Co-authored by Ted’s psychologist, this telling narrative looks at the circumstances, the pathology, the warning signs, and the trigger of a heartbreaking and senseless tragedy compounded by the ignorance of a community bent on blind revenge.
Truly a page turning memoir, and an engaging, amazing story illustrating how a mother's love will shine through and endure, even as her life, and the lives of her two children change drastically as she learns of their secrets. This is a frank account of how they live through them. Every review you read on AMAZON is spot on. See also SecretSelves.net
Last Night on Earth
by Bill T. Jones and Peggy Gillespie
This work is described as part memoir, part meditation, and part performance, and once you open to very first words, you will completely understand why. Pick this narrative up for quotes like: “When I am in pain, I must know that beauty always has been and always will be. This is as close to eternity as I need to be.”
The Soul of Surfing is Hawaiian
by Fred Hemmings
A fascinating talk-story about the origins of a sport, and the end of an era as told by a surfing legend.
A Pearl in the Storm:
How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean
by Tori Murden McClure
I can go on about the inspiration, adventure and enjoyment of reading this memoir by Spalding University's President and a Spalding MFA alumna...its supberb!
Black Writers Talk about the Transformative Power of Reading and Writing
Edited by Marita Golden This collection of interviews includes candid recollections with renown authors such as Edwidge Danticat, Edward P. Jones, J. California Cooper, Pearl Cleage, John Hope Franklin, and Nathan McCall, as they share how reading and writing deeply affected their lives.
Swimming with Maya:
A Mother's Story
by Eleanor Vincent
Maya became an organ donor at the time of her death. The book chronicles a remarkable friendship between a grieving mother and the man who is alive because her daughter’s heart beats in his chest.
A collection of short memoir by prominent writers recounting their formative years in Alabama. The memoir in this collection is strikingly potent because of the range of the experiences of these contributors. Read Review by Southern Scribe
Letter to My Daughter
by Maya Angelou
If you haven't gotten around to picking this one up yet -- just make sure you do...Dr Angelou never gave birth to a daughter, but she claims us all as her children with the wisdom she shares in this volume of essays.
Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life Essays by Phillip Simmons
At the age of 35, Philip Simmons learned that he had ALS – or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Married, with two young children and a promising career as an English professor and writer, he was told that he had less than five years to live. A quiet and inspiring must read. Or, see the FILM full of compassion and courage.
What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self Edited by Ellyn Spragins
What if you were to write an open letter to the you of yesteryear? What would you say to your younger self? This book is filled with such letters and wonderful insights by 40 well-known women—among them Dr. Maya Angelou, Queen Noor of Jordan, clothing designer Eileen Fisher, Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA, Madeleine Albright and more.
God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man: A Saltwater Geechee Talks About Life on Sapelo Island, Georgia by Cornelia Walker Bailey and Christena Bledsoe
The lowcountry is filled with mystique and layers of culture and this memoir colorfully recounts life on a gullah island.
Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime
by Bill Gates Sr. and Mary Ann Mackin
Show up for this memoir filled with family values of love, dedication and giving.