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Mammograms, Mastectomies, and Mom's Apple Pie: My Recipe for Handling Breast Cancer and Returning to a Healthy Life
By Vickie Jenkins
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
An engaging and educational how-to book for breast cancer survival through first-hand stories, humorous observations, and hands-on health care tips and tools. Author Vickie Jenkins blends her talent as a writer and journalist, improv comedy performer, and cancer survivor to serve up her personal recipe for surviving a health crisis. Filled with inspiration and helpful info that's easy to digest.
Приветик с Альбиона (Letters to the girls) - in russian
By Anna Tomkins
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 58,760. Language: Russian. Published: November 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
This is a book written in Russian by a Russian. Hi from Britain, Letters to the Girls is based on the real life experience of a young woman, who left her native Russia to follow a childhood dream to live and find love in England. Every week she would send a letter back home to her three best friends: Joana; Irina and Natasha.
Dr. Sara Josephine Baker: The Woman who Saved Hundreds of Thousand of Babies
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,250. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography
Sara Josephine Baker grew up questioning everything. She also grew up doing a lot of things that only boys were supposed to do. Soon Dr. Jo began questioning the way people raised their babies. At first no one listened, but when people started listening, their babies stopped dying. Read the exciting story of how Dr. Sara Jo Baker saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies.
Typhoid Mary: The Story of Mary Mallon
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography
Ask most adults who Typhoid Mary was, and they'll tell you a lie. They'll tell you she was someone who killed hundreds of people. Maybe even thousands. They'll tell you she was a woman who knew she had a deadly disease and didn't care that she spread it to others. But is it true? No. Most of it is not true. Here is Mary's story.
Off to Save the World: How Julia Taft Made a Difference
By Ann Blackman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,050. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
For more than three decades, Julia Taft was one of the United States’ top humanitarian relief experts, friend and ally of the world’s most impoverished people. She was, simply put, a legend in her field.
The Woman who Rewrote History
By Claire Lloyd
Price: Free! Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
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Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia, was known as the Red Duchess for her political views and imprisoned by Franco during Spain´s fascist dictatorship. She found evidence in her family's archive that much of Spain's accepted history had been 'cleaned up'. To preserve the archive for posterity she married her secretary on her deathbed, disinheriting her children.
Selling Sex in Hollywood
By Thomas Chi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Publisher Thomas Chi interviewed Las Vegas call girl Holly after she moved to Hollywood, California. Here are the stories from the interviews with Holly in Los Angeles, California. I had to leave Las Vegas, because of the economy, but the few clients I met there put money up front.
Nice Guys, Freaks & Creeps: a Dating Memoir
By Jennifer Knightstep
Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
Nice Guys, Freaks & Creeps is the true story of Jennifer, a girl who just wants what we all want — to find Mr. Right. Through a series of short essays documenting some of her more disastrous dates, we’ll recognize some of the men we’ve dated ourselves, a fair representation of the Nice Guys, Freaks & Creeps in our own dating pasts.
Nadia Comaneci: Perfect 10
By David Bruce
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
This volume is a short biography of Nadia Comaneci, winner of five gold medals at the Olympics.
Helena: Unwavering Courage
By Sylvia Melvin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,730. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Can you imagine a woman burying her husband in the morning then giving birth to his last child in the afternoon? Confined to her bedroom with premature labor, Helena watches from her window as a horse-drawn wagon takes James to the cemetery. With no husband for support, Helena turns to her children's love and her faith to see her through difficult times. Her courage is a testimony to all.
The Unfeeling Doctor, Unplugged: More True Tales From Med School and Beyond
By Melissa Yuan-Innes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Olo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Was I always The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World? Of course not. I offer you counter-examples from medical school, a time when I was so earnest, I scraped my finger on the mannequin while practicing my digital rectal exam technique (true story). Now I practice emergency medicine in the digital age, where Twitter co-exists with trauma and tendonitis. Come on in.
Gas Drilling and the Fracking of a Marriage
By Stephanie C. Hamel
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 61,310. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011 by Coffeetown Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
After receiving an offer to lease the farmland of her idyllic childhood summers for natural gas exploration or “fracking” (a process that may harm the environment), scientist Stephanie Hamel saw her strong convictions rattled by dreams of instant wealth. This honest yet light-hearted memoir will strike a vein for anyone who has agonized over their role as steward to the earth’s resources.
The Eye of the Moon
By Shelley Davidow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,780. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011 by The Habit of Rainy Nights Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
The Eye of the Moon is at once an exploration of love, identity and heartbreak against the backdrop of the changing political face of southern Africa, and a critique of life in North America through the eyes of a young immigrant. It is a poetic memoir about loving and forgiving- men, and women, and continents. It is ultimately also about the undoing of cliches and fixed perceptions of the world.
Breaking Silence
By C.A. Harris
Price: $4.79 USD. Words: 29,670. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
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The 60s. The crossroads of change and immobility. In 1964, C.A. Harris was three years old and living in a world of silence. Only nobody knew it – nobody knew her world was one of muffled and descriptionless sound. Motown ruled the airwaves and blacks weren’t allowed to cross 8 Mile -- and, C.A. Harris was growing up hearing impaired at the pinnacle of political and social unrest.
Madam Courage
By Martin Kari
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,130. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Raider Publishing International. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
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By Martin Kari
Life is beautiful - No matter what !
By Jayne Cloutier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 144,120. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
" Life is beautiful - No matter what " traces the ups and downs of a young Swiss girl as she struggles through a difficult childhood and into womanhood. Armed only with advice from her beloved grandma, she encounters deception, rejection, cancer, and heartbreak. The book follows her as she travels around the world in search of healing, both for her illness and for her scars on her soul.
FAREWELL OPRAH, with LOVE: 25 Seasons of Laughter, Tears, and Inspiration
By Raymond Sturgis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Oprah Winfrey is an iconic figure that magnetize respect and adoration for long as she lives. The Oprah Winfrey show has captured the public attention since its inception and now the farewell season has emerged, it is time to properly and sadly say goodbye.
The Beauty Girls
By Carol Leonard
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,590. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Carol Leonard had been a midwife for over 30 years when she experienced a little "blip" in her career and wandered off in a completely unexpected direction. This book is a screamingly funny account of one woman's postmenopausal experience of being in Beauty School.
A Woman Denied... The Early Years
By @1Rebone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,060. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
Simon Bushie had always wanted a little boy to complement the two girls he already had. When his wife Evelyn conceived, it became the happiest day of his life. Everyday he rooted for a boy. But when the baby came, it came with mixed gender. A staunch traditionalist that he was, Bushie was determined that the baby would be a man like him. He went on to register the baby as a boy, naming it Raymond.
Thirty Years in September
By Kate Genovese
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,730. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
When sixteen year old Kate Genovese went to visit her sister Denise in the hospital in 1968, she claims "something clicked that very moment, I wanted to make Denise better again, heal her shattered body and make her laugh ... I couldn't put words to my feelings, but I knew I wanted to do more then just visit" That day Kate discovered her calling in life, nursing.