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A Checkered Past by William Van Poyck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Miami native William Van Poyck- burglar, bank robber, escape artist, and novelist - pens a sweeping, vividly sketched autobiography guiding readers on an unforgettable, four-decade odyssey, from barefoot youth to reform school to death row. Projected through the lens of raw experience, this is a brutally authentic look into the hardscrabble underbelly of America's criminal justice system.
Ohio Portraits Vol. 1: A Midwestern Micromemoir by Erika Price
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,840. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Researchers call it the Cleveland Brain Drain. We grow, we suck all the nutrients from the dirt, we learn, we save our money, and we leave. We are statistics. We move by trends, like the grandparents and parents who brought us here. They placed their roots beside the veins of salt that ran beneath the lake. We have placed thin roots in the air. A huge hunk of us stays. But not the brain.
Growing up Snook by David Snook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,710. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Growing up Snook is the story of my life from my earliest memory to that of the end of my Senior year in high school. It is a humorous memoir, and it deals with a very large family of 11 children sharing one bathroom and a kindred spirit. It is about friendships, childhood and memories that endure a lifetime.
Letter from Alabama: The Inspiring True Story of Strangers Who Saved a Child and Changed a Family Forever by David Workman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,350. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Letter from Alabama" is the inspiring true story of two children orphaned and abandoned, then saved by grace and a family's love -- and by a startling letter that traveled hundreds of miles and changed everything. The book richly and intimately portrays what life in America was like over several decades of the 20th century before era of the Internet and instant communication.
After the Bitter Comes the Sweet by Dori Jones Yang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,590. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
After growing up in poverty in wartime China, Yulin Wang married Sidney Rittenberg, an idealistic American who had stayed in China to help the Communists after 1949. Working for Radio Peking, they had four children and a good life until the Cultural Revolution, when her husband was jailed on false charges. Her memoir is a tale of determination, resilience, and struggle.
Pigtails & Penny Loafers by Linda Fritch
Price: $2.96 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 and represented by Docs2eBooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
I was raised on a farm. My early memories were waking up to the smell of bacon and the sound of my mother in the kitchen humming a gospel tune as she made biscuits and gravy and scrambled the eggs. After breakfast, my dad and brothers went to work and I helped mother and then went outside to play. Not once did she ask me, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" She just let me grow up...
It's Not You, It's Me by Gabriella West
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,110. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Dating and relationships
A close friendship between two struggling women writers evolves into a passionate love affair. What could go wrong? Well, pretty much everything... San Francisco in the mid-to-late 1990s and two women are trying to build a successful lesbian relationship. But issues of self-image, love, sexuality, and intimacy somehow seem to push them apart just as much as bring them closer.
Meeting the Black by Tom Piccirilli
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Meeting the Black is a powerful and emotional piece written by Tom Piccirilli describing what he was going through, both mentally and physically, before and after his recent operation. 100% of the sales amounts of this and his other Crossroad Press titles, both eBook and audiobook, will continue to go to Tom to assist with his medical bills associated with his cancer treatment.
Storia di un pilota, dal funerale di Alitalia alla fuga dal Qatar by Ivan Anzellotti
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,840. Language: Italian. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Un racconto in prima persona di un pilota di Md80 Alitalia sul suo lavoro considerato ricco di privilegi,ma che è solo passione e sacrificio e che finisce improvvisamente nel dicembre 2008. Tra le vicende degli equipaggi,la disoccupazione e gli sforzi per trovare un nuovo lavoro ci porterà lontano fino in Qatar, ricco Paese, ma gabbia dorata per gli stranieri che ci lavorano.
Tears of a Child by Louise Kinnear
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,770. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development
This book is about a little girl who had family so close to here, yet so far in her need of help. She protected her little sister to ensure that what happened to her, will never happen to her sister. The parents were to busy fighting with each other and did not notice that their little girl was fighting a tremendous battle of her own. The girl finally broke down & had to face her own demons alone.
Diary of a Farmer’s Wife in 1908 by Jeanette Gribble
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,560. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a diary of a farmer’s wife written in 1908 by my great-great grandmother whom lived in central Pennsylvania and spoke Pennsylvania Dutch. Minerva was a proud woman that went to church every Sunday, even if her husband didn’t. Hauling ice during the winter and using that ice to make ice cream during the summer is one example of their day’s events. I hope you enjoy this diary as much as I.
YO MIZ! (1 teacher + 25 schools = 1 wacky year) by Elizabeth Rose
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
What’s really going on in our public school classrooms? Good question. - Journalists are not allowed in… - Teachers risk punishment if they speak out… - School administrators will only share the good stuff… - Most lawmakers? Clueless. Yo Miz! has the answer. Yo Miz! is the seriously funny memoir of an unconventional “edu-tainer,” assigned to teach at 25 Manhattan public high schools. Fa real!
Eight Ten to Charing Cross by Jean Hendy-Harris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,820. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In the second part of her memoir of growing up in industrial North Kent, Jean continues her story now as a teenager in the 1950s. Yearning to escape the confines of her working class family and a mundane future as an office worker via a fast track to fame and fortune she settles for the reflected glory of typing for the rising stars of popular music and her rich fantasy life remains.
An Ugly Secret by D.A. Ayers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,380. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The candid story of D.A. Ayer's struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, also known as BDD.
Straightling: A Memoir by Cyndy Drew Etler
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,220. Language: American English. Published: August 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / adolescence
She wasn't a druggie badass. She was just a kid looking for love, a kid who ran away from her violent home. Homeless for a month, she was finally safe…until her mother locked her up in Straight Inc, a warehouse full of teen savages. On the outside, Straight was a drug rehab. On the inside, it was…it was something else. “Compelling. Scary. Totally real." -Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of CRANK
This Life of Mine: A Collection of Short Stories by J.E. Gilbert by Sarah Quelland
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,390. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This largely autobiographical series of vignettes captures the grimness, wildness and unpredictability of an era when times were tough and people were tougher. Gilbert’s simple, yet masterful storytelling frequently leads the reader in very unexpected directions. These human narratives ring with honesty and humor and contribute to preserving a unique part of the past.
Chalk Pits & Cherry Stones by Jean Hendy-Harris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,510. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 5 reviews)
This is a memoir about growing up in an industrialized riverside area of North Kent in the nineteen forties and fifties. It was a time of food rationing and shortages, air raid warnings and Doodlebugs, cheerful poverty and overcrowding where of necessity the local chalk pits and bomb sites became familiar playgrounds.
From Hindsight to Insight: A Traditional to Metaphysical Memoir by Sharon S Darrow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,370. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
Amazing true experiences from one woman's life, from suicide, Hells Angels, bi-polar disorder, families, congressman, alzheimers, kittens, ghosts, animal communication, children, autism, building a business, National Association of Professional Women, reincarnation, cancer, dealing with death, business failure, spirituality, business success, Syda Yoga, knife wielding hitchhikers, and more.
Flashbacks (an unreliable memoir of the '60s) by Morgan Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A collection of memories about growing up hippie in Toronto, during one of the most interesting periods of the 20th century. Not to mention the sex, drugs and rock and roll…
Fleeing The Hijab, A Jewish Woman's Escape From Iran by Sima Goel
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 142,290. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A true account of Sima Goel, the Iranian teenager who crossed the most dangerous desert in the world rather than accept the restrictions of life in Iran of the early1980s. Her quest for freedom is a thrilling, timely inspiration for people longing to create a life of meaning.