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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The Field House

The Field House

“The Field House lures readers to ‘a long-abandoned, wood-framed house on an island off the coast of Maine.’ When author Robin Clifford Wood buys a summer cottage belonging to famed poet and award-winning author Rachel Field, Wood is haunted by Field’s sudden death, her untold stories. Discovering treasures and clues Field left behind, Wood weaves a stunning and intimate portrait of a once-prized American writer and poet who deserves to be remembered.” —Barbara Walsh, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm and Sammy in the Sky. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Free: ROADS TO MEANING AND RESILIENCE WITH CANCER

Being Authentic: A Memoir

Desire to find your Authentic Voice? Learn the process to participate more authentically in the project we call humanity.

Rare are the spaces in which we can look inwardly at who we are. There is no horizon to do so more intimately than reading one’s biography. Reflect on what and who you are. What constitutes your core self? What should that be?

While there is no such thing as an “Authenticity Expert,” you now have a viable alternative. Morhaf Al Achkar obtained his Ph.D in education and is currently a practicing family physician at the University of Washington. He was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Since then, his research has focused on the experiences of patients living with cancer. His first book is based on interviews he did with 39 patients who live, like him, with advanced illness. He explored how these patients find meaning, cope, and build resilience. Using his own experiences and deep knowledge of philosophical concepts, Morhaf shares his understanding of authenticity from the perspective of someone aware of his own finitude.

By following along with his fascinating life story, Morhaf invites you on a journey of dialogue and reflection to live a more authentic and purposeful life with integrity.

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!

Being Authentic: A Memoir™ is the second book in Dr. Alachkar’s self-help series. The first was on resilience and meaning.

Dr. Alachkar’s Memoir shares genuine emotion, heartbreaks and great successes, and encourages us to be our authentic selves. This Memoir highlights our humanity’s purpose to share our story and of our fear of being forgotten after death and yet to live each day. If you like easy and genuine reads that tell it to you straight, then be sure to get your FREE Kindle Copy of Morhaf’s Being Authentic Get your Kindle copy to find your Authentic Voice Today! Free on Kindle.

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The Red Kitchen: A Memoir

The Red Kitchen: A Memoir

At the age of seven, Barbara witnesses a frightening incident between her parents. She goes on to spend much of her childhood toggling between the happy family she longs for and the unhappy one she’s in but can’t repair. Disturbed by the smell of rotting leaves and an uneasy feeling about her father, she will spend half her life trying to get to the bottom of the reasons why. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Many Million Dreams Ago: A Recollection of Romances

Many Million Dreams Ago: A Recollection of Romances

Three Lovers. Three lessons.

Many Million Dreams Ago defies a typical “romance memoir” by dealing with the deeper consequences of discovering such feelings too early on. Its realism is recounted in three eras of a life gone awry from self-harm, codependency, and casual intimacies.

Through the endless pursuits of a hopeless romantic in trying to find his other half, we join him on his journey towards an idyllic destiny. Free on Kindle.
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Free: Bored on the Wild Side

Bored on the Wild Side
Forty-five years of stumbling, bumbling, and striving to make the American dream a reality. Beginning in the mid-1970s and hitting the brakes days before the 2020 elections, this compelling memoir shows us where we’ve been and where we might be headed via one man’s memories and experiences.

While it may read like a novel, every word is true: good, bad, and ugly.

Talk is cheap and some actions have expensive consequences. What’s worse? Regretting some of the things you’ve done, or wondering what might have been? Do you have the guts to chase your crazy dreams and live up to your highest ideals, or are your convictions as shallow as the ink on your T-shirt?

Filled with interesting characters, uncommon adventures, and gallows humor throughout, this is the tale of an individual who played it to the hilt until he was bored. Bored on the wild side. Free on Kindle.

