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Finding North: A Journey from Addict to Advocate

A Honest Memoir About Addiction and Recovery

Prologue Lying in that detox bed, smelling myself — that combination of alcohol leaching from my pores and the rancid, stale stress sweat, I knew that I wasn’t fooling anyone. I was hurting, wanting to jump out of my skin, but trying to maintain a facade of okay. But I had been stripped of everything […]

By Marilyn L. Davis Posted in Non-fiction on February 18, 2021 6 min read Continue reading
Finding My Why: Forgiveness but No Apology

A Memoir 

Chapter One Earliest Memory My first memory is from when I was six years old. I was wearing a pretty dress, white ruffled bobby socks, and Mary Jane shoes. My hair was up in three big plaits. I was happy because I felt pretty. I’d gotten all dressed up. It was going to be a […]

By Tasha Y. Berry Posted in Non-fiction on January 7, 2021 16 min read Continue reading
Being Authentic: A Memoir

This powerful and beautifully written book is a clear-eyed account of what living in urgency taught the author

Introduction Our existence is fragile. I learned that in many intricate ways, long before the COVID-19 pandemic, so I do not take today for granted. I do not know what tomorrow will bring. I do not even know if tomorrow will come. On the eve of Thanksgiving 2016, I received the diagnosis of stage 4 […]

By Morhaf Al Achkar Posted in Non-fiction on December 24, 2020 21 min read Continue reading
Don't Be Weird

A Memoir of Food and Feelings

If It Doesn’t Scar, It Doesn’t Count Day 11 Only a handful of people have ever seen me naked: the doctor who delivered me, the caregivers who bathed me, the boyfriend who waited until our sixth date to even try to hold my hand. I actively avoid exposing myself if I can — I was […]

By Bronwen Clark Posted in Non-fiction on March 4, 2020 16 min read Continue reading
Mangoes in the Rain

No one can take away your Imaginations

CHAPTER 3 Battles of the mind School was an excitement and a place of comfort for the 6yr old me. I look forward to coloring with my crayons, having storybook time, seeing my friends, and playing on the playground. It was fun! Upon getting ready for school in the morning, I always felt worried about […]

By Chinaemelum Menakaya Posted in Non-fiction on February 28, 2020 12 min read Continue reading

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