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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
Sixteen Vs, Book Three, The Adolescent Years
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Series: Sixteen Vs, Book 3. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 128,180. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Amazing life lessons, broken bones, getting shot at, and several other ‘firsts’ in Victor’s life make this an exciting phase of learning. A typical experimenting teenager trying to dodge the pitfalls of life while having fun. Breaking his vow, Victor is forced to quit school. Several life-threatening events will keep you glued to the pages, holding you in suspense, as you search for the outcome.
Coming Clean (A Short Memoir): My Journey Through OCD and Post-High School Depression
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Anxieties & Phobias
Troubled by a mysterious and disturbing inner voice as a child and thinking she would never do anything worthy in her life as a teen, the author opens up about her OCD and post-high school depression with raw depth and vulnerability. Her story is a quick read full of humanity, candor, hope and inspiration, and can help guide anyone on a developing journey of self-growth.
Swearing in English
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,510. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Joseph Mallon. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Long before they were written down, these stories were told and retold many times: to family, friends, strangers, anyone who would listen with an ear for a story. They share one thing in common - they are all true. Events, people, actions taken, words spoken, have been faithfully reproduced no matter how "tall" the tale. They follow the dictum that truth is stranger than fiction.
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
Father and Son: Thirty Years of Growing Up Together
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,300. Language: American English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development
A chronicle of Joseph Sutton’s relationship with his son Ray, giving a year-by-year account of his thoughts and feelings for Ray as he grew from an infant into a man. Sutton’s fatherly concerns, insights, imperfections and range of emotions are openly revealed. Whether you’re a father, mother, son or daughter, you can benefit from reading about Sutton’s 30 years of growing up with his son.
Daughters of Absence
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,140. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A collection of essays by daughters of Holocaust survivors. Despite the unique pressures of being the daughters of "survivors," the contributors have thrived and made the most of their lives, but not in stereotypical ways. Instead, they chose ways that combine compassion with courage, and success with celebration. The result is an uplifting and inspiring book from a group of very inspiring women.
Precipice: The Literary Anthology of Write on Edge, Volume 2
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Series: Precipice: The Literary Anthology of Write on Edge, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,410. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013 by Bannerwing Books. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
"You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from." - Cormac McCarthy, "No Country for Old Men" In the second volume of Precipice, twenty-four authors from the Write on Edge community explore the concept of luck in twenty-six pieces of poetry, short fiction, and memoir.
The Knowledgeable Lion: Poems and Prose by the Unfeeling Doctor in Africa
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,830. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013 by Olo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
I yearned to visit Africa. Instead, I finished my medical training, got married, and had kids. Then my teacher friend, Becky, said, “My school is going to South Africa. You could come.” This is a short book of poems, mixed with occasional prose, about my travels in South Africa and Swaziland. As a tourist, instead of as a doctor. As the African proverb says, “Travel teaches how to see."
Bubbles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,220. Language: British English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This book is the autobiography of Mooneen Truckle, and charts the seventy-nine years of her life culminating in thirty one years of marriage to her husband David.