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Son, I Like Your Dress By Meredith Guest
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“Son, I Like Your Dress” is an intimate, funny, excruciatingly honest account of an extremely blessed but not so pretty, male-to-female transsexual who considers herself living proof that... More > God does have a sense of humor – and a wicked one at that. It is rich with stories and infused with insights from a thoughtful person with an uncommon perspective.< Less
How Self-Love Woke the Mama Bear: Opening a Gift After Nineteen Years By Melanie J. Police
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When you devote your life to raising two children and teaching hundreds of students, you dish out a lot of love. You give unselfishly. It feels good, albeit stressful, but you wouldn’t trade it... More > for the world. There isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for these children, these adolescents, these young adults. Their joy is your joy. And after 19 years, you feel happy. Why wouldn’t you? You are making a difference in the lives of so many. Then one day you realize that while you have been busy shaping the lives of so many, you’ve only been dreaming of the life you really want. It’s not until that day, when something unexpected happens, when you find you've been living an amazing story all along, when you find self-love, that you really wake up and start living. A collection of short stories, journal entries, tributes to teachers, poems, and blog posts; the lessons on these pages come from children, students, and teachers I’ve had the opportunity to know, teach, learn from, and love.< Less
Liar- the Misadventures of a Bipolar Type 2 By Jebbie Sans
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This is a chronicle of my life from when I started forming memories to when I found myself alone in a motel room in Burbank. I've made movies, comic books, served in the Marine Corps and somehow... More > still haven't managed to make anything out of myself. Join me on my journey; cheer me if you want...I'm not always the hero.< Less
Security Police Vietnam & Thailand War Stories By Jackie R. Kays
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Collection of Vietnam and Thailand War Stories.
New York Survivor By Anthony Motta
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You don't have to be medically challenged to appreciate this book, but it helps. It is a self-proclaimed and self-effacing comedian's up & down ride through life. A story of how life's inevitable... More > struggles sometimes make you stronger at the broken places. It's the author's hilarious memoirs, redux - first written in 2007 and now expanded in 2012. It describes his young days in Long Island City and his career at People magazine, The New York Times and MMR, Inc. He also relates his antics in school, his crazy friends, Army days, surviving cancer, dealing with retirement, many travels, and his experiences with many famous media darlings of publishing and television. It is a very lively autobiography that will not disappoint anyone with a healthy sense of humor.< Less
Things That Make You Grin By Milt Huntington
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Milt Huntington provides a grab bag of humorous stories about his life in the state of Maine, including encounters with politicians and celebrities and experiences in the great outdoors. Nostalgic,... More > humorous and fun.< Less
Chips From Sweet Home, Writings of D. D. Palmer 1869-1881 By Todd Waters
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Chips From Sweet Home is a compilation of newly found writings from D.D. Palmer, the founder of Chiropractic. Writings span from years 1869-1881 during his time as a bee farmer and raspberry grower.... More > Other articles are penned from those who knew him and visited his Sweet Home apiary farm. This book will be a treat for chiropractic historians and students who like to trace the steps of Old Dad Chiro's colorful life. The reader will learn of important biographical facts, business trips, friendships and rivalry with bee-keepers from Palmer's own words. New artwork was drawn specially for this book and makes the book all the much sweeter.< Less
Stories & Essays, 1927-1931 By Elizabeth Mai Rachal
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Elizabeth Mai Rachal, known as “Nookie” to her family and home-town friends, was born in 1920 and grew up on a large ranch in the far southwestern part of Texas. The stories, essays and... More > drawings in this book were written by Nookie during 1927-1931, when she was between the ages of 7 and 11 years. They are excerpts from schoolwork she did through the Calvert School, a home-schooling program, which bound each student’s exercises into a book at the end of every school year. Through her writing, the reader is offered a colorful glimpse of daily life for a child growing up on a West Texas ranch during the 1920s and early ’30s.< Less
Fishing for Palmer in What Cheer By Todd Waters
