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Were You Born Stupid? Tales of an Hispanic-American Family
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,670. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
“Were you born stupid?” is a phrase I often heard my father ask me as the eldest of his seven children. This memoir is of what now seems an enchanted childhood, written through a boy’s eyes, set in the 1950’s through 70’s, growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It relates the trials and triumphs of a large Hispanic family, a life abundantly joyful, at times brutal.
My Father's Guru
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,970. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
As a child growing up in the Hollywood Hills during the 1950s, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson thought it was perfectly normal that a guru named Paul Brunton lived with his family and dictated everything about their daily rituals, from their diet to their travel plans to his parents’ sex life. But in this extraordinary memoir, Masson reflects on just how bizarre everything about his childhood was.
Rosebush
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,150. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Myrtle Allen was born in Paris, Texas, in 1896. She saw the doughboys go away to fight World War I, survived the flu epidemic after the soldiers came home, had children and raised them during the Great Depression. Over a lifetime of 99 years, she was divorced once and widowed twice. She met presidents and governors, politicians and judges.
Daughters of Nazareth
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,050. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
For Trisha Gourgaud, life growing up in 50s Australia was a mix of love for her French father and love tinged with uncertainty for her Irish mother. A blissful time was cut short when one day she was taken by the police to the local children's home, Nazareth House, a home for neglected and abandoned children. This event meant she would never see her mother again and rarely see her father.
Short Story Collection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,480. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
My life story... where's the interest in that, I thought, until I started to put pen to paper... then I realised just how much I had done in my what seemed to be short time in this world. At 93 years of age and finally retired, some would say my life has been interesting, some would say erratic, some would say fulfilling, some would say hectic... I would say immense fun!
A World Ago: A Navy Man's Letters Home (1954-1956)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 168,790. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Military
A World Ago chronicles, through one young man's journal and vivid letters to his parents, his life, adventures, and experiences at a magical time. It follows him from being a Naval Aviation Cadet to becoming a “regular” sailor aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga on an eight-month tour of duty in the politically tense Mediterranean Sea.
Con el espíritu inquieto
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,790. Language: Spanish. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Historias previas a emprender mi gran viaje hacia Irlanda y otras experiencias viajando por casi toda Sudamérica, se reúnen junto a anécdotas de un hostel cerrado con candado en Chile, el día en que me abandonaron en la frontera entre Perú y Bolivia, y la vez en la cual sobreviví en Europa con menos de diez euros. Además, momentos que marcaron mi vida como los Juegos Olímpicos de 2012 y más.
One Young Fool in Dorset: The Old Fools Prequel
Series: Old Fools. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,510. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015 by Ant Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
So how did it all begin? What happened before Victoria met Joe and they embarked on their crazy life in Spain? This light, airy and charming story is the delightful prequel to Victoria Twead’s "Old Fools" series. Her childhood memories are vividly portrayed, leaving the reader chuckling and enjoying a warm sense of comfortable nostalgia.
What Don't Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,560. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
What Don't Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong is a survival memoir that recounts Stewart Francke's remarkable journey through leukemia and a bone marrow transplant, complications and recovery. Understanding he is, as a survivor, part of the “lucky unlucky,” Francke finds the silver lining in his struggle and then some.
A Dockyard Matey makes Good
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 94,770. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Now Bob has added a third and final part, about his post-Dockyard adventures working with the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE), and in posts with the MoD and Government agencies, and published the whole story in one volume. The full story of his career is packed with interesting stories, and Bob’s sense of humour shines through.
The Path of the Moonlight
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 49,180. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
When Shelagh Bell was sorting through her mother's possessions after she had moved into a nursing home, she came across a pile of typescript, the pages screwed up or out of order. She had found her mother’s memoirs. A beautifully-written, moving and often very funny story of a family who lived through two world wars and were constantly on the move.
The Education of a Traitor: A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,670. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Russian
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The Education of a Traitor: A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia is a luminous memoir that describes the coming of age of a young Jewish girl in an oppressive totalitarian society rife with hypocrisy and Antisemitism.
The Dawn is My Brother
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 58,950. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Henry Williamson. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
"The Dawn is My Brother", first published in 1959, is a book of uncommon quality. Intensely personal and honest, brilliantly alight with the unaffected candour of its author’s personality – and his inborn literary skill – it is an infectiously cheerful autobiography, brimming with enthusiasm for the countryside and the open air, for the world of trees, plants and animals, for rivers, sea and sky.
Love And Suffering: My Road To Liberation
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 63,070. Language: British English. Published: July 6, 2015 by Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust, Publications Division. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Nooshin Mehrabani, the author of this book is a native of Iran. The author takes the readers through a guided tour of her life – her happy moments and travails seem to go hand-in-hand. Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has been her Guru and God, guiding her through every moment of her life.
My Thai Story II
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,380. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by booksmango. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
I had a dream like so many people do to start a new life in a new country. I decided to do more than just dream about it. I decided to give up my life in England and try and live a new life in Thailand. I wrote about my adventure in the book ‘My Thai Story’ but the story was only half told. This is the long awaited sequel to that book. My Thai Story II completes my story. It tells how my dreams f
Trans Boomer: A Memoir of My Journey from Female to Male
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,170. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
This book tells the story of one Baby Boomer's life: from a religious childhood to teenage rebellion to an adulthood in which he finally is able to live life as his true self.
The Devil in His Blue Eyes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,500. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Is Martin's nightmare only just beginning? Falling head over heels in love with Kevin, once married and a father of two sons, Martin is prepared to forgive him almost anything. Physically violent, secretive by nature, Kevin definitely wants to wear the trousers in this relationship. Will Martin let Kevin take advantage of his good nature, of his need for someone to love in his life?
I'm Still Here Mum
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 37,180. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In his teens Royce Scarlett was a bit of a tearaway, regularly in trouble with the law. When matters came to a head and Royce was sent to prison for drug dealing, he began to see the error of his ways. Sadly whilst in prison he developed a rare cancer, and he died at the age of just 22. This is Royce’s tragic and moving story, by his mother.
With Gun & Gown
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 58,050. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. 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: $3.99 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.