Get Up & Fight: The Memoir of Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi, The Mother of Women’s Judo

Get Up & Fight: The Memoir of Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi, The Mother of Women’s Judo

“Rusty has that special quality that made you feel like you could fly…that you could do anything, because she was right there with you.” — Billie Jean King, Tennis Champion & Advocate

In 1959 Rusty was stripped of her first-place judo medal for being a woman. She battled the next fifty years—and made it all the way to the Olympics. In her uniquely raw, unfiltered, humorous voice, Rusty recounts the tales of her remarkable life and journey from the rough streets of Coney Island, Brooklyn, to the offices of the political, powerful and persuasive, where she established herself as a major force in the world of women’s rights and the sport of judo, securing women’s inclusion on the international stage. Rusty’s memoir is a love story filled with passion and righteousness-for her sport, her family, and her way of life as a judoka. In her own words, Rusty decided to “be the hammer,” not the nail. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Life Inside A Political Cult

Born into a communist family which he describes as a cult, Mark Edmonds grew from newspaper delivery boy and model aero plane-tragic to become a student at the International Communist School in Moscow.

It was true. They were a communist family. Mark’s father Lloyd had fought against the army of the Spanish fascist General Franco who had launched a civil war in Spain against the popularly elected Republican government. He had gone to England to study at the London School of Economics where he learned about the creation of the International Brigade which comprised volunteers from around the world. They were preparing to go to fight against the Spanish fascists. Lloyd was a pacifist and knew nothing about fighting or the military, but he was anti-fascist. He joined the International Brigade. But Mark chose to not live as a red rebel on the fringes of our society. He decided to get out into the real world and mix it with the best and the worst. But he retained some of his inherited rebelliousness. He worked as a taxi driver in Melbourne and a Rookie Journalist on a Communist party newspaper. He was a photographer, bookshop owner and community radio program presenter. He ultimately achieved his dream career as a mechanical design engineer He became a high-flying engineering project manager and family man. He was once called a hitman. This is the story of the peaks and troughs Mark Edmonds experienced during his lifetime journey. He speaks of the people he met and loved and the people he crossed swords with along the way. Mark quotes the saying “You can never run away from your past, but it doesn’t hurt to get a good start.” $9.99 on Kindle.

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Bent Pages

Bent Pages
Winner of the International Impact Book Award and Firebird Talk Radio Book Award now on sale! Faced with the task of raising a daughter as a single parent after the death of a spouse, this unforgettable memoir tackles an impossible question: how do you teach the critical life skills of trust, love, forgiveness, humility, mercy, unselfishness, and grace to your child when you never learned them for yourself in a normal family setting?

If there is one lesson we can learn from this remarkable memoir, it’s the importance of faith. Using God, the only father she ever knew, as a plumb line, we walk with the author (often with great humor) as she journeys through impossible circumstances, yet teaches her child the skills of adulthood even when she did not fully understand them herself. We are captivated as her daughter falls in love with God, the father who is introduced to her. And with God’s grace, and though the eyes of her trusting child, the author ultimately learns these very life skills for herself. This compelling and uplifting narrative is a story of resilience and self-discovery that is profoundly moving.
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Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!

Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!
“Red Card By Tony Kelly Award a 5-Star Book Review given by Readers Favorite ~ A unique and fantastic sports biography by Mr. Kelly!”

Former UK professional soccer star Tony Kelly lost it all, but he stands today as someone who is unbreakable!

Having lost most of his wealth, house, and eventually his partner, Tony refused to be broken and fought back. Through years of pain and suffering in silence, somehow, Tony managed to turn his life around in a positive way as his journey from disaster to redemption and triumph is nothing short of amazing.

Tony has literally been to hell and back, but through hope, and his family and friends’ support, professional help, his renewed faith, and sheer courage, he is now in a position to help others, which is something he could never have envisioned six years ago. A tragic yet uplifting and inspiring tale of one man’s journey through gambling addiction. It’s a must-read for those who feel lost and without hope, as Tony’s story is testimony that all is not lost and that this is a bet you can win! $4.50 on Kindle.

