Please Stay

Please Stay (2018) describes an actual health crisis after the author’s longtime partner was struck down by a sudden brain hemorrhage. Employing actual correspondence which updated friends, colleagues and loved ones through long emails at the end of each of 24 ICU days; text messages sent back and forth to to family as things unfolded; and photos documenting events as they happened the reader experiences the fears and prayers of all involved in a medical crisis.

Please Stay is a book that one person described as ‘more of a love letter at times, than a memoir.’ It’s a unique story of love and survival that speaks to people across boundaries of health and wellness; a story of faith and hope and love. Replete with tender anecdotes, the book calls readers to question their own legacies and to celebrate their lives and the love of the people in them.

Ginger Kid: Mostly True Tales From a Former Nerd

In Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade . . . when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of personal essays, Steve walks his readers through awkward early dating, family turbulence, and the revenge of the bullied nerds. This YA nonfiction is sure to be the beloved next volume for the first generation of Wimpy Kid fans who are all grown up and ready for a new misfit hero.

Brotherly Love

Every once in a while, someone special comes into our lives for a very short moment in time and touches our hearts. I think of my brother as my special person. He came into my life for a short while and touched it in ways I will never forget. Brotherly Love is a true story about the memories my brother and I created-until something happened that changed my life forever.

  • : Dalton Giesick
  • : 1426996144
  • : 978-1426996146
  • : B009EW7W0Q
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  • : Zernul R Shackelford Jr
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A Ladder In The Dark: My journey from bullying to self-acceptance


“I dug a deep hole in the back of my mind to place a shoebox of all the bullying memories that happened to me growing up in Lexington, Massachusetts. By making this hole and burying these memories, I hoped to forget what had happened to me and move forward with my life. I covered the hole with a lid and spray-painted the words “ANXIETY and DEPRESSION. DO NOT OPEN!”

But memories don’t just go away …

This true and inspirational story of Alan Eisenberg’s life offers a raw and honest portrait of a bullying survivor and takes you on a journey that, in the end, leads to recovery and solutions to help heal from the trauma of the long-term effects of bullying. The issue of the long-term effects that bullying has on people is brought to life through Alan’s story and how he tried to suppress the childhood trauma brought on by bullying, but finally had to confront it when anxiety, self-esteem issues, and finally depression set in. How childhood bullying affects us into our adult years.

In his quest to find answers to what happened in his early life, Alan shares his discoveries of what Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is. How you can recognize it’s symptoms. Alan also shares how we must learn to make peace with the past to move forward.

Additionally, Alan shares how he dealt with the anxiety and depression that came from the bullying he endured. How he found his Ladder in the Dark to climb up it to help recover from the long-term effects that bullying can create to recover his self-esteem. It is powerful and unforgettable story of one person’s journey from being a bullying abuse victim through a journey of confronting their past to regain their authentic self.

  • : Alan Eisenberg
  • : Bullying Recovery, LLC
  • : 08/21/15
  • : 0996331301
  • : 978-0996331302
  • : B00ZJ0MDEW
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  • : Bullying Recovery, LLC
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The Boy at the Gate

Danny Ellis is a survivor, strong and resilient. A proclaimed singer-songwriter, he is proud of the way in which he handled his difficult past: poverty in the 1950s Dublin slums and the brutality of the notorious Artane Industrial School. He felt as though he had safely disposed of it all, until one night, while writing a powerful song that would launch his commendable album, 800 Voices (“A searing testament.” —Irish Times), Danny’s past crept back to haunt him. Confronted by forgotten memories of betrayal and abandonment, he was stunned to discover that his eight-year-old self was still trapped in a world he thought he had left behind.

2017-02-06T19:43:56+00:00 Memoir|20 Comments

Middle East Affairs: War Adventures of Zahos Hadjifotiou in Tobruk, El Alamein and Rimini

“A World War II veteran recounts firsthand horrors on bloody battlefields and passionate liaisons in Middle Eastern nightclubs as a Grecian soldier.

Hadjifotiou’s (Games of Passion in Mykonos, 2015) life was interrupted by war, with Mussolini’s invasion of Greece spurring him to leave home and join the fight against the Axis powers. He enlisted in the British army and found himself in the port city of Tobruk, Libya. Here, he was one of history’s famous “Desert Rats”—men who spent eight months of hell under siege by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s troops: “Thirty-five thousand wounded and several thousand dead.” Hadjifotiou’s reputation as one of Tobruk’s heroes afforded him numerous promotions and military decorations. He was eventually assigned to pilot a crane named “Mac” to salvage Allied vehicles and save trapped soldiers. Between the siege and battles against German forces in both El Alamein, Egypt, and Rimini, Italy, he spent many of his nights with fellow soldiers acting out in the urbane nightclubs of Egypt, and later Beirut, seeking pleasure and luxury with alcohol and women. The author recalls his wartime adventures with a dry romanticism, never shying away from his experiences, be they vodka-fueled nights or hand-to-hand combat on the battlefield. Hadjifotiou is short-tempered and apolitical, prone to nostalgia in unexpected ways—the soldier recalls his crane with more sentimentality than his whirlwind marriage to a French general’s daughter. When reunited with his lost love, Yuki Russell, a Jewish-American singer he met early in the war, his enthusiasm will likely seem shocking to some, as he seemed to have all but forgotten her before. There’s no sugarcoating these oddities, no rationalizations made for these arrogant or reckless turns any more than for the heroic ones. The closest the book comes to indemnifying the actions of any—from womanizing to looting—is to maintain that those who were not there cannot know. The autobiography is remarkably concise, perhaps to its detriment—it’s unlikely readers will feel transported to nightclubs or war zones with its minimalist approach.

