The Other Side of Success

The Other Side of Success

The Other Side of Success is the unvarnished account of one man’s search for meaning as his professional life is constantly challenged by the impact of love, family, religion, and race. In this intimate memoir, Sawa strives to find home in the truest sense, while struggling with the unforeseen costs of making it. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Without: Body, Name, Country

Without: Body, Name, Country

“Pick up this book and eat it, I mean love it, I mean eat it.” —Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket)

“…we see that perfect world crumble with her diagnosis of Guillam-Barre syndrome in which a person’s immune system attacks the nerves.” —Martha Engber

In Meg Johnson’s third full length collection, Without: Body, Name, Country, strange experiences become familiar and familiar experiences become strange, as a human body, a sense of self, and an entire nation all teeter toward the verge of destruction.

In daring poems and intimate flash nonfiction pieces, Johnson portrays a world that is corrupt yet full of possibilities. Sometimes frightening, sometimes funny, one woman’s struggles with health, identity, and politics reveal universal adversity, longing, and wildness.

Reading this book is to climb “a spiral staircase in a tower full of fun house mirrors.” Without: Body, Name, Country is the book you didn’t know you needed.

“A ferocity that has to be read to be believed.” —Shaindel Beers

“Read this collection and marvel.” —Anne Champion

“A fierce, playful, unapologetic, and morally complex examination of life. Those who enjoy memoir and poetry will find both forms seamlessly and searingly interwoven here.” —Mark Leidner

“A spot-on sense of humor evident from page one onward. She circles her own themes returning again and then one more time to investigate what it is to grow up pretty, to remain single after thirty, to face life-altering illness.” —Joanne Nelson $2.99 on Kindle.

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Free: The Japanese Part of Me

The Japanese Part of Me
Through six essays describing the lives and careers of globally active Japanese public figures Yoko Ono, Shinya Yamanaka, Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani, Yoshiki, Yoky Matsuoka, and Marie Kondo, The Japanese Part of Me offers a refreshing, hopeful take on life to readers. Free on Kindle.

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Becoming American

Becoming American

Becoming American is the inspiring story of the author’s transformation from a child of Holocaust survivors in post-war Europe to an American lawyer, academic, and activist associated with such famed political leaders as Robert Kennedy, George McGovern, Jerry Brown, and Tom Hayden. $0.99 on Kindle.
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You’re Welcome: A Dog Lovers Novel

You're Welcome: A Dog Lovers Novel

You’re Welcome is an Amazon Best Seller. This heartwarming, inspiring and laugh-out-loud memoir of a dog is inspired by true events, and narrated by our furry best friend. Ludo, a German Shepherd and Melody, a young high-spirited woman, find each other needing one another more than they know to make it through the perils life has in store for them! The pair forge an unbreakable relationship, and with it navigate hardship, depression, and love! If you have ever loved a dog this book is a must-read! $0.99 on Kindle.

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The Unexpected Mother

You know the pregnancy was a mess…when Oprah hears your story and wants it for O Magazine…twice!

Would Susan, a single mother of two, survive the oddest surrogate motherhood debacle ever?

It wasn’t her first time carrying the couple’s baby. Their son, Evan, was healthy and delightful. When the couple decided they wanted a second child, Susan was happy to be their surrogate again.

Contracts were signed.

The miracle happened…thrice.

It was the first trimester when Susan found out the couple were getting a divorce, there was an undisclosed history of mental disorder, and they were filing for bankruptcy. They were in breach of contract. She was carrying triplets.

Susan’s world collapsed around her…

…and then it got worse.

You’ll be enthralled by this true story of one surrogate mother’s 9-month journey, because it has more twists and turns than a Hollywood thriller. $3.99 on Kindle.
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Orphans of an Angel

A tragic, but true story of Evelyn Dalton’s struggle to survive, burdened by destitution and deteriorating health. Unexpectedly, Evelyn collapses with abdominal pains and is admitted to hospital for immediate surgery. The misdiagnosis of symptoms leaves Evelyn in a coma unaware of the perilous danger she faces. At midnight, she became an Angel. Her four boys became orphans. At midnight, Evelyn became an Angel. At midnight, her four boys became Orphans.They became motherless, fatherless, homeless and destitute. They lost everything. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Fallible

 

Nearly 1 in every 5 Americans deal with mental illness in a given year, and the rates are climbing. Among physicians, the rate is even higher as the time spent in medical training significantly increases the risk of poor mental health. None of us are fully immune from the ravages of mental health problems. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Setting Sail for Golden Harbor: A Humorous Memoir About the Final Years of Life

Setting Sail for Golden Harbor: A Humorous Memoir About the Final Years of Life

In this memoir, which speaks to all of us who have experienced the challenges posed by aging parents, laughter serves not only as an antidote to depressing reality but also reminds us that the deceased has lived, has amused, has warmed our hearts, and will remain alive through the memories of words said and actions taken during their life. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: I Ran the World

I Ran the World
IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE WORLD, WOULD YOU?

In this rollercoaster true story, Chris Long describes how he staged the biggest mass participation demonstration in history, in an effort to help change the world. How he worked with rock stars, politicians, royalty, celebrities and 20 million people in 89 countries – and all before the internet and social media. He raised $35m and caused governments to change but did he really succeed?

An extraordinary story of an ordinary man. Free on Kindle.

