September 26, 2022

The Reject Bench

In this memoir, the author recounts his teen years in the 1960s in Claremont, Calif., beginning with his family’s move there until the day before he’s drafted into the U.S. Army.

Jim Morgan has just finished his freshman year in high school when his father’s promotion to sales manager of a beer distributorship prompts their […]

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September 26, 2022

To Venus and Back: One Man’s Quest to Rediscover Love

Turner Grant’s To Venus and Back is a memoir exploring a middle-aged man’s dating experience in the search for love.

With the heart of a country boy, Grant is a Harvard-educated, well-travelled architect who once ran for Congress and was versatile in the Washington D.C. world. After losing his wife of 20 years and finding […]

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September 21, 2022

The Ranting of an Uneducated Reactionary

In The Ranting of an Uneducated Reactionary, Oscar Phillips—who notes that he became a “conservative” who “then began moving to the right” and describes himself as “one of America’s pre-eminent anti-socialists” — writes about the ills of liberalism.

Phillips is a libertarian who favors laissez-faire capitalism. “The three Cs (the Constitution, Capitalism and Christianity),” he […]

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September 19, 2022

On Creation and the Origins of Life: An Exploration of Intelligent Design

In this essay collection, Bob Yari contends that species changes thought to be engendered by evolution are far too complex to have been brought about simply by natural selection.

Yari begins with a caveat: We can’t know for certain if there’s a god or even what reality is. Thus, he notes, his idea can only […]

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September 12, 2022

Too Young to Be Old: How to Stay Vibrant, Visible, and Forever in Blue Jeans

In her fascinating memoir, women’s clothing designer Diane Gilman (with Jan Tuckwood) recounts her extraordinary path to success and fame in the fashion world, and offers insights on how to “rock your life at every age.”

Gilman recounts how, when she was four, her father began sexually abusing her and later traded this abuse for […]

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September 12, 2022

Sparrows of Senegambia: A Memoir

Charles Sampson’s memoir is a highly compelling story of six generations of his high-achieving African-American family, told in the context of historic events like the Civil Rights Movement and the Great Migration.

An accomplished professor emeritus in the field of urban and public affairs Sampson weaves academic research, genealogy, and oral tradition from his Laurel, […]

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September 12, 2022

Soul Baptism

In Soul Baptism, retired FBI agent Lucian J. Gandolfo focuses his investigative expertise on the Bible. In this in-depth exploration of the Christian Trinity, Gandolfo examines whether this sacred act of baptism is a “one-time salvation experience of spiritual regeneration, or a subsequent-to-salvation spiritual endowment of empowerment.” Essentially, what does it mean to be “born […]

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September 5, 2022

Memories of the Way it Was

In this heartwarming memoir, Alene Veatch Dunn combines family history and the stories of life as a young girl growing up in East Texas.

Dunn’s primary focus is the ’40s and ’50s, the years she grew from childhood into adolescence and spent a lot of time at her maternal grandparents’ farm. Here the writing is […]

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September 5, 2022

Legacy: An Ancestral Journey Through American History

Coming from most people, the statement “The story of my family is in many respects the story of America” would sound more than a little presumptuous. However, it isn’t far from the truth for Scott MacDonald, as he proves in this genealogical survey.

Initially knowing little, MacDonald began seriously researching his family tree over a […]

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September 5, 2022

Both Things Are True: A Journey from Fearing Trust to Trusting Fear

In this gripping memoir, a woman faces her biggest fears when she must quarantine alone in a foreign country.

Author Janine Valentine is on the final day of a luxury dive boat cruise on the Indian Ocean when she tests positive for COVID-19. Of the 11 women in her group, the asymptomatic Valentine is the […]

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