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Featured biographies & memoirs including personal insights, drama, humor, love, loss and more!

Running with a Wounded Heart (Revised Edition)

Running with a Wounded Heart (Revised Edition) by Stephen MorleyThe author’s story of how he took up running late in life in order to get fit, had a heart attack during a race, his road to recovery and return to running and his attempt to achieve a personal best marathon time.

As well as describing the author’s own experiences, the book deals with goal setting, obsession with racing and the mental aspects of running. It also covers practical subjects like diet and training for older athletes and people with heart conditions. Continue reading

The Next Port

The Next PortThe Next Port by Heyward Coleman is a bold and entertaining memoir chronicling the five year voyage the author and his wife made sailing their 42-foot sailboat, Skimmer.

Readers will marvel at the warmth, generosity and wisdom the world had to offer them on this journey of a lifetime.

What began as letters to family and friends ultimately became an engaging book that chronicles the realization of a lifelong dream of the author and his wife to explore the world on a sailboat and is a powerful testament to the life and love that flourished during their five-year “world-wind” voyage. Continue reading

Dear You

Dear You by Derra Nicole Sabo 2Dear You is a lovely invitation into Derra Nicole Sabo’s world.

A wonderful opportunity borne out of a complex and challenging experience, to recall the good times with loved ones, the chance to express the rarely spoken profound specifics of what binds friends and family together.

This is a heart-warming collection of letters to loved ones that explores the wonder, frailty and extraordinary qualities of friendship, family, love and life. Continue reading

Unlocking Love: 10 Keys to Finding the Love of Your Life (Even If It’s You)

Unlocking Love: 10 Keys to Finding the Love of Your Life (Even If It's You) by James Michael SamaIn an age where we are more connected to each other than ever before through social media, we also seem to be more disconnected than ever before, as we navigate our lives through a screen.

Where has romance gone? What does it mean to truly love yourself? How (and where) can you finally find higher quality men and women? How do you effectively communicate what you will and won’t accept in a relationship? Continue reading

Johnny Gora

Johnny Gora by John GoodaleHave you ever had your life fall apart, or felt you were on the verge of oblivion and wonder if there were any glimmers of hope ahead?

If you’re human, its likely that has happened to you at least once. During those times, it may seem like nothing good will ever come your way again.

John Goodale felt that way. In his memoir, Johnny Gora, Goodale tells how he watched his entire life crumble. Continue reading

Secondhand Scotch: How One Family Survived in Spite of Themselves

Secondhand Scotch: How One Family Survived in Spite of Themselves by Cathy CurranWhen your grandparents make bathtub gin and go shopping with funny money, and your dad flaunts his degree from the school of hard knocks, you grow up learning that “life ain’t no got-dem picnic.”

These lessons are handed down to Cathy Curran by Eastern European immigrants who learned how to survive caring little for aesthetics–“if it worrrks, who gives a got-dem what da hell it looks like.” Continue reading

Finding Heaven in the Dark

Finding Heaven in the DarkA cross country hitchhiking trek is the backdrop of this personal odyssey of the 17 year old William L. Ingram, the author of Finding Heaven In The Dark.

The tumultuous 1960s themes of race relations, political turmoil, assassinations, and the Vietnam War also play major roles as Mr. Ingram recounts the events surrounding his self-destructive rebellion and desertion from the Marine Corps. Continue reading