Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 10 Dec 13

One Day The Invitations Will Stop Arriving: A Travel Memoir

by Marlayna Glynn Brown

Marlayna had been a single parent for fifteen years when she felt she had nothing left of herself to give. Drained and empty, she writes, “I’d reached a point in my life where something had to give, and it could no longer be me.”

Selling all she owned, Glynn Brown embarked on a journey to save herself. Deeply personal, at times painful yet quirky, One Day The Invitations Will Stop Arriving: A Travel Memoir recounts her journey through fourteen countries and their people. Glynn Brown takes readers from Texas to Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Belgium and finally The Netherlands.

In this honest memoir, Marlayna shares vignettes from the first six months of her journey, learning age really is just a number. Readers will enjoy the not-always-easy journey, finding hope in this true story that teaches the wisdom of creating and receiving miracles when you start accepting invitations.



Nelson Mandela: Inspiration from Greatness

by Anne Murray

Few people have made such an impact on the world as did Nobel prize winner Nelson “Madiba” Mandela. . This book of Nelson Mandela quotes is a tribute to this remarkable man. May his words be an inspiration to you and to many.



Robert Graves: Life on the Edge

by Miranda Seymour

Robert Graves (1895-1985) was one of the greatest poets and polymaths of the twentieth century whose long life matched the intensity of his imaginative output.

From his distinguished exploits in the First World War, described in his memoir Goodbye to All That, to his dramatic relationships with women, most notably the American poet and essayist Laura Riding, his life was one of extremes. He was a man who took huge emotional risks, and lived as if each day was his last, but who also produced works that were among the finest of his era.

Miranda Seymour has had full access to previously unseen papers and her research has also uncovered many important letters in private and public collections.

Her interviews and correspondence with many people who have not previously discussed Graves in public contribute to a rich and complex portrait of an extraordinary and troubled man and a great creative artist.

‘Robert Graves: Life on the Edge’ is the definitive biography of one of the greatest literary figures of the twentieth century.

‘It is Miranda Seymour’s Robert Graves: Life on the Edge that I would recommend first.’ Times Educational Supplement

‘The most balanced account of his life is Miranda Seymour’s excellent biography.’ Diana Mosley, Evening Standard

‘Lucid and beautifully written.’ The Tablet

‘The most concise, the least pompous and partisan.’ Blake Morrison, Independent on Sunday

‘This sympathetic study of an egocentric, monstrous, lovable genius is beautifully written.’ Literary Review

‘This is a stirring story and Seymour tells it exceptionally well.’ Independent

Miranda Seymour is the author of the innovative and widely admired â??Ring of Conspirators’, a study of Henry James and his circle, and of the acclaimed biography â??Ottoline Morrel: Life on the Grand Scale’, twelve times selected as book of the year for 1992. Her latest work is â??Noble Endeavours: The Story of Two Countries, England and Germany, in Many Stories’. She also writes novels and children’s books. She lives in London.

Endeavour Press is The UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.



Smokescreen

by Jeneane Sessum

Smokescreen is one blogger’s narrative act of quitting cigarettes. The book explores the good, the bad, the really bad, the worse, and the triumph of journaling your way off cigarettes. Written over a 4+ year period by pioneering blogger Jeneane Sessum, Smokescreen is a collection of blog posts that dig down into the personal dialogue inside the mind of an addict during transformation. The postscript offers some of the latest thinking — and warnings — about e-cigarettes, the latest “smoking” trend targeting especially-vulnerable teens.