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Charlie’s Kid

Charlie's Kid
Charlie’s Kid is riveting, horrifying, mesmerizing, and unforgettable. It haunts, and it inspires. It is a story you cannot escape whose imagery stays with you. This is a story of monstrous child abuse, years spent alone on the mean streets of Chicago, a hardscrabble adult life—and, ultimately, redemption. Charlie’s Kid is a tale of survival at a deepest level against excruciatingly insurmountable odds. From sea to sea and even to fighting war in Iraq; this book will keep your attention to the end. And, though full of horror and despair, Charlies’ Kid is an inspiring tale about redemption, kindness and nobility. This biography of a life lived under the radar is addictive and difficult to set aside. Honest and unvarnished, Charlie’s Kid is a story in the best sense of the word, pulsing with lessons born from difficult experiences, written for his son, and told out of love, not for glory. From soul crushing to smile-inducing, Sean X. Oljer’s fictionalized memoir Charlie’s Kid is extreme and unforgettable. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Ditching Success?: A Career Ventured – A Life Regained

Ditching Success? : A Career Ventured; A Life Regained
At fifty, entrepreneur and seasoned workaholic Batoul Ajlouni reached the very height of her career, her middle age, and the lowest point of her life.

The endless passion and zeal she once had for work and life have all but disappeared. Confused and anxious about her never-before situation, she is faced with a life-changing decision to make: Does she listen to the business-executive in her head, tough it all out and continue with the successful career she had spent half her life building? Or does she follow the free-spirit inside her heart, sacrifice everything she has ever worked for, and leap into a place of new hopes and dreams she knew nothing about?

In her timely memoir, Batoul Ajlouni shares her personal and professional venture of self-transformation at the most challenging of times, while re-evaluating priorities, seeking balance, searching for answers to questions and dilemmas we all face at one point or another during our professional journeys. $0.99 on Kindle.

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The Hooligans of Kandahar

The Hooligans of Kandahar
Not all true war stories are heroic. Mismanaged and overlooked by command, a group of soldiers must fight to survive in Afghanistan. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Being Authentic: A Memoir

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

Rare are the spaces in which we can look inwardly at who we are. There is no horizon to do so more intimately than reading one’s biography. Reflect on what and who you are. What constitutes your core self? What should that be?

While there is no such thing as an “Authenticity Expert,” you now have a viable alternative. Morhaf Al Achkar obtained his Ph.D in education and is currently a practicing family physician at the University of Washington. He was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Since then, his research has focused on the experiences of patients living with cancer. His first book is based on interviews he did with 39 patients who live, like him, with advanced illness. He explored how these patients find meaning, cope, and build resilience. Using his own experiences and deep knowledge of philosophical concepts, Morhaf shares his understanding of authenticity from the perspective of someone aware of his own finitude.

By following along with his fascinating life story, Morhaf invites you on a journey of dialogue and reflection to live a more authentic and purposeful life with integrity.

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!

Being Authentic: A Memoir™ is the second book in Dr. Alachkar’s self-help series. The first was on resilience and meaning. Free on Kindle.
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Collateral Intentions

Collateral Intentions

“Collateral Intentions is a veritable gift of living poiesis for the soul…a divinely inspired offering of transparent truth and personal revelation born from a life-transforming encounter with all too often denied, and at times necessarily despised parts of oneself.”

“Without fail, the compelling images, thoughts, and feelings, expressed through the self explorations of a young person straddling the thresholds of adolescence to adulthood have provided potent learnings into understanding what’s most important – how to be wholehearted and genuinely human.”

“…it peels back layers and defenses in one’s own psyche and relays the message of vulnerability that is universally common in being human and necessary in the journey of self-love.”

Most of us tend to avoid the darkness within, but what happens when we turn to embrace it? Join Constantine Dhonau as he artfully examines that which we prefer to ignore.

Collateral Intentions is a contemplative memoir expressed through 11 years of Constantine Dhonau’s journal entries, poems, short stories, and letters from ages 17 to 28. He explores the power of our decisions and the dangers of disowning our pain. His writing spans the gamut of self-reflection, opens the door to our private worlds, and inspires us to extend an olive branch to our darkest self by exposing parts of his life which most keep under lock-and-key. $4.99 on Kindle.

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Wide Open

Wide Open

Wide Open is D. M. Ditson’s dizzying account of unravelling in the wake of a series of sexual assaults that left her with post-traumatic stress disorder. When her past threatens to derail a promising new relationship, Ditson flings herself into her recovery and documents her healing in near real-time. Written in the depths of her illness, Ditson shows what PTSD looks like from the inside as she loses herself in time – mistaking the past for the present, the innocuous for danger, and her beloved for a villain. With startling candour, Ditson probes her past to understand how she became so vulnerable to assault, navigates through her trauma, and recounts her excruciating recovery as her body thrashes beyond her control.

