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Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House

By Nika C. Beamon

Rating:  star star star star star 

This is is author Nika C. Beamon’s fascinating description of her 17-year long battle to get to the root of a myriad of health problems.

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What We Leave Behind

By Catherine Eisen

Rating:  star star star star star 

Catherine Eisen’s memoir, WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND, details her family’s history over several generations living in Cicero, Illinois.

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Brainwashed: A True Story of Psychological Domestic Violence

By Kashonia Carnegie PhD

Rating:  star star star star star 

BRAINWASHED: A TRUE STORY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is a one of a kind book meant to help readers to understand the mental and emotional thinking that causes people to stay in abusive relationships.

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The Neurotic’s Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment

By Chris Niebauer Ph. D

Rating:  star star star star star 

This is a densely written work on the psychological interaction between reality and perception, specifically the left-brain interpretation of our environment.

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Homeless Hero

By Mike Tapscott

Rating:  star star star star star 

A man investigates the lives of the homeless and those who work with them, in an attempt to discover why people become and/or stay homeless.

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Naked: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina

By Julie Freed

Rating:  star star star star star 

Julie Freed married a hopeless romantic. As a young doctoral student she was ready to weather any challenges that life might throw at her new family. But a husband whose behavior soon grew unrecognizable and the gathering gale forces of Hurricane Katrina combined to upend her life entirely.

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Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody

By Melody Overton

Rating:  star star star star star 

TALES OF THE SIREN follows the travails of Overton, who harbors an obsession for all things Starbucks. This is a world in which baristas are likened to green-aproned “superheroes,” time is measured in steaming cups of joe, and seasons noted by rotating coffee releases.

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Spirituality 101

By Ivan Figueroa-Otero, M.D.

Rating:  star star star star star 

SPIRITUALITY 101: For Dropouts of the School of Life is an entertaining trip towards enlightenment that attempts to demystify man’s place in relation to the universe and yes, a higher power.

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When the Shoe Fits

By Mary T. Wagner

Rating:  star star star star star 

Like many other middle-aged women, Wagner endures a failed marriage, years of raising children, injuries from an accident, and a second career that started in her 40s. The essays recount many relatable experiences, such as traveling adventures, mid-life dating, and household struggles with clutter and cooking.

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Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian

By Marybeth Zeman

Rating:  star star star star star 

A librarian interacts with, attempts to help, and ponders the fate of young men in jail.

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A Good Financial Advisor Will Tell You

By Robert J. Luna, Jeremy Kisner

Rating:  star star star star star 

Intended for affluent investors who’ve graduated from the Suze Orman-like ABCs of financial acumen and are searching for something more in-depth; this is a plain-speaking, straight-shooting collection of retirement investing guidelines.

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Red Hot Internet Marketing

By Penny C. Sansevieri

Rating:  star star star star star 

This easy-to-read book on how to market yourself or your product online offers guidance to the marketing newbie, with plenty of resources listed for more in-depth help for later on.