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My View: A Short Collection of Poems
Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: British English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Poetry » Biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
'Excellent and rather soulful poetry there, speaking as an amateur poet/songwriter on the autistic spectrum myself.' Alan Borgars, via Twitter (@watermelonalan) The two personal themes for this short collection of ten poems are Asperger’s syndrome and depression. Seven of the poems are about my Asperger’s syndrome and three are about my depression.
Little Bottles (An Alcoholic Biography)
Price: Free! Words: 104,710. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
A memoir of a period in my life dealing with alcohol and drug addiction.
The Diary of John Banfield 1983-90
Price: Free! Words: 482,900. Language: British English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
John Banfield retired from the teaching profession in 1983 when he and his wife, Dorothy, moved from Lincoln to Eccleshall, Staffordshire, to enjoy their retirement together. John began a diary which recounts their many and varied interests and culminates in his tragic death from cancer. Both mundane and moving, it will be of particular interest to his descendants.
Simon Ships Out: How one brave, stray cat became a worldwide hero
Price: Free! Words: 74,880. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Simon, a mischievous young cat, is smuggled on board HMS Amethyst, his simple life amidst the streets of Hong Kong is transformed into an adventure fit for heroes. Based on the true events of Amethyst’s ‘Yangtze Incident’, Simon quirky yet emotional cat’s eye narrative is sure to move and entertain all who read it.
13 Years in America
Price: Free! Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.94 from 33 reviews)
The powerful story of one woman’s search for happiness and fulfillment in modern-day America.
Kiss Chronicles
Price: Free! Words: 68,650. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: 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.
The Greening of Gavin - My First Year of Living Sustainably
Price: Free! Words: 14,950. Language: Australian English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
As he walked out of the cinema, Gavin knew that his life would change forever. It was the impact of a documentary that kicked him into action, whereby he decided to lower his family's impact on the planet, in the attempt to live a more sustainable lifestyle. This is the story of his first year of 'The Greening of Gavin'.
I Am A Submariner
Series: The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
An inside look at being an submariner, the triumphs and tragedy.
The Art Teacher
Series: Growing Up Southern ยท The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Essay » Literature
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
An essay about an art teacher's lasting impact on his students.
A Tree Change...at any age--and the risks/rewards in meeting a man on the Internet!
Price: Free! Words: 46,630. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When Patria and Jack moved to a hobby farm in a beautiful Australian valley, life seemed to get better every year. With Jack constantly affirming his happiness and gaining Australian citizenship, his trusting partner was dumbfounded to discover he had covertly resurrected an old romance and that Stella was coming from USA to share his life, saying, 'I will share my toys, but not my man'!
Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope
Price: Free! Words: 141,760. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It was hot. There was sudden stillness in the late afternoon air and the surface of the small waterhole shone with unnatural smoothness. Fresh pig tracks at water's edge suggested pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped to the surface near the edge of the pool; just decaying vegetation, said my mind. I should have smelt crocodile! A story of a missionary family in remote aboriginal Australia.
25 Years in the Rearview Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back
Price: Free! Words: 30,090. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Inspired by Stacy Juba's bestselling novel Twenty-Five Years Ago Today, this collection of poignant and uplifting essays is the perfect book to enjoy over your morning coffee. Read about school days, quirky jobs, romance, raising a family, hard times, the writing journey, and much more in these slice of life vignettes from 52 writers. Reflect upon the small defining moments that shape your life.
Navy Daze
Price: Free! Words: 19,700. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
An autobiography of a teenagers trials and tribulations, on his journey to maturity in the 1950’s. Filled with fears and laughter as he negotiates his conversion to Navy life from the protection of his parents. This is must reading for anyone who has served in the Navy, or any branch of service for that matter.
An Ordinary Man In An Ordinary World
Price: Free! Words: 29,240. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
I have seen more in 41 years of life than some people would see in many lifetimes. I have lived and loved hurt and suffered. My father was an alcoholic, but I never stopped loving him. This is the story of a messed up childhood, and Micheal Jackson thought he had it bad? No chance. I witnessed, death, rape torture, fighting, hatred and suffered at the hands of bullies. This is my true story
Write To Remember
Price: Free! Words: 23,510. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
This is an OPEN, perma-free book to honor the memory of precious loved ones. Writing a tribute is an act of gratitude and a priceless gift to future generations. If you ever wanted to write something to celebrate the life of a favorite relative, submit your 4K-10K word tribute/memoir; if it's good I'll add it as a Chapter and re-publish. Find me on social media (Phil McQuillan or @mcquillan_phil)
Christmas Patrol
Series: The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
a military experience of being on deployment at Christmas
Isabella's Torch: A Thanksgiving Memoir
Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A 16th century French Christmas carol. Seconds on ice cream. Mom's lime-pineapple Jell-o mold and Dad's secret stuffing recipe. Storifying. This Thanksgiving-themed micro memoir combines holidays past and present, stirring up a gentle reminder that wherever family is on the fourth Thursday in November, we're home.
Along the Shores of Lake Superior
Price: Free! Words: 41,990. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A series of narratives of canoeing and rowing adventures along the shores of Lake Superior from 1906 to 1951 by Wallace L. Quimby & friends.
Campbell's Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life
Price: Free! Words: 65,090. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
How the author obtained her first guide dog, Campbell: what motivated her, the extensive training she had, the special relationship she developed with her trainer, and the good friends she made. Challenges awaited her back home, including domestic abuse. With honesty, courage, and humor, Patty Fletcher tells an inspiring and informative story of personal development.
My Operation
Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.22 from 9 reviews)
Some thoughts while facing surgery.