Lakewood – A little piece of heaven in this busy world!
For Reggie, Lakewood had been his childhood playground a place for him to explore, learn about nature, and make memories with his beloved Granny Good. Reggie’s grandfather had built a lake on his land there between 1942 and 1943. Post war gasoline was not available and ‘so the lake was built with pans pulled by mules and driven by… Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on February 14, 2018 at 8:02am —
You see them on street corners, hiding in doorways, furtively watching, waiting for their next fix, selling drugs, or perhaps they have just had a shot.
When you see drug addicts or alcoholics on the streets, or in the dark corners of bars, do you ever wonder why, and how, they became addicted?
What made this person take that particular route through life, and at what stage couldn’t… Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on March 20, 2017 at 10:06am —
In November 1968, Fred Krebsbach had just turned twenty-one, he had finished his education with a tech degree in engineering, and was looking forward to a bright future. However the US military had other plans, the war in Vietnam needed soldiers and he was called up for draft.
Added by Susan Keefe on January 21, 2017 at 5:14am —
Who cannot remember watching the award winning film called The Elephant Man, and, if they are truthful, the horrific fascination, and strong emotions it evoked? This is quite simply an incredible film which chronicles the life and experiences of John (Joseph) Merrick, cruelly labelled ‘The Elephant Man’…
Added by Susan Keefe on January 16, 2017 at 10:28am —
Robert Wideman was born in Montreal, grew up in upstate New York, and has dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship. During the Vietnam War, he flew 134 missions for the U.S. Navy and spent six years as a prisoner of war. He earned a master’s degree in finance from the Naval Postgraduate School. After retiring from the Navy, he graduated from the… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on December 6, 2016 at 8:39am —
Wow, what an inspirational book! So what is it about, I hear you ask?
Well, is it a memoir, a wake-up call, confessions, a fly on the wall book, inspirational, horrific, well I could just keep going. However, if I had to use one word… Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on February 15, 2016 at 11:46am —
Title: Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia
Author: Marija Bulatovic
Publisher: SOL LLC
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Added by Mayra Calvani on January 24, 2015 at 4:21pm —
Title: Cornered: Dr. Richard J. Sharpe As I Knew Him
Author: Linda DeFruscio
Publisher: Twilight Times Books…
Added by Mayra Calvani on January 19, 2015 at 9:17am —
Title: Sharon van Ivan
Author: Sharon van Ivan
Publisher: Cygnet Press
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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 3, 2014 at 2:44pm —
Title: Message from a Blue Jay
Genre: Creative Nonfiction, Memoir-in-Essays
Author: Faye Rapoport DesPres
Publisher: Buddhapuss… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on June 8, 2014 at 4:16pm —
Real life in France.
About the book: Tottie and her eccentric family moved to France in search of a better life for her nearly nonogenarian mother who suffered from dementia. As her full-time carer, Tottie listened to daily recitations of her favourite… Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on May 9, 2014 at 9:06am —
A unique memoir.
About the book: It seemed like a good idea at the time. When British healthcare failed her ageing mother, eccentric writer Tottie decided to uproot her dysfunctional family and try again in France. But was France ready for her depressed dipsomaniac brother, her nearly nonogenarian mother who enjoyed saying “bum” and “bugger” and her… Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on April 16, 2014 at 9:16am —
Title: Hamster Island
Author: Joan Heartwell
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Purchase from Amazon / B&N / … Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on February 13, 2014 at 11:06am —
Thought provoking reflections on life.
This story begins in Arkansas with the nine-year-old Michael, and his younger brother, abandoned by their father, living with their strict grandmother who regularly beats them. The family attend church regularly, he discovers at a young age, he has a gift for playing the organ and it is the beginning of a lifelong love of music.
In 1969,after… Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on November 19, 2013 at 12:34pm —
Title: Break the Chains
Author: Jay D Roberts, MD
Publisher: Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC
BUY BREAK THE CHAINS… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 24, 2013 at 12:04pm —
First Love, by Violeta Barrett is a well-written, heart-felt and honest memoir, one that reminds us that “true love never dies.”
The author opens her heart and candidly shares with readers how she fell in love with her tour guide in Mexico during a holiday back in 1956. Not only that, but she also shares with us the 76 love letters that kept their… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on June 10, 2012 at 7:58am —
Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest is a deeply disturbing memoir. At the same time it is an important book, one that offers a strong message of hope and renewal to victims of this terrible crime.
"My decision to write this book came from a deep desire to say, 'You are not alone.' I share some of my memories and some lessons… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 7, 2012 at 8:23am —
Getting Out of Dodge City, Heading for L.A. on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe is a short novel that reads like a memoir and that will appeal to those interested in black American history and the dynamics of poor black American families from the early 1800s to the 1960s.
The story begins in 1821 with our narrator talking about the origins of the Atchinson,… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 25, 2012 at 6:14am —
Raised to believe that a man needed to look after a woman and that, as her mother used to tell her, ‘single women have no status’, Philippa Sklaar felt that any man was better than no man. If a man looked after her, she owed him. So, for financial security and, admittedly, her relationship addiction, Philippa tolerated abuse, became whoever her husband wanted her to be and lost herself along the way. Her book,… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on March 30, 2012 at 6:30pm —
Paula Meseroll is a public relations professional and award-winning freelance writer/editor/columnist whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines, including Syracuse University Magazine, UB Today, Central New Yorker Magazine, and All Kids Considered. A summa cum laude graduate of Marywood University with a degree in communication arts/public relations, Meseroll is director of marketing and communications at Syracuse…
Added by Mayra Calvani on June 16, 2011 at 6:29am —