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Memoir

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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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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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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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Straight Lines

By Gregory Sachett

Rating:  star star star star star 

Crutching through record amounts of snow and ice with a broken leg would be a last-resort act of survival for most people. For Gregory Sacchet, however, the opening scene of his memoir is quickly revealed as an act of pitiful, misguided desperation.

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Awakening to the Dance

By Georganne Spruce

Rating:  star star star star star 

In her intimate memoir, AWAKENING TO THE DANCE, author Georganne Spruce’s journey will resonate deeply with women who are conflicted between their innate need to be independent, and society’s antiquated belief that one cannot have a fulfilling career and a successful family life at the same time.

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Memoirs of a Circus Clown

By David Figlioli

Rating:  star star star star star 

t is a rare person who has not, at some point in their life, wanted to run off and join the circus. It is a much rarer person who actually does, especially when they are forty years old.

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Breakfast with the Dirt Cult

By Samuel Finlay

Rating:  star star star star star 

Tom Walton is a 25 year old team leader at the US Army base in Ft. Drum, New York. He has already been to Bosnia to police the peace-keeping process and soon receives orders to go to Afghanistan to do “real infantry stuff”. Eventually months of combat and the accompanying PTSD stand between them as Tom finally faces his own demons.

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A Kick-Ass Fairy

By Linda Zercoe

Rating:  star star star star star 

A woman battles a troubled childhood, early widowhood, and multiple bouts with cancer to find herself still going strong in her fifties.