Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 09 Jan 19

Dream

by Demetrius Miller

Born and raised in the notoriouly dangerous Englewood, Chicago, DeeDee must fight to overcome all negative forces in her life, and dare to dream of something better…Armed with nothing but hope for a better future, DeeDee braces herself for the literal fight of her life. Will she victor, or will she fold?



the river: a memoir

by Kevin Weadock

“… very unlikely and magnificent achievement demonstrates the power of one young man’s will.” – Joe Falcone

“I literally laughed and cried. Thank you for writing this book.” – Amy Corbecky

“… I am a foster child and I want to go back to the city again because I have six brothers and sisters that I don’t live with anymore. I’m dirty and filthy and stupid and people want to break my neck. I don’t deserve to be near other normal kids. I should listen to the teacher more but I don’t care anyway because she only wants to get money and then go home. I will punch anyone in the face if you even think about bothering me and I mean it!!”

The impact of alcoholism on a New York family is described through the eyes of a young boy. The boy’s journey through a series of traumatic experiences, family shelters, and foster homes illustrates the insidious mechanism of addiction and how it propagates from one generation to the next. His struggle to survive is a story of brokenness, heartache, and hope.

About the Author:
Kevin Weadock is a scientist, biomedical engineer, patent agent, and inventor. He is the proud father of Kevin, Morgan, and Emily Weadock and lives with his wife Patty in New Jersey. He hopes that other people will benefit from reading his memoir.



Death, Dying, or Not; IN A HOSPITAL, Walk Out On Your Own

by John James Peter

As an ICU nurse, John offers simple and plain advice for patients and their families for life – health, a kin to “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. This book will help guide readers through the maze of health care as we age. The reader’s journey is an inside, sometimes humorous, look at what patients’ experience in a hospital, with stories written from the perspective of the nurse. Each page yields important insights and lessons for your own health care experiences.

READ THIS BOOK IF YOU:
. Want to live as long as possible.
·Need to know what your body will do as you age.
.Want to understand what goes on behind the scenes in a hospital.
·Want the best care you can get.
·Want to become as healthy as possible.
·Refuse the treatment the doctors are recommending.
·Are not sure what to expect when you go to the hospital.
·Wonder why you haven’t heard from your doctor.
·Don’t understand why you aren’t being discharged, or why you are being discharged.
·Are confused about what your doctor said in your office visit.
·Are not being given the treatments you feel are needed.
·Have a complaint about your care.
·Don’t like the hospital, doctor, or the nurse.
·Think you are fine but the doctor keeps on talking about hospice.

You might not have to die this year. You don’t have to let your illness control your life. You may not be able to travel down the life road you originally choose, but you still have choices. And you don’t have to be frustrated while getting care in a hospital.



Our Two Societies

by Andre Davis

Our Two Societies takes the reader on a journey through a childhood spent in a deteriorating Detroit, Michigan and a young adult life spent in a vibrant Japan only to rediscover two societies in America.� 
The author uses his life as a platform to highlight self-imposed social and cultural barriers that hinder successful participation in a free market society and how these barriers will leave segments of our society devastatingly ill-prepared for a future heavily reliant on A.I. and Automation.

You’ll feel as if you’re right alongside the author as he encounters the ills and pitfalls awaiting him in one of these societies.  You will also feel inspired as he embraces the possibilities awaiting him and everyone else in the other society.

If you are looking for a thought-provoking great story to read and then share look no further.



Sharing Treasure: Lessons and Reflections from the Raw and Unspoken Parts of Life

by Kyle Nielson

Sharing Treasure is a self-help and motivational memoir which aims to teach reflection, self-acceptance, dropping the fear of failure, discovering inner passions, and recognizing the value in life.

Though, the title Sharing Treasure suggests a couple of different ideas, so let me be upfront about the treasures you will find here.

I am not with a band of pirates who recently found a hidden chest filled with gold.

I am not some famous pioneer who has found the next gold rush or diamond mine.

Instead, I am a guy with a sharp and honest history.

Think back to your childhood. Can you recall things you would not share with anyone? Those pivotal moments in your life which created the personality traits you have today. Maybe you would not share those memories because they hurt you.

Like the pirate or the pioneer, these treasures I share with you in the following pages were still found by navigating the perilous terrain that is life. I will share the stories from my childhood that, if you were me, you might be inclined to keep to yourself. I will share reflections from the embarrassing moments of my teenage years, from the lies I told but wanted to take back, to the mistakes I wish I did not make. Those memories that I wish I could forget, I share them too.

