In this hilarious debut memoir, Kathy Varner reflects on a life lived on the fringes of ordinary. From an awkward childhood as the youngest of five, living off sweets and processed foods, to a wild adolescence of drinking, drugs and Deadhead hijinks, to a harrowing career with social services. Kathy takes it all in stride, embracing the beauty and pain of life with a sardonic wit and a sense of adventure that remains undampened – no matter how wacky things get.
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What happens when an ordinary teenager has to turn into a warrior just to survive? And can the journey through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder really become an “adventure?” Amy had ambitious plans for college and a Broadway career, until her stomach exploded the week before her senior prom. Months later, she awoke from a coma to learn that she might never be able to eat or drink again. After 28 surgeries and seven years on IV nutrition, her digestive system was miraculously reconstructed and her first bite of food awakened her senses to life's ordinary miracles.
Hot on the heels of More Imaginative Than Ordinary Speech: The Poetry of Cat Ellington comes a riveting and remarkably uplifting compilation of free verse that was erected to witness the uncommon life of its distinctive authorship in the captivating art of Gogyohka poetry. Introducing Memoirs in Gogyohka, an alluring, albeit double-edged, biographical account inspired by the diaries of Cat Ellington.
This is the true story of the hell one family lived through parenting a child with reactive attachment disorder, a severe diagnosis related to children who experienced early-childhood trauma.
This inspirational story covers over a decade of daily struggles until they finally found resolution and made it to the other side. The family remained intact, and this once challenging son is now achieving things never thought possible.
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.
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.
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