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Posted on Aug 22, 2011 1:56:36 PM PDT
Enlightenment of Evil: Murder, Abuse, Transcendence

I'd suggest Don English's "Enlightenment of Evil: Murder, Abuse, Transcendence since it is mesmerizing. He lived through horrible abuse by his older brother and others and yet he's so uplifting and positive despite being buried alive, raped, abused ... and amazingly enough there is a satisfying ending and I felt so inspired when I finished reading it. I also felt I have no right to complain about anything again, ever!

Posted on Aug 22, 2011 1:57:06 PM PDT
Enlightenment of Evil: Murder, Abuse, Transcendence

I'd suggest Don English's "Enlightenment of Evil: Murder, Abuse, Transcendence since it is mesmerizing. He lived through horrible abuse by his older brother and others and yet he's so uplifting and positive despite being buried alive, raped, abused ... and amazingly enough there is a satisfying ending and I felt so inspired when I finished reading it. I also felt I have no right to complain about anything again, ever!

Posted on Aug 22, 2011 3:23:31 PM PDT
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Check this one out:
Generation Y: A Jaded Memoir For Jaded People It's a memoir about one non-celebrity surviving during the wake of the economic recession of 2009.

Posted on Aug 22, 2011 3:46:44 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 22, 2011 4:56:12 PM PDT
Jon B Barry says:
I guess I could call my book, Six Weeks with Shelby, a biography or auto biography of a sort. It is a six week journey that I, as a photographer, made with Shelby. It is quite different, and quite possibly was one of the best times for in that I can remember. I have been a photographer for longer than I like to think about it and had recently had open heart surgery. I photograph artistic nudes, and I do it quite well. So I rented a house in Carrabelle, Florida and had models coming for the course of my stay. My story is not about that, though Shelby was one of the models. Mostly the book is about me, and how I was reaching an end to what I do, not because of my age, but rather because of a changing market and times.

I can promise that anyone who reads this book will be captivated. Most people who have read it said they could not put it down.

Now I wrote the book and am biased, but once you have tried it, you will be hooked. There is no book like it anywhere.

Jon B. Barry

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Posted on Aug 23, 2011 6:29:55 AM PDT
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Posted on Aug 23, 2011 8:27:34 AM PDT
K. Dull says:
Type A+ by Quin Woodward Pu

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Hello. I am the author of Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story. On the Welcome page to my blog I wrote, "I am an ordinary citizen with an overwhelming mission: to confront violence against women and children." In this celebrity-obsessed society, it is refreshing to see that others are interested in memoirs from "ordinary people" living extra-ordinary lives. Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 10:59:35 PM PDT
Chris says:
DADDY KNOWS BEST

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 4:40:34 PM PDT
Chris says:
DADDY KNOWS BEST

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 5:36:29 PM PDT
J. Bane says:
Best one I ever read was "The Glass Castle". A little disturbing at times, but well worth the read.

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Scott Memmer says:
Attention: People on this Forum. Joyce Bacon is a false name used by a spammer and lurker in your thread, using your good thread to promote her own book. Please boycott her project and report her abuse when she posts her false claims. She is posing as somebody who has written this book, and enjoyed the read, when in fact she herself is the author of the book. I have come here from another Amazon thread to give you a heads up. We have chased her out there. Please do the same.

When we called her on her game, she wrote back, "first of all i am making money for amazon. secondly, i have the right to promote a book on here unless you can show me where in the guidelines i cannot."

Here are the guidelines she is ignoring and refusing to abide by:

* Repeated posts that make the same point excessively
* Repeated unwelcome messages that harass or embarrass other customers or participants
* Repeated posts that promote an item in the Amazon.com catalog

She posted at least seven times in our thread - five times in one day. When we asked her about this, she wrote the following: "Joyce Bacon is a pseudonym and I have the right to promote this book on here a million times if I want. It's called America and you sell your books by promoting them. Get a life and move on to another forum. Don't be hatin' because your book is not selling and this one is."

Please hit the abuse button every time Joyce Bacon come into your thread and post her self-promotional material.

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Posted on Aug 30, 2011 9:11:22 PM PDT
Songs of My Soul
A Personal Journey to God
by Terry L. Sellers

is a real eye opener...

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Posted on Sep 1, 2011 5:05:05 PM PDT
Tom Graves says:
Check out Something About a Soldier by Charles Willeford. Man, oh, man, what a book! He's the guy who wrote Miami Blues.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 1:28:58 PM PDT
Read "Chili Pimping in Atlantic City" By Michael MickMan Gourdine. You wont regret it.
Chili Pimping in Atlantic City: The Memoir of a Small-Time Pimp

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Posted on Sep 3, 2011 12:04:39 AM PDT
Chris says:
DADDY KNOWS BEST

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 4:09:22 AM PDT
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I recommend to read "Allan McElhiney: One Man's Vision" Story about the impact of a WWII navy veteran, bent on preserving a part of WWII history. Allan McElhiney devoted much of his life to preserve a part of history. He was able to save just one building out of 200 buildings that had been built for the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale (now an International Airport). He was able to save just one building out of 200 buildings that had been built for the base. This historic building is the only military museum in Broward County, Florida. When the war ended the base closed its doors. Progress was about to eradicate the past to make way for a new Airport, but thanks to the long fight of this visionary man who saw the significance of safeguarding a bygone era, a Naval Museum was established. Flight 19 is one of the great aviation mysteries. It flew out of NASFL in 1945 to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. It flew out of this base. In addition, future US President George H.W. Bush lived at NASFL as a young Ensign to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot. This is the inspirational story of one man who's commitment to the cause of preservation has encouraged many to look into our past, to safeguard our future.
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