Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 09 Aug 16

Ice country

by mj cleghorn

The hidden history of Alaska as experienced through the lives of one family. This story is a passage of time tracing from its First peoples to its explorers, and the many remarkable events that take place in their previously untold history.



Heaven Must Have Sent You

by B Spillaine

A Lesbian Romance With A Happy Ending

Growing up in the 1970s in a small village in the North of England wasn’t easy for Julie. She always felt that she may be gay. Julie hid her feelings from everyone. Whilst her sisters where busy focusing on boys Julie’s attention turned to her love of music. Tamla Motown. The unique sound..the beat..Smokey Robinson..Diana Ross..The music kept her sane. Julie married at 19 years old and went on to become a successful Manager of Soul Music venues.



Cambridge Chronicle of a Modern Pilgrim

by Rumin Zhang

This is a chronicle of my unexpected 100-day sojourn at Cambridge, MA. The journal preserves the emotional journey of a lonesome commuter living in a time of unsettling corporate mergers and the raging, pre-election campaign that ultimately sent Barack Obama to the White House. It was my medicine to cope with the long commute over weekends between Cambridge and New Jersey. It was a modern day pilgrim’s periscope to make sense of the daily reality.

Allow me to take you on a tour. Ride the Greyhound bus back and forth and chat with strangers from all walks of life, such as the young collegians facing uncertainties in job market, the carefree Swedish travelers, the aspiring acupuncturist, the old mom crisscrossing 12 states to see her grown up son. Visit Harvard Square time and again for stimulating evening forums on a diverse array of topics that are political, economic, historical or spiritual. Find a bacteria-man connection in MIT seminar room. Listen to Obama’s Presidential campaign stump speech in Boston Common. Go near the Fenway Park and feel the excitement of Game One. Join the parade celebration of the Red Sox for their World Series win. Eavesdrop for a dinner table faith dialogue with roommates and friends. Meditate a little deeper on the work or news of the day. Have a near miss with genome decoder J. Craig Venter signing his book at Harvard Bookstore. Share the pride with Sudoku world champion’s parents. Meet a college classmate after 23 years. Listen to the Baritone by a late night janitor. And finally, come home with me.



Defunct Money

by Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

A Memoir of When Money Stopped Working

Have you ever wondered what life without money is like? The tool we all know as money is a very useful tool we use today to measure value and facilitate trade. To imagine a world without money is difficult, but the author of this short memoir has experienced such a world.

Zimbabwe is the country, and 2008 is the year on which this memoir focuses. It offers various glimpses into the perils of everyday life at the time. In it, the author shares personal experiences of the country’s economic downfall and hyperinflation, putting emphasis on the “defunct” nature of money in the country at the time.

Money fuels modern living and life slows to a halt when that fuel runs out. Expect to know the extremes of regression, societal dysfunction and counterproductive chaos from reading this short memoir.



Free Will, the Self, and the Art of Cunnilingus: One Guy’s Tumble Toward Reality

by Norman Bearrentine

I was stoned on pot throughout my thirties, with occasional excursions into the land of LSD and mushrooms. I was also eating more pussy than the average guy. By the time I was 37, I had life pretty well figured out, thanks to all the drugs and my early training in sociologyâ??a bachelor’s degree and a year of graduate schoolâ??so I decided to make a report.

Since everything we’ve experienced effects our attitudes toward life, ourselves, women, and eating pussyâ??including whether or not we eat pussy, or suck dicks for that matterâ??I decided to present my worldly wisdom in the context of cunnilingus. I made a series of audio tapes, stoned, of course, thinking that at some point I’d publish them as a book. And then a funny thing happened.

In my 39th year I read a couple of booksâ??The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins, and Sociobiology, by E. O. Wilsonâ??which, coupled with my observations of the bird feeder outside my window, led me to a deeper understanding of evolution, free will, and my self. Under the influence of these new, disturbing insights, I made another stoned tape, my last, and began the downhill slide that resulted in my giving up drugs and alcohol in 1984, a week after my 40th birthday.

I spent the next decade, the first nine years in Alcoholics Anonymous, trying to figure out life and myself without drugsâ??reading a lot of books, thinking, and writing. During that time the internet was invented, and in the mid-90s I started uploading my new understandings to the web. Those writings eventually became my first book, High School Zen.

By 2005 podcasts had been invented, and I started recording a few, talking about life without free will and how I was coming to think about myself in that context. In the middle of my podcast period I came across the stoned tapes I had made in the 80sâ??which had been lost for yearsâ??and uploaded those as podcasts, too.

After all my sober time, it was strange to hear my stoned self talking, and surprising how much of what I’d said was still true, and relevant. I decided it was time to finally publish that book, and to include both the stoned and straight recordings.

My days of wanton promiscuity are long since gone, but much of my thinking about life, free will, and sex have survived, though they’ve been refined. My views from a decade ago have held up well, while I’ve continued to augment them in my blog, The Short Version.



Trump: In His Own Words: The Quotations of Donald J. Trump (Who’s Who Quotations Book 1)

by University Scholastic Press

Love him or hate him, Donald J. Trump is one of the most controversial and talked about people in current culture. Now, University Scholastic Press, the internationally renowned publisher and leader in writing and producing textbooks, study guides and quote books, curates hundreds of quotations over thousands of pages written by Trump through the course of researching his books and publications. Broken down by categories and completely interactive, indexed and sourced, this book is an encyclopedia of quotations covering Donald Trump’s views on business, politics and life and is just one of the books in our Who’s Who Quotations series. Look up what he wrote about China, his views on oil or what he wants to do about illegal immigration and taxes–no words are edited, omitted or censored. This is all Trump: In His Own Words.
Delight, disgust or challenge people with your knowledge of Donald J. Trump by picking up your copy of Trump: In His Own Words now…you know you want to.



