Biographies & Memoirs

July 22, 2018

Cougars, Cash, and Cocaine

"Cougars, Cash, and Cocaine: A Few Good Rides" by Sean Ward

| Facebook | Instagram | Wild and crazy things happen to me more than most people it seems like (having my seat-belt break on impact and my arm ripped off in an accident, stabbed with my own sword, literally, T-boned by a riding lawnmower, robbed and jumped 22 falsely charged felonies, overdosed in an odd manner, kicked out at 16 over a dime bag worth of weed now I smoke in front of him legally,etc and that's just what happened when a beauty with a redhead fetish snagged me out of a bar... we partied, a road trip ensued. This woman had MONEY, but it turned out the entire point of the road-trip is to get together with Dallas, which to me sounded like a cute stripper's name, turned to be a huge crack dealer in the Tampa Bay area. Huge. Not instature, he was frail... but I've never seen nor imagined that crack would be sold like this; so he presented a book of it. yes, a book. how? well an ounce cookie was each 'page' and it was stored actually quite well in a photo album. They ended up both being avid smokers too... I just had to escape.

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July 18, 2018

Read or Die

"Read or Die: A Story of Survival, Hope, and How a Life Was Saved One Book at a Time" by Daphne Russell

"I look forward to the day I see yellow caution tape stretched around my students' neighborhoods, the chalk outline of apathy on the ground, crushed by the weight of a thousand books. Until then I treat each day as if books are EpiPens and every student has a shellfish allergy with a mouth full of shrimp." Most of the students in Daphne Russell's reading class have never read an entire book, and they can’t relate to Harry Potter and his magic wand. Abel is twenty-eight days behind everyone else and he needs enough books inside him to get his lungs to work again, mend his shattered heart, and kick the shit out of apathy.

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May 20, 2018

UNWIFEABLE

"UNWIFEABLE" by  Mandy Stadtmiller

| Author | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | "Sex and the City" on acid, the author of the iconic series Candace Bushnell calls this outrageously entertaining memoir from popular real-life Carrie Bradshaw Mandy Stadtmiller "hilarious" and it's easy to see why. With unbelievable, tell-all stories about drug-addled, celebrity-filled nights, this is a story where despite doing everything wrong to find love, it's still possible to find Mr. Right. From the popular, “candid and bold, tender and tough” (Cheryl Strayed) dating columnist for New York magazine and the New York Post comes a whirlwind and “gutsy” (Courtney Love) memoir recounting countless failed romances and blackout nights, told with Mandy Stadtmiller’s unflinching candor and brilliant wit.

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April 10, 2018

Papa, Where Are You?

"Papa, Where Are You?" by PJ Easterbrook

| Author | Facebook | Abruptly taken from their family, separated from their father, and abandoned in an orphanage, two young sisters face their future all alone. Set in the 1920's and based on a true story, Betty and Julie live through six terrifying years of their life and seek to understand their ordeal.  It's a story of faith, resilience, and strength of two young girls. Reviews: "Excellent book! Gripping from page 1!" Such a great book about life in the 1920s and 30s. The story was very well written, and you really develop true feelings for these people. Hard to put down because I wanted to know what happened! Easy to read in one night. ~ Kristin B "I so enjoyed this story of two sisters' long journey through difficult ..." I so enjoyed this story of two sisters' long journey through difficult circumstances that drew them closer to one another, and to God. The author paints a beautiful picture of the reality that God is always in control even in circumstances that seem out of control! ~ Rhonda P.

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