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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.
Wise Men and Other Stories: Lessons from the Holidays on Santa, God, Heaven, Death and More Fun Stuff from Someone Who Still Has a Lot to Learn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,720. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
"Wise Men and Other Stories" is a collection of holiday-related essays that blends humor and poignancy in the tradition of Robert Fulghum, Dave Barry, Bill Bryson, P.J. O'Rourke and other great American humorists. "O'Mary has a gift for simple, frank exposition of life's most poignant moments," says author Stephen Parrish. In Wise Men and Other Stories, O'Mary shares that gift with all of us.
Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,910. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In this funny and moving memoir, Walsh recounts an idiosyncratic childhood that included an attempt to track down a crazed serial killer, a First Amendment battle with his fourth-grade principal, running the local KKK (that’s Kenny’s Kid Kare) babysitting service — and the mysterious disappearance of his father.
Down the Shore - Tales From the Beaches and Boards of New Jersey Volume II
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,580. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Trent Redman’s second in the Down the Shore series, a few more fun tales from the author’s life and times at the Shore, an update on the progress made so far, a quick look at how the first season fared in terms of revenue and tourism, and some little known facts and figures about New Jersey and the Shore. Among other tidbits “Shore” to please and entertain.
Down the Shore - Tales From the Beaches and Boards of New Jersey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,600. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
This little book is all about fun, good times, parties and great places to be.Take a ride with me "down the shore" while I share some truly fun experiences with you. Heartbroken by the events of Hurricane Sandy, Trent will continue to donate 50% of the profit from this book to the ongoing cleanup and rebuilding effort along the Jersey Shore. (Larry Gray writes as Trent Redman for this series).
Aquarian Revolution: Back to the Land
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,990. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
"Aquarian Revolution: Back to the Land" reveals the guts, glory, and grief of 1960s social upheaval and documents the real accomplishments wrought when dreams are forged into reality. In turn funny, heart-rending, and inspiring, these thirty-two interviews reflect not only the flavor of those times but also the continuing ethic so deeply embedded in the Baby Boom generation’s consciousness.
O Valor da Liberdade: Compreendendo a Democracia em Diferentes Perspectivas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: Portuguese. Published: October 28, 2013 by UpliftingBooks Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Durante 6 anos vivi num país Comunista, a China, e até me custa a acreditar. Não é um país que aconselhe para viver. No entanto, aprendi bastante com a experiência. Ao longo desta obra perceber-se-á porquê que os estilos de vida na Europa e China podem ser tão diferentes, ainda assim mantendo os mesmos parâmetros condicionalistas.
A Consciência da Desilusão: Desencontrando o propósito da vida para aceitar a verdade
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: Portuguese. Published: October 27, 2013 by UpliftingBooks Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Ainda que se trate dum relato auto-biográfico, existem muitas aprendizagens a reter perante a leitura reveladora dos pensamentos mais completos que se pode desenvolver sobre a existência humana e a condição da mente face ao propósito de vida que todos temos.
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.
The Invisible Prison: Scenes from an Irish Childhood
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,030. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Dedalus Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Irish poet and broadcaster Pat Boran's bestselling prose memoir is an evocative and humorous portrait of small-town Ireland in the late 1960s and early '70s, made up of short self-contained scenes which combine to form a unique record of a time. "Gentle... affectionate... good-humoured... heart-breaking..." - The Irish Times
Bubbles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,220. Language: British English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This book is the autobiography of Mooneen Truckle, and charts the seventy-nine years of her life culminating in thirty one years of marriage to her husband David.
35 Drastic Changes
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 68,340. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
I was a stastic, it was up to me to change. I had to learn to love me and believe in me. I made a change..
Daughters of Absence
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,140. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A collection of essays by daughters of Holocaust survivors. Despite the unique pressures of being the daughters of "survivors," the contributors have thrived and made the most of their lives, but not in stereotypical ways. Instead, they chose ways that combine compassion with courage, and success with celebration. The result is an uplifting and inspiring book from a group of very inspiring women.
Cathy's Weightloss Diary Volume 1 2001-2003
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,930. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by C&N Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
Cathysweightlossdiary.co.uk was a popular website running from 2001 through to 2012 following the ups and downs (literally) of one woman's battle with weight, husband, children and life in general. Written with candour and humour it had people connecting in each week to see not only how the weightloss was going, but how Cathy's life in general was going.
Be There Now: Travel Stories from Around the World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Travel writing at its most authentic--real people sharing real stories of awe and insight, fear and laughter, humility and humanity as they explore the world around us. In a world that often demands that we "be here now," it is nice to take a break, daydream, and "be there now" with thoughtful people who take us with them on journeys that lead to inspiration, insight, humor, and deeper meaning.
Keeping Us Afloat: A Trip Down the ICW and A Journey Through A Marriage
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,100. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The story of photographer David Crosby's trip down the ICW on a 42 foot trawler, and the two weeks of conversation with the boats captain about life and marriage. In the course of the trip, Crosby comes to see the futility of trying to make his wife happy after 25 years of trying. It's a story of travel and unusual homes, from a synagogue to a houseboat to a log home, and the struggle for love.
CRASH COURSE: A Head of School, His Son's Addiction, and Lessons for Schools and Families
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 34,750. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In his 1st semester as Head of Brentwood School in L.A., the author encounters his 1st case of a student abusing drugs/alcohol. It's his son David who he didn't know was an addict. This is the story of David's struggle with addiction, its impact on the family, setbacks on the road to his recovery, and how Pratt used it all to create a more effective and humane drug/alcohol policy for the school.
From Iran to America: Changes, Choices, and Challenges
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,230. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Journey with the author from his youth in a small village in Iran, to two larger cities there, and then to America, blindness, and happiness. Now an American citizen and a proud resident of Boston, Mortazavi has much to say about Iran vs. America, volunteerism, American culture and humor, and what makes this country a true home for him. His gratitude and optimism shine throughout the book.
Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,150. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
What happens when all of those dreams are shattered in a moment’s notice? How does one cope with the loss of their child? This is the story of their journey and of the devastating grief of the loss of her daughter, Dakota Emily Buda.
Leaving the Hall Light On
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,940. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Leaving the Hall Light On charts the near-destruction of one middle-class family whose son committed suicide after a seven-year struggle with bipolar disorder. Author Madeline Sharples goes deep into her own well of grief to describe her anger, frustration and guilt. "Brave and Gritty." Story Circle Book Reviews. "Moving, intimate and very inspiring." Mark Shelmerdine, CEO, Jeffers Press.