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Melanoma Mama: On Life, Death, and Tent Camping by Constance Emerson Crooker
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,380. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
A Stage IV cancer patient finds joy while entangled in a tango with death. In this witty and wise tale, the author fills the spaces between her medical dramas with her zest for life. During her solo, cross-country tent camping adventure she learns that when life and death no longer matter, true joy is possible. The author's honesty will impact you forever.
How I Came to Be Here by John Middleton
Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Take an ordinary Australian boy, add some breakfast cereal, send him to school, and see what happens… Was it fate that led me to become a permanent resident of Japan, or am I simply another example of permissive parenting gone wrong? One man’s story of how he became a pioneering, expatriate law professor in Japan despite having no family connections to this country.
Memoir Writing 101 / 10 Steps to Crafting a Compelling Memoir by Denis Ledoux
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Ever wish you had a short guide to outline which most important steps to take—before you invest too much time and energy—to write the best memoir you are capable of? This book is the guide you were looking for! This little book has great must-do suggestions. As a workshop leader, coach and editor, Ledoux has helped many would-be writers to shape memoirs that have found appreciative audiences.
Never Ever Buy a Yacht! by Paul Stevens
Series: Steve's LOL!. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This hilarious memoir touches all bases of what can and does go wrong with yachts at sea! In a fit of madness the Author bought a 45 foot 15 ton ocean yacht to go cruising round the world. This tracks the mind numbing journey between the 2 best days of his life (the day he bought it and the day he sold it).
The Convenient Wife And Lessons Learned by M. Hwa Chan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,750. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This first part of a four-part book)covers the first 15 years of my marriage. It is not so much about me as it is about him. Before marriage, this man was so sweet, so appreciative and so grateful. He knew all the nice words too. After marriage, he lost all those vocabularies and the transformation of his character was out of this world.
Escape to an Orphanage by Marvin Dorfman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,630. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In the early 1940s a family is embroiled in scandal and a boy’s life turned upside down when his Orthodox Jewish mother leaves his father for her lesbian lover and becomes a Pentecostal Christian. Cruelly abused at the hands of his mother's sadistic lover, he is returned to a father who no longer wants him. Rejected by both his parents, he finds acceptance and dignity in an orphanage.
Los Crónicos del Número 12/Viajes de Familia by Luciano S. Aldana, Sr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,280. Language: Spanish. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
La historia de una familia de 14 hermanos y sus padres--como sobreviven y adaptan a través de los tiempos tumultuosos de la Revolución Mexicana, La Gran Depresión, las minas de Arizona, trabajos de campo en California, y finalmente construcción de casas en Mexicali, México.
Doing Time In Hell by J. Bodie
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,040. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Class Act Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Doing Time in Hell is the memoir of J. Bodie, a prison guard at the Nebraska State Penitentiary from 1979-1991. Within these pages are recorded incidents that occurred during his employment, as well as various characters, some infamous, some not, whom he met while he also “did his time.”
So You Returned to Sark by Christine Davies Curtis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,770. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In ‘So You Returned to Sark’ Chris’ marriage comes to a dramatic head. She returns to Sark with ‘the love of her life,’ Peter, and begins a very different existence to the one she had earlier when she ran a guest house and smallholding in this tiny Feudal Island just off the French coast. She is the district nurse and trains as a homeopath, visiting patients by bike as there are no cars.
Spread Thin & Moving Fast by Ed De Avila
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,930. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A tale of adventure, exploring new worlds, and meeting crazy characters. After growing up in an Irish-Mexican family, Ed became a restless street kid and adventurous teen. As a young adult he was thrown out of schools, became a golf hustler, hung out with artists, pimps, and actors, got drugs for friends, escaped from many petty scrapes, and followed his first love to the University of California.
One Night with B.B. by Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A mini-memoir of a live performance by B.B. King at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City's Greenwich Village.
T.O.I.L. (Triumph Over Innocence Lost) by Kathryn Muhammad
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,090. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
A heartrending story of Kathryn Muhammad’s inspirational perseverance in the face of tragedy. She maps out the pain of childhood abuse, the stigma associated with being a runaway and survivor of suicide attempts and an accident that caused the death of a child. But T.O.I.L. is not simply about loss; it is a moving memoir about empowerment, determination, and standing up to fight for one’s beliefs.
The Hun's Plumbers (A Military School Experience) by Peter Hitt
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 22,620. Language: American English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
If you enjoyed the classic novel, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, you should also like THE HUN'S PLUMBERS. These are mostly true stories from the heyday of military schools when parents of means thought they were doing everyone a favor by sending their adolescent sons to be raised by a military institution during those difficult teenage years. The perspective is from one of those cadets.
Breadline by Alain Dizerens
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,080. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Man has just walked on the moon when the adventurer of dreams begins to spread the word of the world. Dropped right in the middle of the conflict in Vietnam, he fears that every dawn becomes as fleeting as a speeding bullet… and eventually packs his bag, as helpless as a tightrope walker who has lost his balance...
Inner Peace ... It Isn't Out There! by Dena Stewart
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 79,070. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Everyone who has/had a manipulative, controlling, emotionally abusive mother will relate! Everyone who has been indoctrinated by fundamentalist religious values will relate! Dena Stewart’s tale of familial un-bliss resonates with an amusing and conversely, cringe-worthy tone. A story that is soul-shaking and inspiring.
Homestead on the Trask by Harvey Maddux
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,370. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013 by Nancy Maddux Thornton. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » North America
As the World enters the 20th century, a young boy and his widowed family survive...and thrive...in the primitive wilds of the Oregon Coast. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always enlightening, this is how our ancestors once lived. A vivid personal account, enriched by detailed ink sketches and photos by the author. Republished and distributed by Nancy Maddux Thornton, his daughter.
Memoir of Latoya Rogers by REDD GROUP
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book is the events that unfolded before the phone call in wee hours on the morning of May 8, 2010. Latoya's life endured many personal triumphs and tradigies in order to recieve her diploma.
Outward Bound (Merchant Navy post ww2) by Ian M Malcolm
Price: $7.84 USD. Words: 49,690. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by M. Brown. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Military
The author describes his first post-war year in the Merchant Navy, on the Liberty Ship Samnesse, with detailed information about the different countries visited and numerous interesting photographs. Outward Bound is the sequel to "Life Aboard a Wartime Liberty Ship" published by Amberley and which received excellent reviews.
Adventure, The Story of My Life by Eva Kiss
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,380. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I was born in Hungary and grew up under the communist regime. After I was married, my husband and I made the difficult decision to flee our homeland with our 2 children because we believed there were better opportunities for us elsewhere. The escape in 1987 was dangerous, stressful and the following months were also difficult while we waited in Austria to see where we could emigrate to.