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With Gun & Gown
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 58,050. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Norman Friskney’s experiences as a young man were defined by two environments. The halls of Oxford University, where his studies were interrupted by the outbreak of WWII and the battlefields of southern Italy. His accounts of his experiences over the years include encounters with Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher, Roy Hattersley and Edmund Blunden.
We R Not Warmongers
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 66,080. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
An adventurous young man, from the Bronx, is moved by the threats of World War Three, after the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, and becomes anxious to be in the military. He joins the Marine Corps, wanting to get into a Recon unit, where he sensed the action was. Although, it took a few years, and World War Three didn’t happen, he ended up in Vietnam, and became part of a famous battle.
The Technical Progressman
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 28,430. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In A Dockyard Apprentice’s Story, Robert Smith (‘Nige’ to his mates) told of his formative years as a young trainee in Chatham Dockyard, where he trained as an engine fitter and turner. The Technical Progressman is set in the 1960s, taking up the story from the point where Bob transfers to the Weapons Section as a Technical Progressman.
American Stripper: A True Story of an Exotic Male Dancer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,260. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
As a teenager, Dion McTavish was a nerd. Smart, quiet, and scrawny, he surrounded himself with video games and books. He didn't drink or try drugs and he definitely did not party. But something happened when he got to the University of Florida. He began to work out. Soon, his new physique and a chance visit to a lingerie shop led him to a profession he'd never considered: male stripping.
Ice Cream, Gasmasks and God
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 88,970. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Joyce Lovely grew up in Liverpool during World War 2, her family surviving a blitz which damaged their home and killed two thousand of their fellow Liverpudlians in a week. She and her young friends dreamed of peace and safety, but not as much as they dreamed about ice-cream. A charming memoir of a young woman’s childhood and coming of age.
Insufferable Indifference - The Mocking of America
Price: Free! Words: 40,580. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Biting social commentary mixed with philosophical musings will challenge your sensibilities. “a blend of autobiography and political and philosophical commentary that calls upon Americans to enforce the foundations of democracy.” D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MBR
Call Me Adam
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,570. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Me, I'm from a family of 19 kids, the middle one. I have grade 2 education therefore i don't read and write so good. We grew up poor and I was always hungry. I was told that I was ugly and stupid. (as told to a ghostwriter)
Fiona's Fight
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,290. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain)
Fiona Fifield is a multiple sclerosis (MS) survivor. Her mother and sister also have multiple sclerosis and her father suffers equally debilitating ailments. In this autobiography Fiona takes you through her troubled childhood and adolescence, as well as her struggles with sobriety. Follow Fiona as she fights for her life, struggling through the challenges of having MS and her relationships.
Bless Me Father For They Have Sinned
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 175,810. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Bless Me Father For They Have Sinned is a must read for anyone who wants to catch a more intimate look at the infrastructure of the Catholic Church. With his memoir, Father Paul Roberts offers us a historically relevant, yet compassionate and humorous, account of the inner workings of the oldest corporation in the world.
Warts and All
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,770. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Born in the 40s to a public school educated ne'er-do-well father and a mother born and bred in the docks, St Tropez must have seemed inaccessible to the young John Ffitch-Heyes. But in this book, Warts and All, the author shows how luck, determination, and a gallery of contacts picked up along the way can make any dream come true - except, perhaps, multi-millionaire.
A Mistress Abroad
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,780. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Told in an engaging style, A Mistress Abroad brings to life that time of optimism, with the vibrant and revolutionary 60s only a few years away. It was a time in which a woman like Jean could enjoy and experience her early working life amidst the fascination of other cultures and the allure of pilots and planes.
Embracing Quincy, Our Journey Together
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,770. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Pregnancy and childbirth, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
What happens when you're told your baby will not live? And if by some miracle she does live, she will be extremely disabled? When a high-tech ultrasound at 22 weeks revealed that Quincy may have a rare genetic disorder called trisomy 18, the Marsh family was given a choice: to terminate or to continue Embracing Quincy.
Turtle Tushies in the Land of Banana Beer, A Peace Corps Memoir
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 124,880. Language: American English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A newly married Texas couple with great teeth join the Peace Corps to teach fish farming among the friendly, hard-working people of Burundi. Grappling with motorcycles, banana beer, bugs, frogs, charcoal-spewing imbabulas, mud, tons of rain, falling down, getting up, political uncertainties, language and cultural barriers, they work with courageous farmers, and learn we are all One in the heart.
Jumping Fences, Love and Hazelnut Cake
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,870. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
As a nineteen year old, I mostly experienced fear, except in fleeting moments, when I was overcome with warmth and love. Worried that I was losing my marbles, I set off looking for answers. But not just any answers, I wanted real answers that made sense, and that didn’t require a PhD or hard work. Join me on my life’s journey. I could never have predicted what I’d find.
Final Analysis: The Making and Unmaking of a Psychoanalyst
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,760. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Psychology » History
He was the rising star of psychoanalysis, an intimate associate of Anna Freud and Kurt Eissler, a member of the Freudian “inner circle” with unrestricted access to the Freud Archives. And then Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson threw it all away because he dared to break the psychoanalytic community’s deepest taboo: he told the truth in public.
So Far, So Good: The Saga of a Broken Neck, and the Good Life that Can Follow
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,640. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Physical impairments
Every year, 40,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries. Lee Goldstein is one of them. Lee has been living with his injury for 66+ years, making him unofficially the longest living quadriplegic in history. The story of his injury and the reasons for his survival are chronicled in this stunning book. Lee tells of his terrible injury, his fight for life, & the amazing life he has led ever since.
There's a Hamster in the Dashboard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,080. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015 by Dream of Things. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A book of essays by David W. Berner is the next best thing to storytelling around a bonfire. In “There’s a Hamster in the Dashboard,” Berner shares stories of “a life in pets.” Along the way, Berner shows that pets not only connect us with the animal world, but also with each other and with ourselves. The result is a collection of essays that is insightful and humorous, entertaining and touching.
A Journey of Pride: From Mauritius to Melbourne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,280. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Travel » Gay and lesbian
When his older brother asks him if he is gay, Jacques is first stunned by the question. Soon after he’s come out, Jacques leaves behind the idyllic island of Mauritius, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. This is a poignant story of resilience and hope. Despite the challenges, Jacques finds fulfilment, happiness and success, living the life he wanted.
Bogart: In Search of My Father
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,010. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
For countless millions, Humphrey Bogart’s screen performances and real-life persona merged to make him one of the world’s most fabled figures—a legend of mythic proportions. But for his only son, Stephen, eight years old in 1957 when his father died of lung cancer, Humphrey Bogart’s giant shadow was a burden he carried until he finally came to understand the private man.
The Girl Next Door...And How She Grew
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...