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Wired For Sound: A Journey Into Hearing, Revised And Updated, With A New Postscript
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,820. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Hearing & speech, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The new revised and updated version of the classic book on deafness and cochlear implants is now available as an ebook. This rare “inside” account of hearing with a cochlear implant, the first effective artificial sensory organ ever developed, is a moving story about a deaf woman’s journey through deafness and into hearing.
Edith's Story
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,220. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by van Horton Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
The moving story of 'the Anne Frank who lived,' Edith's Story is based on the diaries of a young Dutch girl who survived the Nazi Occupation hiding in plain sight, having found shelter with a courageous Protestant family. The rest of her family perished in the Holocaust. Winner of the Jewish Quarterly's Wingate Award, the audio-book Talkies Award, and translated into eight languages. A classic
Uncorked: My year in Provence studying Pétanque, discovering Chagall, drinking Pastis, and mangling French
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,260. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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Will having smoke repeatedly blown in his face deter a foreigner from breaking in to French culture? Find out, as Paul Shore’s evocative story telling, wry wit, and big heart, inspire and entertain you, as he tells the tale of how he gained acceptance inside a charming village in France. Treat yourself today to some laughter and fond reminiscing about your own travels!
Poly Land: My Brutally Honest Adventures in Polyamory
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,050. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017 by Braided Studios. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Moving away from the sugar-coated honor-student answers, Page Turner leaves little to the imagination about opening a marriage, while exploring her bisexuality and self-worth. Travel through a complicated polyamorous web, in which her partners do their best to sabotage each other, break the rules, and eventually commit assault.
Taming Lil' Mo (Next Level Publishing Presents)
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 60,050. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014 by nextlevelpublishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Taming Lil' Mo is a part memoir and part tell-all book that uncovers the provocative life of one of the industry's most successful artists. It's the ultimate backstage pass that exposes the dark side to the Christian girl's story. The dramatic pages are filled with wild relationships, lies, religion and family.
Through the Eyes of a Young Physician Assistant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,460. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by Open Books Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
From the delivery of a newborn, to the terminally ill at the end of their lives, and many in between, Through the Eyes of a Young Physician Assistant will leave you laughing and crying and with a deeper appreciation of PAs.
Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 138,810. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This rock 'n' roll Angela's Ashes begins in County Wexford, Ireland, a then womb-like theocracy. After emigrating Kirwan finds himself with the Ramones at CBGBs and the brothers McCourt & Lester Bangs at The Bells of Hell. He forms Black 47 under the watchful eye of Joe Strummer. Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and the people who have made it what it is.
Dear Cancer - Beating Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,900. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A diary, Dear Cancer is a mix of personal experience and medical fact on triple negative, a deadly form of breast cancer. Diagnosis, surgery, chemo, radiation, side effects, drugs, genetics, research, and more are discussed, with an emphasis on plain English explanations and descriptions. The book gives the person diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer hope and tools to fight a killer.
Consensual Infidelity: The True Story of One Ordinary Couple's Experiment with Swinging
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,510. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 by WorldMaker Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships » Sexual behavior, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Kaysee Smart thinks she is content with her life of driving the carpool and organizing play dates. But when her conservative husband, Justin, casually suggests inviting someone else into their sex life, it plunges them into a taboo world that most people imagine but few actually visit. Consensual Infidelity is the true story of an all-American, suburban couple's experiment with swinging.
Incest, Murder and a Miracle: The True Story Behind the Cheryl Pierson Murder-for-Hire Headlines
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,080. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In 1986 sixteen year old sexually, physically and mentally abused Cheryl Pierson hired a classmate to kill her father. He had threatened to turn his sick attentions to her eight year old sister, and Cheryl had promised her dead mother as she lay in her coffin she would always protect her sister. It was in the media for several years. 30 years later Cheryl tells her inspirational true story
Memoirs of a Surgeon's Wife: I’m Throwing Your Damn Pager into the Ocean
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,160. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Megan Sharma is a surgeon's wife. During her husband's seven years of post-medical school training, while he tackled the dirty work of putting broken faces back together and painstakingly peeling cancer from his patients' jugular veins, she became his sugar mama and helped pave his path to glory. When medicine meets holy matrimony, anything can happen…
Reclaiming My Birth Rights: A Mother's Wisdom Triumphs Over the Harmful Practices of Her Medical Profession
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 37,460. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Surgeon Adrienne Carmack, MD, shares the personal and professional experiences that led her to become an advocate for natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and genital autonomy.
Twelve Angels: The Women Who Taught Me How to Act, Live, and Love
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 68,540. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
The incredible true story of American actor Dominic Chianese, fighting intensely stacking odds to find genuine love, self, and artistic success.
Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,820. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018 by Oleb Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Take a step back in time with some of the best writers with disabilities as they recount their first adventure, their first heartbreak, and the first time the unexpected treaded into their life. From body transformations to societal setbacks, to love affairs and family trauma, Firsts collects the most thought-provoking and exciting stories of our time by people with disabilities.
Final Gifts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,030. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2015 by Shebooks Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Carol Mithers’s memoir of a woman in caregiving hell is funny, sad, brutally honest, and ultimately life-affirming.
Let's Get Moving
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,860. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships » Women's sexuality
In The Happy Hooker, which sold 15 million copies, Xaviera Hollander famously chronicled her life as New York’s most celebrated madam. Let's Get Moving is inspired by Xie’s own personal down-time: 'It's the candid story of the raucous unraveling of my relationship with one of the greatest loves of my life, while vacationing in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.' A holiday you will never forget.
Mi legado
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 21,520. Language: Spanish. Published: July 3, 2012 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Este libro reúne la concepcion que tenía la Madre Teresa de Calcuta, ganadora del Premio Nobel de la Paz, sobre la fe, el perdón, el matrimonio y la familia, de modo que su doctrina se adentre en la vida cotidiana del lector.
The Stargate Chronicles: Memoirs of a Psychic Spy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 122,290. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Joseph McMoneagle is now known as the best Operational Remote Viewer in the history of the U.S. Army's Special Project—Stargate. His intelligence collection results have never been surpassed and rarely equaled. This remarkable memoir chronicles his military career, his early life, and gives a wonderful birds-eye view into US Military politics.
Pat Conroy's The Water is Wide A Memoir Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Pat Conroy is a Southerner and as a white American in the Deep South in the 1950s admits to biased behavior against blacks. However, his politics changed and works to make a difference to eliminate racial prejudice by helping in the education of predominantly black children.
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between The World And Me Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
This is a Summary of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Between The World And Me Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer).