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She Was Once a Runner
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 25,840. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Mental health, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
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“She Was Once a Runner” gives an honest account of a female long distance runner on a Division I college scholarship and the resultant pressure cooker in which she lives. The memoir explores the physical and psychological effects of the Female Athlete Triad on a nineteen year old girl struggling to find her identity amidst a toxic team environment and discouraging parents.
Intermission
You set the price! Words: 47,800. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
After a difficult crisis we often become reflective of what we have done and who we have become. It is a good time to take a timeout and examine life. I wrote these stories to recap for you what has occurred prior to the Intermission of my life. You are invited to read them and then join with me for the Second Act leading up to the Grande Finale.
Sure, I Can Do That: a Twentieth Century American Memoir
Price: $1.88 USD. Words: 32,080. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
My father grew up in the poverty of Dust Bowl Kansas during the Great Depression. Sure, I Can Do That is a collection of stories that he told about his life on the farm and his adventures riding the rails as a teenage hobo. These are true stories of an American life, told with humor and honesty. They paint a colorful portrait of a man who overcomes the limitations of his circumstances.
Kicking The Odds
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,370. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Kicking The Odds is the story of Brett Sheldon, who was born with a birth defect that left him with short arms. In it, he talks about growing up, overcoming the obstacles and preconceptions of others, and how he excelled in athletics and in life. Sheldon also shares how the decision to walk on as a kicker for Indiana State Univerity led to an appearance on the Dr. Phil Show and much more.
The Unfeeling Wannabe Surgeon: A Med School Memoir
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,430. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
The hours are inhumane. The people are insane. But you literally hold someone's life in your hands. And the one thing that nobody told me before I plunged hands-first into my surgical rotation, the thing I had to discover for myself, was that, compared to anything else in medicine, every blood-spattered second of surgery is so much fun.
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.
An Old Man Who Lives Alone and Talks To His Cat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,000. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A collection of slightly fictionalized, autobiographical short stories from one man's life.
Bitter Freedom: Memoir of a Holocaust Survivor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,900. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 by Gihon River Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Remarkable first-person story of survival in Nazi occupied Poland. Narrowly escaping the Nazi sweep in Southern Poland, Jafa Wallach and her husband, Natan, a physician, were able to send their four-year-old daughter to safety (they prayed) while they themselves—along with two of Jafa's brothers—managed to dig a shallow hole in the ground beneath the cellar of an heroic Polish mechanic's shop.
A Satin Place/Hope After Abortion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Millions of women suffer from the aftermath of abortion. It's our country's best kept secret. This author shares her story. Nineteen, single and pregnant, those she loved and trusted the most told her she should have an abortion. No one cared what she wanted. Little did she know the impact it would have on her for the rest of her life.
Just Like a Woman: The Rock Criticism of Ellen Willis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The 1960s, Ellen Willis said, were a time when magazines saw that “there was this thing called youth culture, and they were interested in getting authentic young people to write about it.” Willis was one of these. Right out of the box, her rock criticism was as unsentimental as it was passionate, with the publication of a 1967 essay in Commentary about Bob Dylan that was personal journalism at it.