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FISHING FOR PALMER IN WHAT CHEER - The story of Old Dad Chiro in What Cheer, Iowa. The Chiro-picker's second book in a series of four of the founder of Chiropractic D.D. Palmer. This book covers the... More > years Fish Palmer lived in What Cheer Iowa 1882-1886. Palmer owned a grocery store and sold fifty varieties of fresh fish. Of interest to Chiropractic historians are new details of the birth of B.J. Palmer the developer of Chiropractic. Also new discoveries are revealed about B.J.'s mother Louvenia Palmer and Palmer's third wife Martha Henning.< Less
The Plonkermaker By Paul Tapp
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An important demographic memoir of a mining hamlet in Post WW2, Tasmania. The author spent his early years with hardy families, mostly returned soldiers, his only ambition to follow his family and... More > friends into the Rossarden tin-mine beneath the mountain. But at 14 years, he was to leave for a city education, never to return.< Less
A Temple Fitly Framed By Mary Jeanne Grupp
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For many years now, God and His people have urged me to write down the events that have taken place in our lives and in our ministry, what we have experienced of God’s faithfulness, guidance,... More > provision and my personal relationship with our Lord. Also, events that they, and we, feel should be shared with others. The story of our lives, the story of God at work in our lives, and in the ministry entrusted to us is not really my story or our story. It is the story of God at work in and through us. A Temple Fitly Framed is about God’s work through people, to create a community. We highlight the spiritual guidance, the challenges faced, the miracles of His will and the impacts on many touched.< Less
Chasing Spring By Ernest Wertheim with Linda Hamilton
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Once in a lifetime you meet a person who exemplifies the greatness of the human spirit. In youth, overcoming the extreme horror of a brutal regime, in America, struggling alone on a shoestring to... More > build a new life, Ernest, with his keen mind, bravely faced the realities of war and not only survived but also thrived. All his life, he has cherished the value of family and friends, finding beauty in nature and people. This book will strengthen your belief in our ability to overcome life’s severe challenges. The life stories in Ernest Wertheim's memoir, by turns lyrical and horrific, are all the more gripping for the quiet voice in which they are told. Chasing Spring invites rather than demands the reader's empathy, a gift from any writer.< Less
Tails of a Cow Doc By John E. Crawley, DVM
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Meet Doc Crawley, a small town veterinarian in southeast Wisconsin. In this book, he shares some of his experiences from vet school at Iowa State University, four years in the US Air Force and... More > nearly fifty years of private practice.< Less
San Saba County's Owen Brothers By Martha Burnham
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Bill and Kelly Owen, two brothers who came up in the hardscrabble country of San Saba, Texas, during the 1920s and 1930s, built one of the most successful cattle and sheep operations in the state,... More > despite the devastating drought of the 1950s. Along the way, they figured out how to help not only themselves, but others in their home town. This brief biography by their daughters, Martha Owen Burnham and Eleanor Owen Johnson, tells their inspiring story of hard work, fair trading, creativity, and determination.< Less
A Time for Everything By Charles Moore
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With a sense of humanity, humor, and nostalgia, A Time for Everything relates stories from the life and times and travels of Charles and Peggy Moore—from childhood in the Great Depression to... More > their 70th anniversary in 2015, celebrated with seven children, nineteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and even one great, great grandchild.< Less
A Jewel on a Silver Platter By Padmanabhan Krishna
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This book gives an intimate portrayal of the philosopher sage Jiddu Krishnamurti by several of his colleagues who knew him over many decades and interacted with him closely. It reveals several... More > aspects of the man and investigates his teachings in depth. The author, Professor P.Krishna, was a Professor of Physics and was closely associated with him for nearly 3 decades. He has lectured all over the world and conducted dialogues about Krishnamurti's teachings.< Less
SHELL GAME: A Military Whistleblowing Report to the U.S. Congress Exposing the Betrayal and Cover-Up by the U.S. Government of the Union Bank of Switzerland-Terrorist Threat Finance Connection to Booz Allen Hamilton and U.S. Central Command By 2LT Scott Bennett 11th Psychological Operations Battalion
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A MILITARY WHISTLEBLOWING REPORT TO CONGRESS EXPOSING THE BETRAYAL AND COVER-UP BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION BANK OF SWITZERLAND-TERRORIST THREAT FINANCE CONNECTION TO EDWARD SNOWDEN'S REPORT... More > ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON AND U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND. SUBMITTED BY 2LT SCOTT BENNETT, 11TH PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, U.S. ARMY RESERVE< Less
How Self-Love Woke the Mama Bear: Opening a Gift After Nineteen Years By Melanie J. Police
