Albert Flynn DeSilver is a poet, author, artist, publisher, and speaker. He served as Marin County California's very first poet laureate from 2008-2010. Albert has published several books and ... Read full author bio >
"A beautifully written memoir of awakening and self-acceptance."
Shannon Bradley-Colleary’s writing career began in 1998 when she sold her original feature, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," to Warner Brothers Studios for Mark Canton and Jeff Robinov.
Shannon ... Read full author bio >
"Debut author Bradley-Colleary chronicles 40 weeks of pregnancy in this irreverent account ... her humor and warmth flow seamlessly from conception to birth in this well-written, snappy read. A hysterical account of pregnancy that will resonate with readers who've been through it before."
Columnist, Denise Malloy, is A Real Mother. It took her three months to figure out she was pregnant and not suffering from chronic food poisoning. She's been parentally challenged ... Read full author bio >
"A quick, lighthearted romp through the joys of motherhood as told by a real, honest and very funny mom."
Fred Moody was born in Missoula, Montana, and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He has long been a chronicler of Northwest life, first as a newspaper and magazine writer, then ... Read full author bio >
"A brave and eye-opening memoir by a writer who has stood on both sides of the wall between the public and the Catholic Church."
Willie Harris was born in Carrollton, Georgia in 1965, the youngest child of Willie Harris Sr. and Betty J. McCoy Harris. Most of his childhood was spent in rural West ... Read full author bio >
"KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW
Debut author Harris recounts his difficult childhood and his adult struggle with addiction in his memoir.
The youngest of four siblings, Harris lived in a middle-class household with parents who rarely showed him affection. Worse, his father was an alcoholic who abused his mother so badly that their kids feared for her life. When their mother finally escaped, taking the children with her, Harris continued to face household after household in which he was largely unloved. Once on his own, Harris soon found himself in debt and addicted to alcohol and marijuana and then cocaine. The most dangerous addiction, perhaps, was to his sometime lover and fellow crack addict, Dana. He tried several times to clean up for the sake of others, but his efforts only succeeded once he committed to cleaning up for himself. The author doesn’t shy away from providing dark details. He candidly describes many of his lowest points, including stories about the dangerous ways he tried to score cocaine and the sleazy things he did to satisfy his addiction. Squeamish readers might find some moments difficult to stomach, but the harsh specifics show how bad things got and how miraculous his eventual recovery was. This miraculous nature is something Harris himself points out; he frequently comments about how a guardian angel must have protected him.
An inspiring, affecting narrative of one man’s messy life and road to well-being."
Ellise Rossen grew up in southern California in what seemed a conventional family. She was drawn to the study of dreams and psychology in high school and was early moved ... Read full author bio >
"'An emotional memoir of love and spirituality.' ... A beautifully written account of a woman coming into her own. The book's power comes from the author's willingness to open up...An engaging tale...'"
Deon L. Jaccard, (creator of the pseudonym, Dinny Lawrance,) is a retired museum educator and author of nonfiction articles, monographs and taught museum collection-inspired courses at local colleges. Jaccard designed ... Read full author bio >
"Lawrance’s debut memoir is a magnanimous appraisal of how mental illness affects her family, and the respite she found through intellectual stimulation on the road from agnosticism to faith."
Dr. Geissinger received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. With his postgraduate training temporarily interrupted during the Vietnam conflict, he served in the U.S. Air Force as ... Read full author bio >
"“Geissinger’s memoir appeals on several levels: Medical students will likely find the advice useful, while readers with an interest in neurosurgery will appreciate the book’s focus on pioneering methods…. Valuable for medical school students as well as general memoir fans.”– Kirkus Reviews"
Jessica Angelina Birch (pen name) is a family physician in Amherst, New Hampshire. She owns and operates her own family practice and advocates for gender diversity. She was born in ... Read full author bio >
From childhood, Margaret A. Harrell determined to be a writer and in her early twenties went to famous literary cafes in Montparnasse (Paris) to begin her novel. Immediately after that ... Read full author bio >
"The reader comes to feel an affinity with the trio of writers in their attempts to achieve their iconoclastic visions of success, glimpsing them as individuals beyond their work, seeing how they think. Their genius, for Harrell, consisted of their being wholly themselves. Memoir will likely please Hunter S. Thompson fans and appeal to readers with an interest in the beginnings of the post-modern era or the personal sacrifices involved in bringing serious written work to fruition"
Susan Gerstein grew up in Hungary and witnessed the German occupation, the Second World War and the subsequent Communist occupation there. Following her harrowing departure from that country, she arrived ... Read full author bio >
"An admirable debut memoir featuring both a compelling narrator and a captivating story."
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