Memoir

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A means to coping with sexual abuse by rejecting touch in: HUNGRY FOR TOUCH

Rating: 5
With the help of an unconventional psychiatrist, a woman struggles to recover from childhood sexual abuse.
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Combing through the expansive standards of beauty in: CROWNING GLORY

Rating: 4
A spunky twenty-something New Yorker, transplanted from Chicago, has her curiosity piqued by the male attention she receives while wearing a red wig she bought on eBay on a whim.
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Tips on achieving the “perfect” relationship in: MY QUEST TO LOVE

Rating: 5
MY QUEST TO LOVE provides practical guidelines on how to achieve the illusive perfect relationship, based on his familiarity with common pitfalls along the way.
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Contemplations on the relationship between food, love and family in: COOK YOUR WAY TO LOVE & HARMONY

Rating: 5
A first person memoir about the healing properties of home cooking and a strong family life, written from the perspective of a newly married man navigating his relationship and the heart-wrenching difficulties of aging parents.
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Memories of a free-spirited childhood in the isolated town in: GROWING UP ALASKA

Rating: 2.5
This sentimental memoir tells the story of the author’s childhood in the isolated Alaskan town of Tok.
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Memoir, spirituality, literature, and philosophy successfully blend together for an enlightening read in: SPLENDOR.

Rating: 4
Best known for his science fiction novels, David Zindell gets personal this time with insights into how growing up as a Baby Boomer in the Cold War Era helped him learn to appreciate the beauty and bliss of being at one with the universe in rare moments he calls splendor.
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A surprising and moving relationship develops in: AND THEN THERE WERE THREE

Rating: 5
In AND THEN THERE WERE THREE, Fox tells the story of her unconventional three-person relationship through a series of sixty-seven letters addressed to her beloved.
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A Life of faith and humility converge in INTIMACY WITH GOD: One Man's Journey

Rating: 5
Pastor, teacher, speaker and writer Rob Oberto describes how we can encounter God in a real, inspiring way in the midst of ordinary life.
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A detailed look at one man’s experience in rehab in: YOU CAN LEAVE ANYTIME

Rating: 3
A beautiful beach resort called Wetlands is a promising getaway spot with one little catch--it’s actually rehab.
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Lively anecdotes about the obscure 1980s comedy troupe abound in: TALES OF THE TROUPE

Rating: 4.5
Comedy writer Rob Dinsmoor lovingly recounts his years as a member of Chucklehead, a dynamic troupe of twenty-somethings who briefly charmed New York’s comedy scene in the 1980s.
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A jewish grandmother's tales filled with history, humor and love in: Managing Bubbie

Rating: 5
Attorney and author Russel Lazega blends funny stories about his larger-than-life Miami Beach Jewish grandmother with her historical accounts and additional research of her escape from the Nazi regime.
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Lessons learned when a boy emigrates Israel to America in: Little American Man

Rating: 5
At five years of age, Lior Lampert emigrates from Israel to the United States with his two brothers and his mother. A high school student “with a clear vision for his future,” Lampert candidly shares his immigrant journey to America.
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The search for truth and faith in: Salvation of a Serial Celibate

Rating: 5
SALVATION OF A SERIAL CELIBATE is a memoir of the faith journey of Greg McAllister. The story begins in the safe cocoon of a Catholic parish in Northern California to the present day where he has come to rest in the scenic mountains of Vermont.
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Twisted Broad: Tales From an Internet Dive Bar

Rating: 3
After a quiet (but not Mormon) upbringing in Utah, Nicole Jackson Jones launched herself into a life of debauchery, drinking, storytelling, and YouTube.
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Xelie's Gift

Rating: 4
Yes, this is a story about a dog named Xelie. Author Michele McGuire met her Picardy Shepherd on a trip to Austria and enthusiastically brought the dog home to join with the others.
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Wife of the Deceased

Rating: 4.5
A widow must come to terms with the loss of her husband and learn to go on with her life without him. Dawn Bell had a wonderful life—a beautiful daughter, a fulfilling job, good friends, and most of all, a loving and much-beloved husband.
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Madness, Miracles, Millions

Rating: 2.5
This faith-based memoir highlights how the Semprevivo family overcame obstacles to create, own, and operate a multi-million-dollar, sugar-free cookie company.
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Authentic, raw and inspiring: The Cancer Olympics

Rating: 5
THE CANCER OLYMPICS tells the heart-rending story of a middle-aged woman’s battle against colorectal cancer. The story begins with Canadian author Robin McGee, a physically fit psychologist, wife and mother in her 40s.
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Rediscovering happiness and wholeness in: Broken Places

Rating: 5
BROKEN PLACES is the heartbreaking memoir of a middle-aged woman who was molested when she was a girl and is a must-read for anyone who’s been the victim of sexual assault.
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Icarus Falling

Rating: 4
Christopher Paul Meyer chronicles his highs and lows as a nightclub bouncer in Los Angeles in the early 2000s in this debut memoir.