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Free: Being Authentic: A Memoir

Being Authentic: A MemoirDesire to find your Authentic Voice? Learn the process to participate more authentically in the project we call humanity•••

By engaging with the author’s story in Being Authentic™, you will:

+ Garner the bravery to look at your own and be more authentic
+ Strive to connect with the poet, artist, writer, dancer, and actor in You
+ Learn how to heal, forgive, and let go of resentment to live a more positive life
+ Develop better-coping skills and become more resilient in the face of pandemic-like events
+ And much, much more!

Get your Kindle copy to find your Authentic Voice Today! Free on Kindle.

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Globetrotter: From Pioneer Digital Nomad to World’s Most Traveled Man

Globetrotter: From Pioneer Digital Nomad to World’s Most Traveled Man
The story of the most traveled man in the world, an epic voyage of twenty-plus years circling the globe to every country in the world,  a total of 230 countries including every single one of the 195 recognized by the United Nations. A true and breathtaking story of dedication, perseverance, and innovation in entrepreneurship and alternative living. A testimony of how to push the limits of human curiosity to new boundaries. $0.99 on Kindle
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Free: Desiree, The Music of My Soul: A Memoir

Desiree, The Music of My Soul: A Memoir

A grief-stricken widow unravels the mysteries of a rescued Hurricane Katrina dog and brings healing to both their worlds. This is a poetic and soul-stirring love story which captures one woman’s journey of strength and self-discovery that transcends grief and loss. Filled with hope and inspiration, which symbolizes the resilience of human spirit. Free on Kindle.

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Free: Scrapped

Scrapped

Scrapped exposes the underbelly of a system built more for finality than justice. It’s the true story of Peebles’ pursuit of new evidence against 3 new suspects and her discovery that Heidi had lived a double life: convenience store cashier and undercover informant. The sheriff’s office hid the truth after her death as the real killers roamed free. Free on Kindle.

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They Called Him Marvin: A History of Love, War, and Family

They Called Him Marvin: A History of Love, War, and Family

“They Called Him Marvin is Destined to become an American History of WWll Classic.”

They were the fathers we never knew, the uncles we never met, the friends who never returned, the heroes we can never repay. They gave us our world. And those simple sounds of freedom we hear today are their voices speaking to us across the years.” ~ Former President Bill Clinton

Such a man was 1st Lt Dean Harold Sherman, B-29 Airplane Commander.

“They Called Him Marvin” is a history. A history of war and of family. A history of the collision of the raging politics of a global war, young love, patriotism, sacred family commitments, duty, and the horrors and tragedies, the catastrophe that war is.

One reviewer explains:

“I am a fan of historical non-fiction, and this story did not disappoint. It was sweet, tragic, personal, and moving. Gradually and almost imperceptibly, the story of two wartime sweethearts begins circling the drain of a tragedy you know is coming. The book begins with the ending, but you have convinced yourself that it can’t possibly be the case by the time you get there. I enjoyed every moment, even the ones that left me in tears.

The letters between Connie and Dean provided a fascinating glimpse into wartime military life. Reading the experiences of people both at home and abroad was very engaging. I found myself eagerly awaiting the next letter, right along with the young couple! I highly recommend this novel, and it should be a read in history classes for high schools! $2.99 on Kindle.

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Step by Step

Step by Step
This collection of tales shares the outdoor journeys of Judy and her sons, exploring the thrilling ups and downs, the fascinating details, and the risks and rewards of a life lived on the trails and above the clouds. From rocky starts to incredible heights, they do it together–at the guidance, of course, of one tough woman. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Finding Fetish

A teenage boy wanders, almost by mistake, into the world of BDSM. It is an activity which will remain part of his life for many years, but having to be balanced with his time in more conventional society and his role as an attorney. Eventually the journey will have devastating consequences. $5.08 on Kindle
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LIFE LESSONS FROM INDIA – A WOMAN’S MEMOIR

LIFE LESSONS FROM INDIA - A WOMAN'S MEMOIR
A short memoir from a unique perspective.