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When you devote your life to raising two children and teaching hundreds of students, you dish out a lot of love. You give unselfishly. It feels good, albeit stressful, but you wouldn’t trade it... More > for the world. There isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for these children, these adolescents, these young adults. Their joy is your joy. And after 19 years, you feel happy. Why wouldn’t you? You are making a difference in the lives of so many. Then one day you realize that while you have been busy shaping the lives of so many, you’ve only been dreaming of the life you really want. It’s not until that day, when something unexpected happens, when you find you've been living an amazing story all along, when you find self-love, that you really wake up and start living. A collection of short stories, journal entries, tributes to teachers, poems, and blog posts; the lessons on these pages come from children, students, and teachers I’ve had the opportunity to know, teach, learn from, and love.< Less
Nonie's Story, "Don't Say Can't," Book One By Written by Nonie, Additions by Rhonda
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Life on an Idaho homestead in the early 1900's was not easy for a mother and her 4 children. This is the story written by my grandmother, telling of her life as a young girl growing up in southern... More > Idaho.< Less
You Made This up ! By Tony Estus
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Personal reflections about silly unexpected happenings in the memories of a 75 year man, herein recorded for his great-gran children's enjoyment. Waldorf Astoria Debutante's Ball, the 1977 US... More > Tennis Open at the old West-side Tennis Club and Minny Moore.< Less
REQUIRED READING: How to Get Your Life for Good By Darryl Stephens
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Darryl Stephens is probably best known for his portrayals of other people, like Noah–the hopeless romantic on "Noah's Arc," or Lenny–the jaded pragmatist on "DTLA."... More > You've also seen him on "Private Practice," "2 Broke Girls," and on the big screen in "Boy Culture" and "Beyond the Lights." Here, he steps out from behind the scripted characters to open up like never before about his experience as a black gay man in Hollywood. He shares personal stories about being closeted on set, dating in the age of hookup apps, visiting a black church, and feeling daunted by the notion of being a role model. He’s straightforward and unapologetic in his pursuit of authenticity and encourages the reader to be as well. But mostly, he just wants you to get your life.< Less
Last Thoughts By richard golden
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The ideas and philosophies that have influenced my life and my comments on them. 28 philosophical excerpts with extended comments.
Lillibridge Houses, expanded version By James Lowell Hall
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Expanded edition has new section on the Hampton Lillibridge house,"the most haunted house in Savanna Georgia."The houses hauntings and other Paranormal Lillibridge phenomena are... More > recounted. Thomas Lillibridge, the first, moved to Rhode Island in the 1690's. All Lillibridge's in America are thought to be descended from him. Lillibridges continued to live on this land until the death of Janetta Lillibridge Brown in 1940. Their history and houses give insight into Americas history. The Reverend David Lillibridge, Thomas the first's grandson,"was almost gigantic in frame, and strong mentally and morally as well as physically." Joel Eno. He served in the army during the French and Indian War at age 15 years. Later he moved to Willington, CT near the time of the Revolutionary war. He founded a church and was its only pastor for over 50 years, His home is still standing and a National Historic site. David and his descendants history are told along with the history of the Reverend David Lillibridge house.< Less
George Lee Sprague: Celebration of a Life By John Sprague et al.
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This publication is for the benefit of the immediate family, friends and relatives of George Lee Sprague.
Weekend at Hemingway's By Roger Shadow
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While a resident of Cuba from 1958 to 1959 -- experiencing three months under the dictatorship of Presidente Fulgencio Batista and almost a year under Comendador Fidel Castro -- I met and became... More > friends with Hemingway. It is from my initial long weekend visit, subsequent friendship, and my recent return visit to Cuba that I have carefully crafted an informatively engrossing and quietly authoritative portrait of my friend -- affectionately and respectfully called Papa. This portrait reflects a sensitive and sympathetic image of a complex personality and a distinguished artist. Still, ever present is Hemingway himself and the hitherto puzzling components of his existence. His drive to endanger his life again and again, his epic battles with critics and his unapologetic assailing of the U.S. Department of Justice and it's Immigration Naturalization Service for their inbred policies of prejudice and bigotry exacerbated by politicians, he maintained, were handicapped by natural immaturity.< Less