The author had difficulty with the relevance of college, feeling the need to get real world experience of the social, economic, and political environment in a foreign country. In particular ... Read full author bio >
"One of the thousands inspired by President John F. Kennedy's 'Ask what you can do for your country,' the author recounts his time in Liberia from 1962 to 1964."
Nancy Salz is the author of many profiles and musical theater reviews for Berkshire County newspapers and online arts magazines. She is the author of a business book that went ... Read full author bio >
"A probing, heartfelt memoir about the true meaning of family ... As Salz recalls her New York City childhood with Miss Hanna by her side, midcentury New York comes to life through her vivid descriptions; a chapter about her early love of Broadway musicals is particularly poignant ... its greatest strengths are Salz's self-awareness and her insight into the issues of class that often separate domestic caretakers from their charges."
A performance poet and actress, Amy Lewis has a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology and is a member of SAG. She wrote and starred in the one-woman show Waking ... Read full author bio >
"Debut author Lewis, a performance poet and actor, recounts her journey from self-hate to self-love, set against the supernatural backdrop of reconnecting to her abusive husband following his death. From the start, Lewis draws readers into her story, acknowledging her own flaws and desires while providing a surprisingly compassionate depiction of the troubled Truth. Lewis has crafted a compelling tale that will resonate with anyone seeking to reconcile and move on from his or her past. A raw, heartfelt memoir of one woman’s spiritual evolution."
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"
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