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"You Know You Are a High School Teacher When ..."
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,970. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
Within these pages the reader will find the mostly true ramblings, mid-life musings, and occasional opinion offerings of a secondary teacher. Teachers of teenagers might resonate with the stories, future teachers might gain insight before entering the classroom, and non-teachers might get a glimpse into the classified life of a certified teacher. Hopefully, all readers will find humor and hope.
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Price: Free! Words: 58,750. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Kelvin's story is a must read for anyone who has experienced childhood abandonment, familial trauma, and is seeking hope and meaning. For those studying the complexities of human behavior, and for anyone needing affirmation that risking vulnerability and living with profound empathy is the foundation of resilience and humanity, this book is a definite gift. PAUL DEMPSEY
The Second of Three
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Series: For One Night Only, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,490. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
When you're born at the end of the line there's only one place to go. Such is the realisation and primary motivating force at the heart of The Second of Three. For those whom fate has decreed birth and upbringing in a kind of no man's land - whether a figurative or literal one or a combination of both - the urge to find a sense of 'place' and 'belonging' may be ever more strongly felt.
And The Puppy Dog Chased Its Tail: The Ever Decreasing Circles Of English Education
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 70,300. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Nick Evans has been a teacher for twenty years. In that time he has seen teachers constantly denigrated by government and journalists, subject to a perpetual and obsessive demand for change and torture from initiative overload.
Autobiography by a Former Underage Sex Slave
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Price: Free! Words: 95,220. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Incest, forced prostitution, insanity, alcoholism, violence and submission, all in the heart of the Swedish welfare state. After a brutal childhood Niiles Punkari begins a journey towards some form of recovery. It is a journey full of mistakes which are depicted in explicit details, a style which is compensated with intellectual mediation in the most awkward spots - so humor exist also.
The Art of Trapeze: One Woman's Journey of Soaring, Surrendering, and Awakening
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Series: The Awakening Consciousness Series, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 122,690. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
With nothing to lose and only a dream to gain, Molly McCord moves to Paris to follow the courageous call of her heart. She arrives in a city she has never visited before and builds her dream life until a bigger purpose unfolds. Filled with love, authenticity, adventure, and laughter, this bestselling memoir is an unexpected journey to deeper levels of personal consciousness and soul growth.
The Joys and Perils of Serving Abroad: Memoirs of a U.S Foreign Service Family
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,990. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by MAP. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Diego's first overseas assignment was to Mexico, where he assisted jailed or troubled Americans and shipped dead Americans home, tasks that were "an effective introduction to the Foreign Service," he opines. Diego went on to assignments in Panama, Portugal, Brazil, and Venezuela, was appointed ambassador to Colombia and Brazil, and also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.
The Pioneer of Chinese American Education - Dr. Theodore Chen
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Price: Free! Words: 61,950. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The story of Dr. Theodore Chen, lovingly told by Dr. Wen-Hui, his wife of 60 years. Professor Chen was the first Chinese scholar to be granted tenure at USC, where he taught for 35 years and revived the Asian Studies Department. Dr. Chen's academic, literary, humanitarian, and public speaking accomplishments are interspersed with the moving story of the Chens' long marriage and family life.
Sri Lankan and Zimbabwean Memories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The book is a collection of autobiographical reminiscences of the author’s life, mainly in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, written in a humorous, satirical style that makes the book interesting reading.It also relates, how in Zimbabwe, the author overcame racial prejudices and formed intimate, lasting friendships with members of the other communities.
Belonging
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Price: Free! Words: 59,290. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Belonging traces Robert Fuller’s personal evolution and suggests that taking one’s questions seriously will lead to a life of meaning and purpose. Accompany Fuller as he meets with “somebodies” like Robert Oppenheimer, Indira Gandhi, Mikhail Gorbachev, David Bowie, John Denver, and President Jimmy Carter, and share in the wisdom he finds in people whom the world writes off as “nobodies.”
Smell the Blue Sky: Young, Pregnant, and Widowed
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,510. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The day Valerie found out she was pregnant with her second child was the day her husband died. Smell the Blue Sky won the BRAG Medallion Honoree award in 2014 for Best Self-Published Books.
Inkslingers 2013: Memoirs of the Southwest
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,700. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Two Cats Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An anthology of short-story memoirs about life in the Southwest. Twenty-two writers from the greater Phoenix, AZ, area (known as The Inkslingers) share memories from poignant to philosophical and everything in between to give you a flavor of life as they know it.
Memoirs of a Starving Artist: An Itinerant Writer's Journey through an Unconventional Life
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,930. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Memoirs of a Starving Artist" follows the author's quest for meaning through art along with personal stories from an ex-pat life in locations all around the world, from Australia to Tahiti, Estonia to Budapest and beyond. The book also examines what it means to be a writer today with a look at the ebook revolution and the current state of publishing.
She's All Caught Up
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 125,270. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by Voices International Publications Inc. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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She's All Caught Up is a cautionary tale based on the life of Jamila T. Davis, a federal prisoner serving a 12 1/2 year sentence. Jamila grew up in a loving middle class home, raised to become her parent's ideal star child. All was copacetic until high school years. Jamila rebels and chooses to live life in the fast lane. When this good girl goes bad, it seems there is no turning back!
Somewhere Children Shout
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You set the price! Words: 52,360. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Somewhere Children Shout takes you back to the life of a kid in the Catskills in the 1950s, a candid look at growing up in a town with one traffic light, and where picking up a bottle of milk had to be postponed until Monday. But for a kid in the fifth grade it was pretty close to perfect, a time and place for discovery.
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.
Everything I Never Wanted to Be
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,810. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Everything I Never Wanted to Be is the true story of a family's battle with alcoholism and drug addiction. Any story filled with alcoholics and drug addicts includes a number of horrific events, but in the end, this is an uplifting story that can change behavior and save lives--and make you laugh along the way. "Raw and funny." -- Joel Stein, Time Magazine "Like a maelstrom." -- ForeWord Review
Betty's Child
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 186,640. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In the tradition of Frank McCourt and "Angela's Ashes," Don Dempsey uses "Betty's Child" to tell the story of life with his cruel and neglectful mother, his mother's abusive boyfriends, and hypocritical church leaders who want to save twelve-year-old Donny's soul but ignore threats to his physical well-being. A Hoffer Award Grand Prize Finalist. "Heartrending and humorous." Kirkus Reviews
Leading U: Inspirational Stories from UAlberta Alumni & Students
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Price: Free! Words: 53,410. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Leading U assembles the stories of incredible University of Alberta alumni and students. Whether it's Randy Boissonnault, Brad Ferguson, Amy Shostak or Ashlyn Bernier, Leading U shares the on-campus experiences and reflections of the university's distinguished leaders. For incoming students looking to make their own mark on campus, this is a must-read.
Cinemanager… Confessions from the Movie Theatre
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,680. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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Popcorn, Soda and Showbiz... Meet man in charge in the week running up to the biggest film release of the year as he tells all about the thieving staff, customers who love to queue, vomiting children and badly behaved parents. Missing films, burnt popcorn and a projection booth explosion all have to be handled… The show will go on, but how many more things can go wrong before release day?