Overlay: One Girl’s Life in 1970s Las Vegas (Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn) by Marlayna Glynn

Readers: Please note that the memoir, The Trilogy, contains all three of the author’s memoirs: Overlay, City of Angeles and Big as All Hell and Half of Texas.Set in glamorous 1970s Las Vegas, OVERLAY is the fighting-to-come-of-age story of a resilient child born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism and abandonment. Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the fallen adults entrusted with her care. Her profound story explores the characters and events populating her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless at the age of fourteen. Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges an inner strength that will charm and captivate readers and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned. *2013 Winner of a Next Generation Indie Book Award*

Author: Marlayna Glynn

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
618 reviews

Anne of Green Gables: The Complete Collection (The Greatest Fictional Characters of All Time) by Lucy Maud Montgomery

This book contains the Anne of Green Gables complete collection.- Anne of Green Gables (1908): Anne ages 11-16.- Anne of Avonlea (1909): Anne ages 16-18.- Anne of the Island (1915): Anne ages 18-22.- Anne of Windy Poplars (1936): Anne ages 22-25- Anne’s House of Dreams (1917): Anne ages 25-27.- Anne of Ingleside (1939): Anne ages 34-40.- Rainbow Valley (1919): Anne age 41.- Rilla of Ingleside (1921): Anne age 49-53.

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
4707 reviews

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

First published in 1854, Walden recounts American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau’s experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and, ultimately, manual for self-reliance.Walden enjoyed some success upon its release, but still took five years to sell 2,000 copies, and then went out of print until Thoreau’s death in 1862. Despite its slow beginnings, later critics have praised it as an American classic that explores natural simplicity, harmony, and beauty. The poet Robert Frost wrote of Thoreau, “In one book … he surpasses everything we have had in America.”

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
1294 reviews

Overlay: One Girl’s Life in 1970s Las Vegas (Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn) by Marlayna Glynn

Readers: Please note that the memoir, The Trilogy, contains all three of the author’s memoirs: Overlay, City of Angeles and Big as All Hell and Half of Texas.Set in glamorous 1970s Las Vegas, OVERLAY is the fighting-to-come-of-age story of a resilient child born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism and abandonment. Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the fallen adults entrusted with her care. Her profound story explores the characters and events populating her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless at the age of fourteen. Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges an inner strength that will charm and captivate readers and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned. *2013 Winner of a Next Generation Indie Book Award*

Author: Marlayna Glynn

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
586 reviews

Overlay: One Girl’s Life in 1970s Las Vegas (Marlayna Glynn Memoirs) by Marlayna Glynn

Readers: Please note that the memoir, The Trilogy, contains all three of the author’s memoirs: Overlay, City of Angeles and Big as All Hell and Half of Texas.Set in glamorous 1970s Las Vegas, OVERLAY is the fighting-to-come-of-age story of a resilient child born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism and abandonment. Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the fallen adults entrusted with her care. Her profound story explores the characters and events populating her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless at the age of fourteen. Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges an inner strength that will charm and captivate readers and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned. *2013 Winner of a Next Generation Indie Book Award*

Author: Marlayna Glynn

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
581 reviews

Feels Like the First Time: A True Love Story by Shawn Inmon

“The Wonder Years” meets “The Notebook” in this true-life coming-of-age love story.

If you remember your first love, your first date and your first kiss, then Feels Like the First Time will take you back to those moments. Shawn met Dawn when she moved in next door in 1976. Soon, they were best friends, then became each other’s first loves. Shawn was outgoing but bookish, Dawn, beautiful and reserved. Their storybook romance came to an end when Dawn’s parents forbid them to see each other.

They obeyed – for 27 years, until a chance meeting swept them up in a storm of emotions and memories. Can the sweet bond of first love not only survive into middle age, but flourish?

Feels Like the First Time lets you share in the magic of young love in small town America in the 1970s. No matter how much the world changes, some things – timeless music, high school dances, making out in the backseat of a Chevy Vega, and of course true love – will always remain the same.