A pithy and unapologetic memoir, as much about the good times of war as the bad.”

— Kirkus Reviews

August 19, 2016

  • : Zahos Hadjifotiou
  • : Stergiou Limited
  • : 08/20/16
  • : 1910370827
  • : 9781910370827
  • : B01KR73B4C
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  • : Film14
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Daddy After Dark: Capturing Pixie

“Capturing Pixie” unveils an unprecedented window into an explosive Dominant/Submissive relationship between Chelle Mueller, a fiery retired computer engineer and Dr. John Martz, a mild mannered psychologist, and the husband of her online friend Lesa. From its unlikely inception through a brief Facebook message until the devastating implosion three months later, the “Daddy After Dark” series chronicles a personal journey into the fringes of human sexuality.

  • : Chelle Mueller
  • : Daddy After Dark
  • : 06/21/2016
  • : 978-1-365-2077
  • : 978-1-365-20771-6
  • : B01HB770XO
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  • : Chelle Mueller
  • : http:/
2017-04-18T18:33:32+00:00 Memoir|2 Comments

7-10 Split: My Journey As America’s Whitest Black Kid

Reflecting on America’s civil rights era, Bennett, cofounder and CEO of Bennett Global Entertainment, relives his coming-of-age years as a military brat traveling abroad and stateside in this understated, restrained memoir. The Bennett family, with his father in the U.S. Air Force, lives on a series of bases in Spain, Maine, Florida, and Colorado. The military bubble somewhat protects them from the challenges of Jim Crow. Bennett writes boldly of intense confusion in his racial identity, alienation within his black community, and unease among his white classmates in every new location. “Was I a white kid in black skin, or a black kid with white sensibilities?” Bennett writes. “Or did any of it matter?” When his battle-fatigued father returns from Vietnam with an alcoholism problem, the family tries to adjust to his erratic behavior, his conduct pushing each member to an emotional breaking point, but they never succumb to his failings. Mastering self-doubt, cultural inertia, and parental miscues, Bennett asserts in his quiet, unforgettable way that persistence and courage will always triumph.

2017-04-18T18:33:37+00:00 Memoir|0 Comments

My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome

In MY HEART CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE IT, journalist, blogger, and NPR contributor Amy Silverman tells the story of the birth and growth of her daughter, Sophie, and the Down syndrome diagnosis that changed everything. Amy wrote the book she desperately wanted to read but couldn’t find, meant not just for parents of kids with Down Syndrome, but rather a story for anyone touched by disability, a story about science, and a story about being different: something that all of us can certainly identify with. It’s part memoir, part investigative reporting, part parenting manual — a crash course in genetics, history, politics, pop culture, education, medicine, health care policy, marriage, motherhood and family.

2017-04-18T18:33:38+00:00 Memoir|0 Comments

Geeks & Greeks

== STORY ==
Geeks & Greeks is Good Will Hunting meets Animal House in graphic novel format. In this high-tech battle royale two of MIT’s smartest students square off in an escalating war of pranks and egos. Jim Walden is an underachieving freshman with a knack for mischief and a secret that could end his career before it begins. Luke Bardolf is a gruff alpha-nerd senior on a mission to pull the ultimate prank and maintain dominance over his fraternity. When their rivalry comes to a head, it will take all of Jim’s creativity and resourcefulness to save his scholarship, his friendships, his girlfriend, and his dream of becoming an astronaut.


Geeks & Greeks was written by humorist Steve Altes and is based on MIT’s world-famous hacking culture and real-life hazing incidents Altes witnessed as an MIT student. At MIT a hack is a clever, humorous, technically sophisticated prank, such as building a life-size campus police car replica atop the Institute’s 150-foot-high “Great Dome” under the cover of night.

This extensively researched 184-page coming-of-age story includes over 100 endnotes providing colorful background details on true aspects of the story as well as revealing numerous Easter eggs which will delight readers of all stripes. These endnotes divulge the many scientific, literary, and pop cultural allusions the creators have embedded in the graphic novel.

