- African American fiction
- Alternative history
- Children’s books
- Coming of age
- Cultural & ethnic themes
- Fairy tales
- Gay & lesbian fiction
- Graphic novels & comics
- Humor & comedy
- Literary collections
- Mystery & detective
- Plays & Screenplays
- Science fiction
- Themes & motifs
- Thriller & suspense
- Transgressional fiction
- Visionary & metaphysical
- Women's fiction
- Young adult or teen
- Antiques & Collectibles
- Art, Architecture, Photography
- Business & Economics
- Career Guides
- Children's Books
- Comics (nonfictional)
- Computers & Internet
- Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits
- Education & Study Guides
- Engineering, trades, & technology
- Gay & Lesbian
- General reference
- Health, wellbeing, & medicine
- Home & Garden
- Language Instruction
- Literary criticism
- New Age
- Politics & Current Affairs
- Relationships & Family
- Religion & Spirituality
- Science & Nature
- Sex & Relationships
- Social Science
- Sports & outdoor recreation
- True Crime
Autobiographies & Memoirs | Personal memoir | Celebrity biography | Woman biographies | Criminals & outlaws | Historical biography | Religious biography | Adventurers & explorers | Military biography | Literary biography | Other biographies | Business biography | All sub-categories >> Adventurers & explorers | Artists, architects, & photographers | Autobiographies & Memoirs | Biographical anthologies | Business biography | Celebrity biography | Criminals & outlaws | Cultural heritage | Editors, journalists, & publishers | Environmentalists & naturalists | Gay & lesbian | Historical biography | Law enforcement | Literary biography | Military biography | Native Americans | Other biographies | People of color | Personal memoir | Philosopher biography | Physicians & medical professionals | Political biography | Presidents & heads of state | Reference | Religious biography | Royalty biography | Scientists, Inventors | Social scientists & psychologists | Sports biography | Teachers & educators | Woman biographies | << Top sub-categories
How I Learned by Shamus Young
You set the price! Words: 64,160. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This is an autobiography of an autodidact, a personal story of one boy's meandering path through the American educational system.
Horse Vet - Chronicles of a Mobile Veterinarian by Courtney Diehl
You set the price! Words: 51,170. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Gunshot injuries. Breeding disasters. Controlling trainers, nutty horse owners, warm hearted clients and “laugh-out-loud-funny stories that you just can’t make up”- Dr. Courtney deals with it all in this lively series of tales about the life of a mobile vet in the Colorado Rockies. Diehl makes us laugh, cry and smile, and shows what it’s really like to be a mobile veterinarian.
Jamestown Odyssey: America's Unspoken Legacy of Multi-Racial Families From Its Founders by Chip Langston
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,400. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jamestown Odyssey is a ground breaking book on race and family in America. It chronicles the author's journey researching his family's Southern history. When he discovers that he has ancestors and distant cousins in both the black and Native communities, he has to come to terms with his, and American society's, hidden racial prejudices. Many Americans, if they have the courage, will find the same.
Entering the Race to the Moon - Autobiography of an Apollo Rocket Scientist by John P. Hornung
Price: Free! Words: 84,830. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the autobiography of a rocket scientist during the early years of NASA’s Apollo Mission to the moon. This writing describes four chapters of his life. Three were significant in U.S. history; early school integration in the deep south, a period of brutality in the Marine Corps, and the race to land a man on the moon. A fourth chapter includes short stories of his Sea Scout adventures.
Twisted (Twisted #1) by Lola Smirnova
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,190. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
"Twisted" is a true life shaped into fiction story of vulnerability, courage, and the art of making a living in the sex trade. Shocking, raw, explicit, funny yet never sentimental. A must-read!
MilSpeak: Warriors, Veterans, Family and Friends Writing the Military Experience by Sally Drumm
Price: Free! Words: 167,480. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009 by MilSpeak Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography(5.00 from 1 review)
This collection of true stories is a great volume (for the living room or the class room) to get the conversation started about the wartime experience and military life. What are our troops and their families really enduring to answer the call to duty? Revisit the Korean War and Vietnam War on your way to the Gulf Wars as you learn about military life in the words of those who live it.
Peanut Buttered Roast Squid: A Boomer Travels Solo by Susan Merrill Thomas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,510. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Budget, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir(5.00 from 1 review)
Peanut Buttered Roast Squid: A Boomer Travels Solo is a memoir and travel book that begins with a series of losses that set the author on an uncharted path from suburban Michigan to exotic locations around the world. While her story illustrates the redemptive power of change, it is primarily a primer and guidebook for solo travelers who want to explore affordable and exciting locations.