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Free: Orphans of an Angel

Orphans of an Angel
A tragic, but true story of Evelyn Dalton’s struggle to survive, burdened by destitution and serious health conditions. Social Services become concerned as her four boys may be taken into care if conditions do not improve. As if matters couldn’t get worse, husband Eddie abandons the family and plunges her life into dire straits and purgatory when she is evicted from her home. Unexpectedly, Evelyn collapses with excruciating abdominal pains and is admitted to hospital for emergency open surgery. Misdiagnosis of her symptoms result in her drifting into a coma. Unable to provide adequate care, her boys are condemned to a Children’s Home. The youngest two children, aged four and ten, spend their childhood incarcerated. Evelyn’s four boys never see their mother again as their crisis deepens into a battle for their own survival. Four orphans became motherless, fatherless, homeless and destitute. Free on Kindle.

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Brian’s Journey

An emotional memoir by a mother who shares the harrowing experience of losing her son to suicide. A very inspiring story of love, loss, grief and spiritual awakening. See price on Kindle.

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Architect of Death at Auschwitz: A Biography of Rudolf Höss

Rudolf Höss, the SS officer appointed to create and serve as the commandant of Auschwitz, has been called the greatest mass murderer in history. From 1940 to 1945, more than one million men, women, and children, mainly Jews and Poles, were put to death at Auschwitz. Höss’s testimony at the trial of major Nazi defendants at Nuremberg after the war established that Adolf Hitler ordered the extermination of the Jews in the Final Solution. After Nuremberg, Höss was taken to Poland to stand trial for the atrocities he perpetrated at Auschwitz. In his testimony and memoirs, which he wrote while awaiting trial, Höss acknowledged his participation in the Final Solution and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of persons at Auschwitz due to starvation and disease. Yet, he denied that he ever mistreated a prisoner and sought to blame his subordinates for the cruelty imposed on inmates. Höss also claimed that Hitler and Heinrich Himmler, not he, were responsible for the calamity of the Final Solution and that he (Höss) was simply an unknowing “cog in the wheel” of the Nazi extermination machine.

Architect of Death at Auschwitz is both a biography of Höss and a critical analysis of his memoirs. Utilizing Auschwitz records, as well as the testimony of numerous survivors and even SS, the book describes the plight of hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children forcibly taken from their homes to ghettos, then from ghettoes to their deaths in the gas chambers within minutes of arrival at Auschwitz. It details the tortuous life in camp for those found sufficiently fit to work yet given little to eat or wear, provided wholly inadequate medical care, forced to perform brutal work, and subjected to medical experimentation. Nuremberg trial records, as well as Höss’s trial proceedings, document the monstrous crimes he committed. Conversations between Höss and prison psychiatrists and psychologists provide an extraordinary insight into his twisted Nazi psyche. The book dispels the impression Höss attempts to create in his memoirs that he was never cruel or mistreated any prisoners and demonstrates, instead, he acted with unscrupulous brutality. $23.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Becoming American

Free: Becoming American

Becoming American is the inspiring story of the author’s transformation from a child of Holocaust survivors in post-war Europe to an American lawyer, academic, and activist associated with such famed political leaders as Robert Kennedy, George McGovern, Jerry Brown, and Tom Hayden. Free on Kindle.

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The Three Kitties That Saved My Life

The Three Kitties That Saved My Life
“This is like drinking tea and honey on a cold day.” When tragedy struck, I thought for sure that my own life was at an end. I was wrong. This is the true story of how two stray rescue cats and a woman named Kitty, whom I finally met after a wild ride of internet dating, brought love, romance, and laughter back into my life. $0.99 on Kindle.

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I Came to You in Weakness

I Came to You in Weakness

It’s a wild ride into the mystery of what it means to find God’s strength in my weakness after a simple prayer supplication was made.

After 36 months of frustrating unemployment, God reveals a path leading to Guangzhou China. At the end of the road is a mustard seed that is planted in a provincial classroom. I need to go where the seed would produce. The dilemma: If I don’t go to Guangzhou, am I being disobedient to God? I am 55 years old and live in Chicago. $0.99 on Kindle.

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September’s Child

September’s Child

September’s Child is the story of an unwanted four-year-old little girl who embarked on a journey through the “system”. This little girls’ dysfunctional biological mother set her own clothing on fire in a weak attempt at committing suicide. Anna / Eva found love while in foster care. Adoption that turned into abuse stripped away that love. From neglect to abuse, this little hero survived it all. She learned to become an emotionless child, to live another day, ultimately to tell her story. A story stained with tears and filled with heartaches that haunt her yet today. C.A. Staff is the little girl who grew up to know more love than she ever imagined. $3.99 on Kindle.

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RELINQUISHED: The True Story of Sally’s Abandoned Children

RELINQUISHED: The True Story of Sally’s Abandoned Children

First, there was September’s Child. It was a remarkable true story. C.A. Staff published it in 2014. Then along came Journey To My Past – A DNA Adventure. D.R. Meyers published that in 2018. C.A. Staff and D.R. Meyers are the same people.

Her relinquishment rippled throughout her life. Her big sister cared for her during her first two years. Their alcoholic mother stayed gone for days at a time. Her subsequent adoption resinated her rocky beginning. This is the story that gave new meaning to adoption. Stories like this help make states change their adoption laws. $3.99 on Kindle.

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