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The Girl Next Door...And How She Grew by Jane Powell
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,600. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
She was the sweet-faced gal who won our hearts as the spunky heroine of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS…the all-American beauty who kicked up her heels with Fred Astaire in ROYAL WEDDING. Jane Powell grew up alongside Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall and Ann Blyth…and she and Liz were bridesmaids at each other’s weddings. But MGM’s golden-voiced girl realized she’d never found happiness...
Station Identification: Confessions of a Video Kid by Donald Bowie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,250. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
This is a memoir by a thirty-one-year-old man who has just given up the most meaningful, heartwarming and enduring relationship in his life—his television set. The tale begins with Donald Bowie’s discovery of Howdy Doody, and ends as he bids farewell to television after the last episode of the Mary Tyler Moor Show.
Looking for the Rainbow by Graham Passey
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 52,190. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Sally Painting was seven when she was diagnosed with liver disease. During her teenage years her life was saved three times. Inspired by those who cared for her, she became the first person in the UK to become a nurse after receiving a liver transplant. Sally’s special life was captured in her diaries. This is her story.
Domestic Violence: One Woman's Nightmare by Susan R. Murphy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,770. Language: American English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A survivor's account of domestic violence, written by one who, like so many, "never thought it would happen to me but, unlike so many women out there, I decided to do something about it." It is a story described with candor and vividness as the dark storms unravel and aggression turns to actual violence. The author shows how she turned the situation around and overcame the adverse circumstances.
With My Head In The Clouds – Part 2 by Gwyn Mullett
You set the price! Words: 148,420. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
“It was in the March that I nearly met my maker. I was in the descent and as we passed 10,000ft I brought the speed down to the required two hundred and fifty knots. We had just cleared the cloud cover and into clear skies and I was just changing a radio frequency when I suddenly looked up and saw a light aircraft about half a mile ahead coming straight at me descending at the same rate as I was.
Lights In My Life by Helen Drew
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,840. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir(4.00 from 1 review)
In Lights in my Life Helen Drew takes the reader from her childhood in New Zealand to her life today. With disarming honesty she describes the highs and lows with equal clarity from a terrible episode in her childhood to the joy of her grandchildren.
That Good Night: More Memoirs of a Nurse Teacher by Shirley Phillips
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,040. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In That Goodnight: More Memoirs of a Nurse Teacher, Shirley Phillips, nurse, ward sister, teacher and carer almost into her 70th year, recounts episodes from her career. The milestone of Project 2000 where nurses training now included the degree qualification at the expense of practical experience in the ward saw a deterioration in care quality.
Kaufman's Hill by John C. Hampsey
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,480. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015 by Bancroft Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A PROFOUND AND INTENSELY MOVING BOYHOOD MEMOIR: Novelist Tim O’Brien says that “Kaufman’s Hill is among the most touching, sensitive, and spellbinding memoirs I’ve encountered in many years. Beautifully and exactly written, this book will surely reach into the hearts of its readers. I was deeply moved.”
Perdue en France by Rita Clements Lee
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 11,420. Language: French. Published: April 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Dans un mémoire concis et plein d'humour, l'auteur raconte les expériences les plus vives de ses années d'études comme assistant dans une école à Albi, sud de la France. 1969-1970.
Memos from Midlife: 24 Parables of Adult Adjustment by Franklin E. Zimring
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,940. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“... It’s the most entertaining book I’ve read this year.” — Steve Chapman, Columnist and Editorial Writer, The Chicago Tribune There are no pretentious arguments about policy or social science in these pages, rather humorous essays — because it is a report from what Frank Zimring calls "my second career, and everybody else’s second career, the hard work of becoming an adult in the modern world."
The 25 Lessons I Learned at 25 by Greg Ux
Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
Deluxe Life founder Greg Ux chronicles his 25th year of existence, and recounts many of the lessons he learned along the way while traveling the world, changing residences, getting fired and starting his own business. With subsections on Life, Work/Business and Health/Wellness/Relationships, follow his learning curve as he sorts through his successes and failures along the way.
Science & Politics by Dr Brian Iddon
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 71,590. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Brian Iddon discovered a passion for chemistry as an eleven-year-old schoolboy. He went on to study it at university, obtaining a BSc, PhD and DSc, and taught and researched his subject at the highest level before making his name in the wider world. In retirement, in addition to voluntary work, Dr Iddon has finally found time to write his memoirs
A Normal Life by Aura Angel
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 25,660. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Parental love was in short supply when Aura Angel was growing up. Her father would beat her at the slightest excuse, and when he left home her mother took over, using brooms and kitchen implements to make sure the blows hurt.Now, in her forties, she is at peace with herself.
Short Stories from a Boat Kid "The Photograph" and 13 other Summer Stories by Ron F Kinsella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,970. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
It's the 1960's and life's not all that simple—even if you're a boat kid. Fourteen short, true stories set in the remote islands of the Bahamas, Florida, school, and other places. Narrated and quite personal stories of fears, disappointments, triumphs, and humor you can relate to. "Life's lesson learned" ends each story. Illustrated, Safe for all ages.
Ecstasy of the Deep by Tony Buxton
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,040. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015 by booksmango. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The astonishing autobiography of an Englishman who spent his whole life chasing his dreams. Most of them were either underwater exploring far off unknown reefs in Asia and the Pacific or living it up with the rich and famous who shared his passion for diving. Tony Buxton’s charmed life takes him from the French Riviera and Rome in its 1950s and 1960s heydays to years operating an underwater touris
Ready Reference Treatise: The Color of Water by Raja Sharma
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Guides: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,290. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The conflicting emotions are highly effective in the autobiography. The author continued to find out who he really was. Likewise, the author’s mother describes the hardships she had to go through as a white Jewish woman.
Singing Magic: Memoir of a Girl Who Thought Singing Was Life by Lucretia E. Pretorius
Price: Free! Words: 86,860. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Memoir of a girl raised in rural Ontario and French Canada in the 1940s and 1950s, who then moved to South Africa in the late 1960s and witnessed the tumultuous dismantling of apartheid. Rich descriptions of people and places in rural Canada and remote regions in South Africa.
A Torch to Pass: A Memoir on Dad by Mark Gorski
Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
When a father supporting his family undergoes a tragic accident, his entire family is affected, and all are forced to adapt to the change.
Cabbages and Kings by R F Baldwin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,980. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015 by booksmango. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A prerequisite to the development of any and every child is a secure, loving relationship with both their mother and father, but not every child is so blessed. Cabbages and Kings documents my experiences after the untimely death of my father, which profoundly affected the course of my life, and follows the consequences of a fatherless household during my formative years. Set against a background o