Wednesday, October 17, 2012

True Life Biography and Memoirs
From the beloved blog of a commitment-phobe known simply by the name “Jenburger”, over seventy-five rants, recollections, inspirational offerings, and general observances of everything from romance to the human condition can be found within the pages of this book.

Fall in love, fall back out, hide from stalkers, and laugh through ridiculous logs of text messages and emails, all the while climbing into the head of a young woman who calls it like she sees it, tells it like it is, and most of all, finds a way to maneuver through the bad and come out the other side smiling.

Within just a few minutes of reading, you’ll know why her popular blog made the WordPress Blogs of the Day “Growing Blogs” several times, and had subscribers on the edge of their seats and buzzing about it on popular social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
HE BROKER BOYS, from The co-founder of the infamous northern UK broker, Ward Evans.

In his compelling and controversial new book, Michael Kenney gives his account of his firm's collapse. The Broker Boys documents the firm's dramatic downfall, intermingled with stories of partying with celebrities, fine dining, and splurging cash on yachts and cars. The company was one of the fastest-growing businesses in the UK, employing more than 200 people in just seven years. On the surface this was a business riding high and enjoying success. But were millions actually embezzled? Was there criminal intent? Or was the downfall just an old-fashioned cock up.

The Broker Boys is about family life, drunken bohemia, laughter, love, betrayal, and a shocking turn of events that will leave the reader avidly turning the pages. As one man loses everything; he gains his son, humility and a new beginning.
In 1939 a 21 year old joined the N.Z.R.A.F. as a reservist. When World War II was declared he was called up and sent to Woodburn training camp in Blenheim and taught to fly. In August 1940 he sailed from New Zealand for England and went to war. As the sea voyage progressed from holiday cruise to deadly dangerous, he kept a diary and then gave it to a steward to post home from LA.

He was a foundation member of 485 NZ Spitfire Squadron. He watched his best friends die before his eyes, was shot up twice and made it back to his aerodrome and killed a man for the first time. And he wrote letters home. 

In December 1941 he sailed for the Middle East and, after a spell as an instructor, he requested a transfer back to active duty. Only four of his training course of 21 men survived and came home. He was one of them. Many years later he wrote notes about his war time experiences in preparation for the memoir that never happened. 

In 1991 he died at the age of 74 after an 11 month battle with cancer. He was my Dad and I inherited the box of letters and notes. It is time we all heard about his war and I have complied this as much for the younger members of my family who never knew this brave and modest man, as for anyone else. World War II, from the air and the ground, in his own words.
The Story of Mary MacLane shocked the literary world when it was published in April 1902. It sold 100,000 copies in its first month, an astonishing number then and now. Within a few years it had been translated into 36 languages, and writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Hart Crane, and Gertrude Stein lauded it as an important influence in their quests for a new American style.

The author was a 19-year-old girl from the raw, masculine mining town of Butte, Montana. With the publication of this book, Mary MacLane became an overnight sensation. She was called the ‘Wild Woman of Butte,’ a Bohemian, a radical, a feminist, a rebel. Although MacLane went on to write other books, none had the impact of this one, which remains a tour de force about life, love, and longing. Fresh, frank, and funny, ‘The Story of Mary MacLane’ is as powerful today as it was provocative when first published.
This is the story of the first 23 years of my life in Sheffield. Starting in the early hours of a snowy Christmas Eve when I was born at 109 Cuthbert Bank Road to my wedding day at the end of 1978. Come and share my highs and lows. High when Sheffield Wednesday got through to the 1966 FA Cup even they though they lost. And of course 1966 was the year England won the world cup. As we had moved to Willis Road in the early 1960s we lived quite near the Wednesday Ground and as children me and my best friend Martyn were caught up in all the excitement as quite a few of the matches were played there.
Craig is 16 when he returns from a drug-fueled visit with his dad in Miami to find his mom leaving town with her 23 year-old boyfriend. In the same moment, his dreams of settling down with his pregnant girlfriend are dashed when she is moved off to Texas by her parents. Left alone in small town Oklahoma, he embarks on a deranged, cross-country quest for a family of his own. 

