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My Last Rock Bottom

by Sara Berelsman

Sara liked to drink.

Sara was a writer, and drinking seemed to be an element of the identity. As a writer, she searched for the story that would define who she was, and her drinking was a part of her. She drank socially at first, with friends or family, at parties, or festivals. She drank at home sometimes, a glass of wine or two. It was when the two glasses of wine turned into two bottles of wine, when her blacked-out drunken behavior began destroying her marriage, when she began combining her drinking with pills – prescribed or otherwise – this is when Sara began to realize she had a problem.

It wasn’t until she hit her last rock bottom that she understood her story. If she were to continue drinking, her marriage would be over. She knew she had to quit.

So she did.

Sara quickly learned that sobriety wasn’t easy. She had never realized before what a focal point alcohol had been in her life. This new world she was in felt strange and unnatural. Sometimes the daily battle felt impossible.

But inside the struggle she found words. One day, she threw on her husband’s oversized Nike sweatshirt, drove her daughter to school, and came home to write. The words just poured out of her.

Now she had a story.

Despite the struggles she faced and still faces, Sara has remained sober.

This is her story.



JFK: The Secret Truths Revealed

by Daniel Brush

On November 23, 1963, President John F. Kennedy, one of the most promising and well-loved Presidents of the United States, was killed by a bullet through his head. A lot of theories have been brought up about the said assassination but the question is what really happened during that day? Who are involved in the assassination and where are they now?

JFK: the Secret Truths Revealed is a book that will help you uncover the hidden secrets about the assassination of JFK and more. Open your eyes to the truth and have all those questions answeredâ??NOW.



American Legends: The Life of Jack Palance

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures

*Includes a bibliography for further reading

*Includes a table of contents

“One of the most important reasons for living is to do something – live outside of yourself and put together an idea, an idea that you want to explore and then complete… Awaken your creative sensitivities!” – Jack Palance

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

It is quite possible that Jack Palance is best-remembered not for any single performance but rather for his display of physical fitness while receiving an Oscar for his performance in City Slickers (1989). In an effort to demonstrate that old age had not blunted his athleticism, Palance performed one-armed pushups while grasping his Oscar trophy with his free hand. His fitness was hardly a false representation either, as it demonstrated just how much he had been gifted with a strong physique, which was a crucial part of his image in the industry. Equally important, however, Palance’s one-armed pushups demonstrated the way in which he frequently poked fun at himself, proving he did not take himself overly seriously.

The life and career of Jack Palance reveals the essence of the man with greater clarity. Palance’s childhood played an inestimable role in shaping his values, and he always maintained properties in Pennsylvania where he grew up. Ironically, the connection felt to his roots was countered by the tortuous turns that characterized his career trajectory, which may be one of the most unusual of all time. Improbably enough, Palance experienced almost immediate acclaim, only to become removed from the spotlight for a long period of time. With the subsequent release of City Slickers, Palance resurrected his position as one of film’s most sought after leading men.

Palance’s more famous works include Panic in the Streets (1950), Shane (1954), and The Wild Bunch (1968), all of which remain some of the most significant films produced between 1950 and 1970. It is best to view Jack Palance’s films with an eye toward the cultural significance of his characters and his movies, and focus on the representation between Palance’s upbringing and his character portrayals in his films. By paying critical attention to his work, family background, and filmwork, one can better examine the persona and cultural significance of Jack Palance, a man who led a most circuitous path to success in the film industry.

Palance’s ability to parody himself grew increasingly pronounced as his career progressed. He was not judgmental, as so many were, regarding the quality of low-budget horror films produced in Hollywood, and he actually starred in a number of them. He accepted numerous acting opportunities his peers scorned, and for better or worse, Palance’s penchant for accepting most opportunities that came his way led to an acting portfolio which remains simultaneously impressive in its long list of film accomplishments but saturated with B-movies that made no attempt at being masterpieces.

As such, the career of Jack Palance poses a great paradox: he won an Oscar (and was nominated for two others) that resulted in a well earned reputation as a master actor, but he wasn’t picky when determining who he was to work with or which roles to accept. Palance’s open-mindedness in his career can perhaps be traced to his working-class roots. His parents instilled a strong work ethic in him from an early age, so for him, the practice of acting and creating art was not only a stimulant to the creative process but also a valued profession and endeavor in every sense.



From a Nightclub to a Straitjacket: The Story of a Party Girl

by Clare Kenyon

“If you take drugs again, Clare, you will end up with schizophrenia. It may not happen the first or the second time, but if not, it will definitely be the third.”