Author: Shawn Inmon

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
795 reviews

Van Gogh in Peppers: a self-portrait of Male Depression by Christopher Scott Downing and Steven Hanley PhD

“Gritty, visceral, and freaking hilarious.”
Van Gogh in Peppers will help you begin your own conversation about depression, a wide-spread, secretive disease that needs to be discussed. Because men are hurting themselves. They are hurting their families. They are hurting those who care. And that needs to stop.
“Memoir with a purpose.”
Van Gogh in Peppers not only serves the man struggling to cope with his condition but also his loved ones trying to understand him. It can help identify the man who, rather than appearing depressed, is hell-bent on destroying everything around him. Identifying the possibility of Major Depressive Disorder is the difficult first step toward seeking the help he deserves.
“Love, booze, & retail: the perfect, modern setting to resurrect the imperfect Byronic antihero.”
This memoir will begin your discussion about Major Depressive Disorder by exploring these questions:
· What do men experience under depression?
· How does depression manifest in men uniquely?
· Why do many men refuse help with this treatable disease?
“This memoir won’t give you a single piece of sound advice. Not for overcoming depression. So you can just forget about that.”
Instead, you’ll experience a level of honesty you often don’t get from the men as they’re going through it. Or from most men, really. Especially from those who “don’t want to talk about it.”Van Gogh in Peppers will put you there in the moment, revealing more details of male depression than you might even know to ask.
Veteran psychologist Steven J. Hanley, Ph.D. provides the thought-provoking foreword.
2% OF PROCEEDS SERVE CHARITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY.

Author: Christopher Scott Downing and Steven Hanley PhD

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
38 reviews

Overlay: A Tale of One Girl’s Life in 1970s Las Vegas (Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn Brown) by Marlayna Glynn

Readers: Please note that the memoir, The Trilogy, contains all three of the author’s memoirs: Overlay, City of Angeles and Big as All Hell and Half of Texas.Set in glamorous 1970s Las Vegas, OVERLAY is the fighting-to-come-of-age story of a resilient child born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism and abandonment. Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the fallen adults entrusted with her care. Her profound story explores the characters and events populating her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless at the age of fourteen. Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges an inner strength that will charm and captivate readers and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned. *2013 Winner of a Next Generation Indie Book Award*

Author: Marlayna Glynn

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
562 reviews

How To Live In The Present Moment, 2.0 – Let Go Of The Past & Stop Worrying About The Future (Mindfulness & Emotional… by Matt Morris

This #1 Best-Selling guide for letting go of the past, not worrying about the future, and stepping into the beautiful land of the PRESENT MOMENT will set your body and mind free. It will take you to a place where you’ll find peace, joy, and perpetual happiness with it’s step-by-step guide as life coach Matt Morris dives deep into his and his students’ personal struggles, showing the reader how to overcome them with the Power of the Present Moment.

Past events haunt all of us and the future weighs heavy. Our what ifs, maybes, and not good enoughs paralyze us and prevent us from enjoying what we have right in front of us – the beauty of a sunset, accolades for a successful project, the smell of freshly baked bread, a good friend. We accept our past as who we are, and yet, we would all like to break out of that mold and truly enjoy life for what it is.

How To Live In The Present Moment, Version 2.0 will gently guide you through breaking the shackles of your debilitating thought patterns of the past and future and give you the tools to live in the Present Moment.

The methods I describe will lead you through the unknown jungle of self-doubt and I will show you how you can forgive yourself and those around you so that you can move on to become who you truly are NOW, not who you were yesterday. I discuss how you can meaningfully plan for your future without getting bogged down in trying to predict what might happen.

So take my hand and let’s stroll down the path of self-discovery and celebrate the true and happy new you – the you who has been waiting patiently in the wings for you to discover how to live in the Present Moment and thus discover true happiness.

It is time to break out of your self-imposed jail sentence to experience freedom of your body and mind using the power of the Present Moment!

Author: Matt Morris

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
52 reviews

Little Black Sheep: A Memoir by Ashley Cleveland

“This is the story of the groundwork that paved the way to my faith. It is not an easy story to tell….” This powerful memoir from Grammy Award winner Ashley Cleveland reminds us that even in the lowest times of our lives, beauty can shine through.  As a young woman from a deeply flawed family, Ashley had little hope she would amount to anything. If there was trouble, near or far, she found it. Yet, in her destructive days of drugs, alcohol, and sex, she encountered a forgiving God who was relentlessly faithful. Change did not come quickly. The brokenness did not disappear. But little by little, Ashley allowed God to heal her, to transform her desires, to bring courage to others through her journey. Little by little, she saw that it was her brokenness itself that God wanted to use. This beautifully told story will take you from the back rooms of Nashville to the churches of the San Francisco Bay area to a tender new life where one woman discovers that God can work in broken places. 

Author: Ashley Cleveland

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
182 reviews