Ringing the Bell: My Life in the Biz by Luke St Germaine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,090. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 9 reviews)
The true story of how I was recruited by a notorious door-to-door sales organization, and traveled across the country in pursuit of success. My goal of making millions took some unexpected setbacks as I mastered the art of cold-calling, mouse-killing, and "ringing the bell." A rare look into the culture of Cydcor/DS-Max, this memoir is both harrowing and humorous.
The Queen's Escape, memoirs of a Lightworker (Book 1 of The Queen's Saga) by Paula Liebe
Price: Free! Words: 108,240. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The Dutch Paula Liebe escapes her corporate career and moves to Mexico to start a spiritual center. Paula also escapes the pain from her childhood abuse in continued battles with her addictions. She has traveled the world to learn about spiritual teachings to heal her wounds, but there is a secret that holds the key to her healing process. Will she be able to reveal this secret to her therapist?
Just Keep Knitting: a journey of healing through forgiveness, faith, and fibre by Lonna Cunningham
Price: Free! Words: 55,760. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Apple Jack Creek Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Crafts & Hobbies(4.50 from 4 reviews)
When chest pain and exhaustion forced a pause in her busy life, author Lonna Cunningham was called upon to take a closer look at the big events of her past: the death of her infant daughter, her husband's sudden personality changes and the discovery of the brain tumour that had triggered them ... then she had to rethink her past in order to find her path to the future.
Hippopotamus Sea; My Viral Sobriety by Jared Bryan Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 171,790. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2010 by Books4free.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Personal, honest, and humble autobiography, of a skeptics approach to AA, spirituality, the deaths of both his parents, and his ultimate insanity. Delusions of grandeur, psychotic episodes, lead him to discovering the rooms, and his misunderstanding of Hippopotamus Sea. Follow the writer as clouds clear and he discovers he has Hepatitis C, his journey through interferon, and his 2nd chance.
When I Was German by Alan Wynzel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,330. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When I Was German is the childhood memoir of a boy raised in a home that reverberated with the echoes of World War II. Although born in NJ long after the last guns in Europe went silent, the unresolved grief of his German mother and the bitter conflict between her and his Jewish father made for a home that was a battlefield through which the boy struggled to survive and grow.
100 Women: A Life Story of Sex and Redemption by Tyler True
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 172,770. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships » Women's sexuality(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A humorous life story told through 100 different sexual encounters with an unfiltered view into a man-whore's mind.
Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope by Graham Wilson
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.
Mae Chee Kaew: Her journey to spiritual awakening & enlightment by J. Kumpiranonda
Price: Free! Words: 57,650. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration(5.00 from 1 review)
Nothing is more amazing than the mind — it is extraordinary what a well-trained mind can do. By nature, Mae Chee Kaew’s mind tended to be bold and dynamic. Prophetic dreams and psychic visions occurred effortlessly in her meditation. Her psychic tendencies were both a liability and a source of strength.
Excuse Me I have to Shoot the Guitarist by Neville Logan
Price: Free! Words: 58,460. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: October 16, 2013 by Barbara Hamilton Georges. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography(5.00 from 1 review)
The true adventures of New Zealand cartoonist , Nev Logan, begin with his search for meaning and rollick through adventures weird and wonderful with characters of all sorts, to the concluding "Nitty Gritty" chapter.
Tall Poppies Along the Yarra by Ron Amor & Pat Gibson-Amor
Price: Free! Words: 91,930. Language: Australian English. Published: February 15, 2015 by Port Campbell Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography(5.00 from 1 review)
Many individuals with vision and drive made Victoria's Yarra Valley the vibrant place it is today. The stories of William Barak, Robert Hoddle, John Monash, Neil Doutlas, John Landy, Ian Penrose and seven others are told here. Many people don't know them, but young and old will be inspired by their stories.
MY THINKING MADE ME DO IT by Patricia Tennant
Price: Free! Words: 71,020. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
you know that time when your child has committed an infraction and you’re trying to be stern and your heart is bursting with love? Well, that’s the way we felt when we asked tiny Mark, “why?”, and he replied, “My thinking made me do it.”
Sophia Grantham aka Kezia Tregilgus by Barry Allan
Price: Free! Words: 73,370. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 1 review)
The true story of a female convict transported to Van Diemens Land aboard the Rajah in 1841. She married a seaman known as Handspike Jack Tregilgus and together they pioneered the settlement of central Queensland. They built the first hotels at Taroom and Rolleston, then moved to Rockhampton where she ran bushranger-friendly hotels before she died at the age of 52.
Belonging by Robert W. Fuller
Price: Free! Words: 59,620. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
Belonging traces Robert Fuller’s personal evolution and suggests that taking one’s questions seriously will lead to a life of meaning and purpose. Accompany Fuller as he meets with “somebodies” like Robert Oppenheimer, Indira Gandhi, Mikhail Gorbachev, David Bowie, John Denver, and President Jimmy Carter, and share in the wisdom he finds in people whom the world writes off as “nobodies.”