My body started to tremble with fear; tears filled my eyes and spilled over my cheeks. I buried my face in my hands; what had my world come to?

It was August 2011 and I was sitting in a hospital room talking to a doctor. I had just been to hell and back, arrested and locked up in a psychiatric ward in Berlin after suffering my second psychotic episode. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Schizophrenia is for weirdos and drug addicts, I thought â?¦ I was just a fun-loving, music-loving party girl; how could this be my reality?

The arduous task of reflection, understanding, remembering and figuring out what went wrong now started. And over a year this book was written, partly through a suggestion by my nurses to aid with my therapy and partly because I thought that if I could prevent even one person from going through what I had been through, it would be worthwhile. I didn’t want to be just another statistic.

If you do drugs, this will hopefully give you a reality kick; if you’re about to try them, maybe you’ll think twice. Either way, your mind is not something you want to mess around with, because you only have one. So take this as a warning, if nothing else â?¦ we are not invincible.



Winston Churchill in WW2: Secrets of Winston Churchill, the Last Lion, & Defender of Britain Revealed (Winston Churchill, Last Lion, Defender of Britain, World War 2, Finest hour Book 1)

by Larry Berg

Learn the secrets of the Last Lion & Defender of Britain in WWII, Winston Churchill!

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Winston Churchill is perhaps one of the most remarkable people in the world. He was considered one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century. He was admired by many and inspired the allied forces to counterattack Nazi Germany. Besides being an outstanding strategist, he was a famed writer and artist. Churchill is the first and only Prime Minister to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

In this book, we will examine in great detail Winston Churchill’s personality, character, values, principles, wisdom, and life lessons. His secrets for success will be revealed once and for all!

Discover Winston Churchill’s lessons for yourself and apply it in your own daily lives.

Here’s a Preview of What You Will Learn

* Winston Churchill’s Childhood

* Churchill’s relationship with his parents

* Winston’s favorite toy

* His military career

* Why Winston continue to write and publish, even during military service

* His jump to politics

* Britain’s relationship with the Americans

* Winston Churchill’s leadership principles

* His most valuable lessons

* and much much more!

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Comments From Other Readers

“Winston Churchill is the greatest Prime Minister I know. Reading this book gave me a sense of pride and gratitude.” – Jerry P. (London, UK)

“This book has some great in-depth views of Churchill and who he is as a person. The life lessons taught were inspiring. Highly recommended book.” – Patrick K. (Birmingham, UK)

“Winston Churchill’s story is really one of a kind, and this book is one of a kind as well. The life lessons in this book can really change a person’s life.” – John M. (Portland, USA)

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Danny Walsh My Life Story Anorexia And Mental Health Problems: Mental health problems anorexia my life story from childhood to now

by Danny Walsh

This is the story of my life my problems,struggles,childhood growning up,anorexia and mental health.also my obsession with food and fitness.



If Morning Never Comes

by Bill Vandenbush

This book has universal meaning to all readers and is one of those rare books that can have a profoundly positive impact on the readers life. “If Morning never comes” takes you on a journey where the tragedy of war nearly destroys a young man and introduces him to a spiritual force that guides him on his path through life. This book teaches the lessons of how to overcome overwhelming odds and find Purpose in life, while entertaining the reader with it’s compelling story. “If Morning Never Comes” is filled with superb descriptions of life’s lessons and will bring all readers to their own Spiritual awakening.

Even the most casual reader will be pulled in to this extraordinary story. The book is easy to read but very difficult to put down.



Impulse, Urges and Fantasy’s: Book Is Based On A True Story – This IS ONLY THE SAMPLE OF THE BOOK – with only one chapter in the book.

by Ronald Savage

This Book is Based on a True Story. Some Names in The Book are Made up to Protect The Real Names of Some People. This IS ONLY THE SAMPLE OF THE BOOK, this is only the preview giving you a taste of the book, it ONLY has chapter 1, and only a few pages of chapter 2, living a cliff hanger of the book. – The full book will be out out a few months. This book is about a person who loved to help people and do good for people but deep down he went though some many things growing up that it damaged him in ways no one would ever understand. Jr is the main character in the book, and it is based on his story of Betrayal, and being hurt by the people he trusted and in some cases where suppose to protect him, and look out for him instead they damaged him with deep scars growing up so bad that he didn’t trust anyone who tried to get close to him. Jr followed his dreams in many ways but it all came crashing down each time by the people he trusted with his heart.The finally hurt which lead him into deep depression, loneliness, and what he feel he was, which is alone. What kept him going was the fight to make sure his kids where in the best hands which is his own hands. The Sample of the book begins as Jr being a little kid growing up in the Bronx, N.Y. and hanging out with the B.Boy Crew.