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by Yosef Sweed

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Don’t Hate the Player: The New Wave of Pickup Artists at Project Hollywood

by Luke Harold

Luke Harold spent his childhood and teenage years as a socially awkward introvert, feeling especially frustrated with his lack of success with girls. In 2007, he discovered the pickup community after watching the VH1 T.V. show “The Pickup Artist.” Excited to discover that it’s possible to learn to be better with girls, Luke embarked on a quest to learn all the skills necessary to develop solid game. Training with renowned pickup artist Adam Lyons and his company, in particular, took Luke’s game to heights he never could have imagined, and he wanted to continue improving. His journey led him to Hollywood where he accepted an internship with Vince Kelvin and Speer, two well-known pickup artists in the community who leased Project Hollywood, a West Hollywood mansion once occupied by Neil Strauss, Mystery and Tyler Durden, among other pickup artists. The mansion served as the setting for the New York Times bestselling novel “The Game” by Neil Strauss. Luke thought that living and breathing seduction while working for Kings of Pickup, Vince and Speer’s company, in the most famous landmark in the community would take his game to levels he never could have dreamed about. It didn’t take long, however, before turmoil within the house dominated life at Project Hollywood, and detracted from the pickup education Luke and the other interns received. Before long, the same big egos, arrogance and greed that plagued the characters in “The Game” also threatened to take down Vince, Speer and the newer version of Project Hollywood.



The Village Upon a Hill

by annapolitanism

Every town has a novel beneath the surface. The Village Upon a Hill is the story of Annapolis, MD. Behind all the history and architecture is a cast of lobbyists, lawyers, developers, journalists and elected officials trying to navigate the path of dollars and development. It may no longer be the nations capital but the politics are as sharp as ever.

@annapolitanism is a local political commentator who has been living and working in the city for over 25 years.



Journey to Aztlan

by Juan Blea

Journey to Aztlan is the powerful, inspirational, and heartwarming story about how one man overcame life-threatening Depression and found love.

Juan Blea was ready to end his life. Depression had claimed his soul and left him seeing few options for his life. Developing through the veils of cultural confusion as a child and identity loss as a young adult, depression proved to be an enemy almost too strong to conquer. However, as a child he learned the power of language and he used that knowledge to reclaim his life and became a writer. Writing proved to be the path for Juan to find the source of all that’s good and strong and beautiful. Juan calls this source, Aztlan, and it was through his Aztlan that he found love. In Journey to Aztlan, Juan shares his journey and provides insight into how we all can find our own source of strength, goodness, and beauty.

Praise for Journey to Aztlan. . .

“Blea, in his â??maroma / somersault’ chronicles (Journey to Aztlan), takes us through the fractured visions of a man in search of his soul, his multicolored darkness. And we in turn notice the colliding identities of a son, a father, a lover in search of his homeland, a source of poetry, music, and computer ciphersâ??yearning intimacy and oneness. I enjoyed this book for its daring and shifting psychological optics. And its Chicano spiceâ??I recognized many scenes, conflicts, parables, and even Jimmy Santiago Baca in cameo. What a book!” â?? Juan Felipe Herrera , Poet Laureate of California

“Juan Blea is an amazing man with deep insight into how to heal the millions & millions of men and women who suffer from addiction and depression. I love Juan’s way of looking at mental illness; he’s compassionate and brilliant and passionate. He’s an amazing Aztlan curandero that the barrio has given us as a gift and Journey to Aztlan stands toe to toe with anything in print.” â?? Jimmy Santiago Baca , Author of A Place to Stand, winner of the Pushcart Prize and American Book Award



Voices of Our New Neighbors Volume One

by Ninety-two Newcomers

Voices of Our New Neighbors is a sampling of immigrants’ stories previously selected for print in Easy English NEWS. Since 1996, this monthly newspaper has been helping newcomers to the United States learn about the culture, customs, government, and holidays of their new home while they are learning English and building vocabulary. Each issue of Easy English NEWS prints four to six of our readers’ stories. Here you have among the best of them.

These stories illustrate the profound courage it takes to leave friends, family, pets, and community behind, immigrate to the United States, and function in a new culture in a new language. For many of us it is a reminder of the courage of our own grandparents and great grandparents.

With their limited language, the writers in Voices of Our New Neighbors portray the events and emotions that they experience on arrival to the United States. You’ll go along with them on their sometimes difficult journeys, their first shocks and impressions, the traumatic first days in school, and the search for employment, mostly the hardest work offered in the U.S. and at the lowest pay rates.

Seeing things through their eyes, you will experience the excitements, confusions, embarrassments, and eventual successes in learning English and becoming part of our great nation. The stories have been edited for grammar, word usage, and length, but the message is unchanged and the charm, depth of feeling shine directly from our new neighbors.

