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Posted on Dec 23, 2012, 11:00:33 PM PST
Jurassic731 says:
From a famous person The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

from a Non famous person Trouble

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 1:47:47 PM PST
Booklover says:
Never Give in to Fear:Laughing All the Way Up From Rock Bottom
Never Give In to Fear: Laughing All The Way Up from Rock Bottom by Marti MacGibbon is a great read about a woman who fell into and returned from the abyss.
In addition to exceptionally high reviews from Kirkus and Clarion, the book has 24 of 26 five star reviews (and 2 four star) from Amazon customers.
Check the book's description; read from the "see inside" feature. And see for yourself. Good story. Well written. I loved it.

Posted on Jul 19, 2012, 11:49:03 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 11, 2012, 3:43:47 PM PDT
With everything in the news today about child molesters, the Jerry Sandusky trial and the ongoing scandals within the Catholic Church, I've recently gotten a book published that you might find very topical. It will help anyone who's interested to understand how this kind of thing continues to happen. It will also give you insight into the affect this type of abuse has on someone that young. It's called "Unraveling Charlie"
If you are interested please go to my website where you can read some sample chapters.
www.unravelingcharlie.com

Posted on Jul 6, 2012, 6:18:41 AM PDT
SLT says:
"Here's to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire" insanely funny and poignant about living with ADD and being gifted.

Posted on Jul 4, 2012, 8:02:09 PM PDT
Kathleen J. says:
I thoroughly enjoyed a true trilogy of books."Nella Last's War" "Nella Last's Peace" and " Nella Last in the 1950's."
The story is the edited diary of a middle-aged English woman starting in 1939, with England's entry into WWII.She wrote
for the Mass-Observation Archive for 30 years, recording civilian life during this time.I was amazed at the bravery of the British people...with the bombs dropping all night,how they would sit and play cards when sleep was impossible.After the War,the
food rationing became worse than during war time.It was a series I recomend.When I was young...I would not have been
interested.But I did enjoy reading how Nella could stretch her money and enjoy her life with a grumpy husband.K.Hemmer

Posted on Jun 4, 2012, 9:23:08 AM PDT
SS says:
SS says:

Check out Closet Full of Coke: A Diary of A Teenage Drug Queen it's a tragic tale of drug dealers in the 80s. It is so fast-paced it's impossible to put down.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 12:21:13 PM PDT
have you tried 'memories of a mental nurse,' by robert panton? it's amusing and atmospheric, and i think worth every dime!Memories of a Mental Nurse

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Posted on Jun 1, 2012, 4:24:19 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012, 12:51:58 PM PDT
Anne says:
People who've read this memoir said it was totally inspiring. Here's a customer's review: Upon reading Sunday's Child, I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a lot of tears and hard emotions, but instead I found some humor and an extraordinary amount of strength in a child of Anne's age. This story goes to prove just how strong and resiliant children really are and how they can oftentimes persevere under extreme pressure better than their adult counterparts. I'm glad she choose to tell the story from a child's perspective; it made it so real and powerful. I would highly recommend this read for anyone, especially those seeking inspiration and hope. Again, this story goes to prove that with determination, hard-work, and kindness from unexpected places, the human spirit can overcome any adversity!!!

The book is here: Sunday's Child

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012, 10:10:04 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012, 9:54:13 AM PDT
Check out "For Cryin' Out Loud!" by Dianne Blaine Hardy. It's just new on the market.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012, 10:56:57 AM PDT
karzot says:
Please read this memoir found on amazon!
Frenchie: Story of a White Earth Daughter

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012, 7:21:36 AM PDT
August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm

August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm is a memoir that will make you laugh, cry and think about your own family ties. The author recreates her father's turbulent childhood, a past he had refused to talk about for 65 years. She also searches for memories of the grandfather who twice abandoned her father, uncle and Nana. Told in alternating time periods, the book also chronicles the 1935 August gale that killed many of the author's Newfoundland sea-faring ancestors. A must read and a fabulous book. You won't be able to put it down.

