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You're Going To Die Out There
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A gritty, rather unrelenting dispatch from the gutters of Seattle circa late 1980's-early 90's. Not to be confused with "misery lit" or other feel good triumph of the human spirit style storytelling, this is one mans document of life lifed at and over the edge while in that part of the country.
Escape to an Orphanage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,630. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In the early 1940s a family is embroiled in scandal and a boy’s life turned upside down when his Orthodox Jewish mother leaves his father for her lesbian lover and becomes a Pentecostal Christian. Cruelly abused at the hands of his mother's sadistic lover, he is returned to a father who no longer wants him. Rejected by both his parents, he finds acceptance and dignity in an orphanage.
Mending Broken: A Personal Journey Through the Stages of Trauma + Recovery
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,740. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
After four years in the darkness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Teresa woke up--in slow and painful fits and starts. Like a process of birthing and with the sensation of tearing wide open, she was given life again. In the essays and reflections in mending broken Teresa takes you on the journey of one woman trying to find her way out of painful darkness, and into the light of recovery.
Maximum Cool: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,610. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: Lord Carson once cross-examined a witness who was known to like alcohol. He asked, “Should I be right in calling you a heavy drinker?” The witness replied, “That is my business.” Lord Carson then asked, “Any other business?”
Threshold: A Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,450. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.00 from 1 review)
A series of eighteen stories about one American family’s struggle to thrive across race and through time and space. From five-year-old Joseph Swope kidnapped and adopted by a war chief to Cecil Colburn, blasting up U.S. 41 with a turtle as co-pilot, trying to save a marriage, this memoir reveals what happens when communities fail and how they thrive.
Los Crónicos del Número 12/Viajes de Familia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,280. Language: Spanish. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
La historia de una familia de 14 hermanos y sus padres--como sobreviven y adaptan a través de los tiempos tumultuosos de la Revolución Mexicana, La Gran Depresión, las minas de Arizona, trabajos de campo en California, y finalmente construcción de casas en Mexicali, México.
Owney Madden Irish Beer Racketeer Of Prohibition Era New York City
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
By his own count Owney Madden was jailed 140 times. He was imprisoned for the murder of rival gangster Patsy Doyle in 1914. One time Owney was freed from Sing Sing Prison on a writ of habeas corpus. He returned voluntarily after it was discovered that he was leading the high life at Florida's Hialeah Park instead of working at a laundry in Brooklyn under the supervision of a parole officer.
Spread Thin & Moving Fast
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,930. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A tale of adventure, exploring new worlds, and meeting crazy characters. After growing up in an Irish-Mexican family, Ed became a restless street kid and adventurous teen. As a young adult he was thrown out of schools, became a golf hustler, hung out with artists, pimps, and actors, got drugs for friends, escaped from many petty scrapes, and followed his first love to the University of California.
Dancing With Demons
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 43,570. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
(4.00 from 1 review)
Demons, Angels, and the helping hand of God describes the contents of this book. When I gave my life to Christ the gates of hell let loose upon me and for fifteen years I had one dark battle after another until God rose up and said "enough". Each chapter tells a bizarre story of Christian Witchcraft, Satanism, and words of Prophecy for this country, as the Lord grew me up to be his vessel.
New Jersey - The Way I remember
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Much of my childhood was lived in the state of New Jersey. We moved there when I was in the second grade and I left there when I was a Freshman in High School. I have many fond memories and wanted to preserve them for my brothers and sister; my children and their children.
The Journey
Series: The Torn Trilogy, II. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,970. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"She made thirty suicide attempts before the age of thirty. Some unseen and unknown inner turmoil, created a war within her: a chaotic war that she felt she could not win, but was not sure she wanted to lose" Sara Niles fled for her life in 1987 with five small children in tow: This is the story of their journey
The Man Behind The Brand - At The Office
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
Open a copy of the Information Please Almanac and turn to the chapter on famous people. 4000 names and you won't know hardly any. But what about names everyone knows? Pillsbury, Kellogg, Gerber. Nowhere to be found. How many names are more famous than Howard Johnson or Oscar Mayer? But who were these folks? Let’s take a look at the men behind the names we see on around the office.
Doing Time In Hell
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,040. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Class Act Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Doing Time in Hell is the memoir of J. Bodie, a prison guard at the Nebraska State Penitentiary from 1979-1991. Within these pages are recorded incidents that occurred during his employment, as well as various characters, some infamous, some not, whom he met while he also “did his time.”
The Man Behind The Brand - In The Bathroom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
Open a copy of the Information Please Almanac and turn to the chapter on famous people. 4000 names and you won't know hardly any. But what about names everyone knows? Pillsbury, Maytag, Kellogg. Nowhere to be found. How many names are more famous than Howard Johnson or Oscar Mayer? But who were these folks? Let’s look at the men behind the names we see in our bathroom.
Confessions of a Librarian - A Memoir of Loves
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,470. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
In the spirit of such classic female erotic adventurers as Anais Nin, Erica Jong and Toni Bentley, Barbara Foster shares the story of four women who meet to tell the lurid details of their worldly romantic encounters in Confessions of a Librarian: A Memoir of Loves. From Istanbul, Buenos Aries, Israel and back to New York, featuring young women to women of a certain age.
Championship in Life and Business
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,270. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business administration, Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
Do you have what it takes to be a champion in Life and in Business? This little gem of a book will tell you how! You can become a champion. Yes, you can!
From Here To Paris -- Get laid off. Buy a barge in France. Take it to Paris.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,440. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
The corporate world had dumped me; given me a pat on the back and said, "have a nice life." I thought, "why the hell not?" So I bought an ancient canal barge in France and set off to live a dream. This is the story of how we dragged that old tub all the way through France and into Paris, to live in the shadow of Notre Dame. It was kicking and screaming, laughing and crying, but we made it. Voila!
Brass Bands and Rice Pudding
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,350. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A heartfelt remembrance of times past. Growing up on the East Coast of England before and during the Second World War, it's the story of an evacuation to the country, and the onwards journey through life in a era now forgotten.
Yellow Days: A Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,830. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Andrew Culver had it all: a USC degree, supportive parents, an idyllic childhood, talent, and the sheer brains he would need to put the world in his pocket and take Hollywood by storm. So how did he end up working for a middle-aged Hollywood reject who made him hold up George W. Bush posters on the street? Why was he working as an underpaid Hollywood extra in an Adam Sandler movie?
I Dreamed, I Ran, I Conquered
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,730. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
“I Dreamed, I Ran, I Conquered” captures Filipino runner Ben Gaetos’ quest for his goals in life and his bumpy ride along the way. Ben’s adventures led him to dream of running a herculean race, considered by many as the world’s toughest, the Badwater Ultramarathon. At Badwater, Ben relived the struggle of David vs. Goliath, facing 135 miles of furnace-like heat, endless roads, and heavenly climbs.