Transforming from someone who once burned and buried every one of her secrets, Ditson shares all to offer hope, to prove that healing is possible and to show that love is bigger. Wide Open is the recovery memoir Ditson sought and couldn’t find when she felt crazy and alone, and yearned for someone who had made it out the other end to reach back into the darkness and share the path to freedom. It’s the story of one woman’s hard-fought liberation, and countless others have found solace in Ditson’s words.

“This incredibly brave and powerful memoir is written in prose both luminous and stark. I read it in one gulp, in awe of the author’s willingness to surrender to her experience of trauma and of her generosity in sharing her journey with readers. Wide Open will take you to the farthest reaches of what it means to be human.” – Alison Pick, Man Booker-nominated author of Far To Go and Strangers With The Same Dream $0.99 on Kindle.

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Refined Suga: Memoir of a Storyteller


An unwanted child, nicknamed ‘Suga’ is abandoned in New Orleans. Her story offers a glimpse into the life of an overprotected child who is reminded regularly by her benefactor that she must be grateful because nobody wanted her. She struggles to overcome the stigma and evolves into an accomplished and beloved mother of six children. Through years of challenges, including a horrendous accident, a nomad lifestyle, and a husband with a wandering eye, she dusts off an old skill, learns new ones, and inspires her offspring.

Suga’s story continues in her follow-up memoirs “Hey, Lady” and “The French Resolution” also available on Kindle. $3.49 on Kindle.

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Present for a Purpose: Surviving the Genocide of Cambodia to Thriving in America

Present for a Purpose Surviving the Genocide of Cambodia to Thriving in America

Escaping the genocide of 1970s Cambodia was the beginning of a journey that took Sok-Khieng (So-Can) Lim Hardy through triumphs and tragedies which have impacted her in ways she still is discovering. From nearly dying as her family fled Cambodia for Thailand to working tirelessly helping others deal with personal injury, Sok-Khieng’s story reminds us that our pasts may be different, but we all experience ups and downs in life, learning and growing from each experience. Learn how her perseverance and tenacity took her from the depths of loneliness to finding a passion helping others as an attorney. Sok-Khieng comments, “The most valuable lesson I can share with you is the importance of your relationship with yourself. In order to be a great parent, wife, child, sibling, or friend you need to love yourself.” Read her story and be inspired. You, too, can live a life full of joy, peace, and gratitude. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Two Jersey Brothers: Stories from Our Haledon Boyhood 1939-1953

Two Jersey Brothers: Stories from Our Haledon Boyhood 1939-1953
This book recounts the boyhoods of brothers Nick and Bob Finamore in the small suburban town of Haledon, New Jersey. Their grandparents emigrated from Italy and their family worked in the neighboring town of Paterson silk mills. The recall the colorful customers they served in their family’s vintage Belmont Diner. Free on Kindle.

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Free: The Places Left Unfilled

The Places Left Unfilled
Seeking solace from her mother’s abuse, fourteen-year-old Morgan finds comfort in a newfound friendship with Bill, her forty-five-year-old martial arts instructor. But when Bill reveals that his interest in her isn’t entirely paternal, Morgan must decide what’s more powerful – her fear of what he desires, or her desperate need for his affection. Free on Kindle.

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Free: Being Authentic: A Memoir

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

Rare are the spaces in which we can look inwardly at who we are. There is no horizon to do so more intimately than reading one’s biography. Reflect on what and who you are. What constitutes your core self? What should that be?

By following along with his fascinating life story, Morhaf invites you on a journey of dialogue and reflection to live a more authentic and purposeful life with integrity.

Dr. Alachkar’s Memoir shares genuine emotion, heartbreaks and great successes, and encourages us to be our authentic selves. This Memoir highlights our humanity’s purpose to share our story and of our fear of being forgotten after death and yet to live each day. If you like easy and genuine reads that tell it to you straight, then be sure to get your FREE Kindle Copy of Morhaf’s Being Authentic. Free on Kindle.

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Free: Being Authentic: A Memoir

Being Authentic: A Memoir

Dr. Alachkar’s Memoir shares genuine emotion, heartbreaks and great successes, and encourages us to be our authentic selves. This Memoir highlights our humanity’s purpose to share our story and of our fear of being forgotten after death and yet to live each day. If you like easy and genuine reads that tell it to you straight, then be sure to get your FREE Kindle Copy of Morhaf’s Being Authentic. Free on Kindle.

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