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On the Edge of Shattered: A Mother's Experience of Discovering Freedom Through Sobriety
The true story of a wife and mother's descent into alcohol addiction—a harrowing and sometimes heartbreaking chronicle of habitual blackouts and unremembered nights—and her triumphant emergence into the light of recovery. Before she stopped drinking for good, Kim was lying to herself and everyone she knew about her daily habit-sneaking morning sips of vodka behind her husband's back, emptying...
Missing from Me
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,500. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2022 by Tellwell Talent. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Recounting the case of her son Ryan's disappearance in an idyllic Canadian ski town, Heather Shtuka takes the reader from her role of parent to search and rescue coordinator through to missing-person advocate, inviting us on her journey to bring her son home.
Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 125,380. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2022 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
An intimate memoir from a founding editor of Ms. magazine who grew up in a Jewish immigrant family mired in secrets, haunted by their dread of shame and stigma, determined to hide their every imperfection—and in denial or despair when they couldn’t.
What I Mean When I Say I'm Autistic: Unpuzzling a Life on the Autism Spectrum
In this intimate and insightful mix of memoir and manifesto, Annie Kotowicz invites you inside the mind of an autistic woman, sharing the trials and triumphs of a life before and after diagnosis. How might it feel to be autistic? Why are autistic and non-autistic people so puzzling to one another? How does neuroscience explain the spectrum of autistic traits? And what could you discover about...
The Fifth Vital
Mike Majlak was a seventeen-year-old from a loving, middle-class family in Milford, Connecticut, when he got caught up in the opioid epidemic that swept the nation. For close to a decade thereafter, his life was a wasteland of darkness and despair. While his peers were graduating from college, buying homes, getting married, having kids, and leading normal lives, Mike was snorting OxyContin...
Pride Over Pity
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,920. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Kailyn Lowry is the feisty, tattooed beauty whose determination to raise her son on her own terms has been documented on MTV’s hit series Teen Mom 2. In this raw memoir, Kailyn opens up about her painful past, from her desperate stay at a homeless shelter to the traumatic secrets she’s guarded for years. Pride Over Pity is the inspiring story of a young girl’s resolve to survive and succeed.
Hope, Grace, & Faith
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,830. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
“It took hitting rock bottom for me to realize that if I wanted something better for my girls, I had to learn to love myself first.”
Mémoires d'un looser heureux
J'aurais pu devenir pilote, mannequin, musicien, chercheur d'épaves, danseur étoile, cavalier émérite, champion du monde de ski, politicien, animateur télé... Mais rien. A qui la faute ? Mais à moi bien sûr. Car avec un peu plus de volonté, de travail (et de talent on est d'accord), tous ces métiers me tendaient les bras. J'adorerais dire que la raison de tant d'échecs vient du fait que j'ai...
Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,390. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2020 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The first comprehensive biography of iconic singer-songwriter Chris Cornell.
Mansion on a Hill
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,840. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by KelLee Parr. Categories: Nonfiction » History, Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Adoption, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The Story of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium and the Adoption Hub of America. For the readers of Orphan Train comes the true story of a second wave of humanity that traveled to the Midwest by train. Not well documented in American history, over 100,000 pregnant, unwed young women traveled mostly by train to Kansas City – known as the Adoption Hub of America – in the early- to mid-1900s.They...
Namwayut—We Are All One: A Pathway to Reconciliation
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,570. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Native Americans
Chief Robert Joseph, one of the leading voices on peace building in our time, provides a powerful map for collective change and transformation.
The Reporter Who Knew Too Much
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 104,120. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2016 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder » General
Was What’s My Line TV Star, media icon, crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? Is the main suspect in her death still at large? Kilgallen’s official cause of death, reported as an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol, has always been suspect since no investigation occurred despite the staged death scene.
My Rise from the Wiseguys: A Memoir
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,200. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2022 by Cobino Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts » Photography
Famous as "Dr. Carl" on the hit TV show Survivor Africa, Carl Bilancione had a family secret that was never revealed to viewers: While he was being filmed in Africa, his father—identified by law enforcement as part of the Genovese crime family—was serving time in prison. Carl broke free from a tradition of crime and violence. He worked his way through college and dental school, served in the US...
Auschwitz #34207 - The Joe Rubinstein Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,640. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
(5.00 from 1 review)
Seventy years ago Joe Rubinstein walked out of a Nazi concentration camp. Until now, his story has been hidden from the world. Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, German soldiers forced twenty-one year-old Icek “Joe” Rubinsztejn onto a crowded, open-air truck. The next day, several around him were dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe—much worse.
The Fifth Wife: A Memoir of Hope, Love, and Faith
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,340. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2022 by Umbrella Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family, Nonfiction » Parenting » Family tragedy, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Mai Cee was born into a strict culture, birthed in a refugee camp, and brought to the United States of America at a young age. She is a perfectionist. She works hard at school and in her family's home. With excellent grades, she has her mind set on pursuing a prestigious university education. Mai Cee wants to correct the imperfections of her roots and go far away to study, to carve out a new...
Auschwitz Escape - The Klara Wizel Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,950. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
At the tender age of 16, Klara Wizel had a picturesque life with a loving and supportive family. There was no way to know that the Holocaust was creeping toward her and that soon this young Hungarian Jew would be fighting for her life due to the most notorious doctor of the 20th century, Dr. Josef Mengele. Hers is the only story on record of having been selected for death then escaping.
The Granny Who Stands on Her Head: Reflections on Growing Older
Price: $9.49 USD. Words: 54,310. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by Glenmore Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit » Inspiration & personal growth
"Somewhere in the middle of my seventies, I realised that I liked being old." So begins this set of engaging stories and thoughts on growing older by someone with a vast range of life experience to share. Part memoir and part reflection on the joys and challenges of modern life, this book explores the nature of old age and how it compares to...
Experiencing Sacredness: A Psycho-Spiritual Journey
"Experiencing Sacredness is a beautiful compilation of events that portray the personal, challenging, evocative, revolutionary, pithy, erudite, and ongoing efforts of one person to discuss the universal necessity of the pursuit of finding meaning in life. This is an energizing vision, not only for the field of psychology, but for every human being." From Nicole Porter's Afterword
I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,150. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » True Crime » Espionage
In I Was Never Here, Andrew Kirsch spills the secrets of what life as an intelligence officer is really like, and dispels a few myths along the way. With humour, honesty, and candour, Kirsch shares his on-the-ground experience (or as much of it as he’s allowed to) and takes you behind the scenes of Canada’s spy agency, CSIS.
Idol Truth: A Memoir
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,380. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Former teen idol Leif Garrett bares his soul for the first time ever, revealing his deepest secrets about the extraordinary highs and devastating lows he has survived over the years.