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The Casa By The Sea Memoirs: A year in a Mexican Behavioral Modif...
by Christopher Neil Young

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English

Pages

588

Publication Date

May 19, 2017

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Self compiled and written account of my experience in a behavioral modification is Mexico which was shut down by federal authorities shortly after my departure. This was a painful experience which shaped the course of my life that followed. At the time this was written I was 21 years old and had an 8th grade education. This book is my attempt to explain what it was like to live in my shoes from the ages of 15 to 16, and what it was like to come out as bisexual in a prison for misfit children.
Seriously...What Am I Doing Here?: The Adventures of a Wondering ...
by Ken Schneck

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English

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Publication Date

May 19, 2017

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Escapism to Adventure (For Non-Adventurers).<br /><br />Does the geographic cure actually work? Through a fast-paced journey of saying yes to the unfamiliar, pack your bags and set out into the world with a gay Jew determined to answer that universal question of Seriously...What Am I Doing Here?<br /><br />Never having been on an adventure, Ken Schneck finds himself stumbling twice into rural Uganda; signing up for a 425-mile bike ride; stirring up drama at a Californian hippie, healing retreat; and somehow standing up straight with a colossal backpack strapped to his shoulders deep in the backwoods of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.<br /><br />This occasionally heartbreaking, often insightful, and reliably witty travelogue has at its core our never-ending search for meaning, our desperate need to grasp that elusive sense of place and community, and how we often fail to succeed (sometimes hilariously so!) but keep right on trying.
Searching for Zinnias: An Adoptee's Quest for Home
by Michael Huffman

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

May 15, 2017

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At twenty-eight, adoptee Michael Huffman went blind on a train bound for Hamburg, days before starting his first job in corporate America. The doctors wanted his family medical history in an era of ‘closed’ adoptions and Michael didn’t have it. Piecing together disparate clues he began his search, one that would launch a journey not only to his biological roots, but to the origins of his very identity. With humor, depth and a touch of magic, Huffman’s tale explores the universal feeling of being a misfit that collapses when we understand what the “self” and “family” really are. The book is a celebration of the value and importance of finding home.
Secrets of a Holy Father: A Family Memoir
by Tina Alexis Allen

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

February 20, 2018

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The Whole Shenanigans.: Charlotte's Story
by Charlotte Flanigan

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English

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Publication Date

May 20, 2017

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Charlottes story is written from the heart of a young boy who grew up in a average three bed semi in a ordinary street with ordinary people in the north east of England.<br /><br />He had to fight his way through the everyday grief and hate that was thrown his way but eventually had found his way. He had to learn to stand up and tell the world about the true person who was fighting to get out.
Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
by David Sedaris

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English

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Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<strong></strong><strong>One of the most anticipated books of 2017: <i>Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review</i>, <i>New York</i>'s "Vulture", <i>The Week</i>, Bustle, BookRiot<br /><br /></strong><strong>David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making<br /></strong><br />For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.<br /><br />Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. <i>Theft by Finding</i>, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.<br /><br />Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, <i>Theft By Finding </i>proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day<strong>.<br /></strong><strong></strong>
My Life, In and Out: One Man's Journey into Roman Catholic Priest...
by Charles Benedict

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English

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Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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What if the choice you made eighteen years ago turned out to be wrong?<br /><br />In this unprecedented memoir, Charles shares the confusion he felt growing up as he wrestled with his sexuality and his desire to become a Roman Catholic Priest. Follow the journey of a man who devoted the first thirty-three years of his life and studies to serve the Church, only to discover the life he idolized and the beliefs he taught conflicted with the hidden secret of his life that kept him from accepting his true self and potential.
Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth and Desire
by Michael Amherst

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God,...
by Clay Cane

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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This powerful book couldn’t come at a more timely juncture. With our deep misunderstanding of racial identity, the murder of transgender women increasing at an alarming rate, and the battle of faith and sexual orientation at churches across the country, we are in a cultural war of ideologies. Overwhelming prejudices have constricted our basic capacity for compassion and understanding.<BR> <BR> <I>Live Through This</I> is a collection of intimate essays about one man’s journey to self-acceptance when his faith, sexuality, and race battled with societal norms. These insightful writings will plant seeds of consideration and inspire readers to stretch beyond stereotypes. By reading stories about the demographics that live on the fringe of traditions, we gain a deeper awareness of our cultural climate and how we can improve it, starting with ourselves.
Lucky Jim
by James Hart

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

April 03, 2017

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<I>Lucky Jim</I> is the memoir of writer Jim Hart, the story of how he survived a violent childhood home, created a love that was both so right and so wrong, overcame obsessive dependencies, and finally found the strength to be his true self.<BR> <BR>Jim is a master at building relationships. Charming, funny, and a great listener, his success in life and business was based on his ability to connect with others, from people recovering in 12-step groups in Upstate New York to those living in the rarified air of Martha’s Vineyard. But after more than twenty years sober, one slip-up triggered an active addiction that threatened his relationships with his then-wife, singer-songwriter Carly Simon, his recovery friends, his severely disabled son, and even with himself as he began to confront his sexuality. <BR> <BR> With profound clarity and thoughtful language, Jim weaves together the beautiful and all-too-often heartbreaking events of his life into an inspiring tale of bravery, healing, and above all, love.<BR> <BR> 

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