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When Goodbye Begins: Sharing Life With Dementia
By Dorothy Webb
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,980. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012 by MetaPlume. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
John and I had been married a little over ten years when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. To the observer, life is unchanged, but not so for the carer. Having come through this period, observed others, and talked to many, I believe there is a vital need to acknowledge the mental and emotional trauma that is experienced by the carer during those early days.
An Ugly Secret
By D.A. Ayers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,380. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The candid story of D.A. Ayer's struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, also known as BDD.
58 Feet: The Second That Changed Our Lives
By Mark Glaser
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,730. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Mark and Robyn Glaser’s lives were unexpectedly turned on their heads when, in 2010, they were involved in a serious motorcycle accident. After suffering terrible head and spinal injuries, the prospects for Mark ever living a normal life again seemed bleak. The story of his recovery and return to normality is an amazing tale of resilience, perseverance, and the power of family.
Mended: Thoughts on Fear, Love, and Leaps of Faith
By Anna White
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,790. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Women’s Issues
A collection of inspirational essays about anxiety, depression, faith, and God.
Swimming with Maya: A Mother's Story
By Eleanor Vincent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,570. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In a memoir that has been called "heartbreaking and heart-healing," Eleanor Vincent shares an inspiring true story of courage, creativity, faith, and sheer tenacity as she seeks to find balance after unthinkable tragedy. "Vincent's poignant decision to donate Maya's organs will resonate with even hard-boiled readers." Booklist "A moving saga." Midwest Book Review
Over the Hill and Across the Ditch
By Mike & Vicki Lynn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,250. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kiwi born and bred, happily married for 36 years, leaving the country of their birth, their friends and family for a new country, new lifestyle, and the chance to watch their grandchildren on their journey through life. Over the Hill and Across the Ditch is a humorous view on the Australian way of life by Mike & Vicki Lynn
Horse Vet - Chronicles of a Mobile Veterinarian
By Courtney Diehl
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,170. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 1 review)
Gunshot injuries. Breeding disasters. Controlling trainers, nutty horse owners, warm hearted clients and “laugh-out-loud-funny stories that you just can’t make up”- Dr. Courtney deals with it all in this lively series of tales about the life of a mobile vet in the Colorado Rockies. Diehl makes us laugh, cry and smile, and shows what it’s really like to be a mobile veterinarian.
No Regrets: Memoirs of a Punk
By Tony Rocco
Price: $1.77 USD. Words: 30,210. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 1 review)
No Regrets: Memoirs of a Punk recounts the author's early days on the San Francisco punk scene, and tells the tale of a young Catholic boy who escapes his conservative Texas upbringing to live the life of a free-spirited punk rocker in the San Francisco of the 1970's.
Un weekend d'agosto
By Giuliano Bartolaccini
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: Italian. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Ferragosto è alle porte! E, mentre in Italia la festa nazionale più calda si avvicina, per me, come ogni anno, è ormai prossima l’organizzazione del solito weekend d’Agosto, quello che, puntualmente da otto anni a questa parte, personalizza la mia estate. Andare a Miami per il compleanno di mia figlia Jazmin.
Do These Work Boots Make My Feet Look Fat?
By Kathleen McLaughlin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,280. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 1 review)
The 1970’s was a daunting time for women working in non-traditional jobs. Kathleen McLaughlin obtained a position with a local utility as the first woman mechanic’s helper. The reaction of the men on the job was unexpected. This book is a humorous collection of snippets of her non-traditional life: personal time, work time and her promotion into the curious world of corporate administration.
Shoes of a Servant
By Diane Benscoter
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,860. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Motivated by idealism and inspired by the lyrics of her favorite songs, Diane Benscoter left home at age 17 in search of answers. She found those answers in a religious cult known as the Moonies. Often humorous and always heartbreaking , Benscoter’s story carries the reader into the world of mental manipulation, providing compelling insight on how human vulnerabilities open the door for extremism.
Kill Daddy
By Gerald Freeman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 72,820. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Trauma from the past becomes a part of who you are. It weighs down on the present, suffocating life and preventing you from healing and moving on. If you continue to carry this baggage around long enough, you will eventually become who you are not. Believe in the essential goodness of your true self, however, and you'll accept the past, but let go of the burden, and finally become the real you.
Footbridge
By Roger Russell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,330. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is the story of one man’s walk around South Africa undertaken in 1999 in support of the South African Police Services; a first-hand account of the state of Police Service stations and the mind-set of a country. This is an intimate picture of the South African public, the remnants of Apartheid and the streets of SA like few you will ever read…
Something Furry Underfoot
By Amy L Peterson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,560. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
0.5 star(4.57 from 7 reviews)
Something Furry Underfoot is a funny, touching book about pets that Amy's husband brought home and how Amy ended up helping care for, and falling for, most of them. In addition to frogs, iguanas, dogs, a stray cat, rabbits, and lots of hamsters, you will meet a male hedgehog that escaped three times to mate with a female hedgehog, a ferret that cost $1,200 in vet bills and a domestic duck.
Flossie Garrett
By Magnolia Belle
Price: $49.99 USD. Words: 26,130. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Personal memoirs of Flossie Garrett (1906-1989)
Grace's Daughter
By Michelle Lynne Kosilek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,010. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Sentenced to life in a men’s prison for killing her former therapist in self-defense, a transgendered woman battles for 20 years for gender-affirming surgery. The memoir begins with the author realizing that she is a girl at age three, and culminates in a legal victory made possible by what can only be described as Grace in action. This beautiful memoir is not only an expose, but a story of hope.