Jun 30, 2015
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Memoir

Bubbie
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Managing Bubbie

By Russel Lazega

Rating:  star star star star star 

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.

LittleAmerican
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Little American Man

By Lior Lampert

Rating:  star star star star star 

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.

Salvation
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Salvation of a Serial Celebate

By Gregory McAllister

Rating:  star star star star star 

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.

Twisted
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Twisted Broad: Tales From an Internet Dive Bar

By Nicole Jackson Jones

Rating:  star star star star star 

After a quiet (but not Mormon) upbringing in Utah, Nicole Jackson Jones launched herself into a life of debauchery, drinking, storytelling, and YouTube.

Xelie
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Xelie’s Gift

By Michele McGuire

Rating:  star star star star star 

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.

Deceased
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Wife of the Deceased

By Dawn M. Bell

Rating:  star star star star star 

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.

Madness
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Madness, Miracles, Millions

By Joseph Semprevivo, Larry Semprevivo

Rating:  star star star star star 

This faith-based memoir highlights how the Semprevivo family overcame obstacles to create, own, and operate a multi-million-dollar, sugar-free cookie company.

Olympics
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The Cancer Olympics

By Robin McGee

Rating:  star star star star star 

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.

24517490
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Broken Places

By Rachel Thompson

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

By Christopher Paul Meyer

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

24057652
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Inside the Founding of Newsweek

By Thomas J.C. Martyn

Rating:  star star star star star 

Granddaughter Anne Alexander has pieced together her grandfather’s drafts and notes on his experiences as the initial founder of Newsweek magazine.

Unknown
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You Don’t Get To Wear That

By John Consoli

Rating:  star star star star star 

Author John Consoli’s memoir chronicles his chaotic life under the thrall of his manipulative father.