BITTERSWEET – the one-word definition of life. You need to survive the bitterness to experience the sweetness of life. If you’re feeling down or need some inspiration to adjust the lens and focus on the brighter sides of life, this short memoir with lessons of life will be worth a read! $2.99 on Kindle
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Free: An Unexpected Journey

An Unexpected Journey
“My life shows that we as humans cannot always change or control our circumstances. We cannot anticipate all the obstacles in our path. We can, however, choose our attitude, our actions, and how to overcome the obstacles we face. This will define our character, values, and faith.”

It is only through the discovery of another’s life story that we gain perspective on our own.

As a man looks to his past, he finds a wealth of wisdom. John H. Livens was born in Latvia in 1933 and has lived a life across continents, through wars, and with an unwavering optimism for a better future. In his autobiography, An Unexpected Journey, we travel through time as he revisits his upbringing and how it shaped the man, the friend, and the husband he became.

With a strong voice and ethical code, John walks through his early years of privileged life in Latvia, the loss of everything during World War II, and resettlement in the United States. Overcoming obstacles with two Harvard degrees and business success, he began a new life. John epitomizes the unfettered freedom that the United States offers to all, regardless of background. He pursues life’s opportunities with tenancy and integrity.

John shares his memories—from his luck of escaping Soviet capture to his enriched life in the United States. Through each one, family is an ever-present element, and he pursues the ultimate goal of a personal relationship to fulfill his life and remind him of the wholeness from his early, carefree childhood.

Join John on his journey and uncover the unique experiences of a well-lived life. Free on Kindle.

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Free: Truth’s Daughter

Truth's Daugther
On her sixtieth birthday, Barbara hopes a genetic search engine might lead to finding her fathers’ other children. Perhaps they could shed light on her fathers’ identity. She was determined to make truth the legacy of their lives. In the absence of facts, she discovers the importance of forgiveness and understanding as a vehicle for healing. Free on Kindle.

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Sudden Widow, A True Story of Love, Grief, Recovery, and How Badly It CAN Suck!

Sudden Widow, A True Story of Love, Grief, Recovery, and How Badly It CAN Suck!
Sudden Widow is a Raw, Authentic, & Inspiring Book about Grief, Recovery, & Hope. It is a book for widows/widowers and anyone trying to make sense of an unbearable loss. Bella Lynn Thompson offers understanding for widows in a world where many don’t comprehend the all-consuming grief and magnitude of change after losing a spouse. Reading this authentic, personal book, readers feel seen, heard, and supported. The inspiration of powering through an inexplicable life event is evident on every page. Perhaps most importantly, other widows will feel validated and less alone. $8.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Normandy to Nazi Surrender

Normandy to Nazi Surrender
Van Slayden, a country boy, narrates life as a P-47 pilot, fighting in Northern France and commanding the 36th Fighter Group—Fightin’ 36th—across Belgium, and Germany, helping to define America as a superpower. His 22nd Fighter Squadron was the first in the AAF to land voluntarily on German soil. Free on Kindle.

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It Started at The Savoy

It Started at The Savoy

Bill Pullen is a brilliant storyteller. In this book, he invites the reader to pull up a chair and enjoy anecdotes of friends, family, and a myriad of celebrities, experienced over his five decades as an international hotelier. From historic country inns to five-star hotels on three continents he conveys his experiences with great humor and insight. $5.99 on Kindle.

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Free: How to Survive a Throat Punch: A Memoir of Love, Learning, and the Fight for What Matters Most

How to Survive a Throat Punch: A Memoir of Love, Learning, and the Fight for What Matters Most

Drew Ross lost his family, identity, and nearly his life in one crushing year. But when a fellow cancer patient gives him a mysterious challenge involving the power of our stories, everything changes. Experience the journey that taught him how to not only survive, but fight for what matters most. Free on Kindle.

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