I know you are thinking to your self ok, i’m not going to buy the sample because the book is only about Jr as a little kid, Don’t be to sure of that, anything can happen in real life as this book is based on a real life true story. One word comes to mined about this book….. SHOCKING



Meet Amazing Americans Workbook: George Washington

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LIKE TEST PREP presents its workbook series for “Meet Amazing Americans,” a website created by US Library of Congress on many great American heroes and heroines. Great for Teachers and Students!

This book contains

-Comprehension Questions

-Vocabulary Practice

-Critical Thinking Questions

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Meet Amazing Americans Workbook: Harriet Tubman

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LIKE TEST PREP presents its workbook series for “Meet Amazing Americans,” a website created by US Library of Congress on many great American heroes and heroines. Great for Teachers and Students!

This book contains

-Comprehension Questions

-Vocabulary Practice

-Critical Thinking Questions

*www.americaslibrary.gov which owns Meet Amazing Americans, was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.



Meet Amazing Americans Workbook: John Tyler

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This book contains

-Comprehension Questions

-Vocabulary Practice

-Critical Thinking Questions

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Meet Amazing Americans Workbook: Martin Van Buren

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-Critical Thinking Questions

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Female Cross-Dressers: True Stories of Deception, Daring, And Drama (The Bad Girls Series Book 3)

by Jo Tempest

Modern women pursue their dreams with a freedom their ancestors would scarcely have imagined. What would you do if you knew you had the intelligence and the passion to become a brilliant doctor, but because you were female, you were denied? Meet 13 women who faced that very barrier and found an extreme solution…assume the role of a man! Refusing to settle for what was allowed them as women, they chose to dress and live as men, many carrying on their deception so successfully they were not discovered until after they died. Meet soldiers, a famous jazz pianist, a stage performer, a stage coach driver, a doctor, and even a cross-dressing queen. Their true tales of deception, daring, and drama will surely leave you with admiration for their courage.

Female Cross-Dressers is the third book in the “Bad Girl Series” by author Jo Tempest – real stories of real women who broke the rules. Female Spies, and Female Assassins are also available now for download.



Meet Amazing Americans Workbook: Mark Twain

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LIKE TEST PREP presents its workbook series for “Meet Amazing Americans,” a website created by US Library of Congress on many great American heroes and heroines. Great for Teachers and Students!

This book contains

-Comprehension Questions

-Vocabulary Practice

-Critical Thinking Questions

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A Letter to a Mother: Accompaniment 1 (Awakening)

by Jason Steinbeck

Following the departure of Abdul a worried child pens a letter to his mother in a desperate attempt for closure and understanding. What is revealed however would make any mother turn in her grave as dark family secrets surface and our protagonist moves into another stage of an even darker world.



My 20 Year Diary: Volume 1

by Alana Hitchell

Do you ever wonder what it was like to grow up in the 1990’s? Before the internet and cell phones became popular, and when kids actually played outside for fun? Maybe you also grew up in the wonderful era of the 90’s and would like to reminisce.

“My 20 Year Diary – Volume 1” is the humorous account of my life experiences from grade school through junior high. It is directly from the pages of my diary, covering ages 8-14. The series as a whole will make you laugh, cry, or be glad that you didn’t self-publish your entire diary for the world to see. This coming of age story provides a unique opportunity to witness the transformation from girl to woman with every turn of the page.

Upcoming Books:

My 20 Year Diary – Volume 2 (High School)

My 20 Year Diary – Volume 3 (College)

My 20 Year Diary – Volume 4 (The Real Word)



Sexual Ecstasy: Stolen Innocence (The Awakening Series Book 1)

by Jason Steinbeck

Being born is supposed to be a joyous event but not for our protagonist whose birth foreshadows the tumultuous life that lies ahead.Following the life of a young child into adulthood, Awakening #1 portrays sexual deviation and encounters in this mind bending suspenseful thriller series. Through the use of colorful language the life and times of our protagonist is vividly portrayed in such a way that would have you thinking like a detective in no time to figure out just what is taking place in the candid scenes ahead.



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