How We Sleep At Night

Author: Sara Cunningham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781499725384
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A christian mother comes to terms with her son being gay through a personal journey that starts with the Church and ends at the Pride Parade.

Lost In The Fog Memoir Of A Bastard

Author: Rachel Van Meers
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613733909
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The courageous story of Van Meers, born in a home for unwed mothers in Ghent, Belgium, 1930. It is told in her own words in a frank, humorous and down-to-earth manner. She grew up as a "bastard" during the Great Depression, and sees her family and country told apart by prejudice and politics in World War II, and recounts how she struggles to redefine herself in turbulent postwar Europe. Based on hundreds of hours of taped interviews, Rachel's view of a family "not-quite-normal," her amazing strength in the face of abusive and degrading treatment, and her strong faith and upbeat attitude make her story a joy and inspiration to read.

Mermaid A Memoir Of Resilience

Author: Eileen Cronin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393242730
Size: 48.42 MB
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“Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah Magazine At the age of three, Eileen Cronin first realized that only she did not have legs. Her boisterous Catholic family accepted her situation as “God’s will,” treating her no differently than her ten siblings, as she “squiddled” through their 1960s Cincinnati home. But starting school, even wearing prosthetics, Cronin had to brave bullying and embarrassing questions. Thanks to her older brother’s coaching, she handled a classmate’s playground taunts with a smack from her lunchbox. As a teen, thrilled when boys asked her out, she was confused about what sexuality meant for her. She felt most comfortable and happiest relaxing and skinny dipping with her girlfriends, imagining herself “an elusive mermaid.” The cause of her disability remained taboo, however, even as she looked toward the future and the possibility of her own family. In later years, as her mother battled mental illness and denied having taken the drug thalidomide—known to cause birth defects—Cronin felt apart from her family. After the death of a close brother, she turned to alcohol. Eventually, however, she found the strength to set out on her own, volunteering at hospitals and earning a PhD in clinical psychology. Reflecting with humor and grace on her youth, search for love, and quest for answers, Cronin spins a shimmering story of self-discovery and transformation.

The Story Of A Pioneer A Memoir

Author: Anna Howard Shaw
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027224748
Size: 80.99 MB
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Anna Howard Shaw was a courageous woman who decided to preach in a time when women were not allowed to speak in public, let alone preach. Gradually over the years she became associated with the women's movement in USA and along with other famous activists like Susan B. Anthony made it her life's mission to work tirelessly for the cause of gender equality. Excerpt: "My father's ancestors were the Shaws of Rothiemurchus, in Scotland, and the ruins of their castle may still be seen on the island of Loch-an-Eilan, in the northern Highlands. It was never the picturesque castle of song and story, this home of the fighting Shaws, but an austere fortress, probably built in Roman times; and even to-day the crumbling walls which alone are left of it show traces of the relentless assaults upon them…"

Memoirs Of A Vampire Countess

Author: Dc Johnson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466915536
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My name is Lilly of the former Moon Coven and Clann Sanctum nests. I don't remember my human existence as I was turned as a young child. I am now forbidden to all, as child vampires are not allowed. Unliek all others of my kind, I live in constant fear of losing my very existence every time I step outside my lair. I am about to tell you a story, one you will not likely believe. The story is of my plight to seek what most of you humans take for granted, which is freedom to live your life like all others of your kind. I also wish to live in this manner, as my kind do, fully as one of them. The atrocities that happen to me will astonish you in ways unimaginable but also cause you to curl in fear of my kind. If you follow my journey, you will see why I had to do it.

Make Me A Mother A Memoir

Author: Susanne Antonetta
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039324265X
Size: 28.15 MB
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A woman unexpectedly finds her best self through a sleepy bundle handed over at the airport in this heartfelt and surprising memoir. In Make Me a Mother, acclaimed memoirist Susanne Antonetta adopts an infant from Seoul, South Korea. After meeting their six-month-old son, Jin, at the airport—an incident made memorable when Susanne, so eager to meet her son, is chased down by security—Susanne and her husband learn lessons common to all parents, such as the lack of sleep and the worry and joy of loving a child. They also learn lessons particular to their own family: not just how another being can take over your life but how to let an entire culture in, how to discuss birth parents who gave up a child, and the tricky steps required to navigate race in America. In the end, her relationship with her son teaches Susanne to understand her own troubled childhood and to forgive and care for her own aging parents. Susanne comes to realize how, time and time again, all families have to learn to adopt one another.

Danse Macabre Memoir Of A Polish Girl At The Time Of The Russian Revolution 1914 1924

Author: Irene Rochas
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312601221
Size: 67.74 MB
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Memoir of a Polish Girl at the Time of the Russian Revolution (1914/1924). Expanded hardcover edition with additional photographs. Irene Rochas was born Aniela Tarnowicz in Warsaw in 1906, the youngest child in a large upper middle-class Polish family. With the outbreak of WW I in 1914, Irene and her family were stranded in Moscow, and with the further outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution, they were able to return to their homeland only after a delay of four years. Irene's rediscovered narrative - written when she was fifty years old and set in the form of a novel - is a remembrance of those eventful years of her childhood in Moscow and Warsaw. In this sense, it is truly a "memoir." Yes, "danse macabre" is the dance of death, the last waltz to which we are all invited. But Irene's "Danse Macabre" - with its inquisitive and empathetic tone... and its often searing imagery - is less a rumination on the inevitability of death and more a testament to the vibrancy of life itself. [347 pp., Endnote, 30 plates]

Natalie A Memoir About Natalie Wood By Her Sister

Author: Lana Wood
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
ISBN: 9781935169871
Size: 28.31 MB
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This New York Times bestseller is the most intimate possible remembrance of Natalie Wood's tempestuous life and tragic death. A book that only Natalie Wood's sister could have written - a warm but unflinchingly candid account of a great star's passionate love affairs, violent fights, stormy marriages, bitter divorces, and of her controversial death by drowning at the age of forty-three, stunning a nation that adored her. Now includes rare family photographs.