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Grandfather's Uncle
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Price: Free! Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A lovingly crafted memoir, written with a single-minded purpose, can offer a rare opportunity to really get to know a great person through literature. In the style of the old Reader's Digest monthly feature "My Most Unforgettable Character," McQuillan recounts the life of "Big Philip", who died in 2011 at 98 y/o. His colorful, witty, and wryly entertaining father will not easily be forgotten!
In the Words of a Song
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
“I’ve heard many bad stories about you, and you must admit that most of them are true!” Or were they just the product of a fertile imagination? Either way, I will love you and leave you for the fiftieth time with this…
Dining Out
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Move over, Paris! An introduction to Tokyo, the official gourmet capital of the world, ranging from the Michelin Diet of my imagination to the real-life American supermodel peanut butter diet and everything in-between. Includes some practical advice for tourists visiting Japan and Taiwan on a budget and some irreverent comments about Japanese “obatarian” (battleaxes) and Starbucks.
Tea Leaves in Coffee Cups
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Just when you thought it was safe to dine out… Sometimes it is better not to know those secret ingredients in the food and drinks we consume, but in some circumstances, such lack of knowledge could kill us. When it comes to food poisoning, no one is immune and nowhere is safe! My first job in Japan leads to me question some aspects of food safety and hygiene in advanced countries.
Billy Idol Gone Wrong
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
I have been called many things in my time, but "Billy Idol gone wrong" surely takes the cake! Look beyond the differences in fashion sense and demeanour, however, and his fans might be surprised to discover that my supposed antithesis and I actually have some things in common. A reflection on how we expatriates come to assimilate physically in our adopted countries either by accident or design.
Lezioni di tango raccontate da una principiante
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,560. Language: Italian. Published: May 25, 2014 by Enrico Massetti. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I tremori e le incertezze, le folgorazioni e le palpitazioni attraverso cui passano tutti i principianti della danza più bella del mondo, non a caso dichiarata “Patrimonio culturale dell’Umanità” dall’Unesco, raccontati con uno stile ironico ma appassionato attraverso 16 lezioni – a metà tra diario intimo e bozzetto sociale – che toccano tutti gli aspetti, le convenzioni e le “regole” del tango.
Naked Communication
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Japanese naked communication was once too much for prudish American sailors to take, but attitudes had changed significantly by the time Marilyn Monroe arrived in Tokyo on her honeymoon. Today, people come from all over the world to engage in the practice, often unaware that there is more to it than just hot water. Here, I discuss the dynamics of communal bathing from a multicultural perspective.
Reef Beach
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
My late aunt and uncle enriched the lives of countless Australians and instilled in me a greater appreciation of opera, conservation, and religion. They also introduced me to the delights of Reef Beach, a haven for nudists on Sydney Harbour, before it fell victim to a misinformation campaign by some "moralistic" local residents. This is our story, plus some off-the-wall revelations from Japan.
Lawyerly Behaviour
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
When I was a mischievous tyke in Melbourne, no one imagined I would grow up to be an Australian lawyer, let alone a New York attorney or law professor in Japan. If my family had only been paying attention, however, they would have seen the signs when I dutifully removed my pyjamas at the door at the age of three. Naughty, but nice!
How I Came to Be Here
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
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.
Kiss and Tell
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Discretion may be my middle name, but it would be a disservice to some of my younger and more impressionable readers not to share at least one celebrity kiss-and-tell story of my own. Although the contents will almost certainly not be what you expect, they should still leave you feeling warm and fuzzy in a Hollywood sort of way. The lesson to be learned is that a single kiss can change a life.
Right-Hearted: Finding What's Right With a Wrong-Sided Heart
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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Standing before the sky I had little idea my next two weeks would be overwhelmed with wild love, lust, confusion, tears and a beautiful girl. She and I would share the stories of our hearts...our right-sided hearts. Right-Hearted: Finding What's Right With A Wrong Sided Heart is the story of two lustful teenagers who together confront their life-threatening conditions.
Métishnabe De forêts et de rivières de bitume et de béton
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,210. Language: Canadian French. Published: May 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Le présent ouvrage propose un voyage dans la vie d'un Métis autochtone urbain. Par son vécu quotidien et sa poésie, vous l'accompagnerez à travers plusieurs époques de sa vie, dans sa quête de reconnaissance identitaire. Chaque tableau, miroir de son âme, est une invitation à faire une pause, à plonger profondément en soi et à refaire le parcours des sentiers de nos vies.
My Plastic Face
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Most people are loath to admit they have had work done, but I positively embrace my plastic! In fact, my life would have been quite different had I not agreed to go under the knife…
Cousin Kate
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
There goes my knighthood! I am probably no more closely related to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge than you are, but that has not prevented her from unwittingly encroaching upon some of my territory here in Japan or me from discovering a tenuous link between our families that is sure to impress the literati. Some Middletons really sparkle!
What's in a Name?
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
If your name is John or you have ever known someone called John, then you will be well aware of the persecution we suffer in supposedly politically-correct countries such as America. Even in Japan, I am sometimes treated like a dog! Is this fair? We Johns of the world do not expect sympathy, but surely we deserve some respect?
What's a Man Like You...
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Like moths to a flame! Normally, I would be flattered to be approached by some pretty young thing at a nightclub, but have been known to take exception to some lines of questioning… An introduction to the "Tokyo, From One to Infinity" series.
All the Safe Places: An Australian Child's War
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Price: $1.85 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: Australian English. Published: May 11, 2014 by StarBytes Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Award-winning author Ann MacDonald shares funny, touching stories about growing up during the second World War. Ann is evacuated to a country town far from the safe places of her early childhood, and matures from a carefree nine-year-old into a tougher and wiser teenager.
The Long Drive Goodbye
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Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Divorce
The Long Drive Goodbye is a short story about what happens in the hours after a marriage falls apart. It follows a sixteen-hour drive between the couple and the feelings the wife is having. We get insight into what lead up to the breakup and how it caused her life to flip completely upside-down.
41 Lashes
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: American English. Published: May 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is the story of one woman's struggle to deal with the emotional scars left from an abusive childhood. Through her life, she encounters many abusive situations and she has to learn how to cope with the memories that she has buried deep in her brain for so many years. She finally crawls out of the depressive sewer from whence she was stuck and now she hopes to inspire others who face abuse.