni nu este perfect, dar trebuie sa trecem peste ele.
The Clod by Luke Farid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,050. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
A true story of the struggle faced by young soulmates in 1970s England. When Zahra, a Pakistani Muslim, introduces her intended marriage partner, fellow Mental Health Nursing colleague, Luke, to her family there ensues a dramatic clash of cultures, family tragedy and a desperate struggle against all the odds to reunite across continents and convention in a tale of love, loss and faith.
Beware the Falling Avocados by Catharine Withenay
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,740. Language: British English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In Beware the Falling Avocados, Catharine returns with her family to Lusaka, Zambia ready to contend with cockroaches, prepared to cope with fuel and water shortages and keen to tour the country with The Bishop and The Professor… She makes plans to settle down, but an unexpected turn of events throws them all into confusion.
Block Party by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
A summer memory of family, community, and fun. Jewell Parker Rhodes’s favorite childhood memory—a neighborhood block party.
Idiots I Have Known by Wendell Blue
Price: Free! Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
They say that dead people don't feel pain; it's those around them that suffer. The same holds true for idiots. In the course of my life I have had many close encounters of the idiotic kind. This short work details a few of them.
Shrink: The Autobiography of a Psychotherapist by Jed Golden
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 149,630. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / general, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The wild, autobiographical story of Marty Obler, shrink: his childhood in an extremely poor, dysfunctional family eventually returning to Brooklyn and storming through Brooklyn College, getting his Ph. D., and, finally beginning a successful practice as a psychotherapist, in which he details a number of riveting case studies, not the least of which is his own—more of a self-analysis.
Darkness: The Secrets of a Blind Psychologist by Ryan Scott
Price: Free! Words: 77,310. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Social scientists & psychologists, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Coming from the backwoods California mentality of Occidental during the Great Depression, I became an apple picker, dish washer, grocery clerk, high school teacher, hippy nightclub owner, radio personality, and a PhD psychologist, despite my failing vision and three failed marriages. I made numerous mistakes and false starts during my life, but I’ve finally found the secret of happiness.
My Short-Lived Life at Being Perfect by Brenda Thornlow
Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 41,740. Language: American English. Published: June 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Brenda Thornlow shares her story of being raised a third-generation member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. From a young age, she struggles to accept what her devout family believes, to no avail. Marrying an abusive member with a position of authority in her church, she struggles to extricate herself from this dominating religious group who attempt to manipulate her into staying married to her abuser.
Adios, Mi Pequena Habana by Cecilia M. Fernandez
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,880. Language: Spanish. Published: June 8, 2016 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
La revolución arrancó de raíz a Cecilia, con apenas seis años, de su cómodo hogar de clase media en Cuba y la plantó en el vecindario de bajos recursos de la Pequeña Habana en Miami. Su padre mujeriego se enfocó en reconstruir su carrera, persiguiendo la promesa americana de riquezas y liberación del pasado.
Family Secrets by Sherry Derr-Wille
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,300. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
In the late 19th century, orphans became a ward of the county. When that happened to my grandmother, she was sold as a bond servant, setting the course of her life into motion. At the age of 18 the man who held her bond had taught her to read and write, be a good Christian woman, and the mysteries of housekeeping. Giving her a watch, a bible and $10 she was on her own for the first time...
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