This candid memoir shines an urgently-needed spotlight on the narcissist’s con-game habit of using human emotions as collateral. The book starts by sharing details of author Trish Thorpe’s indulgent Hollywood childhood. Her parents, and everyone else in the moneyed world they live in, are thoroughly absorbed with their own narcissistic fantasies, oblivious to Trish and her siblings lurching their way through adolescence and early adulthood on their own. As Trish’s life stumbles into adulthood, she unwittingly duplicates an eerily familiar adult family life, a same-sex family this time, and finds herself incarcerated by money once again. Forced to make a ‘Sophie’s Choice’ decision, she emancipates herself from her adult family. It’s not until she loses everything in the Great Recession and experiences the solitude of homelessness that she’s able to put together the narcissism puzzle pieces that have handcuffed her life. Now more than ever, recognizing and prevailing over toxic narcissism is essential. ‘Fisheye’ deftly illuminates the subject with heartfelt storytelling, humor, and a happy ending. $0.99 on Kindle.
This story, which is based on real events, will take you on a journey through the paths of life of two identical twins, Ben and Adam, who are soon headed to the very imaginary top of wealth and success. Where do the boundaries of moral purity begin and where do they end? What can still be said aloud and about what should we rather keep quiet, so that our society isn’t offended? $4.83 on Kindle.
“A gripping and moving story, with excellent illustrations.” A true story of love and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Second World War. Minny leaves Germany on a bitterly cold morning in December 1946 and travels to England to marry Jim, a British Intelligence Corps soldier in the Allied armies that defeated the Nazi regime in 1945 and occupied the devastated nation. She has survived British and American bombs and witnessed the destruction of Aachen, her ancient and beautiful city. How will a German woman cope in austere post-war Britain, where she is still regarded as the enemy? Illustrated with almost 100 images and original documents, The Bride’s Trunk describes the adventures of an unremarkable piece of luggage and three generations of its owners, whose journeys across Europe are determined by the turbulent events of twentieth century history. $2.99 on Kindle.
This is the story of Sister Judy Bisignano, a Dominican nun, who after spending 68 years looking for God ,finally found divine connection in the Amazon rainforest. Guided by the indigenous wisdom of the Achuar people, she confronts and lets go of her turbulent past, ultimately discovering that her life’s purpose was not to be a nun but rather a compassionate human being. Free on Kindle.
This is a powerful true story of one young girl’s struggle to survive the state-care-system in the 70’s and 80’s. Amelia has just one wish, to make it through to adulthood and hold her destiny in her own hands. This is a harrowing true story, one of survival and human strength. Amelia has been tragically separated from all her siblings, never to see them again for many years.She is moved from one children’s home to another until finally, it’s just too much for her to bear. Amelia starts to wonder about the peace and finality of her own death. Free on Kindle.
Sixteen year old, Rick Watkinson murdered his father and his step-mother. That is truth. And for that crime, he currently sits in an Alaskan prison. But what brought him to that point? What makes a child pick up a semi-automatic shot gun and shot two people he is supposed to love? ‘Ghost – Honor Thy Parents’ offers a preview into that fateful night and the state of mind of this young boy at the time of the tragedy, all of which is fully revealed in the full-length novel, ‘Ghost – The Rick Watkinson Story’. “Ghost” is the true story of Rick Watkinson, his journey from a tumultuous childhood, to his current stay and personal growth behind the thick steel bars in an Alaskan State Penitentiary. Who is this man and what causes a person to cross the boundaries of humanity? Can these events be strictly traced to upbringing and environment, or do some people have an inherent propensity for evil? Is redemption or rehabilitation even possible? Stripped down to its core, this is a story of a boy who just wanted to be loved. A boy who just wanted to belong, and be a part of a family, whatever that incarnation of a family might have been. He is not asking for forgiveness nor is he expecting us to give it. His life is his life, and his mistakes are his mistakes. He cannot change the past or give life to his father and step-mother. He can only move forward, continuing to find the light in a life of darkness. Free on Kindle.
David Sandum had it all—a beautiful young family and a promising new career—when he fell into an inexplicable, deep depression. This richly illustrated, award-winning memoir tells the story of David’s battle with crippling mental illness and the art that saves him. The paintbrush becomes his lifeline, enabling him to express his emotions and relieve his suffering. I’ll Run Till the Sun Goes Down presents a rare, intimate glimpse into a world often misunderstood, striking a chord with anyone who experiences anxiety or depression and with friends, family members, and therapists eager to help. $0.99 on Kindle.
