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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Free: Fallible

Free: Fallible

This book is about the fallibility of us all, including the doctors who are supposed to care for us. It is about how to change the norms of medical practice in light of human weakness. It’s for individuals who suffer from mental illness. It’s for their loved ones. It’s for anyone who interacts with someone with a mental illness. Free on Kindle.

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Why Didn’t I Notice Her Before?

Why Didn’t I Notice Her Before?

A page-turning debut that should not go unnoticed. A memoir that recounts the cancer journey of a wife and mother reveals the universal truth that appreciating life is complicated.

In August 2017, Cramer was told that she had stage 4 ovarian cancer. During a routine medical appointment, a nurse practitioner examined a bump on the author’s pelvis and quickly handed her a slip to get an urgent CT scan, as though it were a baton in a “relay race.” She was later told that she had a “fourteen-centimeter tumor” and that she must undergo surgery to remove “the big mass…the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, all of it,” and then receive chemotherapy. The memoir describes how Cramer, a New York film editor; her husband, Todd; and their young son, Noah, came to terms with the news. She describes all aspects of her treatment, from awaiting surgery to having a port inserted in her chest for infusions.

She also poses penetrating questions–one chapter, for example, is titled “Should I Fight?”–and approaches the act of wig shopping with wickedly mordant wit: “I sit down in the wig barber’s chair looking like my two-year-old-self refusing to wear underwear because it is itchy.”

The book goes on to explore how the author’s cancer diagnosis has changed her outlook on life, asking “will an illness as serious as this teach me that I no longer need to fix things, and can I finally release my grip and get on with living?”

Cramer’s writing is characterized by an eagle-eyed search for positivity: “Fuck it. I want to live my life not spend time making legacy boxes of my unfinished one.” For the author, this statement is an act of personal catharsis, but her message has an inspirational universality. Some readers may flinch at her bluntness, but for most, her writing will offer revitalizing guidance: “I’m told death is close, it is imperative that I take initiative to go any direction away from stuck.” Overall, this keenly observed memoir delicately balances humor and heartache while signaling the importance of each passing moment.

A profoundly moving remembrance that’s alternately sad and uplifting. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Letter from Alabama

Letter from Alabama

“Letter from Alabama” is the inspiring true story of parents lost, and parents found. This Amazon Best Seller is the story of two children orphaned and abandoned, then saved by grace and a family’s love – and by a startling letter that traveled hundreds of miles and changed everything.

Amazon reviewer R. Headley says: “…this is a fine, well-written book that blends (the author’s) personal story with the greater events of American life in the second half of the 20th Century. Workman’s celebration of family deserves to be read.” $0.99 on Kindle.

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Cutting Hunger One Coupon At A Time

Cutting Hunger One Coupon At A Time

I’m Tina M. Klein, single mom of three beautiful girls that have grown up on me. After my divorce, I struggled financially like a lot of single moms sometimes having to rely on help from others to keep all the bills paid and keep food on the table. In 2008 I found the power of couponing which not only allowed me to save money for my own family but to give back to my community also. I started looking for ways to inspire others to give back to their communities also. Many of you know me as Super Coupon Woman, Follow my journey of going from a single mom to paying it forward over $100,000 in my community and going strong. I will show how you can coupon and save money that could allow you to start your own pay it forward mission. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Diary of a Hoarder’s Daughter

Free: Diary of a Hoarder’s Daughter

With an estimated 2-5% of the population having some form of hoarding problem, have you ever wondered what it is like to have to live in a home filled with stuff? Having being brought up in a house with junk filling every room, Izzy has to return to her childhood home, twenty years after she left, to sort out the mess. Read her true story in this funny yet poignant memoir. Free on Kindle.

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Bury Him: A Memoir of the Viet Nam War

Bury Him: A Memoir of the Viet Nam War

In this frank, engaging memoir, Capt. Chamberlain (USMC, Retired) recounts the chilling events that took place during his command of a company of young Marines at the height of the Vietnam war. Chamberlain painfully recalls the unspeakable order he and his Marines were forced to obey; and the cover-up which followed. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Barflies: A Bartender’s Memoir

Barflies: A Bartender’s Memoir
Everything you are about to read is true;
even when you think it isn’t.

The characters in this book aren’t characters, but real people who did these crazy, weird, and wonderful things while I, the bartender, witnessed it all.
If you are a bar patron who’s always wondered what the bartender is thinking, here’s your chance to look behind the curtain.

If you loved Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, you’ll love Barflies.

Get the bartender’s side of the story. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Men of Twisted Cloth

Men of Twisted Cloth

They were slick. They were powerful. They were revered. They glided into churches, homes and schools with their carefully polished shoes and were given free reign to commit the vilest acts on innocent children, under the very noses of teachers and parents. If anyone complained, they were moved on by the faceless men of the church hierarchy – to carry on molesting and wreaking havoc in unsuspecting parishes. For decades.