The people we look up to do not always share their failures in depth because failure hurts. The idea of sharing failures is an uncommon theme in our social-media society. We are connected more than ever through little moments in pictures, vlogs, and microblogging; attempting to solidify in our mind an idea of how success is created, how success should feel, and how success is lived.

Yet, we are more than the little moments we decide to share. We are also the growing pains of our personal history.

I hold nothing back. These stories embrace my authentic feelings and opinions concerning the events of my life. So, to ensure the anonymity of everyone included, I have changed the names of those involved. Some stories touch upon the best parts of my life. These same stories are also some of the worst parts of my life. They have broken me, built me up, and helped form who I am.

There is so much we can learn from our personal history. We can find out why we act and think a certain way, why we like and dislike different types of people, even where our behaviors come from. My history also makes me complex, filled with inconsistencies and ridiculous beliefs. History generates layers of a personality. As I peel back some layers from my own personality, you may notice the layers of your own.

By providing myself as an example for the thoughts and feelings we hide away – my treasuresâ??you may notice the treasures of your own life.



Toxic Mayhem

by Vinson Chard

This is Vinson Chard’s second book recounting stories about his time working as a Chemical Engineer. He ‘spills the beans’ on all the shenanigans perpetrated in the world of hazardous waste. The stories are of his hazardous and light-hearted misadventures while on these excursions and the colourful characters he meets along with way, with curious incidents like being shown some of the seedier areas of a Yorkshire city.

There are stories of political intrigue at boardroom level, with company directors brawling in a prestigious Cardiff hotel on rugby International Day and Vinson forced to associate with a duplicitous Knight of the Realm. This is an eclectic mix of true stories and characters, all related with anecdotal humour.

From the author of LIFE’S RICH MIX



Ribbons in my Hair

by Rosalie Sneyd

A literate and highly personal memoir of growing up in New Zealand in the 1940s and 50s. Charming and heartwarming.



Please Excuse the Mess: a Memoir

by Heather Portenier

In 2007, a near-fatal car accident on a Colorado highway left the Porteniers’ eight-year-old son with a severe traumatic brain injury that changed the course of their lives forever. It was the first in a series of tragedies over the following six years, testing their familial bond and marriage.

“Please Excuse the Mess” is an inspirational story of courage, forgiveness, faith, strength and the power of love.



From Iron Lung to Iron Butt: Riding Polio Into History

by Lynda Lahman

Diagnosed when he was not even a year old, Bob Mutchler understands firsthand how life-altering polio can be. Yet he and his family refused to let the challenges of this debilitating disease affect his future. As an adult Bob combined his membership in Rotary International and his love of motorcycle riding to help with The Rotary Foundation’s commitment to provide polio immunization to children everywhere through a program called PolioPlus. This is the gripping story of a man who knows from his own experiences exactly what a “world without polio” can mean to children and families. Crisscrossing Australia and North America on his motorcycle, “Motorcycle Bob” shares his own personal struggles as he tirelessly dedicates himself to the eradication of polio worldwide. All proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to The Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus program.



Trust Overboard: Memoir of Living with a Sadistic Cult in Malaysia

by Liya Red

It was 2014. Third culture kid, Liya, began a spiritual journey to explore various faiths, at seventeen years old. Five years into her spiritual exploration, she became intrigued with the beauty of Islam. At twenty four years old, Liya agreed to marry Adam, a Muslim college mate who began to satisfy her spiritual needs.

Join Liya as she discovers that there’s more to the world of Islam than its beautiful verses. Liya divulges into the deception, abuse, and abandonment she personally experienced, and how she investigated her oppressors on the way out.



Nimo

by Naeema Sky J.D.

In this true story, a city girl’s life takes on drastic changes when she ends up a nomad in the wilderness of Somalia. While illness nearly causes her death, a civil war devastates her native country. Against all odds, she miraculously escapes to Kenya and then the United States in hopes of a better future.



The Tiger in the Yard

by Barbara Weber

The Tiger in the Yard is a powerful story about Barbara Weber, who’s lived sixty-seven years with complex PTSD, managed to raise children, teach and complete her Ph.D.

Barbara Weber is traumatized by childhood physical and sexual abuse resulting in PTSD. She successfully completes therapy in the early 1980’s and assumes she’s healed from the traumas of her childhood. However, she continues to suffer from nightmares, sleepwalking, and depression. Thinking she just has a sleep disturbance, she moves on with life; raising children, working as an educator and obtaining her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.

As she ages, her PTSD worsens, and she hurts herself physically during nighttime PTSD episodes. At sixty-six years old, she is told that her nightmares are not normal; she has PTSD. With therapy, the nightmares and sleepwalking stop, and she finds closure to the childhood trauma.



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