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After the Fire: A Personal Essay
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A young writer struggles to find his voice in a long ago writing workshop. Years later the teacher's lessons still provide inspiration.
Not Like My Mother - Becoming a sane parent after growing up in a CRAZY family.
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Price: Free! Words: 39,540. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
“This is a “how to” manual that reads like a smart funny novel. Get ready for a wisdom ride.” - Nancy Slonim Aronie – Author of WRITING FROM THE HEART/ NPR commentator Have you ever said I am not going to do to my kids what my parents did to me? Being the parent you always wanted is not necessarily the parent your kids need. Become the parent your kids need and heal your history.
A Victim of Bullying
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Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Suicide
At some point, everyone has either been bullied or seen bullying happen. As a society, we’ve ignored the problem because of its prevalence and acceptance as a part of growing up. However, what if suicides from bullying occurred as young as 8-years-old? Would society finally wake up? This is what almost happened to me, and this is the story of how I not only survived, but conquered bullying.
Leading U: Inspirational Stories from UAlberta Alumni & Students
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Price: Free! Words: 53,410. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Leading U assembles the stories of incredible University of Alberta alumni and students. Whether it's Randy Boissonnault, Brad Ferguson, Amy Shostak or Ashlyn Bernier, Leading U shares the on-campus experiences and reflections of the university's distinguished leaders. For incoming students looking to make their own mark on campus, this is a must-read.
Zythom T1 L'âge d'or est devant nous
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Price: Free! Words: 43,210. Language: French. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Social aspects / general
Sur un ton impertinent et plein d'humour, le blog de Zythom fourmille d'anecdotes vécues, tant sur sa vie personnelle ou professionnelle que sur ses activités d'expert judiciaire. Elles sont réunies dans cet essai pour participer à l'éclairage du public à travers le point de vue rarement exprimé de l'homme de l'art.
A Grandfather's Legacy
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Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
A story about a families sacrifice during the civil war and the funny conclusion that makes their abolitionists sacrifices moot.
Emigrant for a day
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Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
I moved to Sweden for a PhD from Florence, Italy. I studied neurology and made new experiences in the neurological laboratories of Stockholm. The book is the stoy of a special day in my life in the ice and darkness. Memories from a different time and space.
Red Skies In Morning: An Unforgettable Stormy Passage from Juneau to Seattle
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Price: Free! Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(4.00 from 1 review)
The author, a novice sailor, and her husband set out from Juneau, Alaska on a sailboat headed for Seattle, WA. Though early spring, winter weather prevailed in the far north making the voyage long and stressful. Storms, rough seas, frigid temperatures, dense fog, intense rain squalls test their abilities, stamina and their marriage.
Kiss Chronicles
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Price: Free! Words: 68,650. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.92 from 12 reviews)
When I turned 30 without getting my first kiss — yes, you read that right. Read over it again if you need to. Anyway, when I turned 30, I decided I had to take action and get a first kiss to be remembered. So I devised a method to get my first kiss in a way that would be guaranteed to make it meaningful: I would auction off my first kiss for charity.
Undercover My Story
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,280. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Undercover My Story is an exciting fictional memoir that takes you into the undercover world and presents with brutal honesty what the underbelly of society is really like. This entertaining story is a must read for any crime fan. Take a peak inside the dangerous and gripping life story of a young undercover officer who dared to tackle drugs, crimes and murder.
I Am A Submariner
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Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
An inside look at being an submariner, the triumphs and tragedy.
Deciphering the Golden Flower One Secret at a Time
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,330. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2009 by Life Force Books. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
After suffering a childhood injury, JJ Semple finds secret meditation techniques that correct the damage done to his body. A companion piece to The Secret of the Golden Flower, this book is also a detective story. Neither Richard Wilhelm, the translator, nor Carl Gustav Jung, the famous psychologist, were able to plumb the depths of these techniques. An intriguing, original memoir.
Cat On A Leash
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 53,210. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
There is a fine line between admiration and stalking. The story of a persistent cat, the couple she “dated”, and their travels aboard the motor-vessel Wild Blue. The 50-something couple retired early, sold their home & photography business, scooped up the cat, and hit the waterways. Life isn’t always easy onboard a 25 foot boat, but it is an interesting escape. Featuring Molly the cat.
In Jupiter's Shadow
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,460. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
Hiding from others is easy. Hiding from yourself is trickier. Growing up in Western New York in the late ’70s/early ’80s, Greg is a teenage “detective" searching for self-truth. He confronts Heaven and Hell as he struggles -- within a family full of secrets -- to solve the profound mystery he encounters in the bathtub on the second floor.
Ghost Trails: Journeys Through a Lifetime
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,200. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
"Ghost Trails" is the true story of an ordinary person - timid, nonathletic, raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake City - and her unlikely route to one of the most difficult bicycle races in the world, a 350-mile epic along Alaska's frozen Iditarod trail. Through her struggles and intimate confrontations with her fears and weaknesses, she discovers the surprising destination of her life's trails.
Nearly Knighted: Life after Winning a Pulitzer Prize
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,310. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2009 by Issues Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Eric Newhouse’s diary tells what happens after winning a Pulitzer Prize: the honors, the travels, and the opportunities. And the other side of the coin: lost time and a desperate struggle to continue reporting what is important to him: amplifying the voices of those who normally go unheard, so that policy-makers and citizens know the human consequences of official actions. Uplifting. Caring.
Silent Sorority
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,420. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
2010 Team RESOLVE Choice Best Book. Silent Sorority reveals with candor, humor and poignancy the intense and at times absurd experience of adjusting to a life as a "non-mom" when nature and science don't cooperate in the family building department. Snappy and irreverent as well as moving, this book offers a contrarian point of view in an era of mommy blogs, designer babies and helicopter parents.
The Art Teacher
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Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
An essay about an art teacher's lasting impact on his students.
How It Looks Going Back: Growing Up In The Montana Woods
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 90,410. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010 by Riverbend Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
When Doris Knowles Pulis was a girl to explore her new home in Montana’s remote Yaak Valley, an old-timer offered her this advice about traveling in the woods: “Turn around every once in a while so you know how it looks going back.” Fortunately for readers, she did, and her memoir is a delightful account of quirky neighbors, strange adventures, interesting wildlife, and one loving family.
Ella and Boss: My Agrarian Grandparents of Van Buren County, Iowa
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Price: Free! Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This short nonfiction piece reveals the character of rural Iowa through the eccentricities of loving grandparents. It is a story of agrarian grandparents told by one of their thirteen grandchildren. Though anecdotal in nature, this work somehow reveals a good synopsis of what growing up in Van Buren County, Iowa during the 1980s was really like.