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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.
Catching Butterflies
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Price: Free! Words: 103,130. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The random memories of my Dad's life as told in his unique and N'awlins gumbo style. The Spirit of Louisiana, and the Big Easiness of New Orleans, flows through these recollections reflecting his ever present joie de vivre. For 6 years, Dad sent 2 or 3 stories every other week to each of his 8 children in the mail. Come and "catch a butterfly" with Pops as his life is captured one smile at a time.
Freak Show Without A Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations
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Price: $6.25 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014 by Possibilities Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Fishing for piranhas in the Amazon, getting stoned at Fijian kava ceremonies, and witnessing the ancient ritual of land diving on Pentecost Island is the stuff of National Geographic cover stories – and Nevin Martell’s childhood vacations.Freak Show Without a Tent is a grandly hilarious memoir-misadventure that is equal parts National Lampoon’s Vacation, Romancing the Stone and Crocodile Dundee.
How Not To Make Money: Two Short Stories About Collectibles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
How Not To Make Money is a comic-tragic story around an ancient Japanese clay object, which I discarded. Later it showed up on e-Bay causing a minor family discord. The second story was based on our wedding present, which we could not identify. Various experts gave us various opinions and confused us. Eventually, we found out the amazing true nature of the object.
Are We Normal? “Funny, True Stories From an Everyday Family”
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,570. Language: American English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“Life is way too short,” says Christina Scalise, “so try to enjoy every minute of it with a sense of humor!” Scalise’s book, “Are We Normal?” started as a journal of their family’s funny and challenging moments, meant for her own kids to enjoy. Then she decided to share the stories with the world. If others can’t relate to them, she says, “I hope readers at least get a good laugh out of them.”
The Kiss of the Sun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,260. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This memoir takes place during 2012/13. The deliberate choice of sunny days, which accentuate the beauties of nature, combine with the intrusions of modern life to create a heady mix of observations around the Author's own little patch of paradise amid the rolling out of the seasons.
Calling All Women “Your Chariot Awaits You”
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,260. Language: American English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Dr. Carballo-Perelman challenges women to become empowered and asks, “Why haven’t women achieved equality with men? How can we change these realities forever, creating a new world for future generations?” If you’re ready to shatter the glass ceiling and change your internal perceptions, here are practical tips, encouragement, and motivation to move toward empowerment.
Coup D’état Oman
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,700. Language: British English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In Oman on 23 July 1970, Ray Kane led the only coup d’état executed by British Officers in living memory. All accounts of the coup by writers and academics repeat and so perpetuate what might be termed the British government – approved version of events. Read on to learn the truth.
Jam on the Ceiling
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Mary E. Lowd. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
As a newspaper columnist of many years, Wes talked about writing a book but didn't realize he'd already written one until his sons went through more than 700 of his columns and compiled the best into Jam On The Ceiling. In this book, Wes talks about Oregon history and politics, the changing times and technology, traveling, hiking, and building a log cabin with his son William L. Sullivan.
Fire Sail: The Journey Continues – Part 2
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,700. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Fire Sail: The Miraculous Attainment of a Family's Dream– Part 1 describes the 7 yrs of trials & tribulations as the Marins build a 40-foot sailboat from a bare hull in Maine. Not a travelogue, the story follows their lives and events on a two-year live-aboard adventure. Part 2 finds the Marins sailing deep into exotic seas. Along the way they make new friends and experience new adventures.
The Life and Times of a 'Gotcha'
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,230. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: June 1, 2014 by The Manuscript Publisher. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Back in the 80s and 90s, when this book is set, a Gotcha was Dublin slang for a security guard. This book is based on actual events but "how much is true and how much actually happened? You wouldn’t believe me if I told you." Amid the boredom of a mind numbing job, sometimes emerged a madness and events which you really could not invent; you really just had to be there.
Sorry, I Thought I Loved You
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 86,160. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
As a codependent and relationship addict, Michielle struggled through her childhood and early adult life. After a first marriage at seventeen and a fifth divorce by thirty-four, she had truly reached rock bottom. Finally putting a name to her condition brought her the courage to find the right way to regain her life - and gave her the desire to help others who were suffering with similar issues.
My Mind Is An Open Mouth: A Life Behind the Mic
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,490. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
With his outlandish, machine-gun rapid-fire humor, Cork Proctor has been knockin' 'em dead for sixty years. . . literally. From his first attempt at stand-up comedy as a gravedigger entertaining his co-worker to lounges and showrooms around the world--on land and sea--this left-handed, dyslexic, two-time high school dropout has not only seen it all, he tells it all.
How My Ordinary Became Extraordinary
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,840. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
I thought I needed some excitement in my life. Rushing to the hospital for eighteen hours of open-heart surgery wasn’t what I had in mind. This is the true story of my recovery from an aortic dissection and the people and mindsets that pulled me through it. Whether you are standing atop your personal mountain or still scaling the cliffs, this book is for you.
Bozo's Boy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,650. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
What happened to the smartest kid in Colorado? He didn't grow up to be a rocket scientist! A humorous romp through fifties and sixties America.
An Interrupted Sleep
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,470. Language: Australian English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
When my mobile wakes me at 12.30 in the morning, I am not entirely surprised — but I could be better prepared. Nothing packed, hardly any petrol in the car, no key to my daughter’s house. How am I going to fulfil my obligations properly and in time? Jacqui is relying on me at this challenging time in her life. Read on to discover how we cope.
Who's the Girl in the Fat Suit?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,110. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This is not a diet book. This is a story about an average 38 year old woman who had lived inside a fat suit for far too many years.
And I Thought I’d Be a Nun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,440. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"We are less damaged by the traumas of childhood than by the traumatic way we remember childhood." Psychologist James Hillman ‘And I thought I’d Be a Nun’ is a heart-wrenching, true, family drama about the life, trials, and tribulations of author, Georgianne Landy-Kordis. No book comes closer to exposing the depths of a woman’s soul. Forced to deal with extraordinary hardships, death, rejection."
The Church of Tango
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Price: $5.98 USD. Words: 80,170. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014 by Enrico Massetti. Category: Essay » Author profile
The Church of Tango is a passionate memoir of tragedy and adventure, lust and music, romance and tango, and above all, survival. A dancer all her life, she’d had to put it on hold while raising her artistic sons and caring for her dying husband. Now as she set her suitcase down on the ancient cobblestones of a Paris courtyard, she wondered—48 years old, 6,000 miles away from home knowing no one...
The Regimental Piano: A Story of War, Love and Peace: The Memoirs of Major Bob Orrell, RE
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,360. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014 by eBookPartnership.com. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A courageous and committed soldier, a passionate and proactive peace campaigner and a loving and loyal family man. These are the remarkable faces of Major Bob Orrell, RE and this is his story.