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My Experience Inside the Church Walls, to My Reality Outside the Church Walls

This story is intended for adult audiences! Disciplined Children Hearing my Mama yell out my name on Saturday nights, Christina! Are your clothes laid out for church tomorrow? I would be sitting on the couch with my thumb in my mouth, watching T.V. Better be careful not to take too long to respond, or a […]

By Chanequa Monroe Posted in Non-fiction on May 27, 2022 13 min read Continue reading
Hysterical Memories

A Unique Memoir from One of UK's Finest Chefs of All Time 

Chapter One It was a bright sunny morning. The cups and plates my mum was throwing at my dad smashed against the kitchen wall as she screamed her head off and pushed over the kitchen furniture. There was smashed glass everywhere. To me, standing there as a young child only a few years old, it […]

By Eugene Wallace Posted in Non-fiction on August 11, 2021 15 min read Continue reading
The Road to Happy Is Not One Way

A Personal Self-Help Memoir and Workbook

I spent so much of my life just hiding the truth from everyone that the lies themselves became more hurtful than some of my actual actions. Mental health is not something anyone ever talked about in my childhood. Even in high school, we had home economics, tech classes, sex education, but never once did a […]

By Sara Glashagel Posted in Non-fiction on June 2, 2021 11 min read Continue reading
Whole Heart: One Woman's Incredible and Heartbreaking Journey from Africa to America

A Inspiring Woman's Memoir

FOREWORD I am grateful for the opportunity to tell my story, and to you, reader, for listening. It took me a great while to find the courage to put my experiences and the related emotions into words. I believe that every one of us has a story to tell because our journeys are uniquely ours, […]

By Michelle Felix Posted in Non-fiction on May 31, 2021 2 min read Continue reading
I Was A Teenage Know Nothing

A Teen & Young Adult Biography set in the 90s

I told the Movie Theater Club about the trouble. They were sympathetic and that was all that they could be. I didn’t expect more. After all, what was there for any of us to do about it? Was it less or more than what I could do without their help? The collective imagination might see […]

By Ryon Ownbey Posted in Non-fiction on March 25, 2021 3 min read Continue reading
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
Coming Back Home

The True Adventure of Mark Daniels

Chapter One Hope with Me “Get down there, boy…” Even at four years old, I heard the threat in my dad’s slurred words. He stumbled away, leaving a trail of sour breath in the air, but I knew he’d be back…most likely. If I was lucky, he’d finish the beer in his hand, his sixth […]

By Mark Daniels Posted in Non-fiction on February 12, 2021 21 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
There Was Histrionic Laughter at the Clowns Cadaver

An Extraordinary Poem Collection 

HYPER(IMPER)EALITY America is the land of cults and cult leaders, of hyperbole and death by truth in fiction. When I was nine years old I gas lit myself with a careless swing of wool on an elderly breathing stove When I was eleven years old I gas lit myself again ignoring every sign that Santa […]

By N. Alexander Sidirov Posted in Non-fiction on November 15, 2020 3 min read Continue reading
Anxiety Rx: A New Prescription for Anxiety Relief from the Doctor Who Created It

A Medical Memoir

4. Let Go of the Banana Have you heard the story about how to catch a monkey? There is a see-through wire fence with a series of holes in it. The holes are just big enough to fit a monkey’s hand and forearm. On the other side of the fence is a banana. The monkey […]

By Russell Kennedy Posted in Non-fiction on October 26, 2020 7 min read Continue reading
Panorama: The Missing Chapter

From the Memoir Views from the Cockpit

I found myself in a local bar called Panorama, skimming through my work contract. I contemplated my ability to continue this working abroad disaster and considered walking away from a large end-of-contract payment, or perhaps I was simply waiting for an explanation from “God” about why everything falls apart. I read the pages over and […]

By Ross Victory Posted in Non-fiction on June 28, 2020 7 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

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