Volume One contains 92 short vignettes, written by immigrants themselves, with editorial help for the sake of brevity, grammar and word choice. These charming “gold nuggets” include stories of the arrival in the United States, difficulties at school, looking for and finding work, culture shock, and challenges with eating in their new country.

Suggested audience: Everybody.



From Flatlandah to Sheep Fahmah Momma-Part Deux (From Flatlandah to Mainah)

by Sharon Desruisseaux

Book Two
A compilation of blogs written by historical fiction author Sharon Desruisseaux. Though her other novels might be more on the serious side, this book is filled with her whimsical adventures of moving from busy Southeastern Massachusetts to the wilderness of Maine with her daughters. There is some sad and heart wrenching blogs mixed in just for the variety that her life seems to be. The blogs are of how a suburban Mom learned how to be a farmer in the mountains and how she began to make her dream of becoming a novelist a reality. In this collection of blogs are her struggles, interpretations of the cultural differences she moved to and how she learned to overcome obstacles that seemed to have constantly been thrown in her path. You laugh; you cry and wonder why….

A very silly outlook on life in Maine from a Flatlander’s perspective. Check out her author site at sharondnovels.com/ for more blogs and updated information on her writing. Or join on as a fan at her Goodreads site and definitely check out her farm site at mymainesheep.webs.com/ You can also find her on Twitter at smbrooksi and Facebook under sharondnovels.



Four Winds Nomad

by Jim Ross

The autobiography of a travelling Nomad and of the encounters met along the way. Interesting insights also given from the early days of working on board various cruise ships belonging to the P&O and Princess Cruises Lines during the 1970s and 1980s. The true life stories mentioned throughout the chapters bring a touch of entertainment and laughter making this book light-hearted to read coupled with photographs of the past too.

Also discussed in detail are the impressions formed from visiting so many different parts of the world; places such as: Europe, America, The Caribbean, Norway, Mexico, the South Pacific, Australia and Hawaii to mention just a few places listed.

Follow a fascinating journey through life visiting, at the time, everyone’s dream vacation spot.



Frederick Douglass Speaks Across The Centuries

by Dr Joseph S Maresca

Frederick Douglass Speaks Across The Centuries by Dr.Joseph S Maresca is about the life and times of a great man born into slavery yet destined to rise to positions of power in the private and public sector.He was a personal friend of President Lincoln and a wise counsel to our government, as well as foreign governments.He believed in freedom,education and self-determination for all peoples.He pointed out the evils of slavery for both blacks and poor whites who worked at subsistence wages.His message resonates well today and is consistent with the life and times of former President Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).This book also has links to the Narrative On the Life of Frederick Douglass by the author himself.

This book explains how all people can break the shackles of poverty through the prism of education, apprenticeship and a lifetime of continuous learning as was done by Frederick Douglass.Dr.Joseph S Maresca is an Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer with over 1550 book reviews.He has written other books on Amazon at the following link:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B00G08H5ZO_B00G08H5ZO_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Dr.Joseph+S.+Maresca&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid=1386512916



Kerry Washington Unauthorized & Uncensored (All Ages Deluxe Edition with Videos)

by R.B. Grimm

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This books one of a kind. We bring you the fun, the dirt, the back story, videos, quizzes and more. The content makes this series a best buy. You will get a great insight on your favorite entertainer that you might have thought you knew a lot about.

We have created a layout that not only educates, but also entertains the readers. This makes learning finding about your favorite star fun.

Take a journey with us as we bring you closer than ever to Kerry Washington.

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Ali Miller- A normal lads life

by Ali Miller

A book about my life, which shows people that the mos difficuilt of issues can affect people you would not expect to affect.



Brian Jones – A Rolling Stone

by Serena Stevens

Brian Jones founded one of the greatest Rock n Roll bands of all time ‘The Rolling Stones’. A creative and complex person, he died a tragic death at the age of 27. Yet he left some of the greatest musical creations in the world behind and his legacy lives on.



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