Still Life With Brass Pole
 is film and television writer Craig Machen's funny, debauched and heartfelt memoir about young love and coming of age in the titillation business. And how a roaring White Knight Complex, an eccentric comedy club owner, and a trio of unpredictable striptease artists conspire to help him achieve his aims.
Amelia's Destiny book description:

A life of pain and abuse. Can Amelia ever escape?

In Amelia's Story, D.G. Torrens captivated readers with the heart-wrenching story of a young girl imperilled by a tragic life of abuse. Now a teenager, seemingly free of the past, Amelia struggles to find happiness in an overwhelming world. With many obstacles placed in her path, this only serves to make her journey an arduous one. Fighting for life and for love, will the courageous young girl grab hold of her dreams and discover her destiny? Will she ever find happiness?
This is the amazing true story of the ten years that the authors spent in the country of South-West Africa, now known as Namibia. During the last three years of their stay, Jacquie Richards co-owned a restaurant and boarding house in the sea-side resort town of Swakopmund. This book follows the owners and boarders of J.J.'s through heartfelt trials and tribulations with memories of unique people and captivating experiences. A compelling page-turner that is well worth the read!
The story of my life. How I went through mental, physical and sexual abuse and survived it all. I am able to laugh about most things today because of the humor and support from my Husband, Kids and Family. This is the story of the abuse and also the crazy humor in my life.
For 17 years (and counting), Romana Van Lissum has been a cocktail waitress in a popular Vancouver strip club. In between slinging brews and burgers, Romana decided to get some answers to the questions we all want to know about exotic dancers. As a fixture in the industry, Van Lissum has the unique position to capture the stories of three generations of strippers both working and retired in a candid, confessional style.
The stories range from alcohol addiction, stalkers, prostitution, sexual abuse and porn to a near death experience, breaking the law and a dead beat husband. Van Lissum has collected 5 true stories from BC's top entertainers.
"The Life of a Stripper: Special Bonus Edition" gives a vivid glimpse into the mystery of exotic dancers.
Welcome to the inside view of the world of exotic dancing. Get ready to find out the secrets, mechanics and drive behind the beautiful women that take their clothes off for a living.
Seven people died near Chicago after taking cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules on September 29, 1982. The unsolved Tylenol murders case has perplexed federal, state, and local authorities for 30 years. Now, this riveting expose tells the story of an inquiry led astray from the start and marred by the mishandling and destruction of evidence.
Drawing on thousands of archived news articles, police reports, court documents, interviews with the prime suspects, and interviews with authorities who were involved in the investigation, this compelling narrative provides a revelatory account of the investigation into the murders that terrorized a nation.

When Justice Fails is a collection of two Australian true-crime stories from PD Martin, whose first five crime novels have been released in 13 countries to date.

Story 1: The justice system gone wrong
In 1994, Andrew Mallard was charged with the murder of Perth jeweller Pamela Lawrence. Mallard, a homeless man with mental health issues, was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, despite bizarre and questionable evidence and problematic police procedures.

In 1998, a team of supporters began to investigate his case. What they found was, literally, a mess – questionable forensics, a confession that was never even signed by Mallard, and evidence that was withheld from the defence. After an unsuccessful appeal in 2002 the original verdict was finally overturned in the High Court in late 2005. Mallard was released on 20 February 2006 – a free man after 12 years behind bars.

Story 2: Champions of the innocent
Imagine being faced with the nightmare of being not only wrongly accused, but then also wrongly convicted. The loneliness and sense of injustice must be overwhelming. It’s times like this you need a champion for your cause. Enter the Innocence Project, a group of people dedicated to freeing the other victims of the criminal justice system – the wrongly convicted.

Broadmoor Revealed gives the reader a glimpse behind the walls of England’s first Criminal Lunatic Asylum.

Focused on the Victorian period, the book tells the stories of some of the hospital’s best-known patients.

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