Posted on May 7, 2012, 3:54:02 PM PDT
I recently finished reading this amazingly heartbreaking yet inspirational true story called Finding Gloria by Marianne Curtis. I highly recommend this survival story by an author who survived child abuse, rape, mental illness, depression, divorce and single parenting. Once I started reading, i couldnt put it down!!!

Posted on May 3, 2012, 11:38:34 AM PDT
Nikki Hanna says:
My all time favorite is "Chickenhawk" about a Vietnam vet who was a helicopter pilot for the 101st Airborn. One of the few books I've read twice. Coudn't put it down. Not sure if it is still in print. That was some time ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012, 2:29:06 PM PDT
Sherry Lynn says:
Yes it is, but for a little more fun read mine "The Rascal in All of Us." I'd love to hear what you think.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012, 2:27:05 PM PDT
Sherry Lynn says:
I've read 3 of the 6. All good choices. Perhaps you'd care to read mine available in paperback and Kindle--free to prime members for a few days. It's called "The Rascal in All of Us" and brings back memories of the Great Depression and Rock and Roll days.

Posted on Apr 4, 2012, 5:18:07 AM PDT
Memoirs of a Runaway:: A Story of Hope

Michael Kennon is the CEO and President of Kennon Transport, LLC, a successful trucking business he runs with his wife, Sue. Before owning his own company, Mike was a runaway and was virtually homeless for most of his childhood and young adulthood. To survive on the road, Mike drove trucks, sold encyclopedias, hustled pool, was a baker, ski instructor, sous chef, drug dealer just to name a few. Drugs and other dependencies took over Mike's life to the point that he could not accept help when it was offered, nor could he stop running away from a past that haunted him. While now blessed with what he has achieved in his life and in his personal and family relationships, things were much different at one time. "Memoirs of a Runaway: A Story of Hope" is a tale of survival and spirituality. Isolation and reconnection. Most of all, it is a hand reaching out to those who travel down the same troubled path; a story of hope.

Posted on Mar 15, 2012, 6:27:17 AM PDT
Pat Saxon says:
Soft Snap

Hilarious. Touching. The Accidental Soldier.

Posted on Mar 14, 2012, 11:04:59 PM PDT
fenestra says:
I am currently inspired by first time author Saundra Fiscus' "Her Good Days: A Memoir of a Mother's Leap of Faith". Not only does it provide an honest account of what it's like to receive an MS death sentence in your late 20's, it also tells a beautiful love story of a wonderfully supportive husband. Embraced by friends, family and God, the author refuses to accept her fate, takes responsibility for her condition and reclaims her life. Her wisdom, humor and genuine voice make you want to be her best friend.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012, 1:56:29 PM PST
Happy Reader says:
Here's a story I just found on Amazon in the middle of February, and it is WONDERFUL. It put me in the mood for Christmas right away.

"Christmas On The Move Out West"
"A wacky memoir that is destined to become the new baby boomer Christmas classic."
This TRUE STORY takes place in Portland, Oregon, 1968, and spans the month of December.
A coming of age account of a dysfunctionally functional family. A widower with five children and his spinster sister roll with the punches as best they can in a collection of crazy, humorous and sentimental anecdotes full of surprises with an unexpected ending.
You can find the book on Amazon.com
Merry Christmas in February !

Posted on Feb 21, 2012, 12:58:58 PM PST
Happy Reader says:
"Christmas On The Move Out West"

"A wacky memoir that is destined to become the new baby boomer Christmas classic."
This TRUE STORY takes place in Portland, Oregon, 1968, and spans the month of December.
A coming of age account of a dysfunctionally functional family. A widower with five children
and his spinster sister roll with the punches as best they can in a collection of crazy, humorous
and sentimental anecdotes full of surprises with an unexpected ending.
Here is the Amazon link for more info:
https://www.createspace.com/3798915

Posted on Feb 6, 2012, 6:12:33 PM PST
gnay says:
Skewed Psyche by Grace-naomi! A memoir of love and loss and abuse that will take you on a journey through every emotion you have.
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