Saving Delaney

Saving Delaney is the heartwarming true story of a baby who is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and the unconventional family who fought for her right to life. Andrea Ott-Dahl, who with her partner Keston Ott-Dahl has with two other children, agreed to act as a pregnancy surrogate for a wealthy Silicon Valley family. When pre-natal testing revealed the baby would be born with Down Syndrome, Andrea was urged to abort the child. Instead, the Ott-Dahls chose to keep and raise the daughter they would call Delaney, overcoming their fears while navigating legal, medical and emotional challenges. Studying all they could about care for their special needs daughter led them to become avid activists out of their experience.

2016-03-09T19:46:52+00:00 Memoir|0 Comments

Strange as it Seems

As author Chip Jacobs vividly portrays in his new biography, the life of Gordon Zahler was simply so miraculous it might as well have been science fiction. Strange As It Seems (Rare Bird Books) is more than an underdog Hollywood story born from tragedy. It’s about wringing every drop of adventure you can against a ticking clock.

The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online

Author and online dating expert Julie Spira turns lemons into digital lemonade with the release of the audio book version of her bestseller, “The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.” This newly revised edition includes new dating advice, as well as a magical epilogue with a fairytale ending as she reunites and rekindles the powerful romance with the love of her life 16 years after they went their separate ways. The book, written and narrated by the author will help you believe in love.

The Pink Marine

When Greg Cope White’s best friend tells him he is spending his summer in Marine Corps boot camp, all Greg hears is “summer” and “camp.”

Despite dire warnings from his friend, Greg vows to join him in recruit training. He is eighteen, underweight, he’s never run a mile—and he is gay.

It’s 1979—long before Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, and with no LGBT rights in place in most states, and the Marines having a very definite expulsion policy in place for gay people when it comes to military personnel, will Greg even survive?

The Pink Marine is the story—full of hilarity and heartbreak—of how a teenage boy who struggles with self-acceptance and his sexuality and doesn’t fit the traditional definition of manliness finds acceptance and self-worth in Marine Corps boot camp.

  • : Greg Cope White
  • : Querelle Press
  • : 11/27/2015
  • : 0996710302
  • : 978-0996710305
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  • : Daniel Gamino
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Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey

Just imagine the absurdity of two openly gay, recently ‘married’ middle aged, middle class men escaping the liberal sanctuary of anonymous London to relocate to a Muslim country.

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Fourteen, A Daughter’s Memoir of Adventure, Sailing, and Survival

Leslie is fourteen in 1975 when she and her two teenage sisters batten down the hatches on their forty-five-foot sailboat to navigate from San Diego to French Polynesia—a difficult journey that also puts them at the mercy of the stormy temper of their abusive, larger-than-life Norwegian father and captain.

  • : Leslie Johansen Nack
  • : She Writes Press
  • : 10/20/2015
  • : 9781631529412
  • : 9781631529412
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  • : David L. Nack
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The Accidental Caregiver: How I Met, Loved, and Lost Legendary Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann

When thirty-two-year-old actor Gregor Collins reluctantly interviewed for a job as a caregiver more out of a favor to a friend – he had no idea his life was about to change forever.

Seconds into the chance meeting in 2008 with, it would turn out, a world-renowned Holocaust refugee named Maria Altmann, there was an unexplainable magic in the air – it felt as if they had already met. And Collins was suddenly thrown into a situation with which he had never before been confronted: caring for someone other than himself.

Gregor offers us a personal and unprecedented look at Maria over the three intimate years he cared for her – her thrilling escape from the Nazis, her fight and subsequent win in the landmark Supreme Court Case to return original Gustav Klimt artwork that belonged to her family in Austria, and the extraordinary people she met along the way. But the real heart of the story transcends mere historical facts.

Through a refreshingly raw portrayal of their unlikely and unbreakable bond, imbued with humorous, candid anecdotes about his mercurial relationship with Hollywood, Gregor takes us on a deeply emotional journey of how he opened up his heart to a 92-year-old woman in need – and in turn experienced the love he had been searching for his entire life.

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Beginnings is based on the lives of Greg and

his girlfriend Charly that propels the

reader on an emotional roller coaster, as

events unfold in their lives, including the

more absurd and humorous aspects of life.

Beginnings traverses the singledom lives of

Greg and Charly and bring them together. The

global benchmarks that help define them and

a people unfold for each decade of their

lives. We all encounter collectively many

beginnings and beginnings of the end. We

share them for they are part of what we call

the human condition. Greg and Charly

experience many beginnings and beginnings of

the end—some predictable, some unexpected.

Some beginnings are critical moments in our

lives as they forever change us for better

or worse—they bring us together or tear us

apart. They are intimately tied to human

relationships as they strengthen or weaken

the stuff that binds us. The beginnings that

impact on Greg and Charly unfold in the

pages to come. Yet, these are not

necessarily unique experiences and readers

will relate to their own beginnings and

beginnings of the end.

  • : Edward Galluzzi
  • : CCB Publishing
  • : 11/19/2008
  • : 1926585100
  • : 978-1926585109
  • : B004GXAYWG
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  • : Ed Galluzzi
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