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

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

Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows

Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows by Anna Casamento Arrigo“The only mode my thoughts run in, though, is rewind. Never fast-forward and certainly never stopped. Thus the truth is my thoughts and, the facts are my experience, subjective, and still mine.”

Following the plight of a young Italian girl, Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows, is more than just a memoir; this book explores the relationship between the individual and truth, the effect of the past upon the present, and conflicting representations about love. Continue reading

Memoirs of a Dog Walker

Memoirs of a Dog Walker by April Jean LeiteBroke, facing divorce and bankruptcy, April, aged 35, is facing a dilemma.

Her new job at a corporate childcare center, leaves her feeling unfulfilled and empty. Even the pay rise can’t stop her from feeling miserable, especially since she had given up her photography career to support her musician ex-husband. It’s time for a career change, but what can she do?

Sitting in Central Park one day with her dog, Frances, April watches dog walkers go by and her new career choice is made. In spite of discouragement from friends and family 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

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