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How My Ordinary Became Extraordinary
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,840. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
I thought I needed some excitement in my life. Rushing to the hospital for eighteen hours of open-heart surgery wasn’t what I had in mind. This is the true story of my recovery from an aortic dissection and the people and mindsets that pulled me through it. Whether you are standing atop your personal mountain or still scaling the cliffs, this book is for you.
India Unplugged. What Really Happens When You Are Traveling, Living and Working in India
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,450. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
How do you take a bucket shower? Why are your colleagues offended if you don’t bring chocolate to the office? How do you bargain with a dentist? In her new book, Aurelia shares the most eclectic and personal stories from her life in India. Entertaining, witty, and insightful, India unplugged is an irresistible treat for armchair tourists, experienced expats and adventurous backpackers alike.
Bozo's Boy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,620. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
What happened to the smartest kid in Colorado? He didn't grow up to be a rocket scientist! A humorous romp through fifties and sixties America.
Dining Out
Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Move over, Paris! An introduction to Tokyo, the official gourmet capital of the world, ranging from the Michelin Diet of my imagination to the real-life American supermodel peanut butter diet and everything in between. Includes some practical advice for tourists visiting Japan and Taiwan on a budget and some irreverent comments about Japanese “obatarian” (battleaxes) and Starbucks.
William "520%" Miller (The Ponzi Files)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,320. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by Muse Creations Inc vanessa@oltmann.ca. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
New York investors of 1899 discovered the hottest financial opportunity of the year thanks to a 21 year old man struggling to support his sick wife and baby. Learn about the 19th Century fraudster who conned 13,000 people of over $1 million dollars. The full story behind this classic Ponzi scheme might never have been known if it weren’t for a New York District Attorney's memoirs of crime.
Laughter Tears Peace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,110. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Environmentalists & naturalists, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is the story of an activist, a sculptor, and a seeker of peace. Born in England in the 1940s, Tom Coley grew up without a father into a world he felt he had no place in. His life path took him through Australia and the world, from Tasmanian sheds to Vietnamese Agent Orange conferences, on a fascinating, amusing and relatable search through the world for peace and the perfect sculpture.
Doctor on the Rock
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,710. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by Catherine A. MacKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Essay » Author profile
DOCTOR ON THE ROCK recounts the experiences of Christian Belcourt, a doctor in Ferryland, Newfoundland, from 1959 to 1962, during the early days of outreach medicine. The book also covers his childhood, future visits to the island as a radiologist, and his last visit as a tourist.
Revelations of a Spirit Medium
Price: $4.19 USD. Words: 68,530. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by A. Datta. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
This reillustrated eBook is a near-exact reproduction of the original edition from 1891 of which spiritists and fraudulent mediums burnt every single copy they thought existed and even went as far as to destroy the printing plates. While Harry Houdini's conscience kept many secrets he knew, this author tells all mostly upsetting "mediums" but also revealing the methods of honest magicians
Sopra un prato malato - Monologo sul doping, in memoria di Carlo Petrini
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: Italian. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Il testo integrale del monologo teatrale “Sport in vena”, con musiche di Andrea Franchi, sulla piaga del doping. In memoria di Carlo Petrini, ex campione di serie A, uomo perduto che, dopo avere perso tutto, riconquistò se stesso raccontando per primo, contro ogni silenzio ed ogni boicottaggio, tutto il malaffare nel calcio. Carlo che, pure scomparso da due anni, non smette di avere ragione.
An Interrupted Sleep
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,470. Language: Australian English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Essay » Literature
When my mobile wakes me at 12.30 in the morning, I am not entirely surprised — but I could be better prepared. Nothing packed, hardly any petrol in the car, no key to my daughter’s house. How am I going to fulfil my obligations properly and in time? Jacqui is relying on me at this challenging time in her life. Read on to discover how we cope.
Tea Leaves in Coffee Cups
Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Just when you thought it was safe to dine out… Sometimes it is better not to know those secret ingredients in the food and drinks we consume, but in some circumstances, such lack of knowledge could kill us. When it comes to food poisoning, no one is immune and nowhere is safe! My first job in Japan leads to me question some aspects of food safety and hygiene in advanced countries.
Billy Idol Gone Wrong
Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I have been called many things in my time, but "Billy Idol gone wrong" surely takes the cake! Look beyond the differences in fashion sense and demeanour, however, and his fans might be surprised to discover that my supposed antithesis and I actually have some things in common. A reflection on how we expatriates come to assimilate physically in our adopted countries either by accident or design.
The Miseducation of Michelle Rhee
Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
Michelle Rhee was sold to the public as the savior of the Washington D.C. school system. She was an ivy league darling who would be the person to finally reform the swarthy denizens of its poor neighborhoods and make them see the true value of an education. But the reformations she would initiate after becoming School Chancellor would have her looking more like Lex Luthor than Superman.
Lezioni di tango raccontate da una principiante
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 19,560. Language: Italian. Published: May 25, 2014 by Enrico Massetti. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Essay » Sociology
I tremori e le incertezze, le folgorazioni e le palpitazioni attraverso cui passano tutti i principianti della danza più bella del mondo, non a caso dichiarata “Patrimonio culturale dell’Umanità” dall’Unesco, raccontati con uno stile ironico ma appassionato attraverso 16 lezioni – a metà tra diario intimo e bozzetto sociale – che toccano tutti gli aspetti, le convenzioni e le “regole” del tango.
Who's the Girl in the Fat Suit?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,110. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is not a diet book. This is a story about an average 38 year old woman who had lived inside a fat suit for far too many years.
Fifth Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji
Series: Novels and Stories, Book 95 ยท Sikh Gurus: Biographies. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Sikhism, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Guru Arjan Sahib Ji was very humble and soft spoken. He was a perfect blend of devotion and sacrifice. When he was only 18 years old, Shri Guru Ramdas Sahib Ji Maharaj installed him as the Fifth Nanak, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs.
The Immigrant
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,840. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by National Pacific Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Immigrant is the fascinating true story of George Tamer, a man who truly knew the meaning of hardship. Growing up in Lebanon during the early part of the 20th century, George, his family, and many of their fellow citizens endured extreme poverty and great suffering under Turkish occupation during the First World War, before embarking on a journey to begin a new life in far-away New Zealand..
Philip K. Dick: The Dream Connection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,190. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
"A very impressive must-read for serious PKD readers." --Science Fiction Chronicle. This exceptional anthology includes an 8 hour interview with Philip K. Dick, detailing his March '74 "mystical experiences," plus numerous essays, including Robert Anton Wilson on PKD's experiences, R. Faraday Nelson on collaborating with PKD, a short story in which PKD fictionalizes his experiences, and much more.
Naked Communication
Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Japanese naked communication was once too much for prudish American sailors to take, but attitudes had changed significantly by the time Marilyn Monroe arrived in Tokyo on her honeymoon. Today, people come from all over the world to engage in the practice, often unaware that there is more to it than just hot water. Here, I discuss the dynamics of communal bathing from a multicultural perspective.
The Church of Tango
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 80,170. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014 by Enrico Massetti. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The Church of Tango is a passionate memoir of tragedy and adventure, lust and music, romance and tango, and above all, survival. A dancer all her life, she’d had to put it on hold while raising her artistic sons and caring for her dying husband. Now as she set her suitcase down on the ancient cobblestones of a Paris courtyard, she wondered—48 years old, 6,000 miles away from home knowing no one...