These men of twisted cloth have deceived, manipulated and destroyed lives across the globe. But how did they manage to fool my kind, feisty mother, who’d lived through a bitter romantic betrayal in World War Two, followed by a life of domestic violence with her cruel husband? Who had escaped and followed me from the UK to Australia, forging an independent, vibrant life? Whose golden years should have been productive and peaceful?

Everything changed, for all of us, the day she met the “Monster of Merewether” and was drawn into a den of evil….and this is her story.
$3.00 on Kindle.

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Free: My Journey Around Mont Blanc

Free: My Journey Around Mont Blanc
My Journey Around Mont Blanc is a story of the fragility of human nature, testing its endurance and overcoming its fears, played out on the stage of one of the most beautiful and popular treks on earth. Free on Kindle.

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A Hero’s Heart

A Hero’s Heart
A Hero’s Heart is a true story of victory, captivatingly told for the first time, from the survivor herself. It is a story of brutality, cruelty, and loss. It is a story of demons, heartache, and agony. It is a story of love, joy, and abundance. And lastly, it is a memoir told with fervor and elation. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Confessions of a Call Centre Worker

Free: Confessions of a Call Centre Worker
Have you ever worked in a call centre or spared a thought for those incarcerated within? Speaking to the general public all day can be challenging, funny, stressful and so much, more. Read one worker’s hilarious true account of her life during many years spent working in call centres and some of the customers she has dealt with. Free on Kindle.

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Precious Silver Chopsticks

Precious Silver Chopsticks
Mae Adams was born in 1933 as the useless second daughter in the Korean aristocratic family. Abandoned by her mother, her grandparents raised her in the mountain village where the family retreated when the Japanese invaded Korea in 1910 and began to eliminate all Korean royal lines.

On Mae’s first birthday, Grandma gave her a pair of silver chopsticks as a symbol of her love and to protect her life from poison. The silver turned its color upon contact with poison in food.

In 1945, the family escaped from the Communist regime to South Korea at the loss of Grandma and within five years, they survived the harrowing Korean War. Mae became the breadwinner of her family and dreamed of a college education in America. She met the man of her dreams but left him to pursue her education. Described throughout the book is Mae’s journey with her Precious Silver Chopsticks to her destination. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Rachel Richards

Free: Rachel Richards
In this painfully moving memoir, take a firsthand look at anorexia through the eyes of a young girl. Even in kindergarten, Rachel Richards knows something isn’t right. By leading us through her distorted thoughts, she shines a light on the experience and mystery of mental illness.

As she grows up, unable to comprehend or communicate her inner trauma, Rachel lashes out, hurting herself, running away from home, and fighting her family. Restricting food gives her the control she craves. But after being hospitalized and force-fed, Rachel only retreats further into herself.

With a driving perfectionism, she graduates college with honors. But at sixty-nine pounds, Rachel is a shell of nervous and obsessive behaviors that have controlled her life. Years of self-harm and self-loathing have fueled the inner battles between good and evil, health and sickness, and life and death.

Acting on stage offers her moments of freedom from the skewed perceptions she’s constructed over the years. But her dream of a career in theater is not enough to save her. What is the secret that will finally unleash her will to recover? Free on Kindle.

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Dark Knights: The Darl Humor of Police Officers

Dark Knights: The Darl Humor of Police Officers
There is nothing quite like the police officer’s sense of humor.

The police are seen as many things to many people; protectors, law enforcers, upstanding citizens, but rarely, if ever, are they seen as funny. However, when one stops to think about it for a second, it becomes clear that police officers must come across some of the craziest, most eccentric, and most unexpected aspects of everyday society as a fundamental part of their job. If only a police officer with a sense of humor decided to write some of their best stories down…?

That’s exactly what Robert L. Bryan does best. As a former NYC cop, Bryan’s been in the thick of it for most of his career, treading the thin blue line between civility and chaos. Along the way, he’s come across some seriously bizarre characters and some even more bizarre situations. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Comes with Furniture and People

Free: Comes with Furniture and People
Comes with Furniture and People tells the story of a daughter desperate to reach a mother trapped in depression. What’s more, the daughter intuits the mother has an incurable disease, one the mother hides even from herself, as she spends her days reading Greek dramas and studying the etymologies of words. Free on Kindle.

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Free: More Than a Sex Surrogate

Free: More Than a Sex Surrogate
Lilly is a professional sex surrogate who helps men solve their sexual problems. Every patient has his own story, but they all have one common denominator—they are incapable of intimacy with a woman, and Lilly’s job is to help set them free. Free on Kindle.

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