What if … you were told you won’t be accepted because you don’t sound like everyone else… you want more choices than your world offers… you love a man you can never have … you need to reconnect with the land you left behind? Set in upstate New York in the first half of the 20th century, Becoming Herself is Margaret’s story. An Irish immigrant who faces prejudices, fights for the right to have her voice heard and travels the road to self-discovery, the challenges Margaret faces are as current as today’s headlines.
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Only a woman can find the true meaning of life. In this thoughtful and illuminating collection of essays, author Hemalatha Gnanasekar recalls the most consequential experiences of her life as a woman in India. These 16 thought-provoking essays are drawn directly from her own life, but their universal themes will inspire people of all backgrounds to find the deeper meaning in their lives as well. A chance meeting with a former teacher helped her understand that wrinkles and weight gain are a natural part of life.
Reaching Nirvana is a refreshing true story of a former military brat who takes you along on her journey of soul discovery & healing. Her open mind expresses her experience in a deep yet humorous way as you fly through chapters of childhood trauma, bullies, sexual assault, expressions of a teenage heart and a marriage that simultaneously killed and rebirthed her soul as she hunted for love. A story of a woman who remembers the magic inside of herself and wants to make it her mission to remind you of how lit you are too.
Rubies in my Ears, is an inspirational story of a life filled with pain, loss, adventure, fun, love and eventual success. After majoring in Political Science, from St Xavier’s College, Calcutta, but with no plans for the future, a chance meeting with a family friend takes Sanjiv to Tehran, Iran, with a promise of a glorious job and a glamorous life. Thus begins a journey of many twists and turns, and of life transforming experiences.
“The Opposite” wasn’t just the classic Seinfeld episode in which George Costanza followed the opposite of his instincts to land success. The method behind the madness has been championed in industries worldwide and even likened to the rise of Trump. The award-winning writer who helped Costanza win, and first pondered “the opposite” in his own life, identifies traces of it in the legends he mined for anecdotes before the cameras rolled at his first high-profile Hollywood job on which he also became a recurring performer ...
When my mother died, leaving me to raise my siblings and look after my father, my dream of leaving Naples for a better life died too. Her life had been filled with hard work and sacrifice, and no appreciation. That became my life. My father became possessive of my time. My boyfriend cheated. Working day and night, I didn’t have time to dream of anything better. One day at a Marine Corps dance I met Brandon. We spoke different languages, but he was able to understand me and he knew how to make me feel special.
“It’s My Story and It’s Sticking to Me – a memoir” is an revelation of Linda Wasylciw’s girlhood, her single-minded drive to be different and begins with her birth in a tiny farmhouse in Worsley, Alberta. The reader is taken on a nomadic journey of her life as the wife of an oilfield worker, her globetrotting, including her South Pacific sailing adventure, and the memorable trek across the North of England.
Exhausted from publishing books, I would, for recreation, say a few words about my late father. Maybe I would manage three or four thousand words as a testament to him. A person so different from myself defies imagination. I could not do the things he could do. Foremost, among those abilities, was his survival in the midst of one of the worst theaters of world war two. This was not without injury that gradually worsened. For long, he defied the handicap to the sports, that were his chief passion. It required much patience.
Fact-packed, devoid of filler and heavy on action.” That’s how the Long Beach Press-Telegram described David Haldane’s award-winning memoir, Nazis & Nudists. A heartfelt, sometimes humorous, and always entertaining romp through the American counterculture of the 60s and 70s, the book tells of journalist Haldane’s long quest for a place to call home which, for him, ended up being on a remote Philippine island in the arms of a dark-haired young woman ...
His family’s wealth has evaporated, and now serendipity is all Evan Kail can salvage from his riches to rags nightmare. He’s been chasing a screenwriting dream, and he’s put everything on the line to attain it. So when a new phenomenon called “Rideshare” enters his market in Minneapolis, Kail seeks an opportunity which he believes will allow time to pursue his calling. His only item of value, a BMW sports car purchased in the glory days of wealth, affords him a down payment on a used luxury sedan.
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