Climb into the backseat and join Pam on a wild ride full of twists and turns, as she re-enters the world of dating. You’ll experience what it’s like to search for a decent man among the menagerie of available single men. Whether it’s stories of single dates or relationships, you’ll find yourself laughing and crying along with her, as she discovers what post divorce dating is really like. Written in an hysterically funny and candid style, Pam let’s you in on all her private thoughts and feelings. $2.99 on Kindle.
“Letters to Mitch – The Healing Power of Grief, Love & Truth” is the true story of how a young man uses his greatest wound as a gift to heal his life. When Marshall Dunn learns the devastating news that his elder brother, Mitch, has taken his own life, little does he know that his loss will become the catalyst to awaken to his soul’s purpose. The book is narrated through a series of raw, heartfelt letters accompanied with instructive and intuitive reflections. Letters to Mitch encourages readers to embrace change, seek their own hidden truth in vulnerability and honor the life with which they have been gifted. Let Marshall take you deep inside the engine room of suicide loss as he travels along an inspiring journey towards growth, healing, and envisioning the future. Just as Mitch’s death has become Marshall’s greatest gift, he has written this book as a gift to anyone searching for the way back home after suicide, loss, and personal crisis. $0.99 on Kindle.
A sharp-shooting SWAT team, a Venezuelan producer of love potions, and an audacious subway rat inhabit this work of “succulent travel writing” (Publishers Weekly) by an award-winning author. From surviving a journey in a homemade submarine off the coast of Honduras to receiving a lesson in aging from the street art of Valparaiso, Chile, Darrin DuFord (author of Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama Without a Car, 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards silver medalist) serves up lively, humorous stories that show how travel has the ability to illuminate cultures while unleashing their bottomless complexities. Recommended for readers of Anthony Bourdain and Bill Bryson. “A bunch of great stories” (San Francisco Chronicle) $0.99 on Kindle.
For 12 years my sister and I endured horrendous abuse. In my late teens, my parents feared we would escape and took us to an Amish community. I was devastated to once again find myself in a world of fear, animal cruelty and sexual abuse. Going to the police was forbidden. Based on a true story. $0.99 on Kindle.
Josef is lost in a secret world of sexual gratification, a true-life Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, unable to halt the “roller coaster of conflicting emotional extremes that never stopped long enough for me to get off.” For sixty years, Josef lived a secret double life. The only people who knew about this other life were the professional mistresses, trannies, and prostitutes with whom he indulged every conceivable sexual fantasy. No one in his ‘other’ life had any idea of who he really was or the things he did. Yet his secret life claimed a terrible toll. The failure of his first marriage. The loss of his son. The loss of his beloved second wife. Josef explores an astonishing variety of topics. In addition to sexual addiction and the hidden world of BDSM, he delves into the burden of guilt of the Catholic Church, fear, political correctness, non-¬judgment, love and loss, philosophy, the soul, spiritual awakening, and healing. This is the journey of an ordinary man lost in an extraordinary secret, dark world, who ultimately finds his way out of the tangled mess through the power of love and forgiveness. $2.99 on Kindle.
We all have that one older funny family member. You know the one, he tells stories from his experiences and usually has people rolling in the eyes. Bill Stokes is that person! He presents a delightful collection of memories that are truly life lessons even today! Stokes, through his memories and wit provides opportunities to learn through laughter, sharing of memories and love.Many will shake their heads in remembrance of similar experiences and crack a smile if not a full on belly laugh! From chapters on “The Hammer is in the Petunias” to “Merry Christmas” one cannot help but feel warm and comforted in those memories he shares that are full of life lessons. His writing style is comfortable, breezing along with ease and sucking the reader along on the ride allowing them to lose themselves. Jump aboard and experience those eye rolling, belly laughing moments, it will be a wild ride! $3.99 on Kindle.
Set in a world where crime and government coexist, AMERICAN MADE is the mind-twisting true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise is afraid to tell. Barry Seal flew cocaine and weapons worth billions of dollars into and out of America in the 1980s. After he became a government informant, Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel offered a million for him alive and half a million dead. But his real trouble began after he threatened to expose the dirty dealings of George HW Bush. AMERICAN MADE rips the roof off Bush and Clinton’s complicity in cocaine trafficking in Mena, Arkansas. “A conspiracy of the grandest magnitude.” Congressman Bill Alexander on the Mena affair. Shaun Attwood’s WAR ON DRUGS TRILOGY – PABLO ESCOBAR, AMERICAN MADE and WE ARE BEING LIED TO – is a series of harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the devastating consequences of drug prohibition. Shaun Attwood is a London-based best-selling author with 100,000 copies sold. $0.99 on Kindle.