I Played Ziggy’s Guitar

by David Colworth

It’s England in the early 1970s. A weary nation engulfed by strikes, power cuts and endless economic crisis. The Beatles are gone, the Swinging 60s are a distant memory and the music scene is moribund. But help is on its way – far out in space, Ziggy Stardust is coming to save Planet Earth !

Read how a teenage fan follows Bowie from obscurity to international stardom, with a fascinating account of how he came face to face with Bowie just weeks before his breakthrough, at a crucial point in his career. Meet David Bowie before he became famous : warm, down-to-earth and humourous, a world away from the glacial, unattainable superstar he was soon to become.

This is the true story of the boy in the bright blue jeans who jumped up on the stage to join Bowie and his band, a poignant tale of how one young fan achieved his dream – and played Ziggy’s guitar !



Wisdumb: Knowledge and insight gained from surviving particularly stupid mistakes and embarrassing catastrophes

by Brian Anglin

Everybody makes stupid mistakes and has embarrassing catastrophes. “Wisdumb” is the knowledge and insight we gain from surviving these awkward human moments. This is a collection of some of the Wisdumb I have harvested over the last year or so.



Diaries of An Ex-Adult Entertainer: My Road To Redemption

by Robyn Robbins

A unique heart- stopping journey of loss, abuse, defeat, acceptance, redemption and triumph, New York native Robyn tells the raw uncut story of her life. The natural instinct for survival lands her in the adult entertainment industry. The deception of glamour and grandeur of that life style held her captive for a total of 7 years.

Robyn witnesses her sisters molestation then becomes his next victim, she loses her father to drugs, ultimately says her last goodbyes to her mother her body lies cold in the casket all before entering the New York Foster care system by the tender age of six. Her experiences in the foster care homes along with her sisters and brother were brutal and abusive – installing fear early on.

After finally getting settled in their new Christian home which seemed to be a fairy tale – so perfect, only to become the personal sex toy to some of the men closest to her for the next 4-5 years. This torment caused her to be admitted to the mental health institution three times. Witnessing the abuse of her siblings, adoptive Mom and enduring abuse herself sent her on a downward spiral of hate and revenge!

After a series of particular events she is introduced to the sex industry at the age of 16 in hopes to provide for herself, making smoking and drinking no longer recreational but a necessity. She began to realize things and her eyes were open to what seemed to be a world of its own. Curiosity always kills the cat but it didn’t stop Robyn from venturing out further into the deep!

Feelings of Shame, emptiness, rejection, fear, loneliness, abandonment and defeat began to position Robyn for what was to come next in her life. Seeing death in her reflection shook her to her very core. Fighting to get out became the fight of her life but she soon realized it couldn’t be done on her own. She finally realized that there was only ONE WAY OUT!

Robyn’s vulnerable, transparent yet powerful story reveals the harsh realities of adult entertainment and the Sex industry. Her story is a journey of self discovery, self love, hope, acceptance and redemption.



ASTOR & NADIA: The meeting of Astor Piazzolla with Nadia Boulanger that changed the tango. (Miradas sobre el tango argentino Book 1)

by Lázaro Droznes

Fiction drama about the meeting between Nadia Boulanger and Astor Piazzola that changed both the history of tango and the life of the musician. The famous author of “Adios Nonino”, “Libertango” and “Oblivion” abandoned when young the tango and the bandoneon to learn and compose classical music. The meeting with the famous french music teacher Nadia Boulanger helped Piazzola to retrieve his musical roots and to revolutionize the argentine tango with new techniques. Without Boulanger, Piazzolla would have never existed as such.



Less than Human

by Allen Long

In Less than Human, Allen Long tells the story of his often nightmarish childhood in the wealthy suburbs of D.C., the wonders and mysteries of teenage love, his ill-advised journeys into corporate America and a hellish marriage, and ultimate breakdown. And yet, his story is mostly one of triumph. He draws strength from the joys of fatherhood, he finds true love in his second marriage, and through working with psychotherapists and leading a life rich in self-examination, he overcomes both child abuse and the resulting PTSD, finally learning that instead of being less than… he is, indeed… human.

Less than Human follows an unconventional path, arranged as much by theme and association as by chronology. These stories take many forms, from driving narrative to lyrical reverie, at times evoking mythic overtones, and this variety, along with an unflinching confrontation with the conditions and consequences of childhood abuse, creates its own form of suspense-in what direction will this book take us next?



Serial Killers: True Crime

by R. W.

Serial Killers by The highest rated True Crime writer R.W.
17 Best Mass Murderer Stories:
1. Charles Whitman: The Texas Bell Tower Sniper
2. The Cheshire Murders
3. On the Road to Destruction
4. Millennial Violence
5. Deaths at Duffy’s Cut: Cholera or Cover-up?
6. Dr. Josef Mengele
7. Dr. Kermit Gosnell and the Philadelphia Abortion Mill
8. The Dunblane Massacre
9. Gary Gilmore
10. The True Story Of George Emil Banks
11. Glen Rogers, the Cross-Country Killer
12. Jared Loughner and the Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords
13. Jeffrey Don Lundgren, Prophet of Death
14. Jonestown Massacre: A ‘Reason’ to Die
15. Fathers Who Kill
16. Women Who Kill
17. Kids Who Kill



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